26-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Sale led the AL with a 10.8 K/9 and 178 ERA+, but a month-long stay on the disabled list with a flexor strain curtailed his innings in such a way that he only finished third in the Cy Young race. Stil...
Chris Sale Contract Information:
Signed a three-year, $35 million contract with the White Sox in March of 2013, with two club options worth a combined $25 million.
Sale (13-11) gave up one run on five hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out seven in Friday's win over Detroit.
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Chris Sale||3-Year Averages||28||28||0||193.4||160||60||18||208||45||13||8||0||0||0||2.79||1.06|
|Career (View All)||196||116||1||883.3||732||286||86||1,011||215||57||40||12||–||–||2.91||1.07|
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|Last 14 Days
2 Games: Avg. 7.0 IP/G
|Last 30 Days
5 Games: Avg. 6.2 IP/G
|Last 60 Days
11 Games: Avg. 6.5 IP/G
Chris Sale Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Chris Sale||3-Year Averages||28||28||193.4||9.68||2.09||4.62||0.84||–||77.5%||–||2.79||2.96||.296|
2015 Stat Review for Chris Sale As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)
A collection of stats that measure different skills.
A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.
Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.
Chicago White Sox Roster
MajorsAbreu, Jose (1B)
AAABaisley, Jeff (3B)
A+Blackmar, Mark (P)
AAdams, Spencer (P)
RookieAustin, Brett (C)
Chris Sale: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Sale's win total dropped from 17 in 2012 to 11 in 2013, but the rest of his repertoire was impressive enough to lead him a fifth-place finish in the AL Cy Young race. His 9.5 K/9 was tops among the league's left-handed starters, and his walk rate fell to a career-best 1.9 BB/9. Opposing batters hit a measly .138 off his slider, and the pitch was virtually unhittable for left-handed batters. Sale was pegged as a reliever in his early days in the league because of durability concerns, but he threw 214 innings in 2013 and led the league with four complete games. There should not be much cause for concern about regression in 2014. Sale will potentially be an injury risk to some due to his "inverted W" delivery, but he has yet to hit the disabled list through his first 512 professional innings. Look for him to lead the White Sox's rotation again in 2014.
The White Sox drafted Sale in 2010 as a starter, but it looked like he was shaping up to be the team's closer of the future through his first two professional seasons. He threw nearly 200 innings after throwing fewer than 100 in 2010 and 2011 combined. The extra workload may have worn on him as the season progressed, as he had a sub-1.00 WHIP and 3.92 K/BB leading up to the All-Star break, and he allowed 14 home runs in the second half. Opposing left-handed hitters had a mere .601 OPS against him, and he only issued 46 unintentional walks over his 192 innings. Sale will open 2013 as the White Sox's 24-year-old ace, and he should continue his ascent into the league's top tier of starters.
Sale squandered his chance to be the White Sox's full-time closer in 2011, but he made for one heck of a setup man/sometime closer. He struck out 79 batters in 71 innings in his first full professional season, and he increasingly utilized his plus-slider and change-up. It looks like Sale will finally make the move to the rotation in 2012, and there may be some growing pains as his innings total reaches triple digits. If he were staying in the bullpen, Sale may have been the first in line to close with the team's decision to trade Sergio Santos to Toronto in December.
Just one year ago, Sale was pitching at Florida Gulf Coast University and rated as one of the top amateur pitchers. His funky delivery caused him to fall to the White Sox at No. 13 overall in the June 2010 draft, and he was in the majors by August. He started in college but was used in a relief role in the pros. That funky delivery helped him strike out 32 major league batters in 23.1 innings, and he struck out 51 over 33.1 across three levels. The White Sox insist they will give him a shot to start in 2011, but his name will also be in the closer mix.