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Chris Sale

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2016 Stats

W-L

15-7

ERA

3.14

WHIP

1.00

K

179

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sale was one of the best starting pitchers in the American League in 2015, finishing in the top five in the Cy Young vote for a third straight season. His 2.73 FIP led the league, and his 11.8 K/9 was...

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2016 ADP:  24.27

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 180   DOB: 3/30/1989   BORN: Lakeland, FL   COLLEGE: Florida Gulf Coast   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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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.

August 20, 2016  –  Chris Sale News

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Sale (15-6) allowed just three hits over eight scoreless innings Saturday against Oakland. He walked three and struck out eight in the win.

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Chris Sale Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 21 A WIN 7 0 0 4.0 3 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
2010 21 AAA CHA 7 0 0 6.1 3 2 2 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.84 1.15
2010 21 MAJ CWS 21 0 0 23.3 15 5 2 32 10 2 1 4 0 2 1.93 1.07
2011 22 MAJ CWS 58 0 0 71.0 52 22 6 79 27 2 2 8 2 16 2.79 1.11
2012 23 MAJ CWS 30 29 0 192.0 167 65 19 192 51 17 8 0 1 0 3.05 1.14
2013 24 MAJ CWS 30 30 1 214.3 184 73 23 226 46 11 14 0 0 0 3.07 1.07
2014 25 AAA CHA 1 1 0 4.0 1 0 0 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
2014 25 MAJ CWS 26 26 0 174.0 129 42 13 208 39 12 4 0 0 0 2.17 0.97
2015 26 MAJ CWS 31 31 0 208.7 185 79 23 274 42 13 11 0 0 0 3.41 1.09
2016 27 MAJ CWS 25 25 1 177.7 140 62 19 179 38 15 7 0 0 0 3.14 1.00
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3-Year Averages     29 29 0 199.0 166 64 19 236 42 12 9 0 0 0 2.89 1.05
Career  (View All)     221 141 2 1,061.0 872 348 105 1,190 253 72 47 12 2.95 1.06

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Chris Sale Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Aug. 26 Sea 9.0 5 3 3 1 0 14 1 0 1 L 0 0 0 3.14 1.00
Aug. 20 Oak 8.0 3 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.15 1.03
Aug. 14 @Mia 6.7 8 5 5 0 1 7 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.30 1.04
Aug. 9 @KC 7.0 7 3 3 0 1 7 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.16 1.03
Aug. 3 @Det 8.0 6 2 2 1 1 10 0 0 1 L 0 0 0 3.12 1.02
Jul. 28 @ChC 6.0 6 2 2 0 3 4 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.17 1.03
Jul. 18 @Sea 8.0 1 0 0 0 3 6 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.18 1.01
Jul. 8 Atl 5.0 10 8 8 3 2 5 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.38 1.04
Jul. 2 @Hou 7.0 6 5 4 1 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.93 0.98
Jun. 26 Tor 8.0 5 2 2 2 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.79 0.98
Jun. 21 @Bos 7.0 4 1 1 0 1 9 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.83 0.99
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 7.9 IP/G
23.7 16 8 8 1 4 29 2 0 1 1-2 0 0 0 3.04 0.85
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 7.4 IP/G
44.7 35 15 15 2 9 50 3 1 2 1-4 0 0 0 3.02 0.99
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 7.2 IP/G
79.7 61 31 30 8 18 86 7 1 2 4-5 0 0 0 3.39 0.99

Chris Sale Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201611234220304.189
201514449932400.250
201412847620200.165

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20165901453612021115.222
20157102253315328323.230
20145571613310920113.214

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201676.38308316143.891.02
2015109.365012923143.131.05
201499.39301291882.360.87

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2016101.3740962252.580.99
201599.37601451993.711.13
201474.7310792151.931.10
Chris Sale Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 21 A WIN 7 0 4.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 80% 2.25 2.70 .292
2010 21 AAA CHA 7 0 6.1 22.13 5.90 3.75 2.95 100% 2.84 4.51 .312
2010 21 MAJ CWS 21 0 23.3 12.34 3.86 3.20 0.77 1.47 87% 96.3 MPH 1.93 2.86 .278
2011 22 MAJ CWS 58 0 71.0 10.01 3.42 2.93 0.76 1.63 78.1% 95.3 MPH 2.79 3.30 .275
2012 23 MAJ CWS 30 29 192.0 9.00 2.39 3.76 0.89 1.33 76.9% 91.7 MPH 3.05 3.38 .298
2013 24 MAJ CWS 30 30 214.3 9.49 1.93 4.91 0.97 1.48 75.8% 93.1 MPH 3.07 3.33 .298
2014 25 AAA CHA 1 1 4.0 24.75 4.50 5.50 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.80 .781
2014 25 MAJ CWS 26 26 174.0 10.76 2.02 5.33 0.67 1.09 81.3% 93.8 MPH 2.17 2.64 .291
2015 26 MAJ CWS 31 31 208.7 11.82 1.81 6.52 0.99 1.31 72.5% 94.5 MPH 3.41 2.80 .340
2016 27 MAJ CWS 25 25 177.7 9.07 1.92 4.71 0.96 1.16 73% 92.9 MPH 3.14 3.40 .273
Next 7 Days     0 2 13.9 8.29 2.09 3.96 0.93 67.7% 3.71 3.40 .277
Rest Of Season     0 6 44.2 8.24 2.01 4.10 0.87 67.1% 3.70 3.29 .278
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3-Year Averages     29 29 199.0 10.67 1.90 5.62 0.86 76.2% 2.89 2.70 .311
Career     221 141 1,061.0 10.09 2.15 4.70 0.89 76.2% 2.95 2.98 .299

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2016 Stat Review for Chris Sale    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.71 K/BB
GREAT
9.07 K/9
GREAT
1.92 BB/9
GREAT
92.9 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.0 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.16 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.14 ERA
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1.00 WHIP
ELITE
3.40 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.273 BABIP
LOW
73.0% Strand Rate
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Chris Sale: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sale allowed five runs on eight hits over 6.2 innings Sunday against the Marlins to take his sixth loss of the season.

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Sale allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Royals.

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Sale (14-5) took the loss in an eight-inning complete game Wednesday against the Tigers. He allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out 10.

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Sale (14-4) gave up two runs on six hits and three walks with just four strikeouts over six innings in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

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Sale was officially reinstated from the suspended list Thursday.

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Sale (suspension) will return to start Thursday's matchup with the Cubs, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.

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The White Sox announced that Sale would serve a five-game suspension stemming from a clubhouse incident prior to Saturday's game against the Tigers. "Chris has been suspended for violating team rules, for insubordination and for destroying team equipment," GM Rick Hahn said in the team's official statement. "While we all appreciate Chris' talent and passion, there is a correct way and an incorrect way to express concerns about team rules and organizational expectations."

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Sale is listed as the White Sox's probable starting pitcher for Thursday's game against the Cubs, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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2016

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2015

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. Still, opposing left-handed batters managed just a meager .393 OPS against him, while hitters of all stripes only hit .137 against his slider. He allowed one run or fewer in 14 of his 26 starts, and struck out eight or more in 14 of his 26 starts. Sale looks to be the ace of the White Sox staff for the 2015 season, and should continue to be one of the top AL starters on the board.

2014

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.

2013

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.

2012

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.

2011

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.