Volstad
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
1-5
ERA
6.27
WHIP
1.627
K
29
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Chris Volstad does not have an outlook written for the 2018 season.
LEAGUE: Free Agent    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'8"    WT: 235 lbs.    DOB: 9/23/1986    College: None    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2005Show Contract
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Chris Volstad Contract Info:
Signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox in January of 2018 which includes an invitation to spring training.
Released by White Sox
PFree Agent  
July 31, 2018
Volstad was cut loose by the White Sox on Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Chris Volstad
2.42 K/BB
WEAK
5.51 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.28 BB/9
GREAT
91.8 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.7 HR/9
TERRIBLE
2.38 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
6.27 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.63 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.40 FIP
TERRIBLE
0.349 BABIP
HIGH
64.7 % Strand Rate
LOW
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Chris Volstad 2013 Preseason Outlook
    The former first-round pick had a rough season in Chicago with an ERA of 6.31 and peripherals to match. The Royals claimed him off waivers in October, but ultimately was non-tendered when in November. Volstad does keep the ball on the ground, but that's about the only skill he displayed last year, and he still gave up 16 homers in just 111.1 innings. Perhaps at this point, he'll begin to garner interest as a relief option given his aforementioned ability to induce contact on the ground.
  2. Chris Volstad 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Volstad's first-round pedigree keeps getting him chances, but the Marlins ran out of patience with him, shipping him to the Cubs this offseason for Carlos Zambrano. Volstad did post a career-best GB/FB rate of 1.97 last year but couldn't get the grounders when he needed them, and once again gave up too many hits and too many homers. He'll get a fresh start in Wrigley, though that's a downgrade in park and only a minor upgrade defensively, especially if the Cubs insist on playing Alfonso Soriano in left field. That said, Volstad's still only 25, and last year's peripherals were encouraging. He should get a chance to slot into the Cubs rotation this spring.
  3. Chris Volstad 2011 Preseason Outlook
    Volstad got his HR/9IP back under control last year, but otherwise showed no signs of development at all. The Marlins are holding out hope that the former first-round pick can become an innings-eating mid-rotation starter, but his effort to add a slider to his arsenal didn't give him the strikeout pitch he still needs to find consistent success. He's only 24 and is by no means a lost cause, but once he hits arbitration and his price tag starts creeping up Florida's patience may wear thin in a hurry.
  4. Chris Volstad 2010 Preseason Outlook
    Volstad's career took a big step back in 2009, as his attempts to become more of a strikeout pitcher saw him leave far too many pitches up in the zone and resulted in a huge spike in his home-run rate (and, consequently, ERA) without an appreciable increase in his strikeout rate. His overall G/F rate remained a solid 1.61, but given his repertoire he'll probably have to get that number into the 2.0-range if he wants to have sustained success in the majors. Volstad's first-round pedigree will get him more chances, and he still has a good chance of developing into an asset as a mid-rotation starter, but he needs to radically change his approach on the mound to get there.
  5. Chris Volstad 2009 Preseason Outlook
    Volstad didn't generate quite as many ground balls in the majors as he or the Marlins would have liked, but that's about the only blemish on what was otherwise a very successful big league debut. The 2005 first round pick has yet to develop the strikeouts necessary to give him true ace potential, but on the other hand his floor is a lot higher than many young pitchers thanks to his ability to keep the ball in the park (just three home runs allowed in 175.1 innings in '08, including zero in 91 innings at Double-A). If he sharpens his control a little bit more and gets his GB/FB ratio back up in the 2.00+ range he maintained in the minors he should become a prototypical, inning-eating #2 starter.
  6. Chris Volstad 2008 Preseason Outlook
    The strikeouts haven't yet arrived in bunches for Volstad, and perhaps they never will despite his lanky 6-7 frame, but if he can maintain his better than 2.00 GB/FB ratio as he climbs the ladder the Marlins won't begrudge the trade-off. His two main pitches are his heavy low-90s fastball and diving curve, which given his size has already started the Roy Halladay comparisons rolling in. The question right now is whether the Marlins can avoid the "rushed to majors"/"complete collapse"/"career re-boot" aspects of Halladay's early days with the Blue Jays.
  7. Chris Volstad 2007 Preseason Outlook
    Volstad's numbers at Low-A weren't quite as good as fellow 19-year-old Aaron Thompson's, but it was still a very successful season for the 2005 16th overall pick. He has more upside than Thompson, featuring a low/mid-90s fastball and a work-in-progress curve coming at hitters from the top of a 6' 7" frame, and if and when it all clicks for Volstad he could blow through the Marlins system in a hurry. Be patient if you have him stashed in your minor leagues, as Volstad has definite ace potential.
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Released by White Sox
PFree Agent  
July 31, 2018
Volstad was cut loose by the White Sox on Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Designated for assignment
PChicago White Sox  
July 27, 2018
Volstad was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Friday.
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Knocked around in Anaheim
PChicago White Sox  
July 26, 2018
Volstad was tagged for three earned runs over one inning Thursday against the Angels.
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Dealt loss Tuesday
PChicago White Sox  
May 9, 2018
Volstad (0-2) was charged with the loss Tuesday, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out one over just one inning against the Pirates.
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Allows one run in short start Tuesday
PChicago White Sox  
April 24, 2018
Volstad (0-1) was stuck with the loss Tuesday against the Mariners. He allowed one run on three hits while striking out three over 4.1 innings.
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