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Chris Sale

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2017 Stats

W-L

12-4

ERA

2.48

WHIP

0.89

K

200

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was a great disturbance in the fantasy baseball force at the start of 2016 when Sale declared he was looking to be more efficient in 2016 with his pitches. By season's end, Sale struck out at le...

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2017 ADP:  21.58

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 178   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.

July 22, 2017  –  Chris Sale News

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Sale (12-4) fired six innings of scoreless baseball Friday against the Angels, allowing just four hits, walking two and striking out nine en route to 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 32 32 1 226.7 190 84 27 233 45 17 10 0 0 0 3.34 1.04
2017 28 MAJ BOS 20 20 0 141.3 100 39 11 200 26 12 4 0 0 0 2.48 0.89
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3-Year Averages     29 29 0 203.1 168 68 21 238 42 14 8 0 0 0 3.01 1.03
Career  (View All)     248 168 2 1,251.3 1,022 409 124 1,444 286 86 54 12 2.94 1.05

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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
Jul. 21 @LAA 6.0 4 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.48 0.89
Jul. 15 NYY 7.7 3 0 0 0 2 13 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.59 0.89
Jul. 6 @TB 7.0 7 4 4 2 0 12 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.75 0.90
Jul. 1 @Tor 7.0 4 0 0 0 1 11 2 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.61 0.90
Jun. 26 Min 6.3 4 1 1 1 2 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.77 0.91
Jun. 20 @KC 8.3 4 3 3 2 1 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.85 0.90
Jun. 15 @Phi 8.0 4 1 1 0 1 10 0 0 1 L 0 0 0 2.82 0.93
Jun. 10 Det 7.0 9 3 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.97 0.96
Jun. 4 @Bal 6.0 6 3 3 0 1 9 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.89 0.93
May. 30 @CWS 5.0 10 6 5 1 2 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.77 0.91
May. 24 Tex 7.3 6 4 3 1 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.34 0.81
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
13.7 7 0 0 0 4 22 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.80
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
34.0 22 5 5 3 7 54 2 0 0 3-1 0 0 0 1.32 0.85
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.9 IP/G
75.7 61 25 23 7 13 105 2 1 1 8-2 0 0 0 2.74 0.98

Chris Sale Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20177523315003.214
201613542325405.197
201514449932400.250

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201747417723852418.192
20167721914216530322.232
20157102253315328323.230

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201765.3610871352.070.83
2016104.395011618213.881.04
2015109.365012923143.131.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201776.06301131362.840.95
2016122.38501172762.871.04
201599.37601451993.711.13
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 32 32 226.7 9.25 1.79 5.18 1.07 1.23 72.6% 92.8 MPH 3.34 3.51 .286
2017 28 MAJ BOS 20 20 141.3 12.74 1.66 7.69 0.70 0.95 75.7% 94.2 MPH 2.48 2.02 .310
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 2 13.8 11.24 1.83 6.14 0.81 72.2% 3.18 2.49 .321
Rest Of Season     0 13 90.4 11.76 1.80 6.52 0.93 73.1% 3.18 2.53 .326
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3-Year Averages     29 29 203.1 10.55 1.86 5.67 0.93 75.1% 3.01 2.82 .305
Career     248 168 1,251.3 10.39 2.06 5.05 0.89 75.9% 2.94 2.89 .301

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Chris Sale Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 208.7 -2 15 -2 0 109 1 209 -2
2016 P 226.7 -1 17 -1 0 104 1 227 -1
2017 P 141.3 3 6 3 0 65 1 141 3
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 2 0 2

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2017 Stat Review for Chris Sale    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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7.69 K/BB
ELITE
12.74 K/9
ELITE
1.66 BB/9
ELITE
94.2 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.7 HR/9
ELITE
0.95 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.48 ERA
ELITE
0.89 WHIP
ELITE
2.02 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.310 BABIP
HIGH
75.7% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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Chris Sale: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sale allowed just three hits and two walks while tying a season high with 13 strikeouts through 7.2 scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Saturday.

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Sale was named the American League's starting pitcher for Tuesday night's All-Star Game, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Sale (11-4) allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out 12 batters through seven innings during Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay.

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Sale picked up his 11th win of the season Saturday in Toronto, turning in seven scoreless innings with four hits, one walk and 11 strikeouts.

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Sale (10-3) allowed just a single run on four hits and two walks while striking out nine batters through 6.1 innings during Monday's win over the Twins.

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Sale (9-3) tossed 8.1 innings Tuesday night against the Royals, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out 10 batters en route to the win.

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Sale (8-3) allowed a single run on four hits and a walk while striking out 10 batters during Thursday's loss to Philadelphia.

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Sale (8-2) gave up three runs on nine hits over seven innings in a win over the Tigers on Saturday. He struck out seven and did not issue a walk.

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Sale will get an extra day of rest during the current rotation and is scheduled to start Saturday at home against the Tigers, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 best among all qualifying pitchers. He had a record eight consecutive games with double-digit strikeout totals, and walked more than two batters in just four starts. His slider is nearly unhittable, and his high-90s fastball is also a very good pitch. Sale's unconventional delivery will continue to trigger injury concerns, but he has averaged over 197 innings since becoming a full-time starter in 2012. The anchor of the White Sox’s staff, he will likely be among the league’s elite once more.

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.