Chris Sale Boston Red Sox

Age: 30 (March 30, 1989) | 6' 6" | 180lbs. | Throws: Left P-27
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CHW AL 2015 13 11 0 0 31 31 208.1 185 23 42 274 3.41 1.09 1.15 1.8 11.8 .341 43/22/35 21 26
CHW AL 2016 17 10 0 0 32 32 226.1 190 27 45 233 3.34 1.04 1.12 1.8 9.3 .287 41/21/38 31 30
BOS AL 2017 17 8 0 0 32 32 214.0 165 24 43 308 2.90 0.97 1.04 1.8 13.0 .323 39/20/41 38 38
BOS AL 2018 12 4 0 0 27 27 158.0 102 11 34 237 2.11 0.86 0.86 1.9 13.5 .304 44/20/36 36 34
BOS AL 2019 6 11 0 0 25 25 147.0 123 24 37 218 4.41 1.09 1.21 2.3 13.3 .335 43/21/36 12 17
Career 10yrs 109 73 12 0 312 232 1628.0 1312 172 374 2007 3.03 1.04 1.08 2.1 11.1 .306 n/a
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Chris Sale (P) BOS - Dec. 01

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=735985

Sale (elbow) was cleared to begin an offseason throwing program two weeks ago after visiting with Dr. James Andrews in Florida, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: After receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection for his ailing elbow in August, Sale was scheduled to make a follow-up appointment with Dr. Andrews near the end of the season, but the lefty ultimately pushed the checkup back a few weeks. With Andrews giving him a clean bill of health, Sale will now be able to resume his normal offseason preparations and shouldn't face any restrictions for the start of spring training. After posting a career-worst 4.40 ERA over 25 starts in 2019, a healthy Sale will be looking to bounce back as he enters the first season of the five-year, $145 million extension he signed last March.

Alex Patton Alex

Top ten strikeouts per 27 batters faced (starting pitchers):

1. Cole

2. Scherzer

3. Sale

4. Verlander

5. Bieber

6. Morton

7. Boyd

8. Ray

9. Giolito

10. DeGrom

van wilhoite LVW
Jul 5

Top ten strikeouts per nine IP (starting pitchers):

Strikeouts per 9 IP
1.Cole • HOU13.213
2.Sale • BOS12.869
3.Scherzer • WSN12.507
4.Ray • ARI11.767
5.Bieber • CLE11.473
6.Boyd • DET11.420
7.deGrom • NYM11.185
8.Morton • TBR11.103
9.Verlander • HOU11.056
10.Giolito • CHW10.781
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 4

Top ten complete games at the halfway mark:

Complete Games
1.Giolito • CHW2
Eflin • PHI2
Minor • TEX2
4.Hendricks • CHC1
Sale • BOS1
Fiers • OAK1
Buehler • LAD1
Vargas • NYM1
Alcantara • MIA1
Bauer • CLE1
Sampson • TEX1
Tanaka • NYY1
Syndergaard • NYM1
Marquez • COL1
Leake • SEA1
Feierabend • TOR1
Corbin • WSN1
Holland • SFG1
Bieber • CLE1
Taillon • PIT1
Carrasco • CLE1
Pivetta • PHI1
Ryu • LAD1
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 4

From what I've seen, the stuff is there but the command is spotty.  I think he'll right the ship, much as I wish he were cooked.

Mike Landau ML-
Apr 30

I agree with you that he's had bad luck. But before I said it was all bad luck, I'd want to take a look at each one of the seven pitches that left the park. At least two of them (that I watched happen) were badly located.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 30

On the other end of the spectrum thru 6 starts

G/L/F 44/18/38

BABIP .305

HR/Fly 21.2%

InfFly% 3.0%

Strand Rate 61.4%

HCt%  36.0%

van wilhoite LVW
Apr 30

His two spring training starts: 9 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 13 SO, no runs.

It certainly would seem he needed a third.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 19

The Cards agree, Andy. They demoted him to Triple-A.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Apr 7

I'm going to spend some time in the next month looking at struggling pitchers and the relationship to Spring Training work load

Take a look at Alex Reyes. He looks bad, only threw 8 innings in ST.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Apr 6