Dallas Keuchel Chicago White Sox

Age: 34 (January 01, 1988) | 6' 2" | 205lbs. | Throws: Left Minors: p-1
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
HOU AL 2018 12 11 0 0 34 34 204.1 211 18 58 153 3.74 1.32 1.31 2.6 6.7 .313 54/22/24 11 13
ATL A 2019 0 0 0 0 1 1 7.0 1 0 1 9 0.00 0.29 0.21 1.3 11.6 .085 n/a
ATL AA 2019 0 0 0 0 1 1 7.0 11 0 1 4 3.86 1.71 1.64 1.3 5.1 .411 n/a
ATL NL 2019 8 8 0 0 19 19 112.2 115 16 39 91 3.75 1.37 1.41 3.1 7.3 .304 60/20/20 7 8
CHW AL 2020 6 2 0 0 11 11 63.1 52 2 17 42 1.99 1.09 1.00 2.4 6.0 .268 53/25/22 36 29
CHW AL 2021 9 9 0 0 32 30 162.0 189 25 59 95 5.28 1.53 1.58 3.3 5.3 .312 55/20/25 -9 -3
CHW AL 2022 2 5 0 0 8 8 32.0 49 6 20 20 7.88 2.16 2.12 5.6 5.6 .380 51/21/28 -10 -6
ARI NL 2022 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 6 0 3 7 9.00 2.25 1.88 6.8 15.8 .584 50/33/17 -2 -1
Career 10yrs 98 79 0 0 247 236 1477.0 1462 150 442 1162 3.79 1.29 1.29 2.7 7.1 .304 n/a
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A mismatch!

I called this the game to watch yesterday but it was postponed by a bad weather report.

Keuchel's soft stuff isn't get it done, not in Yankee Stadium.

Nester's (which isn'l all that soft) is mowing them down.

Oops! Abreu just hit a three-run homer.

Score is Yankees 5, White Sox 3.

Alex Patton Alex
May 21

The intriguing matchup today: Keuchel vs. Cortes in Yankee Stadium.

Both work fast, neither throws hard, one is very hard to hit.

Alex Patton Alex
May 20

BP's Ben Carsley takes a look at 

AL Contenders Riding the Struggle Bus


IMAGE CREDIT: MANDATORY CREDIT: DAVID RICHARD-USA TODAY SPORTS

You might think that May 6th is too early for any teams to panic, but the hard truth is that it’s never too late to panic at any point for any reason. Getting back more specifically to baseball, there are a handful of would-be contenders around the league that spent the season’s first five weeks digging themselves into holes of various depths. 

Can those teams put down the shovels and start climbing up and out of their self-made prisons? We’ll start by tackling three of the AL’s floundering contenders before setting our sights on some NL strugglers next week. All stats are as of Thursday morning. 

Chicago White Sox
Record: 11-13, 3rd in AL Central
Run Differential: -18
DRC+/DRA- Ranks: 102 DRC+ (8th), 95 DRA- (11th)
Playoff %: 66.9%


What’s Happened So Far?

It can be hard to whittle down all the various ills a baseball team suffers into one or two categories, but in the case of the 2022 White Sox it’s pretty simple: they’ve been unlucky at the plate and they’ve been hurt. Despite a top-10 DRC+ the Southsiders rank just 27th in actual runs scored per game at 3.29. José Abreu has a 111 DRC+ but is hitting just .229/.326/.373. Yasmani Grandal is at 105+ but slashing just .169/.277/.239. Eloy Jiménez, Josh Harrison, Leury García, Adam Haseley, and A.J. Pollock have been ineffective when on the field. Gavin Sheetshas already earned 66 plate appearances. 

That “when on the field” clause above is carrying a lot of water. Only the Reds, Rays, and Nationals have fared worse than the White Sox in terms of projected WARP lost to the IL. Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, and Yoán Moncada have missed the entire season to date. Garrett Crochet is out for the year thanks to Tommy John surgery. Lucas Giolito, Pollock, and Ryan Burr missed substantial time. Jimenez is out for the better part of two months thanks to a hamstring tear, and breakout star Andrew Vaughn looks poised to join him on the IL with inflammation in his right hand.

The pitching isn’t completely absolved of any wrongdoing here—Liam Hendriksand Aaron Bummer got off to rough starts, and Dallas Kuechel... 

Alex Patton Alex
May 6

Yes indeed, David, I have heavily invested in your local boys.

Ramirez $47

Bieber $31

Ahmed Rosario $13 (freeze)

As I've written elsewhere, Rosario and Luis Arraez ($6) were the finalists for my last freeze (I only had four). I could have frozen Ramirez at 43 but didn't give it serious thought -- until about 20 minutes past the deadline for handing in our freezes.

At which point a light bulb went on. Inflation money does go disproportionately to the best players -- just as it does in real life -- with the inevitable result that it disappears abruptly for everyone else.

There was no way I was getting Ramirez back for $43 or even $44. What was I thinking? If I wanted him, and I really did, I should have frozen him.

So, in effect, I wasted $4 buying Ramirez this year.

Ahmed Rosario would have cost a little more than $17; looked at that way -- buying them both -- I didn't waste any money.

But that's not the way I should have looked at it. I should have said, I'll keep bidding for Rosario until he reaches my limit (which would have been right around $20), and if that's not enough, fine: I'll buy someone else.

There were tons of Rosarios available last Saturday. There was only one Ramirez. (The closest replica, Luis Robert, was frozen.)

As for Bieber, he also stands alone. In second place.

Clearly, Gerrit Cole stands ahead of him, and when he went for $32 (I bid $31), I thought, great, the bidding for Bieber will stop at $27. Maybe $28.

I was wrong.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 21

Owners of Jose and Bieber were happy about the Guardians this afternoon against Keuchel and the White Sox. Jose hit a grand slam and Bieber was pretty much unhittable. 

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()
Apr 20

I owned him last year at $13, and you see the result. He made it to our reserves this year, and his owner, God help him, had Keuchel active today.  I just checked.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Apr 20

In the second inning today against Cleveland, Keuchel allowed nine runs, seven of them earned, and didn't retire a single batter before being yanked. That's right up there with one of the worst lines I think I've ever seen. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Apr 20
2020: FB 35% FBv 87.3 EV 86.8 HardHit 31% Barrel 4% HR/FB 5% FIP 3.08
2021: FB 40% FBv 87.9 EV 88.3 HardHit 40% Barrel 9% HR/FB 18% FIP 5.22
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21