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Chris Sale
ERA W-L K
3.15 15-6 165
Team: Chi White SoxHt / Wt: 6-6 / 180 NFBC ADP: 24.27
Position: SPBorn: 3/30/1989 Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by White Sox (2010)


Latest News
Aug. 20 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET22:09 ET2:09 GMT10:09 7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST9:39 PM VEN6:09 UAE (+1)9:09 PM CT-After a sub-par stretch, Sale was back to his dominant ways Saturday in a 6-2 win over Oakland. He pitched three-hit ball over eight scoreless innings with three walks and eight strikeouts.
Analysis: The win was Sale's first in 49 days and ended an 0-4 span over six starts during which he had a 4.43 ERA. His winless stretch was interrupted by a five-day suspension for slicing up throwback uniforms he didn't want to wear.
Aug. 14 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET19:36 ET23:36 GMT7:36 4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST7:06 PM VEN3:36 UAE (+1)6:36 PM CT-Sale didn't have his best stuff again Sunday, allowing five runs and eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in a 5-4 loss to the Marlins. He did strike out seven.
Analysis: Though he's pitched well enough to win in a couple of those outings, Sale has gone 0-4 with a pedestrian 4.43 ERA over his last six starts.
Aug. 10 9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET12:30 ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST12:00 PM VEN20:30 UAE11:30 AM CT-Sale threw seven solid innings Tuesday in Kansas City, though he was denied a 15th win when the White Sox's bullpen blew a lead in the ninth. The Chicago ace allowed three runs and struck out seven.
Analysis: Sale has now gone five straight starts without a victory, though he's posted a 2.17 ERA and 29 strikeouts over his last four. He draws another tough spot next time out in a matchup with Marlins All-Star Jose Fernandez Sunday in Miami.
Aug. 3 7:01 PM PT8:01 PM MT9:01 PM CT10:01 PM ET22:01 ET2:01 GMT10:01 7:01 PM MST9:01 PM EST9:31 PM VEN6:01 UAE (+1)9:01 PM CT-Sale allowed two run over eight innings in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Tigers. He also struck out 10.
Analysis: The White Sox have lost Sale's last three starts, even though he's posted a 1.64 ERA over that span. He simply isn't getting any run support right now.
July 28 8:44 PM PT9:44 PM MT10:44 PM CT11:44 PM ET23:44 ET3:44 GMT11:44 8:44 PM MST10:44 PM EST11:14 PM VEN7:44 UAE (+1)10:44 PM CT-Sale returned from his jersey-trashing suspension and threw six effective innings, but John Lackey outpitched him and Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs to save the Cubs' 3-1 victory over the White Sox in Chicago's rivalry series Thursday night.
Analysis: Sale (14-4) was greeted with smiles and hugs from his teammates following a five-day ban for tearing up 1976-style uniforms he didn't want to wear before his previous scheduled start. He had command issues, but worked out of trouble while allowing two runs and six hits.
July 23 4:26 PM PT5:26 PM MT6:26 PM CT7:26 PM ET19:26 ET23:26 GMT7:26 4:26 PM MST6:26 PM EST6:56 PM VEN3:26 UAE (+1)6:26 PM CT-On Thursday, Sale (14-3, 3.18) returns from a five-day suspension for cutting up Chicago's throwback uniforms prior to a scheduled start last Saturday.
Analysis: He'll try to become the majors' first 15-game winner in the finale of the crosstown series with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
July 19 9:55 AM PT10:55 AM MT11:55 AM CT12:55 PM ET12:55 ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST12:25 PM VEN20:55 UAE11:55 AM CT-Sale, bidding to become the first 15-game winner in the majors, allowed just a first-inning single en route to eight scoreless innings but closer David Robertson permitted four in the ninth in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Mariners.
Analysis: Sale, tied for the A.L. lead with three complete games, struck out six and walked one before being lifted after 100 pitches. "Do I like it? No. Do I understand it? Yeah. I get it," Sale said about being removed. His next start is scheduled for Saturday against Detroit, a team he has gone 1-1 with a 4.73 ERA in a pair of outings against this season.
July 11 10:54 AM PT11:54 AM MT12:54 PM CT1:54 PM ET13:54 ET17:54 GMT1:54 10:54 AM MST12:54 PM EST1:24 PM VEN21:54 UAE12:54 PM CT-Sale of the Chicago White Sox will start for the American League in Tuesday night's All-Star Game and Johnny Cueto of the San Francisco Giants for the National League.
Analysis: Sale, a 27-year-old left-hander, is 14-3 with a 3.38 ERA and leads the major leagues in wins. He has 123 strikeouts and just 26 walks in 125 innings, and batters are hitting .225 against him.
July 8 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET23:58 ET3:58 GMT11:58 8:58 PM MST10:58 PM EST11:28 PM VEN7:58 UAE (+1)10:58 PM CT-Against the lowly Braves on Friday, Sale was tagged for eight runs and 10 hits in five innings of an 11-8 loss.
Analysis: Sales was aiming for a major league-leading 15th win, but instead allowed a season-high three homers while his five-start winning streak came to an end.
July 2 6:55 PM PT7:55 PM MT8:55 PM CT9:55 PM ET21:55 ET1:55 GMT9:55 6:55 PM MST8:55 PM EST9:25 PM VEN5:55 UAE (+1)8:55 PM CT-Sale struck out nine Astros over seven innings Saturday to become this season's first 14-game winner.
Analysis: The ace left-hander was reached for five runs - four earned - but was otherwise solid in Chicago's 7-6 victory. Sale has posted a 3.86 ERA and 40 strikeouts in winning five consecutive starts.
June 27 9:19 AM PT10:19 AM MT11:19 AM CT12:19 PM ET12:19 ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST11:49 AM VEN20:19 UAE11:19 AM CT-Sale tossed eight innings of two-run ball to become the majors' first 13-game winner, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Sunday.
Analysis: Sale allowed five hits, struck out seven and walked two in his fourth straight victory. The 6-foot-6 left-hander matched his win total from all of 2015 when he was 13-11.
June 21 10:37 PM PT11:37 PM MT12:37 AM CT1:37 AM ET1:37 ET5:37 GMT13:37 10:37 PM MST12:37 AM EST1:07 AM VEN9:37 UAE12:37 AM CT-Sale became the first 12-game winner in the majors Tuesday, holding the Red Sox to a run and four hits over seven innings while matching a season high with nine strikeouts.
Analysis: Sale said he "felt really good out there," certainly an encouraging sign for his fantasy owners considering the left-hander had posted a 6.07 ERA in his previous five starts while allowing six home runs.
June 16 9:06 AM PT10:06 AM MT11:06 AM CT12:06 PM ET12:06 ET16:06 GMT0:06 9:06 AM MST11:06 AM EST11:36 AM VEN20:06 UAE11:06 AM CT-Sale got back on track Wednesday by allowing three runs and six hits over seven innings in a 5-3 win over the Tigers. The left-handed ace, who threw 119 pitches, also struck out seven.
Analysis: Sale, 11-2 on the season, had gone 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA over his previous four outings. He hasn't thrown fewer than 111 pitches in his last four starts.
June 11 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT-Sale had another subpar outing Friday but notched his 10th victory to remain tied for the major league lead. He allowed a season-high three homers, five runs and 11 hits in six innings of a 7-5 win over the Royals.
Analysis: The ace left-hander has a 6.75 ERA in his last four starts as opposing batters have hit .351 against him. One of those medicore outings came a week ago against Detroit, the team he next faces Wednesday in Chicago.
June 5 8:33 AM PT9:33 AM MT10:33 AM CT11:33 AM ET11:33 ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST11:03 AM VEN19:33 UAE10:33 AM CT-Sale failed in a third chance to become this season's first 10-game winner Saturday at Detroit.
Analysis: The Tigers reached the Chicago ace for four runs in 6 1/3 innings to deal Sale his second loss in three starts. He's going through a mini-slump right now, logging a 6.48 ERA and a .333 batting average against during his winless run.
May 30 8:22 AM PT9:22 AM MT10:22 AM CT11:22 AM ET11:22 ET15:22 GMT23:22 8:22 AM MST10:22 AM EST10:52 AM VEN19:22 UAE10:22 AM CT-Sale was in line to become the majors' first 10-game winner Sunday, but the White Sox' bullpen blew another lead in a loss to the Royals.
Analysis: Sale held Kansas City to two runs and struck out seven over seven innings before the reeling White Sox allowed three in the eighth in a 5-4 defeat. It's the ninth time in 11 starts he's yielded three or less runs while working at least seven innings.
May 25 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)3:20 PM CT-Sale's bid for a perfect season ended Tuesday.
Analysis: Sale was pounded by the Tribe for six runs as he dropped to 9-1.
May 20 1:55 PM PT2:55 PM MT3:55 PM CT4:55 PM ET16:55 ET20:55 GMT4:55 1:55 PM MST3:55 PM EST4:25 PM VEN0:55 UAE (+1)3:55 PM CT-Sale went the distance on a masterful four-hitter Thursday night, becoming the first major leaguer since 2008 to win his first nine starts. He struck out nine.
Analysis: Sale joined the New York Giants' Sal Maglie (1952) as the only pitchers to win their first nine starts with sub-2.00 ERAs in major league history. His 1.58 ERA ranks second to teammate Jose Quintana (1.54) in the American League.
May 14 11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT-Sale became the majors' first eight-game winner this season following Friday's complete game against the Yankees.
Analysis: The Chicago ace scattered six hits without a walk in the 7-1 win, lowering his ERA to 1.67. Sale has been utterly dominant for the AL Central-leading White Sox, winning all eight of his starts and limiting hitters to a .167 average.
May 8 11:46 AM PT12:46 PM MT1:46 PM CT2:46 PM ET14:46 ET18:46 GMT2:46 11:46 AM MST1:46 PM EST2:16 PM VEN22:46 UAE1:46 PM CT-Sale became the first seven-game winner in the majors with a 7-2 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
Analysis: After a two-run, 36-pitch first inning, Sale (7-0, 1.79 ERA) settled down to retire 19 of the next 20 batters. In seven innings, the left-hander allowed three hits and a walk. He struck out nine, five on a called strike three.
May 2 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Sale labored through 5 1/3 innings Sunday, but still became the season's first six-game winner in Chicago's victory at Baltimore.
Analysis: The ace lefty struck out six and allowed just one run but threw 112 pitches in his shortest outing of the season. Sale has still been spectacular of late, producing a 0.61 ERA and holding hitters to a .131 average over his past four starts.
Apr. 27 8:33 AM PT9:33 AM MT10:33 AM CT11:33 AM ET11:33 ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST11:03 AM VEN19:33 UAE10:33 AM CT-Sale threw eight dominant innings Tuesday in Toronto to become the majors' first five-game winner this season.
Analysis: The Chicago ace struck out six and yielded a run on four hits to lower his ERA to 1.66 through five starts. Sale has allowed just one earned run in 24 innings over his last three outings.
Apr. 21 12:29 PM PT1:29 PM MT2:29 PM CT3:29 PM ET15:29 ET19:29 GMT3:29 12:29 PM MST2:29 PM EST2:59 PM VEN23:29 UAE2:29 PM CT-Sale became the major leagues' first four-game winner, allowing two hits in seven innings to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Wednesday.
Analysis: Sale (4-0) allowed a pair of singles by Mike Trout and an unearned run. He left after hitting Kole Calhoun with a pitch leading off the eighth. Two years ago, Sale won his first five decisions, though he'd never won his first four starts.
Apr. 16 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET16:49 ET20:49 GMT4:49 1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)3:49 PM CT-Sale tossed a two-hitter, Melky Cabrera singled in Jimmy Rollins and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Friday night.
Analysis: Sale (3-0), from nearby Lakeland, struck out nine for his best start to a season since going 5-0 in 2014. He retired 16 straight between singles by Desmond Jennings in the second and Steve Pearce in the seventh. It was Sale's second career shutout. The left-hander tossed a one-hitter in a 3-0 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on May 12, 2013.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2010 CWS 2 1 4 - 4 21 0 0 23.1 15 5 5 2 10 0 32 1.07 1.93
2011 CWS 2 2 8 - 10 58 0 0 71.0 52 22 22 6 27 3 79 1.11 2.79
2012 CWS 17 8 0 - 1 30 29 1 192.0 167 66 65 19 51 5 192 1.14 3.05
2013 CWS 11 14 0 - 0 30 30 4 214.1 184 81 73 23 46 2 226 1.07 3.07
2014 CWS 12 4 0 - 0 26 26 2 174.0 129 48 42 13 39 2 208 0.97 2.17
2015 CWS 13 11 0 - 0 31 31 1 208.2 185 88 79 23 42 0 274 1.09 3.41
2016 CWS 15 6 0 - 0 24 24 4 168.2 135 61 59 18 38 2 165 1.03 3.15
Career 72 46 12 - 15 220 140 12 1052.0 867 371 345 104 253 14 1176 1.06 2.95

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 CWS 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 CWS 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 CWS 31 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .111 .111 .111
2016 CWS 24 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200
Career 220 19 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .105 .105 .105


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1587 98 85 92.9 61.7
Slider 635 84 73 78.5 24.69
Changeup 350 90 80 86 13.61

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