Chris Sale Boston Red Sox

Age: 33 (March 30, 1989) | 6' 6" | 183lbs. | Throws: Left
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
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
BOS AL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 0 -0
BOS CPX 2021 1 0 0 0 5 5 20.0 17 1 5 35 1.35 1.10 1.05 2.2 15.8 .428 n/a
BOS AA 2021 0 0 0 0 2 2 7.1 6 1 1 15 2.45 0.95 1.09 1.2 18.4 .468 n/a
BOS AAA 2021 1 0 0 0 2 2 9.2 7 0 4 15 0.93 1.14 0.93 3.7 14.0 .363 n/a
BOS AL 2021 5 1 0 0 9 9 42.2 45 6 12 52 3.16 1.34 1.41 2.5 11.0 .363 47/21/32 5 5
BOS AL 2022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 0 0
Career 13yrs 114 74 12 0 321 241 1670.2 1357 178 386 2059 3.03 1.04 1.09 2.1 11.1 .308 n/a
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The final 2011 bid limits that were posted for this player:
PK 5x5: $2 MF 5x5: $4 AP 4x4: $7
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '11
We've seen a definite flow of auction cash out of "closers" (i.e., the guys who are closers right that second) and into the second-tier -- guys who MIGHT be closers pretty soon.
Mike Dean TMU2009
Oct 2 '11
Because 1-year wonder closers usually lose their job after a month or two into their second season, Sale is a nice play in 2012. See my Santos comment.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 2 '11
Two out now. Kinsler's HR tied me and my opponent in HR while the third place team stole back an RBI point with RBIs by Kurt Suzuki and Nelson Cruz.

No, brutal was Rene Tosoni, Chris Parmelee and Mikc McCoy hitting home runs to allow that HR tie to happen in the first place.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Sep 27 '11
Brutal.
Alex Patton Alex
Sep 27 '11
Chris Sale's save moved me from 1/2 point up to tied for 1st.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Sep 27 '11
I just posted under Thornton, but the new 2 year extension for $12 million (with a club option for 2014) suggests to me that Thornton is going to be the closer. Boy, I still like Sale a lot though.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Mar 6 '11
Wasn't it Felipe Alou, when queried about why he didn't have a LOOGY in his pen, responded with something like, "I'm not keeping a lefty in the pen for the sake of having a lefty in the pen."
Mike Dean TMU2009
Mar 5 '11
I like Sale, but I've noticed that pitchers who come up on this fast track typically gave some growing pains. Maybe Sale proves to be an exception, but if you're playing to win now, Thornton seems like a better bet to me this year.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Mar 5 '11
If Thornton is the closer does that make Sale a specialist? Doesn't make a lot of sense either for his development or his control. How about the UNTHINKABLE: the Sox have lefties closing AND setting up? Hey, then they'll need a specialist!
Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Mar 4 '11