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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Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '14
Rotoman and baggies have been appearing in first on alternate days for about a week now.
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 13 '14
I watched, by boxscore in progress, Sale sail to a 2-0 lead against SF tonight going into the ninth.

I didn't activate Matt Lindstrom right away, though the White Sox activated him today from the dl. When I saw Sale was pulled in the ninth I figured Petricka would be pitching, he was, and he loaded the bases with no outs.

A brilliant play (dive right, grab and glove throw) by Beckham led to a double play, a run scored, but two outs situation with a man on third. Then Petricka allowed a hit to Brandon Crawford and the tying run scored.

I'm peeved, but I'm 10 wins up on the third place team, so that probably doesn't matter.

And I'm kind of excited, because the team I'm battling for first place traded for Petricka and Putnam last week at the deadline. So their demise would be sweet, and if Matt Lindstrom were to save 10+ games the rest of the way? A point for me.

Gold in a tight contest, which this is.

Unlikely for Lindstrom to get 10 saves, but it's the reason I'm trying to rein in a dodgy internet connection in the mountains after everyone has gone to bed.

Sale was brilliant by all accounts tonight, by the way. Which is why I posted here.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Aug 12 '14
My nephew and I are going to Chicago to watch his 2 favorite teams play tomorrow and you couldn't ask for a better matchup- Hudson vs Sale.
van wilhoite LVW
Jun 17 '14
The Year After After Effect is here:

https://twitter.com/DanHayesCSN/status/458429959095476225

Rotoworld's take:

The White Sox announced earlier Monday that Sale wouldn't make his next scheduled start due to "general soreness," but now we have more details. The good news is that the left-hander has no ligament damage in his elbow, but a flexor strain is still something that could cause a lengthy absence. Charlie Leesman will replace Sale in Chicago's rotation
van wilhoite LVW
Apr 21 '14
#sarcasm
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 17 '14
Disappointed? The only stat he was worse in was wins, which of course he didn't have any control over. Had he won 17 he would have been worth what? $31 5x5.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 17 '14
I'm keeping Sale this year, and I hope Verducci doesn't have something called the Year After After Effect.

It's always seemed to me that the Verducci Effect had another name: The Plexiglas Principle. Guys who experience a big increase in innings usually do so because they're doing pretty well. Plus they're young.

Next year they regress a little, or they don't match outsized expectations, thus disappointing.

Personally, I was disappointed by Sale's 2013. I'm looking for him to bounce back this year and earn $38. Yeah, that's the ticket.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 17 '14
I mention in Sabathia's thread that the SI curse seems to be going strong (CC was on the cover of last year's baseball issue), but happily in Chris Sale's case there was a reverse curse.

Tome Verducci's Year-After Effect.

"In the past seven years Verducci has red-flagged 69 pitchers [age 25 or under, spike of at least 30 IP over the previous season, including the minors]; 55 of them experienced the Year-After Effect." The effect being they ranged between disappointing and awful.

"The YAE could have a new poster boy this year: White Sox starter Chris Sale."

The numbers are indeed alarming.

Sale "put up by far the largest increase ever (+121) in Year After tracking." The previous record was +98 (Paul Maholm in 2005).

Here are the five other pitchers that Verducci put the hex on in last year's issue (with their 2012 IP jump):

Jarrod Parker (+78)
Jose Quintana (+63)
Joe Kelly (+55)
Stephen Strasburg (+36)
Chris Rubin (+34)

Small sample size, to be sure. In part because managers and pitching coaches know all about the Verducci Effect.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 1 '14
I was watching the Andy Hawkins no-hitter loss on WPIX July 1, 1990.

Hawkins had a no-hitter 2 outs into the 8th inning against the White Sox at Old Comisky. Sosa reached on an error by Mike Blowers at 3B. He walked the next two batters to load the bases. Jim Leyritz then dropped a fly ball to left off the bat of Robin Ventura. All three runners scored. Ivan Calderon then hit one to Jesse Barfield in RF, which he lost in the sun and dropped, scoring Ventura.

He wasn't as dominant as the big K losers, but it really stood out to me as a horrendous loss at the time. 8 IP 0 H 0 ER 5 BB 3 K. As it was, the Yankees didn't score anyway.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 2 '14