Dallas Keuchel Chicago White Sox

Age: 32 (January 1, 1988) | 6' 3" | 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 2015 20 8 0 0 33 33 232.0 185 17 51 216 2.48 1.02 1.02 2.0 8.4 .277 62/19/20 39 35
HOU AL 2016 9 12 0 0 26 26 168.0 168 20 48 144 4.55 1.29 1.32 2.6 7.7 .310 57/19/24 4 8
HOU A- 2017 1 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 3 0 0 5 1.80 0.60 0.60 0.0 0.0 .248 n/a
HOU AA 2017 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 2 0 1 3 0.00 1.00 0.83 3.0 9.0 .268 n/a
HOU AL 2017 14 5 0 0 23 23 145.1 116 15 47 125 2.91 1.12 1.11 2.9 7.7 .262 67/15/18 24 21
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
HOU AL 2019 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
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
Career 7yrs 81 63 0 0 195 186 1215.2 1166 117 343 998 3.56 1.24 1.24 2.5 7.4 .302 n/a
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The 14th best free agent, as ranked by MLBTR, gets way more than predicted, from the team that is predicted.

14.  Dallas Keuchel – White Sox.  Three years, $39MM.  Coming off a solid 2018 season for the Astros, Keuchel became the poster boy for last winter’s free agent freeze. The soft-tossing southpaw waited until after the June amateur draft to sign, removing the qualifying offer that helped dragged down his market.

Keuchel’s work for the Braves in 19 starts was acceptable but not exceptional. He posted a solid 3.75 ERA, but that included his typical lackluster strikeout rate and more than a hit per inning. Keuchel did shine in groundball rate, ranking first in MLB among those with 100 innings. Rare as flyballs were for Keuchel, 24 percent of his left the yard, so he was still homer-prone in the end. How much of that is attributable to the juiced ball is difficult to ascertain, but he’s never struggled to that extent. In fact, as recently as 2018, only 11.3 percent of Keuchel’s flyballs became home runs.

Keuchel is not eligible for a qualifying offer this time around, so he should be able to find a multiyear deal from a team looking for a veteran innings eater. Given last winter’s fiasco, he’ll be best served keeping an open mind to all offers, including those from rebuilding clubs.

Signed with White Sox for three years, $55.5MM.

Underline mine.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 4

If Giolito is an ace, like he has looked at various times in his career, especially the first half last year, Keuchel and Gio Gonzalez make for nice innings eaters in the middle of the rotation.  The White Sox seem to have sensed the Indians self-imposed decline and are speeding up their competitiveness.  Maybe Luis Robert will be promoted opening day.  The White Sox have definitely added Major League journeyman-level players or better to fill their holes. If they add a big DH or another solid tier starter, they will be able to challenge the Twins, provided the Twins stand still.  Rumor has it, they may add Josh Donaldson and move Sano to 1B.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Dec 22 '19

Has agreed to a 3-year deal with the White Sox for $55 million. Gets another $18.5 million If the team wants him for a fourth season.

It will be a big surprise if they do.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 22 '19
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 3.6 FIP 3.69 SIERA 4.15 FB 53% FBv 89.3 HR/FB 11% Hard 28% LOB 73%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 0.8 FIP 4.72 SIERA 4.39 FB 54% FBv 88.4 HR/FB 24% Hard 37% LOB 80%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19