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Chris Sale
Birthdate: 3/30/1989 (27 y, 1 m, 27 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-6/180     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 13, Overall: 13, Team: Chicago White Sox
Contract: $32.5M / 5 Years (2013 - 2017) + 2 Option Years
RotoWire News: Sale (9-1) allowed six runs on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts as he lasted just 3.1 innings in a loss Tuesday against Cleveland. (5/24/2016)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  (Click Year to Expand / Close)



SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2010White Sox (A+)000404.09.004.500.00.27360.0 %  2.252.93  
2010White Sox (AAA)000706.121.325.682.84.200100.0 %  2.844.52  
2010White Sox21421023.112.343.860.77.27190.1 %51.0 %11.1 %1.932.742.560.6
2011White Sox22858071.010.013.420.76.26481.3 %49.7 %10.9 %2.793.123.001.2
2012White Sox17803029192.09.002.390.89.29480.0 %44.9 %11.6 %3.053.273.244.7
2013White Sox111403030214.19.491.930.97.28977.0 %46.6 %12.5 %3.073.172.954.9
2014White Sox (AAA)000114.024.754.500.00.500100.0 %  0.00-0.64  
2014White Sox12402626174.010.762.020.67.28081.5 %40.7 %7.5 %2.172.572.835.2
2015White Sox131103131208.211.821.810.99.32373.2 %42.6 %12.5 %3.412.732.606.2
2016Depth Charts16903434227.011.001.970.91.30976.6 %  2.892.82 6.6
2016Steamer15903232210.010.912.050.89.28276.8 %  2.792.83 6.0
2016Fans (16)14903131212.010.871.830.81.30576.0 %  2.842.55 6.9
2016ZiPS147 2929195.711.091.890.92.31876.4 %  2.992.81 5.7
2016White Sox910101071.28.671.760.75.22080.6 %42.2 %8.2 %2.262.963.482.1
2016ZiPS (R)106 2121141.010.791.900.90.32275.0 %  3.122.85 4.3
2016Steamer (R)10702323150.010.392.110.96.28176.9 %  2.923.06 3.8
2016Depth Charts (R)11702424160.010.592.000.93.31075.9 %  3.022.95 4.5
Total- - -664112206126955.010.182.160.87.28878.4 %44.3 %10.8 %2.862.962.9424.9

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2010White Sox (A+)002.2540000  4.0173210200004
2010White Sox (AAA)002.8470000  6.12632224000015
2010White Sox211.932100042023.1921555210001032
2011White Sox222.7958000816271.0288522222627322079
2012White Sox1783.05302910001192.0772167666519515660192
2013White Sox11143.07303041000214.18661848173234621481226
2014White Sox (AAA)000.0011000  4.01510002001011
2014White Sox1242.17262620000174.06851294842133921130208
2015White Sox13113.41313110000208.28541858879234201370274
2016Depth Charts1692.893434  00 227.0 18579732350 13  277
2016Steamer1592.7932322100 210.084616572652148 10  255
2016Fans (16)1492.843131  0  212.0 16972671943 4  256
2016ZiPS1472.992929     195.7 1657065204111260241
2016White Sox912.2610103100071.2274461918614031069
2016ZiPS (R)1063.122121     141.0 12353491430 8  169
2016Steamer (R)1072.9223232100 150.061012254491635 7  174
2016Depth Charts (R)1173.022424  00 160.0 13559541736 9  188
Total- - -66412.8620612611212183955.038317783293049222912492811080

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2010White Sox (A+)9.004.502.000.0023.5 %11.8 %11.8 %.2001.25.27360.0 %  2.93
2010White Sox (AAA)21.325.683.752.8457.7 %15.4 %42.3 %.1361.11.200100.0 %  4.52
2010White Sox12.343.863.200.7734.8 %10.9 %23.9 %.1831.07.27190.1 %45622.74
2010Average7.133.282.170.9618.5 %8.5 %10.0 %.2531.35.29372.2 %  4.20
2011White Sox10.013.422.930.7627.4 %9.4 %18.1 %.2011.11.26481.3 %66743.12
2011Average7.133.112.300.9418.6 %8.1 %10.5 %.2511.32.29172.5 %  4.12
2012White Sox9.002.393.760.8924.9 %6.6 %18.3 %.2341.14.29480.0 %72763.27
2012Average7.563.052.481.0219.8 %8.0 %11.8 %.2501.31.29372.5 %  4.12
2013White Sox9.491.934.910.9726.1 %5.3 %20.8 %.2281.07.28977.0 %76783.17
2013Average7.573.022.510.9619.9 %7.9 %11.9 %.2501.30.29473.5 %  4.02
2014White Sox (AAA)24.754.505.500.0073.3 %13.3 %60.0 %.0770.75.500100.0 %  -0.64
2014White Sox10.762.025.330.6730.4 %5.7 %24.7 %.2030.97.28081.5 %56662.57
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015White Sox11.821.816.520.9932.1 %4.9 %27.2 %.2321.09.32373.2 %84652.73
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Depth Charts11.001.975.590.91   .2241.03.30976.6 %  2.82
2016Steamer10.912.055.320.8930.2 %5.7 %24.5 %.2101.01.28276.8 %  2.83
2016Fans (16)10.871.835.950.81   .2201.00.30576.0 %  2.55
2016ZiPS11.091.895.880.92   .2301.05.31876.4 %  2.81
2016White Sox8.671.764.930.7525.2 %5.1 %20.1 %.1790.84.22080.6 %55702.96
2016Average8.063.192.521.0821.1 %8.4 %12.8 %.2481.31.29473.5 %  4.14
2016ZiPS (R)10.791.905.690.90   .2361.08.32275.0 %  2.85
2016Steamer (R)10.392.114.920.96   .2161.05.28176.9 %  3.06
2016Depth Charts (R)10.592.005.290.93   .2301.07.31075.9 %  2.95
Total- - -10.182.164.720.8728.2 %6.0 %22.2 %.2191.05.28878.4 %70712.96

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2010White Sox1.3912.2 %51.0 %36.7 %5.6 %11.1 %8.0 %0.0 %28.0 %32.0 %40.0 %26.0 %48.0 %26.0 %2.28612.56
2011White Sox1.5518.1 %49.7 %32.2 %3.6 %10.9 %7.1 %22.2 %41.1 %41.1 %17.8 %31.1 %47.2 %21.7 %2.72743.00
2012White Sox1.4023.0 %44.9 %32.0 %12.2 %11.6 %6.5 %18.2 %42.1 %31.0 %27.0 %14.0 %59.8 %26.2 %3.32783.24
2013White Sox1.4621.4 %46.6 %32.0 %8.2 %12.5 %7.1 %20.0 %40.0 %33.8 %26.2 %18.6 %53.4 %27.9 %2.89752.95
2014White Sox0.9918.4 %40.7 %40.9 %12.7 %7.5 %8.7 %0.0 %40.5 %32.8 %26.7 %19.7 %54.1 %26.2 %2.56752.83
2015White Sox1.2122.1 %42.6 %35.3 %9.8 %12.5 %10.8 %25.0 %39.6 %35.6 %24.8 %21.0 %53.9 %25.1 %2.52642.60
2016White Sox1.0718.4 %42.2 %39.5 %15.1 %8.2 %5.1 %0.0 %44.1 %28.2 %27.7 %21.8 %54.3 %23.9 %3.31853.48
Total- - -1.2720.7 %44.3 %34.9 %10.5 %10.8 %7.9 %16.2 %40.6 %33.5 %25.9 %19.6 %54.5 %25.9 %2.83732.94

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2010White Sox25186121010155237392
2011White Sox8555312692164017041105
2012White Sox2301641182015112117105119683019
2013White Sox26818412315195176107621723248
2014White Sox172173782215408592218312753
2015White Sox22218411518244199106822553323
2016White Sox78733411430463536991052
Total- - -108085150589853764495026986614892

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2010White Sox1.15-1.222.375.910.611.291.361.621.18130.740.1582
2011White Sox3.72-5.258.9816.781.681.561.571.521.48411.640.74288
2012White Sox3.28-12.4915.7733.863.421.041.050.950.98292.760.3801
2013White Sox2.59-13.4216.0124.332.530.970.970.880.87261.970.7000
2014White Sox3.69-9.2212.9135.133.750.980.980.881.14243.670.0700
2015White Sox2.50-12.8315.3312.421.290.960.960.861.07302.88-0.2600
2016White Sox2.33-2.925.2517.551.840.940.940.871.0272.310.1700
Total- - -19.27-57.3676.63145.9815.121.041.041.141.1417015.962.653611

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2010White Sox62.8% (96.3)29.7% (82.8)  7.4% (87.1)  0.5%
2011White Sox51.9% (95.3)36.4% (82.1)  11.7% (86.8)  1.2%
2012White Sox60.1% (91.6)26.2% (78.6)  13.7% (82.1)  0.6%
2013White Sox51.4% (93.1)29.6% (78.5)  19.0% (82.8)  0.2%
2014White Sox52.9% (93.8)18.4% (79.8)  28.6% (84.7)  0.2%
2015White Sox52.5% (94.5)19.8% (78.9)  27.7% (85.8)   
2016White Sox60.1% (92.5)23.9% (78.0)  16.1% (86.0)   
Total- - -54.7% (93.4)24.8% (79.3)  20.6% (84.5)  0.3%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2010White Sox66.9 %2.2 %    28.5 %0.8 %  1.6 %   
2011White Sox43.8 %10.3 %    36.8 %   9.1 %   
2012White Sox9.9 %42.9 %    26.3 %   20.9 %   
2013White Sox3.9 %46.6 %    29.6 %   19.9 %  0.1 %
2014White Sox1.4 %52.2 %    18.5 %   28.0 %   
2015White Sox2.8 %51.1 %0.3 %0.0 %  19.8 %   26.0 %   
2016White Sox 54.5 %    23.9 %   21.7 %   
Total- - -8.6 %44.6 %0.1 %0.0 %  24.8 %0.0 %  21.9 %  0.0 %

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2010White Sox95.986.6    82.979.5  85.4  
2011White Sox94.994.8    82.1   86.4  
2012White Sox91.392.3    78.6   83.6  
2013White Sox92.693.3    78.5   83.0  
2014White Sox92.893.7    79.7   84.5  
2015White Sox89.994.592.681.5  78.9   85.5  
2016White Sox 93.0    77.9   86.4  
Total- - -93.693.592.681.5  79.279.5  84.5  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2010White Sox0.44.7  1.7  0.184.02  5.88  
2011White Sox-4.611.9  2.6  -0.822.99  2.00  
2012White Sox5.35.2  12.6  0.300.66  3.07  
2013White Sox3.312.9  7.8  0.201.34  1.27  
2014White Sox14.15.1  12.2  0.971.01  1.55  
2015White Sox0.55.9  13.0  0.030.90  1.41  
2016White Sox9.35.6  2.6  1.472.23  1.54  
Total- - -28.451.2  52.4  0.351.39  1.71  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2010White Sox1.30.5    4.80.1  0.2  
2011White Sox-3.93.1    11.5   -0.1  
2012White Sox4.62.2    5.9   11.6  
2013White Sox0.16.0    13.1   5.4  
2014White Sox0.611.1    5.3   16.0  
2015White Sox-2.67.1-0.10.2  6.1   9.8  
2016White Sox 8.9    6.0   3.3  
Total- - -0.138.9-0.10.2  52.70.1  46.3  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2010White Sox0.516.40    4.553.39  3.74  
2011White Sox-0.812.73    2.86   -0.07  
2012White Sox1.570.17    0.74   1.85  
2013White Sox0.040.40    1.36   0.84  
2014White Sox1.450.77    1.05   2.08  
2015White Sox-2.760.42-0.7920.43  0.93   1.13  
2016White Sox 1.56    2.39   1.45  
Total- - -0.010.59-0.7920.43  1.443.39  1.43  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2010White Sox22.8 %53.2 %37.2 %55.3 %80.8 %72.6 %47.5 %55.4 %10.2 %
2010Average28.7 %64.4 %44.9 %66.8 %88.1 %80.7 %45.4 %58.8 %8.6 %
2011White Sox29.4 %52.7 %40.7 %50.6 %83.5 %71.2 %48.4 %60.4 %11.6 %
2011Average29.9 %65.0 %45.6 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %44.6 %59.4 %8.8 %
2012White Sox32.8 %59.5 %45.3 %63.9 %84.8 %76.8 %46.9 %57.0 %10.5 %
2012Average30.3 %64.7 %45.6 %66.8 %87.2 %79.6 %44.4 %59.8 %9.2 %
2013White Sox31.7 %60.1 %45.0 %63.0 %82.9 %75.5 %46.9 %63.3 %11.0 %
2013Average30.4 %65.5 %45.9 %66.5 %87.0 %79.4 %44.2 %60.2 %9.4 %
2014White Sox34.3 %64.5 %48.1 %61.3 %80.5 %73.1 %46.0 %67.0 %12.9 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015White Sox34.8 %67.0 %49.3 %58.0 %78.2 %70.4 %45.1 %67.3 %14.6 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016White Sox28.7 %64.9 %47.0 %67.8 %85.8 %80.4 %50.6 %62.8 %9.2 %
2016Average28.2 %66.2 %45.9 %62.6 %85.9 %78.2 %46.6 %60.1 %9.9 %
Total- - -32.5 %61.9 %46.2 %61.0 %82.0 %74.1 %46.7 %63.1 %12.0 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2010White Sox23.7 %48.7 %37.1 %58.5 %78.4 %72.5 %53.5 %18.7
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011White Sox30.3 %49.8 %40.7 %45.5 %84.5 %71.0 %53.4 %19.2
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012White Sox32.0 %57.7 %45.3 %59.7 %85.7 %76.9 %51.9 %18.8
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013White Sox32.0 %56.8 %45.0 %58.1 %84.5 %75.6 %52.4 %19.9
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014White Sox33.7 %62.8 %48.1 %56.1 %82.1 %72.8 %49.4 %20.1
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015White Sox35.0 %65.2 %49.3 %54.8 %79.3 %70.2 %47.5 %18.2
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016White Sox31.1 %61.5 %47.1 %68.6 %85.6 %80.2 %52.4 %18.3
2016Average29.7 %63.4 %45.9 %62.4 %86.1 %78.1 %48.1 %22.5
Total- - -32.7 %59.4 %46.2 %57.0 %83.0 %74.0 %50.7 %19.1

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2010White SoxP21023.1010000000 0   1.000 
2011White SoxP58071.05150000000 3   1.000 
2012White SoxP3029192.08251101100 14   .971 
2013White SoxP3030214.15191011200 19   .960 
2014White SoxP2626174.04130000000 4   1.000 
2015White SoxP3131208.27161011100 5   .958 
2016White SoxP101071.2380000000 0   1.000 
Total- - -P206126955.032973123400 45   .977 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2010White SoxP23.10  0-1-1              
2011White SoxP71.01  002              
2012White SoxP192.02  -1-2-1              
2013White SoxP214.1-2  0-1-3              
2014White SoxP174.01  001              
2015White SoxP208.21  0-10              
2016White SoxP71.21  001              
Total- - -P955.04  -1-5-1              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012White SoxP192.00.0%      (2)0.0%      (3)0.0%      (0)80.0%     (5)100.0%      (4)100.0%    (15)
2013White SoxP214.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (3)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (16)
2014White SoxP174.00.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (3)90.9%    (11)
2015White SoxP208.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)100.0%      (1)0.0%     (1)66.7%      (3)100.0%    (11)
2016White SoxP71.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (3)100.0%      (5)
Total- - -P955.00.0%      (3)0.0%      (8)33.3%      (3)62.5%     (8)92.9%    (14)98.3%    (58)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2010White Sox1.00.10.30.45.70.6$3.6 
2011White Sox2.10.30.60.911.21.2$8.9 
2012White Sox5.80.11.11.143.24.7$30.7 
2013White Sox5.20.4-0.10.343.44.9$36.1 
2014White Sox6.10.60.20.944.05.2$39.8 
2015White Sox4.2-1.2-0.8-2.054.56.2$49.9 
2016White Sox2.71.2-0.60.618.32.1$16.7 
Total- - -27.11.50.62.2220.424.9$185.7 

  • $32.5m / 5 Years (2013 - 2017) + 2 Option Years (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox on 3/7/2013 (Extension)
    • 2013: $0.8M, 2014: $3.5M, 2015: $6M, 2016: $9.2M, 2017: $12M
    • 2018 Team Option: $12.5M ($1M buyout)
    • 2019 Team Option: $13.5M ($1M buyout)
    • Incentives: Winning the Cy Young could trigger an escalator increasing the total value to $60MM.
    • Agent / Agency: Jet Sports Management
    • Originally Reported By: Bruce Levine
    • Source: mlbtraderumors.com
    • Submitted by Michael Schieve
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  • 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 13, Overall: 13
    • Team: Chicago White Sox
    • School: Florida Gulf Coast University
  • 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 21, Pick: 8, Overall: 642
    • Team: Colorado Rockies
    • School: Lakeland Senior (FL) HS