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Chris Sale    \SAYL\

Christopher Sale (The Condor)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 6", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 30, 1989 in Lakeland, FL
High School: Lakeland Senior HS (Lakeland, FL)
School: Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 2010 amateur draft.
Signed June 20, 2010. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 6, 2010 (Age 21.129)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: WhiteSox 2010-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed (team option), 5 yrs/$32.5M (13-17) & 18-19 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.061, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: BB Abbott [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2010 21 CHW AL 2 1 .667 1.93 21 0 8 0 0 4 23.1 15 5 5 2 10 0 32 0 0 1 92 225 2.74 1.071 5.8 0.8 3.9 12.3 3.20
2011 22 CHW AL 2 2 .500 2.79 58 0 17 0 0 8 71.0 52 22 22 6 27 3 79 2 0 2 288 156 3.12 1.113 6.6 0.8 3.4 10.0 2.93
2012 ★ 23 CHW AL 17 8 .680 3.05 30 29 0 1 0 0 192.0 167 66 65 19 51 5 192 6 0 6 772 140 3.27 1.135 7.8 0.9 2.4 9.0 3.76 AS,CYA-6
2013 ★ 24 CHW AL 11 14 .440 3.07 30 30 0 4 1 0 214.1 184 81 73 23 46 2 226 14 1 8 866 136 3.17 1.073 7.7 1.0 1.9 9.5 4.91 AS,CYA-5
2014 ★ 25 CHW AL 9 1 .900 2.03 15 15 0 2 0 0 102.0 71 24 23 6 17 0 110 6 0 3 389 195 2.43 0.863 6.3 0.5 1.5 9.7 6.47 AS
5 Yrs 41 26 .612 2.81 154 74 25 7 1 12 602.2 489 198 188 56 151 10 639 28 1 20 2407 149 3.06 1.062 7.3 0.8 2.3 9.5 4.23
162 Game Avg. 12 8 .612 2.81 46 22 7 2 0 4 180 146 59 56 17 45 3 191 8 0 6 718 149 3.06 1.062 7.3 0.8 2.3 9.5 4.23
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2010 21 CHW AL 23.1 21 0 5 1.93 4.56 -0.27 -0.35 105.2 4.71 7 0.8 1.6 0.2 1.2 10 .536 .505
2011 22 CHW AL 71.0 58 0 22 2.79 4.53 -0.07 -0.35 104.4 4.44 13 1.4 1.5 0.2 2.3 20 .524 .508 $425,000
2012 ★ 23 CHW AL 192.0 30 29 66 3.09 4.43 0.04 0.17 104.4 4.76 35 4.1 3.2 -0.1 5.9 55 .635 .525 $500,000 AS,CYA-6
2013 ★ 24 CHW AL 214.1 30 30 81 3.40 4.49 -0.29 0.17 107.3 5.31 42 5.0 -0.2 6.9 66 .667 .531 $850,000 AS,CYA-5
2014 ★ 25 CHW AL 102.0 15 15 24 2.12 4.28 -0.08 0.16 101.8 4.61 27 3.3 -0.1 4.2 38 .719 .520 $3,500,000 AS
5 Seasons 602.2 154 74 198 2.96 4.44 -0.12 0.09 105.0 4.89 124 14.5 1.6 -0.0 20.5 188 .594 .517 $5,275,000

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2012 CHW AL 23 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 2.000 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2013 CHW AL 24 0 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2014 CHW AL 25 0 0 0 9.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
3 Yrs (3 GP) 0 1 0 1.000 2.25 0 0 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 16 0.750 6.8 0.0 0.0 9.0

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2010 21 CHW AL 21 92 81 5 15 1 0 2 0 0 10 32 .185 .275 .272 .546 .277 22 3 0 1 0 0 0
2011 22 CHW AL 58 288 256 22 52 14 0 6 3 4 27 79 .203 .284 .328 .612 .269 84 5 2 3 0 3 2
2012 23 CHW AL 30 772 711 66 167 37 1 19 14 10 51 192 .235 .291 .370 .660 .294 263 20 6 1 3 5 3
2013 24 CHW AL 30 866 800 81 184 28 1 23 19 2 46 226 .230 .282 .354 .636 .290 283 17 14 2 4 2 6
2014 25 CHW AL 15 389 362 24 71 11 0 6 3 2 17 110 .196 .243 .276 .519 .262 100 10 6 2 2 0 3
5 Yrs 154 2407 2210 198 489 91 2 56 39 18 151 639 .221 .279 .340 .619 .284 752 55 28 9 9 10 14
162 Game Avg. 46 718 659 59 146 27 1 17 12 5 45 191 .221 .279 .340 .619 .284 224 16 8 3 3 3 4
MLB Averages .255 .320 .399 .719 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2010 21 CHW AL 6.2 0.6 94 1.1 2.3 -1.2 1.27 0.7 0.1 5.5 0.6 0.88 6.0 8 7 6
2011 22 CHW AL 12.5 1.3 299 3.7 8.9 -5.3 1.56 1.6 0.8 16.5 1.6 0.96 14.7 28 13 17
2012 23 CHW AL 26.8 2.8 802 3.2 15.7 -12.5 1.04 2.8 0.3 33.3 3.5 0.90 28.9 1 0 0
2013 24 CHW AL 26.0 2.8 897 2.9 16.2 -13.3 .97 2.2 0.7 27.6 2.9 0.90 26.6 0 0 0
2014 25 CHW AL 22.1 2.5 398 2.9 7.6 -4.7 .97 2.9 0.1 26.1 3.0 0.86 30.0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 93.6 10.1 2490 13.8 50.8 -37.0 1.08 10.2 2.6 109.0 11.6 0.90 106.2 37 20 23

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2012 23 CHW AL 30 29 17 8 4 2 1 18 11 .621 1 2 1 0 19 66% 59.0 81 30 12 7 1 17 4.8 5.1 6.6 103 1 7 21 0 119
2013 24 CHW AL 30 30 11 14 5 0 7 14 16 .467 3 2 4 1 23 77% 60.8 92 16 11 3 0 18 3.2 3.1 7.1 108 1 5 21 3 124
2014 25 CHW AL 15 15 9 1 5 1 1 10 5 .667 2 0 2 0 12 80% 66.5 88 44 4 3 0 8 4.5 4.2 6.8 104 1 1 12 1 127
3 Yrs 75 74 37 23 14 3 9 42 32 .568 6 4 7 1 54 73% 61 92 16 27 13 1 43 4.1 4.1 6.9 105 3 13 54 4 127
MLB Averages .500 53% 51 102 -16 4.3 4.3 6.0 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2010 21 CHW AL 21 21 8 2 1 4 4 0 100% 6 2 13 3 23% 7 1.266 8 7 6 9 4 8 8 13 7 5 11 2 3.3 19
2011 22 CHW AL 58 58 17 2 2 10 8 2 80% 27 16 38 7 18% 8 1.564 28 13 17 35 9 14 26 32 28 14 33 10 3.7 19
2012 23 CHW AL 30 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 2 2 100% 8 1.038 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 26
3 Yrs 109 80 25 4 3 15 12 3 80% 34 18 53 12 23% 1.188 37 20 23 45 13 22 35 45 35 19 44 12 3.6 19

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2010 21 CHW AL 92 39% 2.2% 34.8% 10.9% 3.3% 20% 1.04 1.38 51% 18% 10.0% 17% 16 3 19%
2011 22 CHW AL 288 46% 2.1% 27.4% 9.4% 6.9% 39% 0.99 1.67 59% 18% 8.1% 14% 41 5 12%
2012 23 CHW AL 772 27% 2.5% 24.9% 6.6% 7.4% 34% 0.81 1.14 65% 22% 7.9% 15% 128 20 16%
2013 24 CHW AL 866 19% 2.7% 26.1% 5.3% 6.0% 28% 0.87 1.19 64% 22% 8.6% 12% 151 17 11%
2014 25 CHW AL 389 23% 1.5% 28.3% 4.4% 4.4% 24% 0.83 0.98 64% 20% 5.2% 17% 67 10 15%
5 Yrs 2407 26% 2.3% 26.6% 6.3% 6.2% 31% 0.86 1.18 63% 21% 7.8% 14% 403 55 14%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.3% 8.1% 7.5% 33% 0.82 1.10 68% 20% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2010 21 CHW AL 92 392 4.26 237 60.5% 38.0% 19.0% 21.9% 21.1% 62.0% 0.0% 37.5% 69.4% 55.4% 7.6% 7 4 25.0% 23 10 2 7 25 21.9% 3 3 0 0 0
2011 22 CHW AL 289 1105 3.82 704 64.4% 35.9% 19.3% 19.2% 25.6% 64.1% 3.0% 41.3% 69.8% 60.2% 5.5% 16 9 26.6% 77 47 3 19 60 24.1% 21 4 -1 0 0
2012 23 CHW AL 778 3019 3.88 1968 65.6% 30.3% 17.0% 26.1% 26.6% 69.7% 1.7% 45.7% 75.6% 56.7% 3.3% 26 16 27.2% 212 134 14 36 156 18.8% 43 5 -6 0 0
2013 24 CHW AL 866 3248 3.75 2172 67.0% 32.3% 17.6% 23.4% 26.7% 67.7% 0.5% 45.4% 74.0% 63.3% 3.1% 27 14 28.5% 247 148 10 73 153 32.3% 52 12 0 0 0
2014 25 CHW AL 390 1559 4.00 1034 66.3% 26.6% 20.1% 28.5% 24.8% 73.4% 0.0% 48.7% 72.6% 68.2% 3.6% 14 11 35.4% 138 71 4 22 88 20.0% 12 3 -1 0 0
5 Yrs 2415 9323 3.86 6115 65.8% 31.3% 18.1% 24.6% 26.0% 68.7% 1.1% 45.2% 73.6% 61.3% 3.7% 90 54 28.9% 697 410 33 157 482 24.6% 131 27 -8 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.8% 15.6% 27.0% 29.6% 72.2% 1.5% 45.9% 78.4% 59.6% 4.7% 23.7% 24.2%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2010 21 CHW AL 92 15 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 100% 0 1 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011 22 CHW AL 288 52 9 2 6 0 9 5 1 4 2 12 3 2 25% 2 2 2 101 3 4 43% 3 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0
2012 23 CHW AL 772 167 21 2 19 0 9 17 2 9 10 28 10 8 36% 3 6 2 269 14 10 58% 14 10 0 0 0 0 6 6 10 0
2013 24 CHW AL 866 184 23 1 23 2 12 23 0 16 7 30 13 11 43% 6 8 1 295 19 2 90% 14 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 15 0
2014 25 CHW AL 389 71 8 0 6 1 6 6 0 3 3 11 4 2 36% 3 3 1 111 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0
5 Yrs 2407 489 63 5 56 3 36 53 3 34 22 82 31 23 38% 14 20 6 809 39 18 68% 34 18 4 0 1 0 11 10 37 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2010 21 2 1 .667 1.93 21 0 8 0 0 4 23.1 15 5 5 2 10 0 32 0 0 1 92 225 1.071 5.8 0.8 3.9 12.3 3.20 225
2011 22 4 3 .571 2.58 79 0 25 0 0 12 94.1 67 27 27 8 37 3 111 2 0 3 380 169 1.102 6.4 0.8 3.5 10.6 3.00 169
2012 23 21 11 .656 2.89 109 29 25 1 0 12 286.1 234 93 92 27 88 8 303 8 0 9 1152 148 1.125 7.4 0.8 2.8 9.5 3.44 148
2013 24 32 25 .561 2.97 139 59 25 5 1 12 500.2 418 174 165 50 134 10 529 22 1 17 2018 143 1.103 7.5 0.9 2.4 9.5 3.95 143
2014 25 41 26 .612 2.81 154 74 25 7 1 12 602.2 489 198 188 56 151 10 639 28 1 20 2407 149 1.062 7.3 0.8 2.3 9.5 4.23 149

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2010 21 2 1 .667 1.57 23.0 14 5 4 2 9 32 0 1.000 5.5 3.5 12.5 3.56 0.8 21
2011 22 4 4 .500 2.41 71.0 51 21 19 6 26 79 2 1.085 6.5 3.3 10.0 3.04 0.8 58
2012 23 13 8 .619 2.67 192.0 166 63 57 19 51 192 6 1.130 7.8 2.4 9.0 3.76 0.9 30
2013 24 14 10 .583 3.03 214.0 186 80 72 23 46 226 14 1.084 7.8 1.9 9.5 4.91 1.0 30
2014 25 8 3 .727 1.85 102.0 71 23 21 6 17 110 6 0.863 6.3 1.5 9.7 6.47 0.5 15
5 Yrs 41 26 .612 2.59 602.0 488 192 173 56 149 639 28 1.058 7.3 9.6 4.29 0.8 154



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2012 AL (6, 9%)
2013 AL (5, 21%)
0.30 Career Shares (144th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2012 May AL Pitcher of the Month

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2012 AL  5.9 (10th)
2013 AL  6.9 (6th)
2014 AL  4.2 (5th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2012 AL  5.9 (4th)
2013 AL  6.9 (2nd)
2014 AL  4.2 (2nd)
Active  20.5 (37th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2012 AL  3.05 (4th)
2013 AL  3.07 (7th)
2014 AL  2.03 (2nd)

Wins s c a p y
2012 AL  17 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2012 AL  .680 (5th)
2014 AL  .900 (1st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2012 AL  1.135 (5th)
2013 AL  1.073 (3rd)
2014 AL  0.863 (1st)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2012 AL  7.828 (5th)
2013 AL  7.726 (7th)
2014 AL  6.265 (1st)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 AL  1.932 (7th)
2014 AL  1.500 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2012 AL  9.000 (4th)
2013 AL  9.490 (6th)
2014 AL  9.706 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2013 AL  214.3 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2012 AL  192 (9th)
2013 AL  226 (3rd)

Complete Games s c a p y
2013 AL  4 (1st)
2014 AL  2 (3rd)
Active  7 (47th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2013 AL  1 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2012 AL  3.765 (8th)
2013 AL  4.913 (2nd)
2014 AL  6.471 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 AL  0.529 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
2013 AL  14 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2013 AL  14 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2012 AL  140 (3rd)
2013 AL  140 (5th)
2014 AL  195 (1st)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2012 AL  3.27 (5th)
2013 AL  3.17 (5th)
2014 AL  2.43 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2012 AL  27 (4th)
2013 AL  26 (6th)
2014 AL  22 (2nd)
Active  92 (22nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2012 AL  2.9 (3rd)
2013 AL  2.8 (6th)
2014 AL  2.5 (2nd)
Active  9.8 (22nd)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2012 AL  33.28 (3rd)
2013 AL  27.57 (8th)
2014 AL  26.09 (2nd)
Active  108.96 (23rd)
Career  108.96 (133rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2011 AL  3.7 (7th)
2012 AL  3.2 (10th)
2013 AL  2.9 (10th)
2014 AL  2.9 (1st)
Active  13.8 (22nd)
Career  13.8 (131st)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2012 AL  2.8 (5th)
2013 AL  2.2 (9th)
2014 AL  2.9 (2nd)
Active  10.2 (22nd)
Career  10.2 (150th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2012 AL  3.5 (3rd)
2013 AL  2.9 (8th)
2014 AL  3.0 (2nd)
Active  11.6 (23rd)
Career  11.6 (132nd)

Youngest s c a p y
2010 AL  born 1989-03-30 (1st)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 7 (340), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 48 (543), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 16 (781), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 26 (199), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (37th), 20.5 career WAR/20.5 7yr-peak WAR/20.5 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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