Chris Sale

#49, SP, Boston
Chris Sale
  • Height:
    6-6
  • Weight:
    180
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    March 30, 1989
  • Birth Place:
    Lakeland, Florida
  • College:
    Florida Gulf Coast
  • Draft:
    2010 1ˢᵗ round (13ᵗʰ pick) by the Chicago White Sox
  • W
    17
  • L
    10
  • ERA
    3.34
  • K
    233
  • BB
    45


Player Notes
Red Sox acquired LHP Chris Sale from the White Sox for INF Yoan Moncada, RHP Michael Kopech, OF Luis Alexander Basabe, and RHP Victor Diaz.

Advice: It's a massive haul of prospects -- Moncada and Kopech being the centerpieces -- but the Red Sox get one of the top starting pitchers in baseball to line up next to David Price and 2016 American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello. Sale, 27, registered a 3.34 ERA, 1.037 WHIP, and 233/45 K/BB ratio over 226 2/3 innings for the White Sox in 2016 and carries a very team-friendly contract that can run through 2019 if all the options are exercised.

Tue, Dec 6 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox will acquire left-hander Chris Sale from the White Sox.

Advice: Oh baby. The Red Sox are paying a big price, as top prospects Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech are involved, as well as two other prospects. The Nationals were said to be in the lead late Monday, but Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski is known for being aggressive on the trade front and he was able to get his man. More details should pour in soon.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Tue, Dec 6 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears from multiple sources that the Red Sox have "built momentum" toward a deal with the White Sox for Chris Sale.

Advice: Buckle up. Rosenthal notes that this doesn't mean that the Nationals are out on Sale, but the sense is that the Red Sox are stronger at the moment. Given that the Nationals offer reportedly centered around Victor Robles and Lucas Giolito, it will have to be a whopper of an offer. It's hard to say Sale wouldn't be worth it. He carries a very team-friendly contract which would keep him under team control for three more years.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Tue, Dec 6 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox "remain strongly" in the mix for White Sox left-hander Chris Sale.

Advice: Rosenthal adds that the Nationals are still involved, but apparently a deal isn't as close as it appeared late Monday night. It's worth noting that those talks centered around top prospects Victor Robles and Lucas Giolito, so the cost for the Red Sox would be considerable. While this is just speculation for now, the White Sox could potentially insist on Yoan Moncada as part of the deal. Things are getting very interesting here.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Tue, Dec 6 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox "checked in" with the White Sox on Monday regarding Chris Sale.

Advice: It was Rosenthal who reported that the Nationals' pursuit of Sale was gaining steam, but he cautions that it's "not necessarily a one-team race" for the left-hander. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has downplayed a potential pursuit of a marquee starter, but that doesn't automatically mean he won't try for one.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Mon, Dec 5 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that there is a "legitimate chance" Chris Sale is traded to the Nationals for a package headed by Victor Robles and Lucas Giolito.

Advice: Rosenthal says that the two teams are "haggling over the final pieces in the deal," so it sounds like they could complete something relatively soon. It had looked like the Nats were focused on Andrew McCutchen, but they've shifted their attention to Sale as they look to form a super rotation that would consist of Sale, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Tanner Roark and Gio Gonzalez or Joe Ross. Giving up both Giolito and Robles would sting, but it would be hard to pass up putting together a starting five like that.

Mon, Dec 5 Rotoworld
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears the Nationals are meeting with the White Sox about Chris Sale on Monday afternoon at the Winter Meetings.

Advice: Heyman adds that the Nats are "said to be stepping up" for the ace left-hander. Sale is also drawing heavy interest from the Astros, Braves, and Red Sox, and it's a safe guess that other teams have checked in. The 27-year-old delivered a 3.34 ERA, 1.037 WHIP, and 233/45 K/BB ratio over 226 2/3 innings for the White Sox in 2016 and carries a very team-friendly contract that can run through 2019 if all the options are picked up.

More: Jon Heyman on Twitter

Mon, Dec 5 Rotoworld
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the "perception of outside executives" is that the Astros and Nationals are trying hardest on a Chris Sale trade.

Advice: Those execs place the Braves as the next-likeliest suitor. Getting the White Sox to trade Sale is going to take a bevy of young talent, but all three of these organizations are rich in that department. Sale, 27, posted a 3.34 ERA, 1.037 WHIP, and 233/45 K/BB ratio across 226 2/3 innings this past season for the Southsiders. He's on a team-friendly contract that carries options through 2019.

More: Joel Sherman on Twitter

Mon, Dec 5 Rotoworld
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Nationals remain in trade discussions with the White Sox for Chris Sale.

Advice: They're also talking to the Pirates about Andrew McCutchen. It would seem to be an either/or scenario, as it's hard to see the Nationals having the ammunition to acquire both. Rosenthal notes that the Red Sox are also interested in Sale, though the White Sox would have to lower their asking price to get a deal done.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Sat, Dec 3 Rotoworld
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Braves are still interested in Chris Sale and Chris Archer.

Advice: The Braves have replenished their rotation depth this offseason with the additions of R.A. Dickey, Bartolo Colon and Jaime Garcia. They might not necessarily be looking to add another starter, but if it's someone on another level like Sale or Archer they'd apparently be open to it. Not surprisingly, Crasnick notes that the Braves prefer Sale. He also says they're "very reluctant" to part with infield prospect Ozzie Albies in any deal but are "getting a lot of hits" on him.

More: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter

Fri, Dec 2 Rotoworld
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Oct 2 MIN L 3-6 L 5.0 6 5 5 2 1 6 17 10 0 0 0 226.2 3.34
Sep 27 TB W 13-6 W 7.0 8 3 3 1 0 7 17 9 0 0 0 221.2 3.21
Sep 21 @PHI L 3-8 L 4.0 7 6 6 1 0 5 16 9 0 0 0 214.2 3.19
Sep 16 @KC W 7-4 W 9.0 7 4 2 0 1 10 16 8 0 0 0 210.2 2.99
Sep 11 KC L 0-2 L 8.0 8 2 2 2 1 12 15 8 0 0 0 201.2 3.03
Sep 5 DET L 3-5 - 8.0 6 2 2 2 0 8 15 7 0 0 0 193.2 3.07
Aug 31 @DET L 2-3 - 8.0 8 2 2 0 4 6 15 7 0 0 0 185.2 3.10
Aug 26 SEA L 1-3 L 9.0 5 3 3 1 0 14 15 7 0 0 0 177.2 3.14
Aug 20 OAK W 6-2 W 8.0 3 0 0 0 3 8 15 6 0 0 0 168.2 3.15
Aug 14 @MIA L 4-5 L 6.2 8 5 5 0 1 7 14 6 0 0 0 160.2 3.30
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2010 CWS 21 0 2 1 4 0 2 0 0 23.1 15 5 5 2 10 32 1.93 1.07 .185
2011 CWS 58 0 2 2 8 2 16 0 0 71.0 52 22 22 6 27 79 2.79 1.11 .203
2012 CWS 30 29 17 8 0 1 0 1 0 192.0 167 66 65 19 51 192 3.05 1.14 .235
2013 CWS 30 30 11 14 0 0 0 4 1 214.1 184 81 73 23 46 226 3.07 1.07 .230
2014 CWS 26 26 12 4 0 0 0 2 0 174.0 129 48 42 13 39 208 2.17 0.97 .205
2015 CWS 31 31 13 11 0 0 0 1 0 208.2 185 88 79 23 42 274 3.41 1.09 .233
2016 CWS 32 32 17 10 0 0 0 6 1 226.2 190 88 84 27 45 233 3.34 1.04 .227
Totals 228 148 74 50 12 3 18 14 2 1110.0 922 398 370 113 260 1244 3.00 1.06 .224
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 CWS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 CWS 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2015 CWS 3 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222
2016 CWS 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
Totals 8 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2010 CWS 21 P 0 23 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
2011 CWS 58 P 0 71 5 20 15 0 0 1.000
2012 CWS 30 P 29 192 8 34 25 1 1 .971
2013 CWS 30 P 30 214 5 25 19 1 1 .960
2014 CWS 26 P 26 174 4 17 13 0 0 1.000
2015 CWS 31 P 31 208 7 24 16 1 1 .958
2016 CWS 32 P 32 226 12 31 19 0 1 1.000
Totals 228 P 148 1110 41 152 108 3 4 .980