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July 21, 2012

Chris Sale’s command slips

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 21, 2012 10:00 pm
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Sox @ Tigers:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(L, 11-3) 7.0 7 5 5 4 6 1 2.37
Axelrod 1.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 5.63
Totals 8.0 10 7 7 5 7 1 4.06

IBB: Cabrera, Mi (by Sale).
Pitches-strikes: Sale 90-59, Axelrod 29-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 5-6, Axelrod 1-1.
Batters faced: Sale 31, Axelrod 7.

Pitch F/X for Chris Sale:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Whiffs / % SNIPs / % Linear Weights
FA (Fastball) 88.25 88.4 12.18 3.40 2 2 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 100.00% -0.0986
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 90.80 93 7.73 5.89 2 1 / 50.00% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 50.00% 0.0443
CH (Changeup) 82.22 87.8 11.10 2.13 27 18 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 9 / 50.00% -0.1470
SL (Slider) 77.15 79.4 -4.99 -3.53 26 21 / 80.77% 8 / 30.77% 15 / 75.00% 0.9095
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.40 94 10.61 4.21 29 17 / 58.62% 1 / 3.45% 11 / 47.83% -0.8116
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm.
SNIPs are “Strikes Not In Play” and do not include any balls in play.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 9 7 77.78 9 -0.848
2 9 7 77.78 18 -0.350
3 15 6 40.00 33 -0.442
4 11 9 81.82 44 -0.834
5 15 13 86.67 59 0.964
6 18 10 55.56 77 1.410
7 9 7 77.78 86 -0.004

Sale’s velocity was down. And he got 8 of his 9 whiffs on his slider.

Here’s how tonight’s start compares with Sale’s previous starts:

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
4-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
4-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
Sliders
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Slider
velocity
(mph)
Changeup
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 9/3 3/0 5/2 8 20-15-2 94.26 14-6-0 92.85 31-16-4 80.20 12-7-1 83.81
2 (4/15) 5.0 102-68 7/2 5/1 5/2 11 51-36-4 94.35 6-4-1 93.60 18-12-5 81.33 18-8-1 84.36
3 (4/20) 6.1 110-69 4/2 7/1 11/3 18 52-32-5 93.44 - - 49-36-12 80.65 8-1-1 85.48
4 (4/25) 8.0 101-71 4/5 6/0 5/0 4 53-38-1 91.60 - - 28-18-2 78.68 16-11-1 84.55
5 (5/1) 6.0 88-62 9/5 3/0 3/1 6 28-21-2 92.35 1-0-0 92.20 23-17-2 79.66 17-14-2 84.64
RL (5/8) 1.0 26-14 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 7/4 7/0 3/2 6 66-41-2 91.72 5-4-1 92.10 19-12-0 78.17 10-7-3 84.34
7 (5/16) 5.1 103-68 2/2 5/1 7/1 13 72-53-10 92.18 3-1-0 94.00 12-6-1 80.25 12-8-2 83.79
8 (5/23) 7.0 97-64 11/0 2/0 6/2 10 55-34-2 91.68 6-5-1 92.93 19-14-5 79.79 14-9-2 84.54
9 (5/28) 7.1 115-80 4/2 3/0 15/2 23 53-35-9 93.23 - - 33-27-10 79.96 20-12-4 84.52
10 (6/3) 9.0 119-81 7/9 5/1 8/2 11 43-29-2 92.97 11-6-1 92.77 36-28-8 79.07 23-15-0 84.57
11 (6/9) 8.0 101-70 7/6 4/0 7/0 15 47-31-3 92.52 5-5-1 92.98 16-12-4 78.64 29-18-7 82.89
12 (6/15) 5.2 107-70 6/3 7/0 6/4 7 42-28-0 91.89 24-14-3 93.47 30-20-2 79.73 11-8-2 83.16
13 (6/22) 8.0 109-70 6/5 4/0 7/1 11 45-30-2 92.84 8-5-2 94.13 22-13-2 79.05 17-11-5 83.98
14 (6/27) 7.0 93-64 5/5 6/1 5/1 12 40-28-2 91.75 - - 28-18-6 79.02 22-15-4 83.91
15 (7/3) 7.1 95-64 11/3 5/0 4/1 10 44-35-4 92.28 5-0-0 94.34 17-12-3 78.88 21-13-3 83.85
AS (7/10) 1.0 13-10 0/2 2/0 1/0 2 6-5-0 94.60 1-1-1 95.10 5-3-1 81.22 - -
16 (7/15) 8.0 115-76 11/4 10/0 4/0 7 39-24-1 92.26 17-7-1 92.40 28-24-4 78.30 31-21-1 84.00
17 (7/21) 7.0 90-59 5/6 7/1 6/4 11 29-17-1 91.40 2-1-0 91.40 26-21-8 77.15 27-18-0 82.22

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

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White Sox trade for RHP Brett Myers

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 21, 2012 2:10 pm
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White Sox press release:

The Chicago White have acquired right-handed pitcher Brett Myers and cash considerations from the Houston Astros in exchange for right-handed pitcher Matt Heidenreich, left-handed pitcher Blair Walters and a player to be named later.

Brett Myers’ stats:

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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2002 21 PHI NL 4 5 .444 4.25 12 12 0 1 0 0 72.0 73 38 34 11 29 1 34 6 1 2 307 92 1.417 9.1 1.4 3.6 4.3 1.17
2003 22 PHI NL 14 9 .609 4.43 32 32 0 1 1 0 193.0 205 99 95 20 76 8 143 9 0 9 848 90 1.456 9.6 0.9 3.5 6.7 1.88
2004 23 PHI NL 11 11 .500 5.52 32 31 1 1 1 0 176.0 196 113 108 31 62 4 116 6 0 5 778 81 1.466 10.0 1.6 3.2 5.9 1.87
2005 24 PHI NL 13 8 .619 3.72 34 34 0 2 0 0 215.1 193 94 89 31 68 2 208 11 4 4 905 118 1.212 8.1 1.3 2.8 8.7 3.06
2006 25 PHI NL 12 7 .632 3.91 31 31 0 1 0 0 198.0 194 93 86 29 63 3 189 3 0 3 833 120 1.298 8.8 1.3 2.9 8.6 3.00
2007 26 PHI NL 5 7 .417 4.33 51 3 37 0 0 21 68.2 61 33 33 9 27 1 83 1 0 5 293 106 1.282 8.0 1.2 3.5 10.9 3.07
2008 27 PHI NL 10 13 .435 4.55 30 30 0 2 1 0 190.0 197 103 96 29 65 6 163 6 0 2 817 96 1.379 9.3 1.4 3.1 7.7 2.51
2009 28 PHI NL 4 3 .571 4.84 18 10 1 0 0 0 70.2 74 38 38 18 23 1 50 4 0 1 304 87 1.373 9.4 2.3 2.9 6.4 2.17
2010 29 HOU NL 14 8 .636 3.14 33 33 0 2 0 0 223.2 212 88 78 20 66 3 180 3 0 2 936 126 1.243 8.5 0.8 2.7 7.2 2.73 CYA-10
2011 30 HOU NL 7 14 .333 4.46 34 33 1 2 0 0 216.0 226 116 107 31 57 5 160 4 0 7 917 86 1.310 9.4 1.3 2.4 6.7 2.81
2012 31 HOU NL 0 4 .000 3.52 35 0 29 0 0 19 30.2 35 17 12 4 6 1 20 2 0 1 134 116 1.337 10.3 1.2 1.8 5.9 3.33
11 Yrs 94 89 .514 4.22 342 249 69 12 3 40 1654.0 1666 832 776 233 542 35 1346 55 5 41 7072 100 1.335 9.1 1.3 2.9 7.3 2.48
162 Game Avg. 11 10 .514 4.22 39 29 8 1 0 5 190 192 96 89 27 62 4 155 6 1 5 814 100 1.335 9.1 1.3 2.9 7.3 2.48
PHI (8 yrs) 73 63 .537 4.40 240 183 39 8 3 21 1183.2 1193 611 579 178 413 26 986 46 5 31 5085 99 1.357 9.1 1.4 3.1 7.5 2.39
HOU (3 yrs) 21 26 .447 3.77 102 66 30 4 0 19 470.1 473 221 197 55 129 9 360 9 0 10 1987 104 1.280 9.1 1.1 2.5 6.9 2.79
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 7/21/2012.

More stats.

MLBTR:

Myers, 31, has a $10MM option for 2013 that will vest if he finishes 45 games and doesn’t end the season on the disabled list.  To date, the closer has finished 29 games with 35 appearances in total.
… If the Astros trade the 31-year-old to a team that uses him as a setup man, the option likely won’t vest. There’s a good chance Myers will finish 45 games if he continues closing, but one executive suggested to Morosi that the $10MM vesting option isn’t that scary to prospective trade partners. “I wouldn’t imagine it’s going to be a huge hindrance,” the person said.

Myers’ contract:

  • 2 years/$23M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with Houston 8/1/10, replacing option year of previous deal
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 11:$7M, 12:$11M, 13:$10M club option ($3M buyout)
    • 2013 option guaranteed based on 2012 games started (re-worked 2/12 to base vesting on 2012 games finished, reflecting change to closer’s role)
    • $1.5M in annual performance bonuses

22-year old minor-league LHP Blair Walters was an 11th round pick in the 2011 draft. Here arew Walters’ stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 21 Great Falls PION Rk CHW 9 0 1.000 4.03 14 13 1 0 0 0 73.2 72 36 33 6 17 0 72 3 0 5 306 1.208 8.8 0.7 2.1 8.8 4.24
2012 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ CHW 4 6 .400 3.96 18 18 0 0 0 0 97.2 99 47 43 9 22 0 93 8 1 8 415 1.239 9.1 0.8 2.0 8.6 4.23
2012 22 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 3 3 .500 2.88 13 13 0 0 0 0 72.0 61 27 23 6 18 0 69 5 0 4 295 1.097 7.6 0.8 2.2 8.6 3.83
2012 22 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 1 3 .250 7.01 5 5 0 0 0 0 25.2 38 20 20 3 4 0 24 3 1 4 120 1.636 13.3 1.1 1.4 8.4 6.00
2 Seasons 13 6 .684 3.99 32 31 1 0 0 0 171.1 171 83 76 15 39 0 165 11 1 13 721 1.226 9.0 0.8 2.0 8.7 4.23
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 7/21/2012.

21-year old RHP Matt Heidenreic was a 4th round pick in the 2009 draft, and a PTBNL (player to be named later). Here are Heidenreich’s stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2009 18 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 0 1 .000 4.50 16 0 3 0 0 0 22.0 22 14 11 1 12 0 12 0 0 2 100 1.545 9.0 0.4 4.9 4.9 1.00
2010 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A CHW 6 2 .750 2.69 14 11 1 0 0 0 77.0 76 32 23 2 11 0 60 4 0 4 310 1.130 8.9 0.2 1.3 7.0 5.45
2010 19 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 6 2 .750 2.49 13 11 1 0 0 0 76.0 73 30 21 2 11 0 58 4 0 4 304 1.105 8.6 0.2 1.3 6.9 5.27
2010 19 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 0 0 18.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
2011 20 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 10 10 .500 4.32 27 27 0 0 0 0 154.1 174 91 74 13 31 0 101 11 0 5 676 1.328 10.1 0.8 1.8 5.9 3.26
2012 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA CHW 9 4 .692 3.95 18 18 0 2 1 0 111.2 115 56 49 13 18 0 71 4 0 3 462 1.191 9.3 1.0 1.5 5.7 3.94
2012 21 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 8 2 .800 3.57 15 15 0 2 1 0 93.1 88 42 37 12 13 0 62 4 0 3 377 1.082 8.5 1.2 1.3 6.0 4.77
2012 21 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 1 2 .333 5.89 3 3 0 0 0 0 18.1 27 14 12 1 5 0 9 0 0 0 85 1.745 13.3 0.5 2.5 4.4 1.80
4 Seasons 25 17 .595 3.87 75 56 4 2 1 0 365.0 387 193 157 29 72 0 244 19 0 14 1548 1.258 9.5 0.7 1.8 6.0 3.39
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 7/21/2012.

Wondering who the PTBNL is gonna be…

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