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July 28, 2012

White Sox trade for LHP Francisco Liriano

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 28, 2012 10:15 pm
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White Sox Press Release:

The Chicago White Sox have acquired left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for infielder Eduardo Escobar and left-hander Pedro Hernandez. …

Here are his Liriano’s 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
2005 21 MIN AL 1 2 .333 5.70 6 4 2 0 0 0 23.2 19 15 15 4 7 0 33 0 0 0 93 79 1.099 7.2 1.5 2.7 12.5 4.71
2006 22 MIN AL 12 3 .800 2.16 28 16 2 0 0 1 121.0 89 31 29 9 32 0 144 1 1 9 473 208 1.000 6.6 0.7 2.4 10.7 4.50 AS,RoY-3
2008 24 MIN AL 6 4 .600 3.91 14 14 0 0 0 0 76.0 74 40 33 7 32 1 67 1 0 3 329 108 1.395 8.8 0.8 3.8 7.9 2.09
2009 25 MIN AL 5 13 .278 5.80 29 24 2 0 0 0 136.2 147 93 88 21 65 0 122 6 1 5 609 76 1.551 9.7 1.4 4.3 8.0 1.88
2010 26 MIN AL 14 10 .583 3.62 31 31 0 0 0 0 191.2 184 77 77 9 58 0 201 10 1 10 806 112 1.263 8.6 0.4 2.7 9.4 3.47 CYA-11
2011 27 MIN AL 9 10 .474 5.09 26 24 0 1 1 0 134.1 125 81 76 14 75 1 112 7 0 9 591 80 1.489 8.4 0.9 5.0 7.5 1.49
2012 28 MIN AL 3 10 .231 5.31 22 17 2 0 0 0 100.0 89 63 59 12 55 4 109 4 1 6 440 77 1.440 8.0 1.1 5.0 9.8 1.98
7 Yrs 50 52 .490 4.33 156 130 8 1 1 1 783.1 727 400 377 76 324 6 788 29 4 42 3341 97 1.342 8.4 0.9 3.7 9.1 2.43
162 Game Avg. 12 12 .490 4.33 37 31 2 0 0 0 186 173 95 90 18 77 1 187 7 1 10 794 97 1.342 8.4 0.9 3.7 9.1 2.43
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 7/28/2012.

And here’s Liriano’s Fangraphs page, Liriano’s Pitch F/X player card. and Liriano’s Pitch F/X profile.

Liriano, who’s on his last arbitration year, is on a 1-year $5.5 million contract and will be a free-agent after this season.

Chris Sale threw 45 sliders tonight

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 28, 2012 12:00 am
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Sox @ Rangers:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 12-3) 6.1 6 5 5 2 6 1 2.61
Jones, N 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.43
Thornton(H, 17) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.64
Myers(H, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.27
Reed 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.00
Totals 9.0 8 5 5 4 8 1 4.05

HBP: Kinsler (by Sale), Gentry (by Sale), Kinsler (by Jones, N).
Pitches-strikes: Sale 109-75, Jones, N 9-2, Thornton 10-5, Myers 17-13, Reed 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 6-4, Jones, N 0-0, Thornton 1-1, Myers 1-1, Reed 1-1.
Batters faced: Sale 27, Jones, N 2, Thornton 3, Myers 4, Reed 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Jones, N 1-0, Thornton 3-1.

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) 88.30 89.2 12.47 7.50 6 2 / 33.33% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 33.33% 0.3629
CH (Changeup) 84.46 87.8 11.84 6.41 27 16 / 59.26% 1 / 3.70% 10 / 47.62% 0.9957
SL (Slider) 78.14 80.3 -0.13 1.61 45 36 / 80.00% 12 / 26.67% 30 / 76.92% -2.5457
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 90.22 92.4 12.04 7.87 31 21 / 67.74% 0 / 0.00% 16 / 61.54% 1.1327
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 28 19 67.86 28 1.953
2 8 7 87.50 36 -0.057
3 12 11 91.67 48 -0.350
4 11 9 81.82 59 -0.862
5 24 15 62.50 83 -0.215
6 13 8 61.54 96 -0.561
7 13 6 46.15 109 0.038

Sale has pitched 124.0 innings now this year.

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 90.80 26-21-8 77.15 27-18-0 82.22
18 (7/27) 6.1 109-75 6/4 6/1 6/2 13 31-21-2 90.22 - - 45-36-12 78.14 27-16-1 84.46

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

Sale had thrown more than 36 sliders just one time this year before tonight: in his 3rd start of the year, when he also played 6.1 innings and also threw just 1 more pitch than tonight., he threw 49 sliders.

Pitch F/X for the other Sox that pitched tonight (Nate Jones, Matt Thornton, Brett Myers, Addison Reed) inside:

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