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September 24, 2012

Chris Sale throws 118 pitches in 7 innings

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 24, 2012 10:30 pm
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Indians @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale 7.0 10 3 3 2 4 1 2.86
Myers(W, 3-7) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.38
Thornton(H, 26) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.32
Veal(S, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.75
Totals 9.0 13 4 4 3 5 1 4.05

Pitches-strikes: Sale 118-79, Myers 15-7, Thornton 9-7, Veal 7-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 10-3, Myers 0-0, Thornton 1-0, Veal 1-0.
Batters faced: Sale 30, Myers 3, Thornton 3, Veal 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Veal 1-1.

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) 88.28 88.7 10.77 -0.38 4 3 / 75.00% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 66.67% 0.4921
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.60 94.1 8.00 0.74 2 1 / 50.00% 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.2483
CH (Changeup) 83.19 87.4 13.07 -1.64 21 12 / 57.14% 1 / 4.76% 5 / 35.71% -1.8202
SL (Slider) 76.41 80.1 -6.06 -5.50 32 20 / 62.50% 2 / 6.25% 15 / 55.56% 1.6495
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.85 95.3 10.66 2.50 59 43 / 72.88% 6 / 10.17% 33 / 67.35% 2.2112
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 26 15 57.69 26 0.283
2 9 8 88.89 35 -0.072
3 21 13 61.90 56 0.810
4 12 7 58.33 68 -0.561
5 18 11 61.11 86 -0.062
6 18 14 77.78 104 1.905
7 14 11 78.57 118 -0.019

Sale threw a lot of pitches (118), a lot of whom were two-seam fastballs (59). And as we’ll see below, the numbers of sliders were down.

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

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
BF GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastballs
-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)
Changeups
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 25 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 22 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 28 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 29 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 22 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 6 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 24 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 22 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 24 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 27 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 33 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 29 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 28 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 27 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 25 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 26 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 5 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 32 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 31 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 27 6/4 6/1 6/2 13 31-21-2 90.22 - - 45-36-12 78.14 27-16-1 84.46
19 (8/6) 8.0 101-67 30 6/4 8/2 7/0 12 58-39-7 92.69 6-4-0 93.75 17-9-1 78.82 20-15-4 82.41
20 (8/12) 6.2 114-79 26 5/2 6/2 11/0 19 52-35-6 92.50 4-3-1 92.55 26-17-6 78.30 30-24-6 82.77
21 (8/17) 6.2 117-70 32 8/2 9/2 5/4 11 51-32-1 92.63 7-4-1 94.29 24-17-6 79.10 24-17-3 82.62
22 (8/22) 7.2 109-70 27 3/4 3/1 13/1 14 43-33-5 93.05 12-6-1 92.88 29-17-6 78.46 23-14-2 83.25
23 (8/28) 4.0 76-46 19 4/0 6/1 5/3 9 31-21-4 91.49 - - 15-8-2 77.35 25-15-3 84.23
24 (9/2) 6.0 106-61 26 5/2 5/2 7/4 15 33-19-2 91.68 8-3-1 92.09 44-27-9 77.64 21-12-3 82.30
25 (9/8) 6.0 101-63 23 7/3 5/0 6/1 9 34-21-2 91.72 3-2-0 92.40 24-13-3 77.40 37-25-4 83.61
26 (9/14) 6.0 99-65 22 6/3 3/0 5/0 7 39-27-1 92.06 - - 19-10-2 76.57 37-24-2 82.98
27 (9/19) 6.2 113-71 30 6/4 8/0 8/2 13 28-18-3 91.50 16-7-0 91.99 39-26-8 75.87 24-18-2 84.61
28 (9/24) 7.0 118-79 30 10/3 10/1 4/2 9 59-43-6 91.85 2-1-0 92.60 32-20-2 76.41 21-12-1 83.19

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

Pitch F/X for the other Sox that pitched tonight (Brett Myers, Matt Thornton, Donnie Veal) inside:

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September 14, 2012

Chris Sale throws more changeups and less fastballs again

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 14, 2012 11:00 pm
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Sox @ Twins:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 17-6) 6.0 3 0 0 0 5 0 2.78
Myers 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.58
Thornton 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.36
Totals 9.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 4.09

HBP: Mastroianni (by Sale).
Pitches-strikes: Sale 99-65, Myers 17-14, Thornton 17-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 6-3, Myers 1-1, Thornton 1-2.
Batters faced: Sale 22, Myers 6, Thornton 4.

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) 88.23 88.7 12.79 4.23 4 4 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 100.00% -0.9592
CH (Changeup) 82.98 87.8 13.87 2.72 37 24 / 64.86% 4 / 10.81% 18 / 58.06% -1.5125
SL (Slider) 76.57 80.9 -6.17 -2.76 19 10 / 52.63% 2 / 10.53% 9 / 50.00% -0.7038
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 92.06 94.8 11.69 5.85 39 27 / 69.23% 1 / 2.56% 21 / 63.64% -0.0578
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 17 11 64.71 17 -0.848
2 10 7 70.00 27 -0.848
3 20 13 65.00 47 -0.350
4 19 12 63.16 66 -0.335
5 17 11 64.71 83 -0.502
6 16 11 68.75 99 -0.350

Sale’s 2-seam fastball velocity climbed over 92mph.

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

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
BF GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastballs
-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)
Changeups
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 25 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 22 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 28 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 29 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 22 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 6 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 24 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 22 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 24 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 27 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 33 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 29 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 28 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 27 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 25 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 26 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 5 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 32 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 31 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 27 6/4 6/1 6/2 13 31-21-2 90.22 - - 45-36-12 78.14 27-16-1 84.46
19 (8/6) 8.0 101-67 30 6/4 8/2 7/0 12 58-39-7 92.69 6-4-0 93.75 17-9-1 78.82 20-15-4 82.41
20 (8/12) 6.2 114-79 26 5/2 6/2 11/0 19 52-35-6 92.50 4-3-1 92.55 26-17-6 78.30 30-24-6 82.77
21 (8/17) 6.2 117-70 32 8/2 9/2 5/4 11 51-32-1 92.63 7-4-1 94.29 24-17-6 79.10 24-17-3 82.62
22 (8/22) 7.2 109-70 27 3/4 3/1 13/1 14 43-33-5 93.05 12-6-1 92.88 29-17-6 78.46 23-14-2 83.25
23 (8/28) 4.0 76-46 19 4/0 6/1 5/3 9 31-21-4 91.49 - - 15-8-2 77.35 25-15-3 84.23
24 (9/2) 6.0 106-61 26 5/2 5/2 7/4 15 33-19-2 91.68 8-3-1 92.09 44-27-9 77.64 21-12-3 82.30
25 (9/8) 6.0 101-63 23 7/3 5/0 6/1 9 34-21-2 91.72 3-2-0 92.40 24-13-3 77.40 37-25-4 83.61
26 (9/14) 6.0 99-65 22 6/3 3/0 5/0 7 39-27-1 92.06 - - 19-10-2 76.57 37-24-2 82.98

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

Pitch F/X for the other Sox that pitched yesterday (Brett Myers, Matt Thornton) inside:

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September 8, 2012

Chris Sale dials up … the number of his changeups

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 8, 2012 9:00 pm
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Royals @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 16-6) 6.0 5 1 1 1 6 0 2.88
Crain 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.82
Myers 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.46
Thornton(H, 23) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.45
Reed(S, 26) 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 4.83
Totals 9.0 11 4 4 1 12 0 4.13

Pitches-strikes: Sale 101-63, Crain 15-10, Myers 11-6, Thornton 9-7, Reed 22-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 7-3, Crain 0-0, Myers 0-0, Thornton 0-0, Reed 0-0.
Batters faced: Sale 23, Crain 3, Myers 3, Thornton 2, Reed 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Thornton 1-0.

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) 88.47 89.4 12.93 -1.20 3 2 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 50.00% -0.2827
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.40 94 7.27 0.47 3 2 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 66.67% -0.0010
CH (Changeup) 83.61 87.8 12.51 -1.95 37 25 / 67.57% 4 / 10.81% 19 / 61.29% -1.0771
SL (Slider) 77.40 86.1 -3.92 -6.01 24 13 / 54.17% 3 / 12.50% 12 / 52.17% -0.3524
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.72 94.4 11.02 0.01 34 21 / 61.76% 2 / 5.88% 13 / 50.00% -0.7928
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 20 12 60.00 20 -0.350
2 17 9 52.94 37 -0.062
3 29 18 62.07 66 0.464
4 13 9 69.23 79 -0.862
5 12 9 75.00 91 -0.848
6 10 6 60.00 101 -0.848

Sale threw 37 changeups (season high), 25 of them were strikes (season high). Also, the velocity of Sale’s 2-seam fastball was under 92mph for the 3rd consecutive start.

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

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
BF GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastballs
-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)
Changeups
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 25 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 22 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 28 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 29 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 22 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 6 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 24 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 22 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 24 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 27 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 33 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 29 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 28 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 27 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 25 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 26 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 5 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 32 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 31 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 27 6/4 6/1 6/2 13 31-21-2 90.22 - - 45-36-12 78.14 27-16-1 84.46
19 (8/6) 8.0 101-67 30 6/4 8/2 7/0 12 58-39-7 92.69 6-4-0 93.75 17-9-1 78.82 20-15-4 82.41
20 (8/12) 6.2 114-79 26 5/2 6/2 11/0 19 52-35-6 92.50 4-3-1 92.55 26-17-6 78.30 30-24-6 82.77
21 (8/17) 6.2 117-70 32 8/2 9/2 5/4 11 51-32-1 92.63 7-4-1 94.29 24-17-6 79.10 24-17-3 82.62
22 (8/22) 7.2 109-70 27 3/4 3/1 13/1 14 43-33-5 93.05 12-6-1 92.88 29-17-6 78.46 23-14-2 83.25
23 (8/28) 4.0 76-46 19 4/0 6/1 5/3 9 31-21-4 91.49 - - 15-8-2 77.35 25-15-3 84.23
24 (9/2) 6.0 106-61 26 5/2 5/2 7/4 15 33-19-2 91.68 8-3-1 92.09 44-27-9 77.64 21-12-3 82.30
25 (9/8) 6.0 101-63 23 7/3 5/0 6/1 9 34-21-2 91.72 3-2-0 92.40 24-13-3 77.40 37-25-4 83.61

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

Pitch F/X for the other Sox that pitched yesterday (Jesse Crain, Brett Myers, Matt Thornton, Addison Reed) inside:

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September 3, 2012

Chris Sale’s fastball drops under 92 mph again

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 3, 2012 2:30 pm
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Sox @ Tigers:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(L, 15-6) 6.0 5 4 4 4 7 2 2.93
Jones, N 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.95
Septimo 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.59
Myers 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.42
Totals 8.0 8 4 4 5 8 2 4.03

HBP: Fielder (by Sale).
Pitches-strikes: Sale 106-61, Jones, N 14-10, Septimo 3-3, Myers 13-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 5-2, Jones, N 1-1, Septimo 0-1, Myers 0-1.
Batters faced: Sale 26, Jones, N 4, Septimo 2, Myers 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Myers 1-0.

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
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.09 93.3 6.76 5.99 8 3 / 37.50% 1 / 12.50% 2 / 28.57% -0.1697
CH (Changeup) 82.30 87.4 12.38 1.78 21 12 / 57.14% 3 / 14.29% 9 / 50.00% -1.7617
SL (Slider) 77.64 80.3 -5.97 -2.36 44 27 / 61.36% 9 / 20.45% 25 / 59.52% 0.3550
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.68 95.2 10.61 4.22 33 19 / 57.58% 2 / 6.06% 11 / 44.00% 3.1431
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 12 6 50.00 12 -0.743
2 13 9 69.23 25 -0.019
3 13 6 46.15 38 -0.757
4 21 10 47.62 59 -0.186
5 16 12 75.00 75 1.392
6 31 18 58.06 106 1.880

Sale’s velocity was under 92mph last week too. Sale, also, threw 44 sliders. 44 out of 106!

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

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
BF GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastballs
-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)
Changeups
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 25 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 22 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 28 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 29 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 22 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 6 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 24 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 22 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 24 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 27 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 33 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 29 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 28 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 27 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 25 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 26 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 5 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 32 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 31 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 27 6/4 6/1 6/2 13 31-21-2 90.22 - - 45-36-12 78.14 27-16-1 84.46
19 (8/6) 8.0 101-67 30 6/4 8/2 7/0 12 58-39-7 92.69 6-4-0 93.75 17-9-1 78.82 20-15-4 82.41
20 (8/12) 6.2 114-79 26 5/2 6/2 11/0 19 52-35-6 92.50 4-3-1 92.55 26-17-6 78.30 30-24-6 82.77
21 (8/17) 6.2 117-70 32 8/2 9/2 5/4 11 51-32-1 92.63 7-4-1 94.29 24-17-6 79.10 24-17-3 82.62
22 (8/22) 7.2 109-70 27 3/4 3/1 13/1 14 43-33-5 93.05 12-6-1 92.88 29-17-6 78.46 23-14-2 83.25
23 (8/28) 4.0 76-46 19 4/0 6/1 5/3 9 31-21-4 91.49 - - 15-8-2 77.35 25-15-3 84.23
24 (9/2) 6.0 106-61 26 5/2 5/2 7/4 15 33-19-2 91.68 8-3-1 92.09 44-27-9 77.64 21-12-3 82.30

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

Pitch F/X for the other Sox that pitched yesterday (Nate Jones [who hit 101.1 mph!], Leyson Septimo, Brett Myers) inside:

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August 22, 2012

Chris Sale strikes out 13, walks 1, and whiffs 14 Yankees

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 22, 2012 10:00 pm
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Yankees @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 15-4) 7.2 3 1 1 1 13 1 2.65
Myers(H, 5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.33
Reed(S, 23) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.65
Totals 9.0 4 1 1 1 15 1 3.96

Pitches-strikes: Sale 109-70, Myers 3-2, Reed 16-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 3-4, Myers 1-0, Reed 1-0.
Batters faced: Sale 27, Myers 1, Reed 4.

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) 88.05 88.1 10.88 1.20 2 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.0790
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.88 94.5 7.57 2.98 12 6 / 50.00% 1 / 8.33% 4 / 40.00% -0.8558
CH (Changeup) 83.25 87.2 12.21 -0.45 23 14 / 60.87% 2 / 8.70% 11 / 55.00% -1.2647
SL (Slider) 78.46 83.9 -4.98 -5.30 29 17 / 58.62% 6 / 20.69% 15 / 55.56% -0.8953
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 93.05 96 9.79 2.91 43 33 / 76.74% 5 / 11.63% 27 / 72.97% -0.2225
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 11 7 63.64 11 -0.862
2 16 11 68.75 27 -0.019
3 13 9 69.23 40 -0.862
4 13 9 69.23 53 -0.019
5 11 8 72.73 64 -0.848
6 18 11 61.11 82 0.582
7 19 9 47.37 101 -0.547
8 8 6 75.00 109 -0.584

Sale’s 2-seam fastball averaged 93.05 mph tonight! Ale’s 2-seam fastball had not averaged more than 93 mph in a start after his May 1 start.

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

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
BF GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastballs
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
4-seam
fastballs
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
4-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
Sliders
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Slider
velocity
(mph)
Changeups
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 25 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 22 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 28 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 29 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 22 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 6 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 24 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 22 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 24 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 27 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 33 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 29 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 28 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 27 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 25 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 26 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 5 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 32 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 31 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 27 6/4 6/1 6/2 13 31-21-2 90.22 - - 45-36-12 78.14 27-16-1 84.46
19 (8/6) 8.0 101-67 30 6/4 8/2 7/0 12 58-39-7 92.69 6-4-0 93.75 17-9-1 78.82 20-15-4 82.41
20 (8/12) 6.2 114-79 26 5/2 6/2 11/0 19 52-35-6 92.50 4-3-1 92.55 26-17-6 78.30 30-24-6 82.77
21 (8/17) 6.2 117-70 32 8/2 9/2 5/4 11 51-32-1 92.63 7-4-1 94.29 24-17-6 79.10 24-17-3 82.62
22 (8/22) 7.2 109-70 27 3/4 3/1 13/1 14 43-33-5 93.05 12-6-1 92.88 29-17-6 78.46 23-14-2 83.25

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

Pitch F/X for the other Sox that pitched yesterday (Brett Myers, Addison Reed) inside:

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July 28, 2012

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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July 21, 2012

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…

July 31, 2010

Houston listening on offers for Brett Myers

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 31, 2010 11:02 am
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Rosenthal (FS):

Sources: Astros fielding offers for Myers and Wandy. As Morosi reported, Twins on Myers. Told Astros not that motivated. We’ll see.

If the Twins get Myers and Kenny ends trading Hudson for Edwin freakin Jackson, Kenny’s trading deadline moves would be a spectacular failure.

July 30, 2010

White Sox after RHP Brett Myers? [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 30, 2010 1:11 pm
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Nightengale (USAT):

white sox Sox GM Kenny Williams, the king of the trade deadline, is quietly exploring possibility of acquring Brett Myers from Astros

Fangraphs on Myers: 113 K / 42 BB, 3.10 ERA, 3.52 FIP, 3.78 xFIP, 2.8 WAR, 49.8% GB%, .294 BABIP, 7.01 K/9, 2.61 BB/9, 0.74 HR/9

Contract:

  • 1 year/$5.1M (2010), plus 2011 mutual option
    • 10:$3.1M, 11:$8M mutual option ($2M buyout)

Getting Myers, unlike Edwin Jackson, makes sense. And it has JJ’s approval!

UPDATE: Nightengale (USAT):

White Sox have Edwin Jackson included in current trade package for Dunn. If Sox get Dunn, then will try to land Astros’ Brett Myers

That would fix things.

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