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Chris Sale (SP)

Chicago White Sox - 99% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: L

Chris Sale went eight innings, giving up only one earned run, to go along with seven strike outs. Sale earned a no decision, as he locked horns with the Indians Corey Kluber, who was just as spectacular. The White Sox won the game 2-1 off the Indians bullpen, who could not hold the lead in the extra frame.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale after a few rough starts to kick off the 2015 campaign, has since returned to his Cy Young contender form. Continue to use Sale as a number one SP.

 

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Vintage Chris Sale was on display in Milwaukee as the White Sox beat the Brewers 4-2. Sale earned the victory, while striking out 11 Brewers over 8 innings, giving up only 2 earned runs. He is now 3-1 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Sale showed vs the Brewers why he is a must start, regardless of the match up. His high strikeout total coupled with pitching deep in games, only adds to his upside. Start Sale with confidence.

 

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Chris Sale was touched up for five runs and seven hits, including a two run home run, off the bat of Victor Martinez over 5.1 innings. Sale finished with six strike outs and five walks. Luckily for Sale, the White Sox rallied for four runs in the eighth, to secure a 7-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale has not been his dominant self to kick off the 2015 campaign, as his 5.93 ERA indicates. One should not panic over his slow start. He should return to his all-star form shortly.

 

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Chris Sale pitched just three innings Thursday against the Twins. He allowed nine runs (eight earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out four batters.

Fantasy Impact: It was a major meltdown for Sale. His defense didn't pick him up at all, but he was hit very hard and often by Twins hitters. It was one of the worst outings of his career. Depending on the outcome of his suspension appeal, his next start could be against the heavy hitting Tigers next week. He remains a must start ace, but owners should watch his next start closely.

 

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Chris Sale received a five game suspension from Major League Baseball on Saturday. (Source: Scott Merkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sale didn't help his cause by going over to the Royals' clubhouse after the brawl on Thursday, but in reality five games is not too bad. If he appeals, he will likely just be pushed back a day or two for his next start after the appeal is decided.

 

Chris Sale went seven innings Thursday night, allowing two runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out two batters. Sale was later ejected from the contest after benches cleared and punches were thrown at the end of the seventh inning. Jeff Samardjiza, Lorenzo Cain, Edison Volquez and Yordano Ventura were also ejected.

Fantasy Impact: The start was good, but Sale took a no-decision Thursday. Now owners will have to wait and see if any further punishment will be handed down by Major League Baseball regarding the incident. Sale's next start is scheduled for Tuesday in Baltimore

 

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Chris Sale earned the win for the White Sox against the Tigers on Saturday. He went six strong innings, giving up just two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners should be loving how Sale is rolling along since returning from the DL. He might have gone deeper in the game had he not run his pitch count up in the first inning. Nevertheless, Sale is solidly in the elite tier of fantasy starting pitchers.

 

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Sale wins in 2015 debut

Sun, Apr 12th 5:15pm EDT
By Scott Brownley

Chris Sale won his first start of the season as the White Sox beat the Twins 6-2. Sale allowed just one run over five hits and a walk while striking out eight in six innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Owners can expect more of the same from Sale in 2015. His velocity was good and he threw 72 of his 98 pitches for strikes. His high K rate and strong ratios make him an elite starting pitcher and an improved White Sox lineup should help him get in the win column more in 2015 than in previous seasons.

 

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White Sox GM Rick Hahn told reporters that Chris Sale emerged from his outing on Monday feeling great. Sale threw 72 pitches over five innings. (Source: White Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This puts Sale on track to rejoin the Sox on Sunday, April 12th for his first start. Moving forward, Sale is a must start in all formats when he rejoins the rotation.

 

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Chris Sale will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday instead of Tuesday as originally reported. He will still throw a five inning simulated game Friday of about 75 pitches. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Sale apparently got his days mixed up when he talked to reporters, and the change of date for the bullpen session is not a setback. If Sale continues on his rehab pace, he should be able to make a start the first week of the season. With his rehab on track, Sale is worthy of a top 25 overall pick.

 

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Chris Sale has resumed throwing after fracturing his right foot on February 27, playing both long toss and throwing off the mound. There is still no timetable for Sale's return from the injury. Robin Ventura says he will choose between Jeff Samardzija and Jose Quintana for Opening Day. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: This is a step in the right direction for Sale and good news for the White Sox. The lefty may not be ready to start the season, but that shouldn't discourage fantasy owners. Sale had a DL stint last season and still managed to finish among the best SP in all formats.

 

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Chris Sale fractures foot

Sun, Mar 1st 10:02am EST
By Steve Anagnos

Chris Sale sustained an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of his right foot as the result of an accident at his Arizona home Friday. The left-hander is expected to be sidelined three weeks before resuming baseball activities. Sale, 25, underwent X-rays this morning at Banner Estrella Hospital in Glendale. He will undergo further tests once the swelling in his foot has subsided. At that point, his status for Opening Day will be better determined. The cause of the injury was described by general manager Rick Hahn as involving "unloading some stuff off the back of his truck and landing awkwardly when he got off the back of the truck." (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: This could have been a lot worse. While certainly not an ideal situation, the freak accident will keep the Cy Young candidate off the mound for only three weeks of spring. Keep an eye on his recovery but don't drop the stud too down on your draft list just yet.

 

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Chris Sale has moved up in Cy Young Award voting in each of his three years as a starter; from sixth, to fifth, to third last year. Sale matches up favorably against other division aces, David Price and Corey Kluber. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale looks to build on last year's almost Cy Young peformance. The only fantasy concern with Sale is the arm soreness he has had the last three years. Even so, Sale is a top pitching draft prospect for the 2015 fantasy baseball season.