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Chris Sale (SP)

Chicago White Sox - 99% owned

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The Chicago WhiteSox have suspended pitcher Chris Sale for five days after yesterday's clubhouse incident. (Source: Chicago White Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The White Sox ace has a been one of the best pitchers in baseball so far this season. It is tough to see a suspension right when every fantasy owner is about to make a playoff push. This season Sale has 14 wins, 3.18 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and is 13th in the major leagues with 129 strikeouts. When Chris is back from suspension, get him in your lineups asap!


According to reports, Chris Sale was unhappy with the throwback jerseys that the White Sox were wearing on Saturday and ripped up the jersey, causing him to be scratched from his start against the Tigers. Many assumed that Sale was scratched from the start because he was traded, but this bizarre event caused his start to be delayed. Sale is scheduled to face the Cubs on July 28 and has a 3.18 ERA this season. (Source: Tommy Stokke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sale may still be traded, as teams from the Red Sox, Rangers, and even Braves have made inquires on the 27-year-old. The White Sox have made it abundantly clear that it would take five high class prospects to acquire their ace, shrinking the list of suitors to those with elite minor league systems. Sale has a .500 OPS in 52 at-bats against current Cubs' batters, but Ben Zobrist is 6-for-11 against the left-handed ace.


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Chris Sale was razor sharp on Monday night. Sale went eight innings, giving up only one hit, and zero earned runs. Sale struck out six,while walking three. The White Sox were up 3-0 headed into the bottom of the ninth. Unfortunately, for Sale and the White Sox, the pen blew the lead in the ninth, as Adam Lind hit a walk off home run to lead the Mariners to a 4-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale looked on track for his major league leading fifteenth victory, but it was not to be, as the bullpen imploded. Sale has a impressive 3.18 ERA, with a 1.01 WHIP. He also has 129 strikeouts, in 133 innings of work. Sale has been a road warrior in 2016. In 10 starts on the road, he has a miniscule 2.08 ERA, holding opponents to a .513 OPS.


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White Sox ace Chris Sale will be starting for the American League in tomorrow nights All-Star game against Giants starter Johnny Cueto. (Source: Evan Drellich on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sale leads the league in wins and tallies a 3.38 ERA. Chris should only go a few innings but it's nice to see him get recognition for his great first half.


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Chris Sale pound Braves

Sat, Jul 9th 2:30am EDT
By Nicholas Ortiz

Chris Sale went five innings, giving up eight earned runs on 10 hits. Sale struck out five, while walking two. Sale finished the first half of the season, 14-3 with a 3.38 ERA.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale had his worst outing of the year on Friday night vs the Braves. Sale hasn't been himself over his last seven starts. Sale has a 5.24 ERA, with a 1.32 WHIP, over his last seven starts.


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Chris Sale went 7 innings, giving up four earned runs on six hits. Sale struck out nine, en route to picking up his major league leading 14th win.

Fantasy Impact: What else can you say about Chris Sale? He continues to be among the best pitchers in the game. His WHIP is under one, and he is averaging almost a strike out per inning.


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Chris Sale picked up his 13th win of the season on Sunday afternoon. Sale went 8 innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits. Sale struck out seven and lowered his ERA to a sparkling 2.79. The White Sox won back-to-back series for the first time since late April.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale continues to shine in 2016. After a hitting a bit of rough patch in early June, he has righted the ship. Sale has only given up 3 earned runs over his last 15 innings pitched.


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Chris Sale went seven innings, while striking out nine, en route to becoming the majors first 12 game winner. Sale is now 12-2 on the season, with a 2.83 ERA.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale put a halt to his mini-slump on Tuesday night, by shutting down the mighty Red Sox offense. Sale had given up 12 earned runs and six home runs over his last three starts, but he seems to have righted the ship and continues to push for his first Cy Young award.


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Chris Sale went seven innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits, while striking out seven. Sale ran his record to 11-2 with a 2.94 ERA. He becomes the first pitcher in the bigs to reach 11 victories.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale survived a rough 3rd inning, to secure his major league leading 11th victory. However, Sale hasn't been his dominant self of late, with a 5.59 ERA in the month of June. Yet, no need to panic on Sale, this seems to be just a blip on the radar for the lanky southpaw.


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Chris Sale gave up five earned runs on 11 hits, in six innings of work. Sale gave up three home runs, but did strike out eight Royals on Friday night. Sale became the first pitcher in the American League, to hit double digits in victories. Sale is now 10-2 with a 2.87 ERA

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale didn't have his best stuff on Friday night, yet, still did enough to garner the victory. After posting a 1.66 ERA in April, and a 2.88 ERA in May, Sale has struggled in June. Sale's first two outings in June, he has given up nine earned runs over 12 1/3 innings of work for a 6.57 ERA.


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After losing 10-3 to the Tigers on Friday night, and not winning in either of his last two starts, Chris Sale and the White Sox will take on the Tigers tonight. Sale has a 2.29 ERA and 0.88 WHIP this season, but has allowed eight runs in his last 10 2/3 innings. He has a .793 OPS against current Tigers' batters.

Fantasy Impact: Sale ranks first in the American League in wins (9), innings pitched (78 2/3), WHIP (0.88), and has three complete games this season. No matter his lack of recent success, Sale is a top-five SP and a must-start in every game. That being said, he is not worth the big budget play on DFS, as Victor Martinez, Ian Kinsler, and Miguel Cabrera have each had success against the left-handed starter.


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Chris Sale allowed six runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Indians on Tuesday, his first loss of the season, as he is now 9-1. Sale had pitched complete games in his two previous starts and had allowed one run or fewer in six of his previous seven starts. He has a 2.26 ERA and 0.84 WHIP this season and will face the Royals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Every great pitcher has an off game and this was the poor game for Sale, as he had pitched at least seven innings in eight of his nine starts in the season. He is behind only Clayton Kershaw in all pitcher ranks, but does lack the ridiculous strikeout rate (69 in 71 2/3 innings), even with a 4.93 K:BB ratio. Sale may be set for another poor game against Kansas City, as the Royals have a .298 batting average against Sale, and Lorenzo Cain has three home runs and three doubles as a part of a 15-for-43 stat line against the White Sox ace.


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Chris Sale went the full nine innings in dominating fashion. Sale gave up one run on four hits while striking out nine Astros. Sale moved to 9-0 with a 1.58 ERA.

Fantasy Impact: Simply put, Chis Sale has been amazing to start the 2016 campaign. Sale has now thrown three complete games on the season. Opponents are hitting a measly .163 vs Sale and he is the first MLB starter to win his first nine starts since 2008. Sale has fanned 62 batters over 68 1/3 innings.


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Chris Sale threw a complete game at the Yankees on 99 pitches. Sale was his dominate self, as he went nine innings, giving up one earned run, while striking out six. Sale is now 8-0 with 1.67 ERA.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale joined elite company on Friday night. Sale is only the third pitcher to start a season 8-0, with a sub two ERA. Sale now has two complete games under his belt. He has now fanned 53 batters over 59 1/3 innings.


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Chris Sale is 7-0 with a 1.79 ERA and 0.77 WHIP this season, allowing five or fewer hits in each of his last five starts. Sale ranks in the top-five of every meaningful pitcher statistic in the American League, leading the league in wins, innings pitched, and WHIP. He will face the Yankees on Friday

Fantasy Impact: Sale is the seventh-ranked player according to FantasyPros ECR, second-best pitcher behind Clayton Kershaw, and that is even with a dip in strikeout rate from 11.82 in 2015 to 8.4 in 2016. The White Sox are a surprise at the top of the AL Central and Sale's 4.7 K:BB ratio, increased ground ball rate, and .467 OPS against are big reasons why. Yankees batters are 17-for-78 against Sale in his career and the lanky lefty has 30 strikeouts against current Yankees.


Chris Sale went 5 1/3 innings, striking out six, while giving up one earned run. Sale became the first pitcher in the majors to reach six wins this season. His record is now a perfect 6-0 with a sparkling 1.66 ERA.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale continues to dominate opposing hitters. Batters are hitting a measly .171 vs Sale. His WHIP checks in at a impressive 0.81. Sale has also fanned 38 batters in 43 1/3 innings of work.


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Chris Sale moves to 5-0

Wed, Apr 27th 1:56pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

In his toughest matchup of the season, Chris Sale again proved dominant, moving his record to 5-0. He went eight innings, allowing a single run on four hits and two walks, against the potent Blue Jays' offense. He struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: The only blemish for Sale over his last two starts has been a lack of strikeouts, as he's totaled nine over his last 16 innings. Still, he continues to be the ace that many hoped for this season.


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Chris Sale collects win No. 4

Thu, Apr 21st 11:05am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Chris Sale held the Angels to one unearned run on Wednesday, collecting his fourth win of the young season. He allowed two hits and struck out three without a walk in seven innings.

Fantasy Impact: While his strikeout totals were lacking what we're used to, Sale was again dominant. He's now posted a 1.80 ERA and 0.67 WHIP this year. He's exactly what owners were expecting when they made him an early-round draft pick this season, and he's shown no indication that he'll be slowing down.


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Chris Sale went the full nine innings, shutting out the Rays, while striking out nine. Sale ran his record to a perfect 3-0 with a sparkling 2.35 ERA.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale continues to show why, he's amongst the very best in the game today. Sale is now averaging a full strikeout per inning, while his WHIP sits at a impressive 0.78. Sale should not be faded, in DFS or in season long leagues.


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Chris Sale gave up three earned runs over seven innings while fanning six. Sale now stands at 2-0 on the young season.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale continues to show why many pundits have pegged him, as a Cy Young candidate for 2016. Sale has proved to be match up proof. Continue to start Sale with confidence, in any format.


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The White Sox were lucky enough to take advantage of Sonny Gray being a late scratch due to food poising. However, with the way Chris Sale pitched on Monday, it probably did not matter. Sale pitched a total of six shutout innings, but was caught for three runs in the third. He finished with seven innings pitched, three earned runs and eight strikeouts. Sale also allowed seven hits and walked a batter.

Fantasy Impact: There is no doubt that Sale is an ace. He should be owned in any format. He is a high-strikeout pitcher who has a good ERA and WHIP. Over his career, Sale has averaged a 2.92 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. He is a lock for at least 12 wins and should see over 250 strikeouts.


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Chris Sale gave up six hits and one earned run over 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: On Monday, April 4th, Chris Sale will get the opening day start for the White Sox. Chris Sale's high strike out total and innings pitched, add up to a pitcher who should be among the first selected. Draft Sale early with confidence.


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Chris Sale gave up two runs over 5 1/3 innings, while striking out three, in his spring debut.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale is a top of the rotation ace. He should be selected early in any format.


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Chris Sale threw a simulated game on Wednesday. Sale and other White Sox veteran pitchers have been preparing for the season on the team's back fields. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Sale has little to prove this spring coming out of his career year. Sale logged just over 208 innings while striking out the most batters in the AL (274) and maintaining the league's best FIP (2.73) as a starter. Projections have him increasing his wins and improving his ratios in 2016 considering the statistically-evident bad luck he faced last season.


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Chris Sale went 7.0 Innings, giving up one run, while striking out seven, leading the White Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale set the club record for strike outs in a season, as he finished the year with 274. Sale will also finish with the American League crown in strike outs.


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Chris Sale was chased after three innings, after getting hammered for six earned runs. Sale's record slipped to 12-9 on the year, as the White Sox lost the Sunday matinee to the Twins 7-0.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale has been rocked by the Twins in 2015. Sale now has a 7.36 ERA vs the Twins, compared to a 2.73 ERA against everyone else. Thankfully for Sale, the White Sox are done facing the Twins for 2015.


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Chris Sale turned In a quality start vs the Indians on Monday afternoon. He struck out eight Indians over seven innings. His only miscues were three solo home runs, which accounted for all the Indians runs. Unfortunately for Sale, the White Sox offense was only able to muster two runs. Sale took the hard luck loss as the White Sox fell to the Indians 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale has had a stellar season in 2015. Many pundits have him in the running for the Cy Young award. Chris Sale should be started in all formats, regardless of match up


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Chris Sale struggled against the Twins again. He let up four runs and only lasted 6.1 innings. He struckout 10, but with his struggles the White Sox lost 6-8.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale saved his fantasy day with his 10 strikeouts, but his owners have become accustomed to more production. His ERA has crept up over 3.00, but he has a strong 1.04 WHIP. Sale is an ace and deserves to play anytime he starts.


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Chris Sale was his dominant self once again. He pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out seven. However, the relief pitchers of Nate Jones and Zach Putnam let up three runs in the eighth and ninth innings to lose to Boston 0-3.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale is the prototypical ace that any team would want. The only downfall is that he plays for a very inconsistent and average White Sox team. He should be in contention for the CY Young Award again this year, although he will not win because too much emphasis is put on wins and losses. Sale is 12-7 for the season with a 3.20 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. If you are lucky to have him, he should play for your fantasy team every time he starts. He is also a great cash game and 50/50 option in DFS contests.


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Chris Sale was lights out until the seventh inning. He had a one-hitter until he let up two singles followed by a three-run home run. He struck out 14 and is now leading the Majors with 222.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale is an obvious start. He is leading the Major League in strikeouts. He has a 3.34 ERA and an impressive 1.03 WHIP. If Sale was on a more consistent team, he would be a shoe-in for the Cy Young Award. Keep trotting Sale out there when he starts. He is also worth the dough in DFS for 50/50 and cash games. Depending on what pitchers are available, he might be worth the salary in tournament play too.


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Chris Sale went 7 1/3 innings on Monday, picking up a win over the Angels. He allowed just two runs and struck out seven. The White Sox won the contest 8-2.

Fantasy Impact: Sale has struggled as of late, so it was encouraging to see him pitch well against a potent offense. This should be a sign that he's trending in the right direction and he remains a fantasy ace down the stretch.


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Chris Sale has been the ace of the White Sox this season, and though the team struggled through the first couple months of the season. He leads the AL in strikeouts, and is only second to Clayton Kershaw in baseball in that category.

Fantasy Impact: With the surge of the White Sox, Chris Sale can certainly put himself in the Cy Young discussion. With his team friendly contract, a trade would be a huge shock to the baseball world.


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Chris Sale has been the White Sox best player this season, and for that matter the last couple of seasons. While the team inches closer to the likely firesale of players, Sale will almost certainly remain on the 'South Side'.

Fantasy Impact: If the White Sox were to shock the baseball world and move Sale, it would require several top prospects from a rich farm system, and the White Sox would have to deal with a very angry fan base.


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Chris Sale throws complete game

Tue, Jul 7th 12:00pm EDT
By Joe Favia

In a sub two hour game with former White Sox legend Mark Buerhle, Chris Sale threw a complete game with six strikeouts to beat the Blue Jays. Sale had one of the more dominant pitching months in history in June, but this was his first win since June 8th.

Fantasy Impact: Sale has been arguably the best pitcher in baseball this season. He has more than earned his fourth straight All Star appearance, and many feel that manager Ned Yost will have him starting for the AL in Cincinnati. He is must see at this point, and is the closest thing to prime years Randy Johnson that baseball fans may ever see.


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Chris Sale was dominant again on Tuesday as he matches the record for consecutive starts with at least 10 strikeouts. Sale has reached double-digit strikeouts in his last eight games. He will try to break that record in his next start. Sale also pitched another quality start. He let up one run in 8.0 innings and struckout 12 batters. To top it all off, Sale recorded his first career hit and run as the White Sox won 2-1 in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale is having another stellar season. He now has a 2.87 ERA with a WHIP of 0.97. Sale is one of the best pitchers in the game today. It is unfortunate the White Sox cannot give him run support. Over his last four starts, Sale is 0-2 with two no-decisions; getting only four runs of support. Sale should be starting in any format. His only downside is a weak White Sox offense who cannot help him secure more wins.


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Chris Sale went six and two thirds innings allowing six runs (five earned). He surrendered nine base runners (eight hits and a walk) while striking out 10. This was the third loss of the year to the Twins for Sale.

Fantasy Impact: He is still an elite pitcher and even in this rough outing, he struck out 10 batters.


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Chris Sale is brilliant on Friday

Sat, Jun 20th 12:08am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Chris Sale was brilliant on Friday going eight scoreless innings. He allowed two base hits while striking out 14. He left with a 1-0 lead but David Robertson blew the save in the ninth to lose the game 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale is an ace and should be owned in all leagues.


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Chris Sale continues his dominance as the White Sox ace. Unfortunately, he did not get much run support and lost to Tampa on Sunday. Sale pitched 6.2 innings; allowing two earned runs on only three hits. The downfall to Sale's day was walking three batters; one of which led to the game winning run. In the seventh inning, Sale walked the first batter and let up a two-run homer to Asdrubal Cabrera. That was all Tampa needed as they won 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale is a beast for the White Sox and fantasy owners. He is a high volume strikeout pitcher who does not let up many runs. His only downside is a poor White Sox offense who cannot seem to provide consistent run support. With the White Sox failing to provide runs, Sale only has a record of 6-3 on the season. All that aside, Sale is still a good option in any fantasy format.


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Chris Sale is showing how good he is once again. He pitched the White Sox to victory on Monday night. In 8.0 innings, Sale threw 14 strikeouts and only one walk. He let up one run on five hits while dominating Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale is the real deal. Unfortunately, he is wasting his prime pitching for a team who is struggling to win games. Sale is now 6-2 on the season. He is sporting an ERA of 3.02 and a WHIP of 1.01. He is averaging 11 strikeouts per nine innings and giving up less than one HR per nine too. Sale is a must start, even for a struggling White Sox team. He is worth the money in daily leagues too.


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Chris Sale and the White Sox somewhat return the favor as they beat the Rangers 9-2 on Wednesday night. Sale threw a gem of a game as he only allowed three hits and no runs. Sale had two walks and threw 13 strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: This is the type of pitching to expect from Chris Sale. He has had a few clunkers, but Sale is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball. Do not be fooled by his 3.27 ERA. Sale should start without question for any fantasy team. His performance on Wednesday was a fantasy owners dream. The only way it could have been better is if he threw nine scoreless innings. Sale is 5-2 on the season and should continue to see wins despite a horrible White Sox offense.


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Chris Sale started off the first of two vs the Orioles, by blanking the Orioles over 7.2. Sale was dominating, as he struck out 12. He also picked up his fourth win.

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale turned in his fifth quality start in a row on Thursday afternoon. Sale seems to have found his rhythm after a slow start to the season. Chris Sale is front line SP option.


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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:

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.