Chris Sale

Chris Sale

SP - BOS - IL60
Age: 30College: Florida Gulf CoastBats: LThrows: L

Next Game

SF @ BOS
Wed, 9/18 7:10pm
Matchup (?) N/A
Rank P #44
Projection (?) 0 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
58%
 
ESPN
66%

Eligibility

Yahoo SP
ESPN SP
CBS SP

Sale has endured extreme ups and downs in a bizarre season marred by a 4.40 ERA and just six wins. Just like last year, he's now on the shelf when fantasy managers (and the Red Sox) need him the most. He went on the IL with a left-elbow injury and is shut down for six weeks, effectively ending his season. Managers must drop the early pick in redraft leagues, but it will be interesting to see how far his price falls in 2020 drafts.

It sure was ugly to start the year but Sale has settled in nicely since then and has now compiled over 160 Ks through the first half. That 4+ ERA isn't pretty, but know that it is highly likely that number will continue to improve over the final few months of the year.

Sale is still sporting an inflated ERA, and he can't buy a victory, especially at Fenway. But his strikeout rate and WHIP are just fine, and there is still every reason to believe he'll be a top-10 fantasy starter in the second half.