Chris Sale

Chris Sale #49

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 6"/180
  • Age: 26


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Chris Sale Stats

13-11 3.41 208.2 274 1.09

Chris Sale MLB Career Stats

57-40 2.91 883.1 1011 1.07

Chris Sale Bio

  • Full Name: Christopher Allen Sale
  • Born: 3/30/1989 in Lakeland, FL
  • Draft: 2010, Chicago White Sox, 1st rd. (13th overall)
  • College: Florida Gulf Coast
  • Debut: August 6, 2010
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2015 Stats 13 11 3.41 31 31 0 208.2 274 1.09
MLB Career Stats 57 40 2.91 196 116 12 883.1 1011 1.07

Chris Sale 2015 Splits

Last 7 Games 1 4 3.65 7 7 0 44.1 50 18 9 52 1.33
Last 15 Games 6 7 4.11 15 15 0 96.1 101 44 20 127 1.26
Last 30 Games 12 11 3.46 30 30 0 202.2 180 78 41 266 1.09
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
9/18 @ CLE 0 1 0 7.0 8 1 3 9
9/24 @ NYY 0 1 0 7.0 7 3 1 8
10/2 vs DET 1 0 0 7.0 5 1 1 7
Last 3 Games
9/18 @ CLE
9/24 @ NYY
10/2 vs DET
2015 Games by Position: SP (31)

Chris Sale Two-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 White Sox AL 1665 Two-seam FB 94.61 94.00 2262.32 6.25 89.00
MLB Avg - - - Two-seam FB 92.28 92.00 2128.56 6.05 90.00


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Chris Sale 2015 Projections

Rest of Season
1 -1 2.70 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 6 2 2 1 0 2 0 8 1.20
14 10 3.39 32 32 1 0 0 0 215.1 191 90 81 24 13 44 0 282 1.09
Rest of Season

Chris Sale News

Chris Sale Fantasy News

October 3, 2015 at 12:05 AM ET

Sale improves to 13-11

White Sox ace Chris Sale won after allowing one earned run on five hits -- including one home run -- and one walk with seven strikeouts in seven innings against the Tigers on Friday.

September 24, 2015 at 11:46 PM ET

Sale strikes out eight, gives up three runs in loss

White Sox left-hander Chris Sale lost after giving up three runs on seven hits -- one homer -- and a walk with eight strikeouts in seven innings Thursday against the Yankees.


Chris Sale Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Chi White Sox AL
2013 Chi White Sox AL
2014 Chi White Sox AL
2015 Chi White Sox AL

AL Pitcher of the Month

Month Team League
05/2012 Chi White Sox AL
06/2015 Chi White Sox AL

Chris Sale Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2012 3.05 4th in AL
2013 3.07 7th in AL
2014 2.17 2nd in AL


Season W Rank
2012 17 4th in AL


Season SO Rank
2012 192 9th in AL
2013 226 3rd in AL
2014 208 6th in AL


Season SV Rank
2010 4 23rd in AL
2011 8 19th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2012 1.14 5th in AL
2013 1.07 3rd in AL
2014 0.97 2nd in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2012 .235 6th in AL
2013 .230 7th in AL
2014 .205 3rd in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2013 30 25th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2012 1 18th in AL
2013 4 1st in AL
2014 2 6th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2013 1 9th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2012 192.0 14th in AL
2013 214.1 5th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2011 16 16th in AL


Season H Rank
2013 184 22nd in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2013 23 23rd in AL

Chris Sale Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 12, 2015 Chicago White Sox activated LHP Chris Sale.
May 7, 2015 LHP Chris Sale roster status changed by Chicago White Sox.
April 12, 2015 Chicago White Sox activated LHP Chris Sale from the 15-day disabled list.
April 5, 2015 Chicago White Sox placed LHP Chris Sale on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Avulsion fracture of right foot.
July 14, 2014 LHP Chris Sale assigned to American League All-Stars.
May 22, 2014 Chicago White Sox activated LHP Chris Sale from the 15-day disabled list.
May 15, 2014 Chicago White Sox sent LHP Chris Sale on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Knights.
April 22, 2014 Chicago White Sox placed LHP Chris Sale on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 18, 2014. Flexor muscle strain in his left arm
August 4, 2010 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of LHP Chris Sale from Charlotte Knights.
July 14, 2010 Chris Sale assigned to Charlotte Knights from Winston-Salem Dash.
June 23, 2010 Chris Sale assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Chicago White Sox.
June 22, 2010 Chicago White Sox signed LHP Chris Sale.

Christopher Allen Sale Bio Info

Married Brianne … has one child: Rylan … along with teammate Addison Reed, visited the MLB Fan Cave in June 2012 … attended Florida Gulf Coast University … named the 2010 National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball, the Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year and a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the nation's best amateur player … named First-Team All-American … went 11-0 with a 2.01 ERA (23 ER/103.0 IP), 14 walks and 146 strikeouts in 17 games (15 starts) with the Eagles in 2010 … ranked fourth among Division I pitchers in strikeouts, eighth in ERA and 13th in wins … was named by Baseball America as the No.1 Prospect in the 2009 Cape Cod League after going 4-2 with a 1.47 ERA (9 ER/55.0 IP) and 57 strikeouts for Yarmouth-Dennis … selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 21st round in 2007, but did not sign … graduated from Lakeland (Fla.) High School.


Was a finalist for both the American League Cy Young Award and the Players Choice AL Outstanding Pitcher...Finished third in the Cy Young voting (78 points) behind Cleveland's Corey Kluber (169) and Seattle's Felix Hernandez (159)...Narrowly missed becoming the first White Sox pitcher to lead the AL in ERA since Joel Horlen in 1967, finishing .03 behind Hernandez...His 2.17 ERA was the lowest by a Sox pitcher since Wilbur Wood (1.91) in 1971 and the lowest by an AL lefty since Ron Guidry (1.74) in 1978...Ranked among the AL leaders in almost every category (see box at right) despite missing a month of the season with a flexor muscle strain in his left elbow...Held opponents to a .205 average, the eighth-lowest mark in White Sox history and best since Gary Peters (.199) in 1967...Struck out 208 batters, joining Ed Walsh (1907-08, '10-12), Tom Bradley (1971-72) and Javier Vazquez (2007-08) as the only pitchers in franchise history to record 200 in back-to-back seasons … his 208 strikeouts set a franchise-record by a White Sox pitcher through 26 starts of a season, seven more than the mark he set in 2013 (STATS LLC)...Set franchise records with 10.76 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and a 5.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio, breaking the club marks of 9.49 and 4.91 he set in 2013...Was named to his third straight ALAll-Star Team via the Final Vote after going 8-1 with a 2.08 ERA (22 ER/95.0 IP) and 102 strikeouts before the break … became the first Sox pitcher to accomplish the feat since Jack McDowell from 1991-93...Recorded a franchise-record eight double-digit strikeout games, tied with Max Scherzer for third-most in the majors...Fanned 12-plus batters a major-league high four times, with a season best of 13...Limited left-handers to a .165 (20-121) average with two extra-base hits (both doubles), the second-lowest mark among AL starters behind Kansas City's Danny Duffy (.137)...Also ranked second in the AL behind Duffy in opponents OBP (.211), slugging (.182) and OPS (.393)...Went 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA (16 ER/74.2 IP) in 11 starts on the road … his 1.93 road ERA would have ranked fourth in the major leagues with the minimum IP...Was 9-3 with a 2.36 ERA (29 ER/99.1 IP), 129 strikeouts and two complete games in 15 starts at U.S. Cellular Field...Went 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA (4 ER/23.0 IP) and 28 strikeouts in three starts during interleague play, including a 1-0 record with a 1.93 ERA (3 ER/14.0 IP) and 19 strikeouts in two starts against the World Champion San Francisco Giants....Went 2-1 with a 1.77 ERA (9 ER/45.2 IP) and 50 strikeouts in seven starts vs. the AL East, including a 0.00 ERA (12.0 IP) with 17 strikeouts against the Yankees...Was 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA (5 ER/20.0 IP) and 33 strikeouts in three starts vs. Detroit, fanning 10 or more in all three starts...Limited opponents to a .152 (31-204) average through his first nine starts, the lowest mark by an AL pitcher since 1971, when Oakland's Vida Blue also held the opposition to a .152 mark...His 80.8 (21-26) quality start percentage ranked fifth in the major leagues and fourth in White Sox history...Sox went 15-11 in his starts … five of his 10 no decisions resulted in starts when he left with the lead … went 5-0 with eight ND when pitching after a Sox loss … gave up five hits or less in 16 of his 26 starts … opponents were 4-8 (50.0) in stolen-base attempts … received 4.40 runs of support per 9.0 IP, up from 3.19 in 2013...Carried a no-hitter into the fourth inning in six straight starts from 4/17-6/12, including into the sixth on 4/17 vs. Boston and 5/22 vs. Yankees...Made his second straight Opening Day start on 3/31 vs. Kansas City (3 ER/7.1 IP) … threw 8.0 scoreless IP in his next start on 4/6 at Kansas City...Allowed one hit with 10 strikeouts in back-to-back starts on 4/17 vs. Boston and 5/22 vs. the Yankees, joining R.A. Dickey (6/13-18/12) as the only pitchers in the modern era to accomplish that feat (Elias)...Was on the disabled list for the first time in his career from 4/18-5/21 with a flexor muscle strain in his left arm … made one rehab start for Class AAA Charlotte on 5/16-1 at Durham, allowing one hit with 11 strikeouts over 4.0 scoreless IP...Went the distance for the sixth time in his career on 6/1 vs. San Diego (28 batters faced) … carried a three-hit shutout into the eighth inning on 6/7 at the Angels before giving up five runs without recording an out, including a grand slam to Mike Trout...Suffered his first loss on 6/12 vs. Detroit (1 ER/7.0 IP)...Did not issue a walk and struck out 10...Allowed a career-high 11 hits over 6.0 IP on 6/23 at Baltimore....Posted a 0.85 ERA (3 ER/31.2 IP) in July, the fifth-lowest by a Sox pitcher in that month since at least 1914...Recorded his seventh career complete game on 7/4 vs. Seattle and his fourth career start with no walks and 10-plus strikeouts...Gave up one run in back-to-back starts on 7/9 at Boston (7.2 IP) and 7/21 vs. Kansas City (7.0 IP) … threw 8.0 scoreless IP with no walks and 12 strikeouts on 7/26 at Minnesota...His 56 strikeouts in August tied San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner for the major-league lead and tied Javier Vazquez (9/07) for the sixth-highest monthly total in franchise history..Posted a ND on 8/12 at San Francisco despite throwing 8.0 scoreless IP...Struck out a season-high 13 on 8/30-1 vs. Detroit...Fanned 10-plus batters for the 17th time in 81 career starts, tying the club record set by Ed Walsh, who reached the mark in his 288th start...Earned his 12th and final victory on 9/11 vs. Oakland, allowing just two singles over 8.0 scoreless IP...Struck out 10 batters over 6.0 IP on 9/24 at Detroit (ND).


Was named to his second consecutive American League All-Star Team (chosen by manager Jim Leyland) in his second season as a starter … established single-season franchise records in strikeouts per 9.0 IP (9.49) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.91) … his 226 strikeouts ranked third in the AL and were the highest total by a lefty in White Sox history … became the eighth Sox pitcher (third lefty) to strike out 200-plus batters in a season … recorded 12 or more strikeouts four times to up his career total to six, tied with Juan Pizarro and Ed Walsh for the most in Sox history … became the eighth Sox pitcher (15th time) to reach 200.0 IP and 200 strikeouts in a season and first since Javier Vazquez in 2007-08 … became the fastest pitcher in franchise history to reach 200 strikeouts in a season (193.2 IP and 27 starts) and 500 career strikeouts (472.1 IP) … his four complete games were the most by a Chicago lefty since Mark Buehrle in 2004 (also four) … received a 3.19 run support average (76 RS), the third-lowest mark in the majors … posted a 2.97 ERA at U.S. Cellular Field (40 ER/121.1 IP), the 10th-lowest mark in the AL … his .215 opponent average (95-441) at home ranked sixth … recorded a major-league best 0.87 ERA (3 ER/31.0 IP) in May … left-handers hit just .135 (20-148) with three-extra base hits (no home runs), the third-lowest average in the major-leagues behind Boston's Koji Uehara and Pittsburgh's Francisco Liriano … opponents hit just .213 (94-442) in the first half … averaged 108.3 pitches per start … worked at least 7.0 IP 23 times, going 10-8 with a 2.14 ERA (42 ER/176.1 IP) and a 3.42 RSA (67 RS) in those outings … compiled a 28.0 scoreless IP streak from 5/6-6/2, the 11th-longest streak in franchise history and longest since Wilson Alvarez went 31.0 scoreless 9/11-27/93 … earned the victory in his first Opening Day start on 4/1 vs. Kansas City, throwing 7.2 scoreless IP … surrendered eight runs in a loss on 4/13 at Cleveland … went 4-0 with a 1.18 ERA (5 ER/38.0 IP) in five starts from 4/25-5/17 … allowed two earned runs or less over 6.0-plus IP in seven consecutive starts from 4/18-6/2, the longest streak by a Sox pitcher since Gavin Floyd also went seven from 6/8-7/10/10 … recorded his first career shutout and second complete game on 5/12 vs. Los Angeles-AL, allowing just one hit while facing 28 batters … retired the first 19 batters faced, did not issue a walk and went to a three-ball count once … the shutout was the first of his career and second complete game … it was the 63rd one-hitter in Sox history and first since Zach Stewart on 9/5/11 at Minnesota … according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the 12th pitcher in White Sox history to throw a shutout while allowing one hit with no walks or hit batters, and just the sixth since 1958 to equal those numbers when facing 27 or 28 batters … joined St. Louis' Shelby Miller, Boston's Jon Lester and New York-NL's Matt Harvey as pitchers in May who worked 9.0 scoreless IP and allowed no more than one batter to reach base safely … it was the first time in the modern era (since 1900) that four pitchers have accomplished the feat in a single month … threw 7.2 scoreless IP in his next start on 5/17 at the Angels, allowing three hits with 12 strikeouts to extend his winning streak to four games … improved to 10-0 lifetime vs. the AL West, joining Dock Ellis (1976-77) as the only pitchers in baseball history to win their first 10 decisions vs. the division (STATS LLC) … was scratched from his scheduled start on 5/22 vs. Boston due to tendinitis in his left posterior shoulder … suffered a career-high, six game losing streak from 6/2-7/6 (seven starts) despite recording a 3.10 ERA (17 ER/49.1 IP) … received a 1.64 RSA (9 RS) during the streak … the 3.10 ERA was the lowest by a White Sox pitcher during a losing streak of six-plus games since Charlie Robertson in 1923 (six games, 2.64 ERA) … the last pitcher in baseball to reach those marks was Orel Hershiser in 1989 (seven straight losses, 2.29 ERA) … suffered the loss on 6/14 at Houston despite throwing his third career complete game, allowing one unearned run with 14 strikeouts over 8.0 IP … became just the third pitcher in the last 100 years to lose a game while striking out 14-plus and surrendering zero earned runs, joining the White Sox Jim Scott (6/22/1913) and Cleveland's Sam McDowell (7/6/68) … the 14 strikeouts tied for the seventh-highest total in franchise history and were the second-most of his career (15 on 5/28/12 at Tampa Bay) … recorded 13 strikeouts over 8.0 IP in a no decision on 6/25 vs. the Mets … became the first pitcher since Randy Johnson in 2004 to make two starts of 8.0-plus IP with 13-plus strikeouts without earning a win … snapped his losing streak on 7/11 at Detroit (3 ER/6.2 IP) … earned the victory for the AL at the 84th All-Star game on 7/16 at Citi Field … worked 2.0 scoreless IP with two strikeouts (Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki) … the victory was the seventh by a White Sox pitcher in the All-Star Game, the most among AL franchises and the second-most in baseball (San Francisco, 8) … surrendered just two earned runs over 8.0 IP in a loss on 7/22 vs. Detroit … the loss was his third of the season when working at least 8.0 IP … suffered the loss on 7/27 vs. Kansas City (1 ER) despite throwing his fourth career complete game … allowed two earned runs in a complete game victory on 8/12 vs. Detroit … matched his career high by allowing eight earned runs over 7.0 IP on 8/23 vs. Texas (also 4/13/13 at Cleveland) … registered his sixth double-digit strikeout game of the season on 8/28 vs. Houston, allowing one run with 12 strikeouts over 8.0 IP … recorded 12-plus strikeouts for the sixth time in his career, tying Pizarro and Ed Walsh for the club record … earned his final win on 9/9 vs. Detroit (1 ER/8.0 IP) … was charged with the loss in his 30th and final start on 9/27 vs. Kansas City … agreed to terms on a five-year, $32.5-million contract on 3/7, including club options for 2018 and 2019...T1st in complete games (4); 2nd in SO/BB ratio (4.91); 3rd in strikeouts (226) and WHIP (1.07); T4th in quality starts (23); 5th in baserunners per 9.0 IP (10.25); T5th in IP (214.1); 6th in strikeouts per 9.0 IP (9.49); 7th in ERA (3.07) and opponents average (.230).

2012 Went 17-8 with a 3.05 ERA (65 ER/192.0 IP) and 192 strikeouts in his first professional season as a starting pitcher ... was selected to his first American League All-Star team ... ranked among the AL leaders in multiple categories (see box at right) ... recorded 11 or more strikeouts four times in 2012, joining Ed Walsh (four in 1910) and Javier Vazquez (four in 2006) as the only players in White Sox history to accomplish the feat ... became the fifth White Sox pitcher to strike out 13-plus batters twice in one season (5/28 at Tampa Bay and 8/22 vs. the Yankees) ... owned an eight-game home winning streak from 5/24-9/8, tied for the third-longest in franchise history ... Johnny Rigney (1938-39) and Mark Buehrle (2008-09) share the franchise record with 12 straight home wins ... his 192 strikeouts were the most by a Sox left-hander since Floyd Bannister in 1985 (198), and his 17 wins were the most since Buehrle in 2002 (19) ... went 11-3 (.786) following a White Sox loss, tied with Philadelphia's Cole Hamels for the best mark in the Majors... was 9-3 with a 2.30 ERA (24 ER/94.0 IP) at home and 8-5 with a 3.77 mark (41 ER/98.0 IP) on the road ... his 9.0 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (1st) and 3.76 strikeout-to-walk ratio (6th) rank among Chicago's single-season franchise leaders ... ranked among AL home leaders in ERA (3rd), winning percentage (5th, .750), wins (t5th, 9) and opponents average (7th, .215) ... was 10-2 with a 2.19 ERA (25 ER/102.2 IP) and a .198 (73-368) opponents average in the first half and 7-6 with a 4.03 mark (40 ER/89.1 IP) after the break ... made 19 quality starts and worked at least 7.0 IP 13 times ... lefties hit .233 (45-193) with two home runs while righties were at .236 (122-518) with 17 homers ... limited the opposition to a .169 (26-154) average with RISP and a .199 mark (48-241) the first time through the lineup (.253 the rest of the game) ... was named AL pitcher of the Month for May after going 4-1 with a 1.71 ERA (6 ER/31.2 IP), 35 strikeouts and a .181 (21-116) opponents average over six games (five starts) ... the award was his first career monthly honor ... allowed three runs or less over his first 11 starts, joining Gary Peters (16 starts, 1963), Cisco Carlos (13, 1967-68) and Fred Klages (12, 1966-67) as the only pitchers in franchise history to accomplish the feat ... went 6-0 with a 2.65 ERA (16 ER/54.1 IP) over his first nine road starts from 4/9-7/15 ... earned the win in his first career start on 4/9 at Cleveland (1 ER/6.2 IP) ... struck out 11 in a victory on 4/20 at Seattle (3 ER/6.1 IP) ... was moved to the bullpen on 5/4 after experiencing tenderness in his left elbow ... suffered a blown save in his only relief outing on 5/8 at Cleveland (1 ER/1.0 IP) ... was moved back into the rotation on 5/12 and started that night vs. Kansas City (l, 3 ER/5.0 IP) ... compiled an eight-game winning streak from 5/17-7/15, tied for the third-longest in the AL during the season and tied for the second-longest by a White Sox first-year starter since 1919 (STATS LLC) ... allowed just one run on three hits with 15 strikeouts in a victory on 5/28 at Tampa Bay ... the 15 strikeouts tied for the second-most in franchise history (fifth time) and were the most by a Sox pitcher since Jack Harshman struck out a team-record 16 on 7/25/54 at Boston ... also set a Tropicana Field record for strikeouts, breaking the mark of 14 set by Boston's Pedro Martinez on 7/7/99 ... became the youngest AL pitcher (23 years, 59 days) to record 15 or more strikeouts since Greg Swindell (5/10/87) and the youngest in the Majors since Mark Prior registered 16 on 6/26/03 ... threw his first career complete game on 6/3 vs. Seattle, allowing two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and two walks ... worked 8.0 scoreless IP in a victory on 6/9 vs. Houston ... received a no-decision on 6/22 vs. Milwaukee despite throwing 8.0 scoreless IP ... reached 200 career strikeouts in 182.2 IP, tied with Cole Hamels for the fourth-fewest IP to reach the mark among active pitchers (source: STATS LLC) ... allowed two runs or less in 7.0 IP or more in three consecutive wins on 6/27 at Minnesota (2 ER/7.0 IP), 7/3 vs. Texas (1 ER/7.1 IP) and 7/15 at Kansas City (1 ER/8.0 IP) ... worked 1.0 scoreless IP at the All-Star Game in Kansas City ... his eight-game winning streak ended on 7/21 at Detroit (5 ER/7.0 IP) ... struck out 11 over 6.2 IP in a victory on 8/12 vs. Oakland ... earned the win on 8/22 vs. the Yankees, allowing one run over 7.2 IP with 13 strikeouts ... suffered the loss in his final start of the season on 9/29 vs. the Rays (5 ER/3.1 IP), snapping his eight-game home winning streak. 2011 Went 2-2 with a 2.79 ERA (22 ER/71.0 IP), eight saves and 79 strikeouts in his first full Major-League season ... his 71.0 IP in relief led the team and were the most by a White Sox left-hander since Matt Thornton worked 72.1 in 2009 ... ranked among the American League relief leaders in IP (6th), strikeouts (6th), strikeouts per 9.0 IP (8th, 10.01) and inherited runners scored percent (8th, 18.4) ... converted 8-10 save opportunities and recorded 16 holds, third-most on the team behind Jesse Crain (24) and Matt Thornton (20) ... posted a 1.66 ERA (10 ER/54.1 IP) over his final 41 outings, lowering his season mark from 6.48 to 2.79 ... held right-handers to a .199 (27-136) average and lefties to a .208 (25-120) mark ... went 2-0 with a 3.47 ERA (14 ER/36.1 IP) and a .245 (34-139) opponents average in the first half and 0-2 with a 2.08 ERA (8 ER/34.2 IP) and a .154 (18-117) mark after the break ... allowed 18.4 (7-38) percent of inherited runners to score ... first batters hit .273 (15-55) ... posted a 2.04 ERA (8 ER/35.1 IP) vs. the AL Central ... recorded a 1.59 ERA (6 ER/34.0 IP) on the road and a 3.89 mark (16 ER/37.0 IP) at home ... earned both of his victories in April (4/6 at Kansas City and 4/12 vs. Oakland) but recorded his highest monthly ERA (5.91) ... tossed a career-high 3.0 scoreless IP on 5/28 at Toronto ... threw 13.2 consecutive scoreless IP from 7/24-8/16 ... surrendered his first career home run to a lefty on 8/16 vs. Cleveland (Travis Hafner) ... tied his career high with four strikeouts on 8/30 vs. Minnesota and 9/10 vs. Cleveland ... his streak of eight straight saves converted ended in the season finale on 9/28 vs. Toronto when he allowed two runs in the ninth inning ... entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 Prospect in the White Sox organization ... also tabbed by the same publication as possessing the Best fastball, Best slider and Best changeup among Sox prospects who spent time in the Minor Leagues in 2010. 2010 Went 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA (5 ER/23.1 IP), four saves and 32 strikeouts in 21 relief appearances in his first professional season ... was the only player from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft to play in the majors ... also became the first White Sox pitcher to make his debut in the same year he was drafted since Alex Fernandez in 1990 ... was 4-4 in save opportunities (3-3 vs. American League Central opponents) ... 18 of his 21 appearances were scoreless ... averaged 12.3 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... opponents batted .185 (15-81), with left-handers at .290 (9-31) and righties at .120 (6-50) with 23 strikeouts ... allowed 23.1 percent (3-13) of inherited runners to score ... first batters hit .105 (2-19) ... his contract was purchased from Class AAA Charlotte on 8/4 ... did not retire either batter faced in his major-league debut on 8/6 at Baltimore ... made five straight scoreless appearances to begin his career before suffereing the loss on 8/21-1 at Kansas City (1 ER/1.2 IP) ... earned his first major-league save on 9/1 at Cleveland and first win on 9/6 at Detroit with a career-high 2.2 scoreless IP ... struck out a career-high four batters on 10/3 vs. Cleveland ... issued one walk and struck out 16 over his final 10 outings (12.1 IP) ... was named The Sporting News Minor League Rookie of the Year (players drafted in 2010) after going 0-0 with a 2.61 ERA (3 ER/10.1 IP) and 19 strikeouts in 11 relief outings between Class A Winston-Salem and the Knights ... was listed by Baseball America as the No. 4 overall prospect in the 2010 draft and possessing the Best Command and being the Second-Closest to the Majors among draft-eligible college players ... was recommended/signed by Jose Ortega.