Boston Red Sox
Chris Sale has thrown 26,354 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Slider (79mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Change
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His slider sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth and has below average velo. His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has heavy sinking action, has well above average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His change is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, has an obvious armside fade, dives down out of the zone and is much firmer than usual. His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has heavy sinking action, has an obvious tail and has slightly above average velo.