Chris Sale

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

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 using a Circle Change grip (86mph) and Sinker (92mph).

BETA Feature:
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 has heavy sinking action, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slight armside run and has slightly above average velo. His change has an obvious armside fade, dives down out of the zone, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and is slightly firmer than usual. His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has an obvious tail, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slightly above average velo and has some natural sinking action.