Chris Sale

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Chris Sale has thrown 27,030 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2022, they have relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (79mph), also mixing in a Change using a Circle Change grip (88mph) and Sinker (92mph).


In 2022, compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is blazing fast and has slight armside run. His slider is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sliders, sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has below average velo. His change using a circle change grip (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 17 of them in 2022) is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups, dives down out of the zone, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' changeups and has slight armside fade. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 15 of them in 2022) has heavy sinking action, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has slightly above average velo.