Chris Sale

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2021, Chris Sale threw 25,277 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2019, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2019, he relied primarily on his Slider (79mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Change using a Circle Change grip (85mph) and Sinker (92mph).


In 2019, compared to other LHP:
His slider comes in below hitting speed, sweeps across the zone and has exceptional depth. His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His change using a circle change grip 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 has heavy sinking action, 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 and has slightly above average velo.