One of the most surprising parts of the young 2016 season has been the success of the Chicago White Sox. Yes, they’ve added some key pieces, such as reigning Home-Run Derby Champion Todd Frazier, however arguably the biggest part of the AL Central leading White Sox’s success is due to Chris Sale’s performance.
Sale has always been Chicago’s ace, and in past years have been one of their only reliable sources of consistent wins (besides the past occasional success from Jose Quintana, who is also pitching extremely well for them). Without a doubt, Sale has always been their guy, and he is no stranger to success. However, this year is another story.
Simply put, what Sale is doing is just nasty. He is undefeated and has picked up the win each time he has taken the mound, something very rarely accomplished, even at this point of the season.
One thing that sticks out about Chris’s production is his durability. He had a foot/ankle injury in April of 2015, but has looked 100% since. He is also one of only 4 MLB pitchers to throw two complete games this season, joining Clayton Kershaw, Johnny Cueto, and Steven Wright; some elite company.
Currently, Chris Sale is 9-0 with a 1.58 ERA, and has to be the most feared pitcher in all of baseball.