Chicago White Sox: Mid-Term Grades

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Jun 29, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) throws a pitch during the first inning in a game against theToronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

• Starting Pitching: B-
Chris Sale has had one of the best seasons in the MLB this season. He has an ERA of 2.08 in 95 innings with an 8-1 record to match that ERA. Though he spent nearly a month on the disabled list, he still has 102 strikeouts in 14 starts, keeping opponents to a .190 batting average and a WHIP of 0.84.

John Danks has improved as of late. He has an ERA of just under 4.00 at 3.99 with 83 strikeouts in 18 starts. Danks has pitched 119.2 innings. In his past 10 starts, he’s lowered his season ERA from 4.90 to 3.99, due in large part to his allowing three or fewer earned runs in nine of his past 10 starts.

Jose Quintana has been the third solid starter for the White Sox thus far in ’14. Quintana has a season ERA of 3.24 but has had a lot of tough luck in the win-loss column with a 5-7 record. In his past five starts, Quintana is 2-0 with three no-decisions, allowing a total of five earned runs in that span. For those five starts, he allowed no ER in two of those games.

The rest of the White Sox starting pitching this season has been a coin flip of sorts when determining what type of performance they will bring to the mound. Hector Noesi, Andre Rienzo and Scott Carroll have had a majority of the starts for the White Sox in those spots of the rotation. We never know what we are going to see when it comes to those spots in the rotation.

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