Most Undervalued White Sox
Jose Quintana (pitcher)
Sep 25, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
This was another close vote with three players listed, including the winner Quintana, along with Gillaspie and Alexei Ramirez.
All three players are undervalued on this ball club, but even I’m guilty of overlooking what Quintana did for the White Sox this season.
Quintana was the second-best pitcher in the starting rotation in ’14 for the White Sox, trailing only Sale on that list of players. Though Quintana had a losing record of 9-11, that doesn’t do his season justice.
He pitched 32 games this season with an ERA of 3.32 in 200.1 innings pitched. Of his 32 starts, Quintana became the king of no-decisions, finishing with 12 on the season, as either the offense or bullpen did him no favors in many of his games.
One stat I find impressive is he held the opposition to a .257 batting average.
In four September starts, Quintana was 2-1 with a 2.60 ERA (27.2 innings pitched). In the final month of the regular season, Quintana kept the opposing batters to a .278 batting average.
Looking at his July numbers, in five starts, Quintana was 1-0 with four no-decisions in 32.2 innings pitched. His ERA that month was an incredible 2.20, the best monthly ERA he had this past season.