White Sox All-Star Chris Sale led team in wins, ERA, strikeouts in 2016. The veteran starter pitched six complete games, recorded career-high 17 wins.
The Chicago White Sox didn’t have a winning season in 2016, but Chris Sale had one of his better seasons in his career. Despite not reaching 20 wins, Sale was able to boast a career-high 17 wins during the 2016 season.
Sale was in the running for the Cy Young Award in the AL up until the last month of the season. Although the Sox ultimately finished 78-84, Sale’s impressive 17-10 record didn’t go unnoticed on the South Side. Sale led the Sox in wins and strikeouts in 2016, and was selected to his fourth consecutive All-Star team.
The Sox benefited from some spectacular outings from Sale in 2016 as the left-hander pitched a career-high six complete games. To go along with his 17-10 record, Sale had a 3.34 ERA with 233 strikeouts. While the Sox ultimately didn’t reach the postseason for an eighth consecutive season, there were plenty of solid starts from Sale this past season. We will take a look at the best five starts from Sale in 2016 with the Sox.