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Mike Pelfrey | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Wichita State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (9) / NYM

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Mike Pelfrey is retiring from baseball.
The 34-year-old right-hander has already accepted a coaching position at Newman University, a Division-II school in Wichita, Kansas. Pelfrey pitched for nearby Wichita State in college and was a first-round pick of the Mets in 2005. He registered a 4.68 ERA over 1,476 1/3 career major league innings, last pitching for the White Sox in 2017. Mar 6 - 6:48 PM

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Mike Pelfrey was obliterated in Friday's loss to the Indians, giving up 10 runs (seven earned) on six hits in just 2 2/3 innings.

Pelfrey was an absolute disaster in this one, also issuing six walks while striking out two. Astonishingly, he allowed just one home run, a two-run blast to Jay Bruce during the six-run second inning. The right-hander finishes the season 3-12 with a 5.93 ERA and 1.58 WHIP. He'll hit the free agent market once again this winter.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:24:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey allowed seven runs on eight hits over four innings in a loss to the Indians on Thursday.

Pelfrey was feeling generous on this night, serving up three homers as the Tribe hit five in total against White Sox pitching. Pelfrey also walked three while striking out four. The Sox took him out of the rotation for a while in August but moved him back to the rotation with the recent release of Derek Holland. The 33-year-old Pelfrey will carry a 5.51 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into a start against the Royals on Tuesday.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 12:51:00 AM

Mike Pelfrey has been moved to the bullpen.

That will clear a spot for 23-year-old right-hander Reynaldo Lopez, who is set to make his White Sox debut on Friday night against the Royals. Pelfrey, 33, is 3-10 with a 5.31 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, and 59/47 K/BB ratio in 95 innings (19 starts, two relief appearances) this season for Chicago.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey was hammered for six earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Pelfrey walked three batters and gave up eight hits, including three home runs. The veteran right-hander stands 3-10 on the season with a 5.31 ERA and 1.51 WHIP.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 04:38:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey surrendered five runs on six hits over five-plus innings in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

Pelfrey struck out three and walked two in the outing. He kept the Cubs off the scoreboard until the fourth inning, when he coughed up a solo home run to Anthony Rizzo and a two-run shot to Kyle Schwarber. In 19 appearances (17 starts) this season, the veteran right-hander has pitched to an unpalatable 4.73 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. Up next on the docket, a home start against the Blue Jays.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 10:49:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey held the Royals to one run on two hits, albeit with six walks, over five innings in a no-decision Saturday.

Pelfrey had trouble throwing strikes but it worked for him, as he kept the Royals offense off-balance for most of the night. Unfortunately for Big Pelf, he pitches for the White Sox, so he can't have nice things like wins. The no-decision leaves his record at 3-7 with a 4.46 ERA and 1.45 WHIP through 18 appearances, including 16 starts, to date. The 33-year-old will seek the elusive win Thursday against the Cubs.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 12:31:00 AM

Mike Pelfrey allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 4 2/3 innings and took a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Mariners.

He allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out two -- but one of those hits was a solo homer by Kyle Seager in the second inning. Pelfry's record holds at 3-7 with a 4.64 ERA and 1.44 WHIP through 15 starts. He has a woeful 48/33 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 73 2/3 innings.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 11:24:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey will start for the White Sox on Saturday against the Mariners.

Derek Holland, who had been scheduled to work on Saturday, will flip with Pelfrey and pitch on Sunday instead.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 08:13:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey surrendered four earned runs over 3 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the A's.

Pelfrey walked three batters and gave up five hits, including a home run to light-hitting Oakland outfielder Jaycob Brugman in the bottom of the fourth inning. The 33-year-old right-hander finishes the first half with an ugly 4.46 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 46/31 K/BB ratio in 68 2/3 frames.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 07:03:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey was tagged for five runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Friday.

Pelfrey gave up eight hits, including two homers. The veteran right-hander was recently on a nice run, but he has allowed eight runs on 12 hits (including four homers) and seven walks in 9 2/3 innings over his last two starts. He’s not an appealing option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 01:37:00 AM

Mike Pelfrey struggled in Friday’s start against the Athletics, allowing three runs on four hits and five walks over 4 2/3 innings.

Pelfrey came into Friday’s outing having allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his last six starts, but that streak came to an end in this one. He gave up a two-run blast to Khris Davis in the first inning before Matt Joyce touched him up for a solo shot in the fifth. The veteran right-hander has been a nice surprise since joining the White Sox, but we’re not banking on it continuing.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 11:54:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey pitched well in Saturday's victory over the Blue Jays, allowing just one run on four hits across six strong innings.

The veteran right-hander uncharacteristically struck out five on the day while not walking a batter. The only blemish on his afternoon was an RBI double off the bat of Ryan Goins in the second inning. Don't look now, but Pelfrey sports a serviceable 3.56 ERA and 126 WHIP on the season. He'll look to replicate this fine outing when he does battle against the Athletics on Friday.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 04:01:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey couldn't make it out of the fourth inning of Monday's start against the Orioles, allowing two runs on six hits over 3 2/3 frames.

The veteran right-hander struggled mightily with his command, issuing five walks while striking out two on the night. The White Sox have kept short leashes on Pelfrey throughout the season, and it looks to be doing him and them some good, as he sports a respectable 3.88 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season. He draws a difficult matchup his next time out, taking on the Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday.
Mon, Jun 12, 2017 11:43:00 PM

Mike Pelfrey took a loss to the Rays after yielding three runs -- two earned -- in 5 1/3 innings on Wednesday.

All three runs scored in a sloppy third inning marred by an Avisail Garcia error in the outfield. Pelfrey fanned four batters and walked three while giving up six base hits. His record falls to 2-5 with a 3.80 ERA in nine starts. He has struck out only 27 hitters in 45 innings and does not make for a desirable fantasy option in mixed leagues despite the good ERA.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 11:24:00 PM

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