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Mike Pelfrey | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 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. Jul 23 - 12:31 AM

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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.
Jul 15 - 11:24 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.
Jul 14 - 8:13 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.
Jul 5 - 7:03 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.
Jul 1 - 1:37 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.
Jun 23 - 11:54 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.
Jun 17 - 4:01 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.
Jun 12 - 11:43 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.
Jun 7 - 11:24 PM

Mike Pelfrey shut out the Red Sox for five innings and struck out five Wednesday.

Weird. It turns out that the Tigers actually might have been better off keeping Pelfrey this year and starting him over Matt Boyd or, even better, Jordan Zimmermann. Pelfrey has a 3.86 ERA in his eight starts for the White Sox. We wouldn't expect him to keep that up, though.
May 31 - 11:26 PM

Mike Pelfrey punched out a season-high seven batters over five innings in Friday's victory over the Tigers.

The veteran right-hander allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk. He had struck out just 11 batters through 29 2/3 innings on the season entering play on Friday, so the strikeout explosion came out of nowhere. With this fine effort, he now owns a respectable 4.41 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season. He still isn't a recommended fantasy option for Wednesday's start against the Red Sox.
May 27 - 2:51 AM

Mike Pelfrey allowed one earned run, four hits and no walks with three strikeouts over six innings in Saturday's 16-1 victory in Seattle.

Pelfrey received a month's worth of offensive support at Safeco Field and he turned in his best effort of the season to post his first victory. He chopped nearly one run off his ERA from 5.70 to 4.85 as a result of the quality start.
May 21 - 2:35 AM

Mike Pelfrey gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Angels.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria did his best Robin Ventura impression in the 5-3 loss, costing the team a winnable game. First, he let one of the game's very weakest pitchers give up two walks and two homers in the fifth, while having the currently untouchable Anthony Swarzak available for multiple innings. In the ninth, he declined to use any of his bench players to bat for backup catcher Kevan Smith with the tying run on base and two outs. Admittedly, he didn't have any great options, but starting catcher Omar Narvaez was a significantly better bet against a right-handed pitcher and Willy Garcia was available, too. Smith struck out looking, and the White Sox were done.
May 16 - 1:23 AM

Mike Pelfrey lasted just 4 2/3 innings against his former team Tuesday, allowing three runs in a loss to the Twins.

Pelfrey managed to permit just one baserunning through the first three innings, but it was inevitable that the Twins would get to him and it started in the fourth with three hits, a hit by pitch and three runs. He was pulled after yielding a walk and a double in the fifth. Pelfrey hasn't surrendered more than three runs in any outing for the White Sox so far, but he holds a 5.21 ERA and it's only a matter of time before he's designated for assignment. He's slated to face the Padres on Sunday.
May 10 - 12:38 AM

Mike Pelfrey struggled in a no-decision against his former team on Friday, allowing three runs on six hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander struck out two on the night. With as bad as he was, he was actually able to minimize the damage overall and kept his team in the game after the Tigers struck for two runs in the first inning. He now owns a 5.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP on the season and remains an unappealing fantasy option in all formats. He'll take another turn in the White Sox' rotation on Wednesday against the Royals in Kansas City.
Apr 28 - 11:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Leury Garcia
3Alen Hanson
4Adam Engel
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Derek Holland
5Dylan Covey
6Mike Pelfrey
7David Holmberg
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tyler Clippard
2Anthony Swarzak
3Dan Jennings
4Chris Beck
5Jake Petricka
6Juan Minaya
7Gregory Infante
8Nate Jones
9Zach Putnam