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Mike Pelfrey
ERA W-L K
5.93 3-12 79
Team: Chi White SoxHt / Wt: 6-7 / 240
Position: SPBorn: 1/14/1984 Birthplace: Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Mets (2005)


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Sep. 29 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET23:18 ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST10:48 PM VEN7:18 UAE (+1)10:18 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey fell to 3-12, allowing 10 runs - seven earned - on six hits and six walks in 2.2 innings, as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 10-1 on Friday. Pelfrey struck out two, ending the game with a 5.93 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 27 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey allowed one run on one hit and one walk in 1.2 innings as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Los Angeles Angels 9-3 on Tuesday. Pelfrey did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.52 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 25 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-1 on Sunday. Pelfrey struck out two, ending the game with a 5.52 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 22 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET11:54 ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST11:24 AM VEN19:54 UAE10:54 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey did not allow a hit or walk in 1.1 scoreless innings as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 3-1 on Thursday. Pelfrey struck out two, ending the game with a 5.57 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 8 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET0:15 ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST11:45 PM VEN8:15 UAE11:15 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey fell to 3-11, allowing seven runs on eight hits and three walks in 4.0 innings, as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 11-2 on Thursday. Pelfrey struck out four, ending the game with a 5.51 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pelfrey made a spot start with Carlos Rodon scratched.
Sep. 5 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET23:59 ET3:59 GMT11:59 8:59 PM MST10:59 PM EST11:29 PM VEN7:59 UAE (+1)10:59 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 2.2 innings as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 9-4 on Tuesday. Pelfrey struck out one, ending the game with a 5.13 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 30 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET23:37 ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST11:07 PM VEN7:37 UAE (+1)10:37 PM CT-Pelfrey allowed three runs on five hits in 1.1 innings as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-1 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Pelfrey struck out one, ending the game with a 5.26 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 26 8:02 PM PT9:02 PM MT10:02 PM CT11:02 PM ET23:02 ET3:02 GMT11:02 8:02 PM MST10:02 PM EST10:32 PM VEN7:02 UAE (+1)10:02 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey allowed one run on two hits and one walk in 1.1 innings as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Saturday. Pelfrey struck out one, ending the game with a 5.07 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 23 8:11 AM PT9:11 AM MT10:11 AM CT11:11 AM ET11:11 ET15:11 GMT23:11 8:11 AM MST10:11 AM EST10:41 AM VEN19:11 UAE10:11 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey walked one and didn't allow a hit in 2.0 scoreless innings as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Tuesday. Pelfrey struck out one, ending the game with a 5.05 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 18 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET0:03 ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST11:33 PM VEN8:03 UAE11:03 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 1.2 innings as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Texas Rangers 9-8 on Thursday. Pelfrey struck out two, ending the game with a 5.15 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 13 5:22 PM PT6:22 PM MT7:22 PM CT8:22 PM ET20:22 ET0:22 GMT8:22 5:22 PM MST7:22 PM EST7:52 PM VEN4:22 UAE (+1)7:22 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey allowed one run on four hits and one walk in 3.0 innings as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Kansas City Royals 14-6 on Sunday. Pelfrey struck out three, ending the game with a 5.23 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 6 1:55 PM PT2:55 PM MT3:55 PM CT4:55 PM ET16:55 ET20:55 GMT4:55 1:55 PM MST3:55 PM EST4:25 PM VEN0:55 UAE (+1)3:55 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey fell to 3-10, allowing six runs on eight hits and three walks in 5.2 innings, as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Sunday. Pelfrey struck out two, ending the game with a 5.31 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pelfrey is 0-5 with a 7.15 ERA in his last eight starts. He's allowed 13 homers and walked 25 over 39 innings during that span.
Aug. 2 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET1:06 ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST12:36 AM VEN9:06 UAE12:06 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey fell to 3-9, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.2 innings, as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 on Tuesday. Pelfrey struck out two, ending the game with a 5.04 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
July 28 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST10:59 AM VEN19:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey fell to 3-8, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Thursday. Pelfrey struck out three, ending the game with a 4.73 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season.
July 23 9:32 AM PT10:32 AM MT11:32 AM CT12:32 PM ET12:32 ET16:32 GMT0:32 9:32 AM MST11:32 AM EST12:02 PM VEN20:32 UAE11:32 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey allowed one run on two hits and six walks in 5.0 innings as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Kansas City Royals 7-2 on Saturday. Pelfrey struck out four, ending the game with a 4.46 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pelfrey had a lot of trouble throwing strikes but managed to minimize the damage. The veteran hurler is still 0-2 with a 6.65 ERA over his last six appearances and possesses little fantasy value pitching for the transitioning White Sox.
July 16 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey allowed two runs - one earned - on four hits and one walk in 4.2 innings as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Saturday. Pelfrey struck out two, ending the game with a 4.64 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: If you want a pitcher who can't consistently get through five innings in a start, Pelfrey is your guy.
July 9 4:47 PM PT5:47 PM MT6:47 PM CT7:47 PM ET19:47 ET23:47 GMT7:47 4:47 PM MST6:47 PM EST7:17 PM VEN3:47 UAE (+1)6:47 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey allowed three runs on three hits and one walk in 0.1 innings as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Colorado Rockies 10-0 on Sunday. Pelfrey did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.83 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season.
July 5 5:09 PM PT6:09 PM MT7:09 PM CT8:09 PM ET20:09 ET0:09 GMT8:09 5:09 PM MST7:09 PM EST7:39 PM VEN4:09 UAE (+1)7:09 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey fell to 3-7, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks in 3.1 innings, as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Oakland Athletics 7-4 on Wednesday. Pelfrey struck out five, ending the game with a 4.46 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pelfrey retired 10 batters and allowed four runs to fall to 0-6 in six career starts in Oakland. It's the 10th time in 14 starts that the right-hander has pitched five innings or fewer.
July 1 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET0:54 ET4:54 GMT12:54 9:54 PM MST11:54 PM EST12:24 AM VEN8:54 UAE11:54 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.0 innings as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 8-7 on Friday. Pelfrey struck out two, ending the game with a 4.13 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
June 23 8:31 PM PT9:31 PM MT10:31 PM CT11:31 PM ET23:31 ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST11:01 PM VEN7:31 UAE (+1)10:31 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey fell to 3-6, allowing three runs on four hits and five walks in 4.2 innings, as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Friday. Pelfrey struck out four, ending the game with a 3.73 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
June 17 1:36 PM PT2:36 PM MT3:36 PM CT4:36 PM ET16:36 ET20:36 GMT4:36 1:36 PM MST3:36 PM EST4:06 PM VEN0:36 UAE (+1)3:36 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey improved to 3-5, allowing one run on four hits in 6.0 innings, as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Saturday. Pelfrey struck out five, ending the game with a 3.56 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This is the 11th time Pelfrey has started this season and just the second time he's completed six innings.
June 15 10:21 PM PT11:21 PM MT12:21 AM CT1:21 AM ET1:21 ET5:21 GMT13:21 10:21 PM MST12:21 AM EST12:51 AM VEN9:21 UAE12:21 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Baltimore Orioles 10-6 on Wednesday. Pelfrey struck out one, ending the game with a 3.81 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
June 13 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE10:25 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey allowed two runs on six hits and five walks in 3.2 innings as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 10-7 on Monday. Pelfrey struck out two, ending the game with a 3.88 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pelfrey somehow was only charged with those two runs despite allowing 11 baserunners. He's bad, but sometimes he gets away with it to an extent.
June 8 8:42 AM PT9:42 AM MT10:42 AM CT11:42 AM ET11:42 ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST11:12 AM VEN19:42 UAE10:42 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey fell to 2-5, allowing three runs - two earned - on six hits and three walks in 5.1 innings, as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Wednesday. Pelfrey struck out four, ending the game with a 3.80 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pelfrey has a 1.69 ERA over his last four starts but he's only made it through six innings in one of those.
June 1 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey allowed two hits and two walks without giving up a run in 5.0 innings as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday. Pelfrey struck out five, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Chicago wasted a spotless start by Pelfrey in its second consecutive loss after winning four of five. The big right-hander struck out five while pitching five scoreless innings of two-hit ball, leaving him with a 1.13 ERA over his last three games.
May 27 10:37 PM PT11:37 PM MT12:37 AM CT1:37 AM ET1:37 ET5:37 GMT13:37 10:37 PM MST12:37 AM EST1:07 AM VEN9:37 UAE12:37 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey improved to 2-4, allowing two runs - one earned - on four hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Friday. Pelfrey struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.41 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: After going 0-4 with a 5.70 ERA over his first five starts in a White Sox uniform, the former Tiger has yielded just two earned runs and eight hits across 11 innings in winning his last two. Pelfrey probably isn't a good bet to sustain that level of success, and he'll face a tough matchup when he takes on the Red Sox at home on Wednesday.
May 21 7:49 AM PT8:49 AM MT9:49 AM CT10:49 AM ET10:49 ET14:49 GMT22:49 7:49 AM MST9:49 AM EST10:19 AM VEN18:49 UAE9:49 AM CT-Pelfrey improved to 1-4, allowing one run on four hits in 6.0 innings, as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners 16-1 on Saturday. Pelfrey struck out three, ending the game with a 4.85 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This was a much-needed outing for Pelfrey, who really doesn't have any fantasy worth at the moment.
May 16 6:28 AM PT7:28 AM MT8:28 AM CT9:28 AM ET9:28 ET13:28 GMT21:28 6:28 AM MST8:28 AM EST8:58 AM VEN17:28 UAE8:28 AM CT-Pelfrey fell to 0-4, allowing four runs on three hits and three walks in 4.2 innings, as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Monday.
Analysis: Pelfrey struck out two, ending the game with a 5.70 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
May 10 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Mike Pelfrey fell to 0-3, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk in 4.2 innings, as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Tuesday. Pelfrey struck out two, ending the game with a 5.21 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pelfrey is bad. Consider yourself smart if you've figured this out before the White Sox.
May 4 9:25 AM PT10:25 AM MT11:25 AM CT12:25 PM ET12:25 ET16:25 GMT0:25 9:25 AM MST11:25 AM EST11:55 AM VEN20:25 UAE11:25 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey fell to 0-2, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk in 5.1 innings, as the Chicago White Sox lost to the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Wednesday. Pelfrey struck out one, ending the game with a 5.02 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: That's about as deep as Pelfrey is going to effectively go in a game at this point. It's hard to imagine him staying in a major league rotation.
Apr. 29 10:13 PM PT11:13 PM MT12:13 AM CT1:13 AM ET1:13 ET5:13 GMT13:13 10:13 PM MST12:13 AM EST12:43 AM VEN9:13 UAE12:13 AM CT-Mike Pelfrey allowed three runs on six hits and four walks in 4.2 innings as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Friday. Pelfrey struck out two, ending the game with a 5.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 21 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET20:41 ET0:41 GMT8:41 5:41 PM MST7:41 PM EST8:11 PM VEN4:41 UAE (+1)7:41 PM CT-The White Sox plan to bring up Pelfrey from Triple-A Charlotte to fill James Shields' spot in the rotation. Pelfrey will start against the Indians on Saturday.
Analysis: Pelfrey, 33, made 22 starts for Detroit last season, going 4-10 with a 5.07 ERA. He will be paid $8 million by the Tigers this season.
Apr. 6 4:09 PM PT5:09 PM MT6:09 PM CT7:09 PM ET19:09 ET23:09 GMT7:09 4:09 PM MST6:09 PM EST6:39 PM VEN3:09 UAE (+1)6:09 PM CT-The White Sox agreed to terms with Pelfrey on a minor-league deal after being released by the Tigers in spring training.
Analysis: Pelfrey, 33, made 22 starts for Detroit last season, going 4-10 with a 5.07 ERA. He will join the rotation in Triple-A Charlotte and will be paid $8 million by the Tigers this season.
Mar. 30 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-The Tigers released Pelfrey on Thursday.
Analysis: Pelfrey was entering the second season of a $16 million, two-year deal. He went 4-10 with a 5.07 ERA last season with the Tigers. The 33-year-old Pelfrey is 65-91 with a 4.57 ERA in a career that started in 2002 with the New York Mets and included a three-season stint in Minnesota. He won 38 games from 2008 through 2010 with the Mets and has not won more than seven games in a single season since that stretch.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2006 NYM 2 1 0 - 0 4 4 0 21.1 25 14 13 1 12 0 13 1.73 5.48
2007 NYM 3 8 0 - 0 15 13 0 72.2 85 47 45 6 39 1 45 1.71 5.57
2008 NYM 13 11 0 - 0 32 32 2 200.2 209 86 83 12 64 1 110 1.36 3.72
2009 NYM 10 12 0 - 0 31 31 0 184.1 213 112 103 18 66 8 107 1.51 5.03
2010 NYM 15 9 1 - 1 34 33 0 204.0 213 88 83 12 68 5 113 1.38 3.66
2011 NYM 7 13 0 - 0 34 33 2 193.2 220 111 102 21 65 7 105 1.47 4.74
2012 NYM 0 0 0 - 0 3 3 0 19.2 24 5 5 0 4 0 13 1.42 2.29
2013 Min 5 13 0 - 0 29 29 0 152.2 184 92 88 13 53 0 101 1.55 5.19
2014 Min 0 3 0 - 0 5 5 0 23.2 29 23 21 5 18 0 10 1.99 7.99
2015 Min 6 11 0 - 0 30 30 0 164.2 198 86 78 11 45 1 86 1.48 4.26
2016 Det 4 10 0 - 0 24 22 0 119.0 160 76 67 15 46 0 56 1.73 5.07
2017 CWS 3 12 0 - 0 34 21 0 120.0 127 87 79 25 62 4 79 1.58 5.93
Career 68 103 1 - 1 275 256 4 1476.1 1687 827 767 139 542 27 838 1.51 4.68

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 NYM 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 NYM 15 21 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 .095 .136 .143
2008 NYM 32 59 4 5 0 0 0 2 4 18 0 0 .085 .156 .085
2009 NYM 31 52 4 5 1 0 0 4 2 12 0 0 .096 .143 .115
2010 NYM 34 62 2 7 0 0 0 3 2 13 0 0 .113 .141 .113
2011 NYM 34 55 1 6 2 0 0 4 4 14 0 0 .109 .169 .145
2012 NYM 3 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333
2013 Min 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Min 30 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 .667
Career 275 268 13 28 5 0 0 13 13 72 0 0 .104 .151 .123


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1358 95 89 91.9 59.28
Curveball 345 75 60 70.2 15.06
Slider 245 88 79 83.2 10.69
Split-Finger 343 85 77 81.3 14.97

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