Mike Pelfrey
P FA
3 months ago

Pelfrey (3-12) was knocked around Friday in a loss to the Indians, lasting just 2.2 innings while allowing 10 runs (seven earned) on six hits and six walks. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

Simply put, nothing went the veteran's way Friday night. Just over half his pitches went for strikes, a fielding error left him on the mound long enough to serve up a homer, and he managed to produce a game score in the negatives. All in all, Pelfrey will look to put this start in the rear-view mirror as he gears up for 2018 with a 5.93 ERA and a 1.9 HR/9 on his 2017 season ledger.

Mike Pelfrey
P FA
3 months ago

Pelfrey will start Friday's game against the Indians, William Kosileski of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey will reenter the rotation for the the first time since Sept. 7, effectively taking the spot of Lucas Giolito, who was shut down for the season due to workload concerns. Given that he's tossed more than 2.1 innings in any of his last four appearances out of the bullpen, Pelfrey's pitch count could be capped Friday, but even if that's not the case, the veteran right-hander isn't a good bet to deliver much value as a streaming option or as a DFS play. He's holding down a 5.52 ERA and 1.51 WHIP across 117.1 frames on the campaign.

Mike Pelfrey
P FA
3 months ago

Pelfrey will return to the bullpen this week with the White Sox naming Dylan Covey as their starter for Tuesday's game against the Royals, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

After Carlos Rodon was surprisingly shut down for the season last week due to left shoulder inflammation, Pelfrey was called upon to make a spot start in his stead and didn't offer much to write home about, surrendering seven runs on eight hits (including three home runs) and three walks over four innings in a loss to the Indians. Since the 33-year-old is set to become a free agent this winter and doesn't factor into the White Sox's long-term plans, the team will instead see if the less experienced, but higher-ceiling Covey can offer an upgrade at the back end of the rotation. Expect any appearances Pelfrey makes over the final few weeks of the season to come as a mop-up man in long relief.

Mike Pelfrey
P FA
3 months ago

Pelfrey (3-11) was shelled for seven runs on eight hits with three walks and four strikeouts over four innings while taking the loss Thursday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey got off to a terrible start, surrendering a triple, an RBI double, a walk and a three-run homer to his first four batters faced. He gave up another long ball to begin the second inning and allowed a third home run in the third. The veteran right-hander was just filling in for Carlos Rodon (shoulder) and isn't expected to get another turn in the rotation unless another injury crops up.

Mike Pelfrey
P FA
3 months ago

Pelfrey will start Thursday against the Indians, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carlos Rodon (shoulder) was scratched and Pelfrey will toe the rubber in his absence. Pelfrey hasn't thrown more than 52 pitches in an appearance over the past three weeks, so it will essentially be a bullpen game for Chicago.

Mike Pelfrey
P FA
4 months ago

Pelfrey will move to the bullpen, effective immediately, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey has struggled as a starter this year -- compiling an unsightly 5.09 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through 19 starts (93.1 innings) this season -- prompting the White Sox to shift him to the bullpen as they give youngter Reynaldo Lopez a chance in the rotation. Pelfrey owns an awful 59:47 K:BB this season, so even if he significantly drops his ERA as a reliever, he won't offer much fantasy intrigue.

Mike Pelfrey
P FA
4 months ago

Pelfrey (3-10) allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out just two batters through 5.2 innings during Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty has now surrendered 17 runs through 16.1 innings over his past three starts and is up to a 5.31 ERA and 1.51 WHIP for the campaign. His 5.6 K/9 isn't moving the fantasy needle, either. In ripe matchups, Pelfrey could be utilized as a streaming option or low-priced flier in daily contests, but even then, expectations should be kept in check. He lines up to face the Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field in his next start.

Mike Pelfrey
P FA
5 months ago

Pelfrey (3-9) allowed six runs on seven hits, three walks and a hit batsman to take his ninth loss of the season in Tuesday's defeat to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey has gone seven consecutive starts without a win, posting a 6.80 ERA and failing to last six innings in any of those starts. He's allowed 10 home runs over the last 33.1 innings as a starter. Those are pretty ugly numbers, and the organization's young prospects can't do much worse. Now that the White Sox have made a hard pivot to 2018, guys like Pelfrey have a short shelf life. If he makes his next scheduled start, Pelfrey will be on the bump Sunday on the road against Boston.

Mike Pelfrey
P FA
5 months ago

Pelfrey (3-9) allowed six runs on seven hits, three walks and a hit batsman in Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey has gone seven consecutive starts without a win, posting a 6.80 ERA and failing to last six innings in any of those starts. He's allowed 10 home runs over the last 33.1 innings as a starter. Those are pretty ugly numbers, and the organization's young prospects can't do much worse. Now that the White Sox have made a hard pivot to 2018, guys like Pelfrey have a short shelf life. If he makes his next scheduled start, Pelfrey will be on the bump Sunday on the road against Boston.

Mike Pelfrey
P FA
5 months ago

Pelfrey warmed up in the bullpen two days after throwing 45 pitches in a start, Paul Skrbina of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey said it was his normal between-starts throwing day and that he was preparing in case the White Sox needed him to pitch in relief, however, seeing one of Chicago's starting pitchers warm up in the bullpen fueled speculation that the White Sox are preparing to call up one or more of their young starting prospects from Triple-A Charlotte. If not in time for Pelfrey's next scheduled start Tuesday, Reynaldo Lopez and/or Lucas Giolito are expected to be called him soon.