Mike Pelfrey
SP CWS
6 days ago

Pelfrey allowed one run over six innings while notching five strikeouts and no walks en route to a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran was able to navigate through the Toronto lineup with relative ease Saturday as he needed just 86 pitches to get through six innings to earn his second quality start of the season. What's more, he was able to keep the Blue Jays' hitters off balance despite taking the mound on just two full days of rest after making a brief relief appearance Wednesday against the Orioles. He'll face the A's at home in his next turn in the rotation Friday. Pelfrey has done some of his best work at home this season as he owns a 3.04 ERA with 18 strikeouts and 10 walks over 23.2 innings at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Mike Pelfrey
SP CWS
1 week ago

Pelfrey pitched the final inning of Wednesday's 10-6 loss to Baltimore. He struck out one in a scoreless inning.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Rick Renteria said Pelfrey, who is currently in the White Sox's starting rotation, was just getting in his side work and remains scheduled to start Saturday in Toronto.

Mike Pelfrey
SP CWS
2 weeks ago

Pelfrey gave up two runs on six hits and five walks while striking out two batters over 3.2 innings against the Orioles on Monday. He did not factor into the decision in the White Sox's 10-7 loss.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander began the game with a walk to Seth Smith, and his struggles finding the strike zone continued throughout the abbreviated start. Pelfrey needed 83 pitches to record 11 outs and has now failed to go more than 5.1 innings in all but one of his 10 outings. The White Sox don't have a slew of ready alternatives, but both James Shields (shoulder) and Carlos Rodon (biceps) are getting closer, which means Pelfrey may not be long for the rotation.

Mike Pelfrey
SP CWS
2 weeks ago

Pelfrey (2-5) allowed three runs on six hits, three walks and a hit batsman while striking out four over 5.1 innings in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey allowed a bushel of baserunners through the first four innings before recording his only 1-2-3 inning in the fifth, but gave the White Sox a chance. Pelfrey, who was coming off a nice three-game stretch, certainly could have been better but got little support from a dormant offense against Tampa Bay's Jacob Faria who was making his first start in the majors. His next start comes Monday at home against the Orioles.

Mike Pelfrey
SP CWS
3 weeks ago

Pelfrey was removed from Wednesday's loss to Boston after pitching five scoreless innings because of how he's fared going through an opponent's lineup a third time, Collen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. He left with the White Sox leading, 1-0, after throwing just 83 pitches.

EDGE Analysis

Going into Wednesday's game, opponents were hitting .220 the first time they faced Pelfrey, .143 the second and .556 the third. Manager Rick Renteria's plan was to limit the right-hander to five innings no matter what, then hand it over to a bullpen that's been one of the better ones in the majors this season. Unfortunately, it all unraveled once Pelfrey left the game. It's a sound plan and we can't fault the reasoning, but Pelfrey was in control of Boston's lineup, and he deserved the chance to throw another inning.

Mike Pelfrey
SP CWS
3 weeks ago

Pelfrey held the Red Sox scoreless over five innings Wednesday, striking out five while allowing just two hits and two walks in a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey's bullpen blew this one for him by promptly surrendering four runs after he left with a 1-0 lead. The veteran righty has historically been a must-avoid in fantasy, but he's actually clocked three consecutive solid starts, giving up just two earned runs on 10 hits in a span of 16 innings. Equally impressively, he has a 15:3 K:BB in that span. Still, given his track record, it's hard to bet on the 33-year-old keeping this going.

Mike Pelfrey
SP CWS
4 weeks ago

Pelfrey (2-4) allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out seven in Friday's 8-2 win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Pelfrey, who was released by the Tigers earlier this season and is being paid $8 million by Detroit to pitch for the White Sox, claims there was no added incentive Friday. He's merely trying to establish his spot in a rotation that currently has three starters on the disabled list. The right-hander has won his last two starts after shaky beginning to his career with Chicago. Pelfrey was 0-4 with a 5.70 ERA over his first five starts but has turned it around with two earned runs allowed and 10 strikeouts over his last 11 innings. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday at home against Boston.

Mike Pelfrey
SP CWS
1 month ago

Pelfrey (1-4) allowed one run on four hits and struck out three over six innings in Saturday's 16-1 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Handed a four-run lead in the first inning, all Pelfrey had to do was get through five innings, something he had done just once in his first five starts. That became easier when the White Sox went up, 10-0, after four innings. He pitched to contact, with 70 percent of pitches in the zone, and got out with his first win of the season. His next start will come as part of a double-header Friday at home against Detroit, the team he was with before joining the White Sox.

Mike Pelfrey
SP CWS
1 month ago

Pelfrey (0-4) allowed four runs on three hits (two home runs) while walking three and striking out two over 4.2 innings in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

In his five starts this season, Pelfrey has made it into the sixth inning just once and is now sporting an unattractive 5.70 ERA and weak 8:10 K:BB in 23.2 innings. The veteran right-hander has now allowed at least three runs in each of his last four starts and has almost zero upside. The 33-year-old is an extremely shaky streaming option and should only be considered for a roster spot in deep AL-only leagues.

Mike Pelfrey
SP CWS
1 month ago

Pelfrey (0-3) gave up three runs on five hits and a walk over 4.2 innings while striking out two in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

He needed 95 pitches (58 strikes) to record just 14 outs, and Pelfrey has allowed at least three runs in all four of his starts since being called up, saddling him with a 5.21 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and woeful 6:7 K:BB in 19 innings. Nonetheless, the team's lack of healthy alternatives will keep the 33-year-old in the rotation for now. He'll get his best shot yet at his first win of the season Sunday when the White Sox host the Padres.