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This Quality Starter Will Re-Sign with the White Sox

Since debuting on the mound in 2016, starting pitcher Mike Clevinger has always been a quality starter. He’s never had a losing record in the last seven seasons. Clevinger has played on three teams in his seven years, his most recent being the Chicago White Sox, signing a two-year deal with the team back in 2022. After the 2023 season, he became a free agent and spent the whole offseason looking for somewhere to call home. According to Robert Murray of FanSided, Mike Clevinger will re-sign with the White Sox. The deal is for one year, with the value still to be announced. At 33 years old, he’ll be looking to make the most out of the latter half of his career and revisit the playoffs as often as he can. Clevinger has played postseason baseball in five of his seven seasons.

Mike Clevinger Re-Signs with White Sox

Clevinger threw six different pitches in 2023. His most accurate pitch was his fastball, which hit the strike zone 57 percent of the time. Mike’s curveball was his least accurate at 28 percent. By far, Clevinger’s most effective pitch during the 2023 campaign was his changeup. Out of 270 changeups thrown, batters had a .175 average against the pitch and whiffed at the pitch 29 percent of the time. 19 percent of batters also struck out from Clevinger’s changeup. He threw his curveball and sinker a combined 86 times. Batters had a respective .167 and .182 batting average against these pitches. If Clevinger can still use these pitches effectively, he should throw them more on the mound to get better results.

This Quality Starter’s 2023 Stats

In 24 starts with the Chicago White Sox last season, Clevinger posted a 9-9 record. In 131 innings pitched, he had a 3.77 ERA and 110 strikeouts. He also threw a complete game on September 18th against the Washington Nationals. In that game, Clevinger allowed one run on six hits while striking out seven in a 6-1 win. What’s crazy is that on August 29th, the White Sox waived Clevinger. The quality starter was not claimed by any team and remained with Chicago until the end of the season. A few weeks later, he threw a gem and proved the White Sox management wrong for trying to waive him.


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