2018 Chicago White Sox season

The 2018 Chicago White Sox season was the club's 119th season in Chicago and 118th in the American League. It marked the second season with Rick Renteria as manager of the Sox. The Sox played their home games at Guaranteed Rate Field. After losing to the Red Sox on August 30 they clinched their 7th consecutive losing season and their 11th year without a Postseason Spot. They began their season on March 29 against the Kansas City Royals and finished the season on September 30 against the Minnesota Twins.

At 62-100, the White Sox finished four games ahead of the last-place Royals, had the 3rd worst record in the league, and 29 games behind the Cleveland Indians; it was their first 100-loss season since 1970.

Notable moments included:

  • Second-year pitcher Dylan Covey going 5-14 with a 5.18 ERA despite slight improvements over his rookie year
  • White Sox pitchers finishing with a 4.84 combined ERA
  • Winning just 13 series
  • Going 1-8 against the Tigers with home-field advantage
  • Going 0-7 against the AL West champion Astros. In the series against them on April 20th, White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during the game and was ruled out for the remainder of the season after being hospitalized.
  • Getting swept 14 times in the season
  • Getting shutout 10 times in the season
  • Yielding 10 or more runs in 23 games, comprising 15% of the total number of games they played in the season

It was the final season for long time PBP announcer Ken Harrelson who retired before the end of the season, and the second of the last for broadcasts on long time FTA broadcaster WGN-TV, the 2018-19 offseason was when it was announced that NBC Sports Chicago, the team's cable partner, will become the de facto official station of the team effective Opening Day 2020 with more game broadcasts there. No plans are yet to be made regarding the team's future free-to-air television broadcasts, through.

2018 Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record62–100 (.383)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
General manager(s)Rick Hahn
Manager(s)Rick Renteria
Local televisionNBC Sports Chicago
NBC Sports Chicago+
WGN-TV
[1]
(Jason Benetti, Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone, Tom Paciorek)
Local radioWGN-AM
Chicago White Sox Radio Network
(Ed Farmer, Jason Benetti, Darrin Jackson)
WRTO-AM (Spanish)
(Hector Molina, Billy Russo)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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Offseason

Transactions

Source[2]

Spring Training

Transactions

Spring Training game log

Regular season

Highlights

Season standings

American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 91 71 0.562 49–32 42–39
Minnesota Twins 78 84 0.481 13 49–32 29–52
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 27 38–43 26–55
Chicago White Sox 62 100 0.383 29 30–51 32–49
Kansas City Royals 58 104 0.358 33 32–49 26–55

American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 108 54 0.667
Houston Astros 103 59 0.636
Cleveland Indians 91 71 0.562
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 100 62 0.617 +3
Oakland Athletics 97 65 0.599
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 7
Seattle Mariners 89 73 0.549 8
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 17
Minnesota Twins 78 84 0.481 19
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 24
Texas Rangers 67 95 0.414 30
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 33
Chicago White Sox 62 100 0.383 35
Kansas City Royals 58 104 0.358 39
Baltimore Orioles 47 115 0.290 50

Record against opponents

2018 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 3–16 3–4 2–5 2–4 1–6 2–4 1–5 1–6 7–12 1–5 1–6 8–11 3–4 5–14 7–13
Boston 16–3 3–4 3–4 4–2 3–4 5–1 6–0 4–3 10–9 2–4 4–3 11–8 6–1 15–4 16–4
Chicago 4–3 4–3 5–14 7–12 0–7 11–8 2–5 7–12 2–4 2–5 2–4 4–2 4–3 2–4 6–14
Cleveland 5–2 4–3 14–5 13–6 3–4 12–7 3–3 10–9 2–5 2–4 2–5 2–4 4–2 3–4 12–8
Detroit 4–2 2–4 12–7 6–13 1–5 8–11 3–4 7–12 3–4 0–7 3–4 2–4 3–4 4–3 6–14
Houston 6–1 4–3 7–0 4–3 5–1 5–1 13–6 4–2 2–5 12–7 9–10 3–4 12–7 4–2 13–7
Kansas City 4–2 1–5 8–11 7–12 11–8 1–5 1–6 10–9 2–5 2–5 1–5 0–7 2–5 2–5 6–14
Los Angeles 5–1 0–6 5–2 3–3 4–3 6–13 6–1 4–3 1–5 10–9 8–11 1–6 13–6 4–3 10–10
Minnesota 6–1 3–4 12–7 9–10 12–7 2–4 9–10 3–4 2–5 2–5 1–5 3–4 2–4 4–2 8–12
New York 12–7 9–10 4–2 5–2 4–3 5–2 5–2 5–1 5–2 3–3 5–1 10–9 4–3 13–6 11–9
Oakland 5–1 4–2 5–2 4–2 7–0 7–12 5–2 9–10 5–2 3–3 9–10 2–5 13–6 7–0 12–8
Seattle 6–1 3–4 4–2 5–2 4–3 10–9 5–1 11–8 5–1 1–5 10–9 6–1 10–9 3–4 6–14
Tampa Bay 11–8 8–11 2–4 4–2 4–2 4–3 7–0 6–1 4–3 9–10 5–2 1–6 5–1 13–6 7–13
Texas 4–3 1–6 3–4 2–4 4–3 7–12 5–2 6–13 4–2 3–4 6–13 9–10 1–5 3–3 9–11
Toronto 14–5 4–15 4–2 4–3 3–4 2–4 5–2 3–4 2–4 6–13 0–7 4–3 6–13 3–3 13–7

Updated with the results of all games through September 30, 2018.

Game log

2018 White Sox Game Log: 62–100 (Home: 30–51; Away: 32–49)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = White Sox team member

Roster

2018 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Statistics

Batting

Final Stats
Players in bold are on the active roster.

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; BB = Walks; K = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On Base Percentage; SLG = Slugging Percentage;

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG OBP SLG
Dustin Garneau 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500
Ryan LaMarre 33 66 8 20 6 0 2 10 1 2 20 .303 .324 .485
Kevan Smith 52 171 21 50 6 0 3 21 1 10 18 .292 .348 .380

Pitching

(Through September 17, 2017)
Players in bold are on the active roster.

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charlotte Knights International League Mark Grudzielanek
AA Birmingham Barons Southern League Ryan Newman
A-Advanced Winston-Salem Dash Carolina League Omar Vizquel
A Kannapolis Intimidators South Atlantic League Justin Jirschele
Rookie Great Falls Voyagers Pioneer League Tim Esmay
Rookie AZL White Sox Arizona League
Rookie DSL White Sox Dominican Summer League Julio Valdez

References

  1. ^ Just, David. "White Sox release 2015 broadcast schedule". Chicago Sun-Times. Sun-Times Media. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "2018 Chicago White Sox Trades and Transactions | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "974 people reportedly attended Monday's White Sox game". SI.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "White Sox, Rays play in front of reported crowd of 974". Sporting News. April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "ChiSox C Castillo gets 80-game ban for PEDs". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 31, 2018.

External links

2018 White Sox Spring Training Game Log: 17–12 (Home: 9–5; Away: 8–7)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Cancelled/Tie
Bold = White Sox team member, SS=Spilt Squad #=Game Was Not Televised In the Chicago Market
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