Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale has been by just about any measure one of the two best pitchers in the American League this season. He has the second lowest ERA in the AL, and is tied for second in lowest WHIP. In Baseball Reference's measure of WAR, he's tied for first with Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander, and by Fangraphs' measure of WAR he's in second, .3 wins behind Verlander. He's even tied for second in the AL in wins.
Sale won't be starting the ASG, according to RV, unless he only throws an inning. That is ASG limit--one inning— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) July 7, 2012