RotoWire Partners

John Danks

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2014 Stats

W-L

1-0

ERA

4.15

WHIP

1.31

K

10

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Danks missed the first two months of the season as he continued to recover from 2012 shoulder surgery. While he remained healthy for the rest of the season, he clearly was not the same pitcher as he w...

Read more about John Danks

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   DOB: 4/15/1985   BORN: Austin, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

$

John Danks Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $65 million extension in December of 2011.

April 5, 2014  –  John Danks News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Danks turned in a solid 2014 debut Saturday, surrendering three runs on five hits and four walks over seven innings.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including John Danks – simply subscribe now.

John Danks Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 19 A Sto 13 13 0 55.0 62 32 5 48 26 1 4 0 5.24 1.60
2004 19 A Cli 14 8 0 49.7 38 12 4 64 14 3 2 0 2.17 1.05
2005 20 A Bak 10 10 0 57.2 50 16 5 53 16 3 3 0 2.50 1.15
2005 20 AA FRI 18 17 0 98.3 117 60 12 85 34 4 10 0 5.49 1.54
2006 21 AA FRI 13 13 0 69.3 74 32 11 82 22 5 4 0 4.15 1.38
2006 21 AAA OKL 14 13 0 70.7 67 34 11 72 34 4 5 0 4.33 1.43
2007 22 MAJ CHA 26 26 0 139.0 160 85 28 109 54 6 13 0 5.50 1.54
2008 23 MAJ CHA 33 33 0 195.0 182 72 15 159 57 12 9 0 3.32 1.23
2009 24 MAJ CHA 32 32 0 200.3 184 84 28 149 73 13 11 0 3.77 1.28
2010 25 MAJ CWS 32 32 1 213.0 189 88 18 162 70 15 11 0 0 0 3.72 1.22
2011 26 AAA Cha 2 2 0 9.0 9 2 2 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 2.00 1.22
2011 26 MAJ CWS 27 27 1 170.3 182 82 19 135 46 8 12 0 0 0 4.33 1.34
2012 27 AAA Cha 1 1 0 4.0 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
2012 27 MAJ CWS 9 9 0 53.7 57 34 7 30 23 3 4 0 0 0 5.70 1.49
2013 28 AA Bir 3 1 0 7.0 5 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.57 0.86
2013 28 AAA Cha 3 3 0 15.2 13 6 1 14 12 1 0 0 0 0 3.45 1.64
2013 28 MAJ CWS 22 22 0 138.3 151 73 28 89 27 4 14 0 0 0 4.75 1.29
2014 29 MAJ CWS 2 2 0 13.0 11 6 1 10 6 1 0 0 0 0 4.15 1.31
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for John Danks
3-Year Averages MAJ   19 19 0 120.8 130 63 18 84 32 5 10 0 0 0 4.69 1.34
Career  (View All) MAJ   183 183 2 1,122.7 1116 524 144 843 356 62 74 0 4.20 1.31

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

No No No
John Danks Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 10 Cle 6.0 6 3 3 1 2 4 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.15 1.31
Apr. 5 @KC 7.0 5 3 3 0 4 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
13.0 11 6 6 1 6 10 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 4.15 1.31
Last 30 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
13.0 11 6 6 1 6 10 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 4.15 1.31
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
13.0 11 6 6 1 6 10 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 4.15 1.31

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring John Danks

<a href='/baseball/showArticle.htm?id=20173'>Wednesday Lineup Card: Prepare for the Summer of George</a>

Wednesday Lineup Card: Prepare for the Summer of George

He may not be in the majors quite yet, but Astros prospect George Springer's continued dominance at Triple-A could mean a promotion may soon be looming.

John Danks Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201316023844328.293
20129710627413.307
2011206271251805.270

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013423661910723020.270
2012141201730904.248
20115221083413125614.275

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201372.73604913124.581.21
201222.7030101058.341.72
201188.35406832113.671.32

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201365.71804014164.931.37
201231.0310201323.771.32
201182.0380671485.051.35
John Danks Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 19 A Sto 13 13 55.0 7.85 4.25 1.85 0.82 67.5% 5.24 4.05 .347
2004 19 A Cli 14 8 49.7 11.60 2.54 4.57 0.72 83.3% 2.17 2.52 .309
2005 20 A Bak 10 10 57.2 8.34 2.52 3.31 0.79 82% 2.50 3.32 .294
2005 20 AA FRI 18 17 98.3 7.78 3.11 2.50 1.10 65.5% 5.49 4.25 .353
2006 21 AA FRI 13 13 69.3 10.64 2.86 3.73 1.43 75.3% 4.15 3.94 .357
2006 21 AAA OKL 14 13 70.7 9.17 4.33 2.12 1.40 74.4% 4.33 4.67 .306
2007 22 MAJ CHA 26 26 139.0 7.06 3.50 2.02 1.81 0.78 69.4% 5.50 5.45 .318
2008 23 MAJ CHA 33 33 195.0 7.34 2.63 2.79 0.69 1.08 74.6% 91.3 MPH 3.32 3.48 .299
2009 24 MAJ CHA 32 32 200.3 6.69 3.28 2.04 1.26 1.08 75.5% 90.4 MPH 3.77 4.66 .273
2010 25 MAJ CWS 32 32 213.0 6.85 2.96 2.31 0.76 1.27 71% 91.7 MPH 3.72 3.82 .280
2011 26 AAA Cha 2 2 9.0 6.00 2.00 3.00 2.00 100% 2.00 5.42 .265
2011 26 MAJ CWS 27 27 170.3 7.13 2.43 2.93 1.00 1.31 69.9% 91.7 MPH 4.33 4.00 .321
2012 27 AAA Cha 1 1 4.0 2.25 2.25 1.00 0.00 80% 2.25 3.45 .280
2012 27 MAJ CWS 9 9 53.7 5.03 3.86 1.30 1.17 1.13 63% 90.1 MPH 5.70 5.12 .292
2013 28 AA Bir 3 1 7.0 1.29 1.29 1.00 1.29 80% 2.57 5.20 .176
2013 28 AAA Cha 3 3 15.2 8.29 7.11 1.17 0.59 79.2% 3.45 4.98 .294
2013 28 MAJ CWS 22 22 138.3 5.79 1.76 3.30 1.82 1.17 70% 89.4 MPH 4.75 5.22 .290
2014 29 MAJ CWS 2 2 13.0 6.92 4.15 1.67 0.69 1.23 68.8% 88.3 MPH 4.15 4.05 .273
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for John Danks
3-Year Averages MAJ   19 19 120.8 6.26 2.38 2.63 1.34 68.8% 4.69 4.54 .304
Career MAJ   183 183 1,122.7 6.76 2.85 2.37 1.15 71.4% 4.20 4.35 .295

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

No No

2014 Stat Review for John Danks    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

1.67 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.92 K/9
WEAK
4.15 BB/9
TERRIBLE
88.3 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.23 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

4.15 ERA
WEAK
1.31 WHIP
WEAK
4.05 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.273 BABIP
LOW
68.8% Strand Rate
LOW

Chicago White Sox Roster

Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for John Danks (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Marco Scutaro SF 13 7 2 3 1 1 0 .538 1.077 1.648
Robinson Cano SEA 13 6 1 2 1 3 0 .462 .846 1.346
Michael Cuddyer COL 51 23 5 12 4 6 0 .451 .843 1.334
Dioner Navarro TOR 17 7 2 3 1 1 0 .412 .882 1.327
Nolan Reimold BAL 13 5 1 2 2 2 0 .385 .846 1.313
Ian Kinsler DET 31 12 4 5 2 3 0 .387 .871 1.295
Prince Fielder TEX 13 6 1 5 1 2 0 .462 .769 1.269
Daric Barton OAK 13 6 0 2 3 2 0 .462 .615 1.178
Bobby Abreu NY-N 17 5 2 2 8 4 1 .294 .647 1.167
Jason Kipnis CLE 16 6 1 6 1 2 0 .375 .750 1.139

Best Matchups for John Danks (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Grady Sizemore BOS 21 3 0 2 2 4 0 .143 .143 .360
Kurt Suzuki MIN 15 1 0 0 3 1 0 .067 .133 .356
Mike Moustakas KC 13 1 0 1 2 2 0 .077 .154 .354
Dustin Pedroia BOS 17 2 0 1 2 1 0 .118 .118 .328
Geovany Soto TEX 13 2 0 0 0 4 0 .154 .154 .308
Erick Aybar ANA 23 3 0 1 0 3 3 .130 .174 .299
Alexi Casilla BAL 18 2 0 0 1 1 0 .111 .111 .269
Curtis Granderson NY-N 25 2 0 0 1 4 0 .080 .080 .195
Adam Jones BAL 30 1 0 0 1 7 0 .033 .033 .098
Alcides Escobar KC 13 0 0 0 1 5 1 .000 .000 .071

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Advanced Stats

John Danks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Danks will begin the season as the fifth starter for the White Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Danks threw five scoreless innings against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Danks threw 45-50 pitches on the side Saturday after his scheduled start was cancelled due to rain, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Danks said that the ball is coming out of his hand much better than it did last season, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Danks will not make another start and will be shut down for the rest of the season with the White Sox, CSN Chicago reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Danks fell to 4-14 Wednesday as he gave up four earned runs on seven hits over seven innings against Minnesota.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Danks allowed four runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out four over 5.1 innings of a 4-0 loss to Baltimore on Friday night.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
The White Sox will utilize a modified six-man rotation for the remainder of the season, which could result in fewer starts for Danks, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

Subscribe now to see our 2014 outlook.

2013

It looked like Danks would take over the White Sox's top starter spot after signing a five-year extension in December 2011. Unfortunately, his season ended after nine disappointing starts, and he underwent shoulder surgery in August. He had some velocity issues during those nine starts, and he had a career-low 5.0 K/9, but we may be able to attribute some of those struggles to his shoulder issues. He should finish his rehab in time for spring training, and would move back into the middle of the rotation if that happens.

2012

Danks suffered from some bad luck in 2011. He opened the year with an 0-8 record over his first 11 starts, and his .313 BABIP marked the first time that rate was above .300 since 2007. His skills actually improved, as Danks lowered his walk rate for the second year in a row, while delivering the second-highest strikeout rate of his career (7.13 K/9IP). Not surprisingly, his xFIP of 3.79 suggests he pitched better than his 4.33 ERA would lead you to believe, so some improvement should be expected. Now signed through 2016, he could start the year as the White Sox's No. 1 or 2 starter.

2011

Danks set career highs in innings (213), strikeouts (162), wins (15) and WHIP (1.216) in 2010 all the while holding opposing batters to a .237 average. He might have been the White Sox's best starting pitcher, and he established himself as one of the better left-handed pitchers in the American League. His fastball gained a mile per hour from the previous two years, but he also used it less frequently. He posted a respectable 3.79 ERA in 17 home starts despite allowing 13 of his 18 home runs at U.S. Cellular Field. He should slot once again toward the top of the White Sox's rotation, and his stats should improve as he enters his age-26 season.

2010

Danks solidified himself as one of the White Sox’s top starters in 2009. He threw a complete game (against the Indians) and topped 200 innings for the first time in his career. His strikeout rate dipped below 7.0 K/9IP for the first time in his short MLB tenure, but just barely. He used his slider to greater success and only went to his fastball about 50 percent of the time. Danks should be the third starter in the rotation to open 2010.

2009

One of a number of Don Cooper success stories in '08, Danks learned a cut fastball that helped him attack right-handed batters and keep the ball in the park while not blowing up his walk rate or pitch counts. Last year was the upper end of his range thanks to a low home run rate. Like Mark Buerhle, though, Danks should be good for 200 innings and an ERA that runs from 3.50 to 4.50 depending on where the fly balls land.

2008

Danks struggled for much of 2007, finishing up with a 6-13 record, a 1.540 WHIP and a 5.50 ERA. He's always had issues with the long ball and this season was no exception as he was taken deep 28 times. Danks doesn't feature lights-out stuff so he'll probably struggle again as a 23-year-old pitching in the big leagues, but it's far too soon to write him off. He'll begin the spring penciled in as the No. 4 starter, but will still need a strong spring to hold onto his job with some other young talent bidding for spots in the rotation.

2007

Twenty one-year-old pitchers reaching Triple-A are a pretty rare breed, which puts Danks in pretty rare company before you start to consider his numbers. His numbers held up pretty well after a mid-season promotion from Double-A Frisco (67 hits, 72:34 K:BB rate in 70.2 innings at Triple-A; 74 hits, 82:22 K:BB rate in 69.1 innings at Double-A). Texas had been slow to promote Danks, having been burned by Juan Dominguez and Edinson Volquez in recent years, but he could see some time in the majors in 2007 after being traded to the White Sox. While he may not break into the rotation with Chicago this season, he could be an anchor for years to come.

2006

Advancing to Double-A as a 20-year-old is an accomplishment in and of itself, so some struggles are to be expected. Danks pitched well in a 10-start audition in the California League before appearing in 18 games at Double-A Frisco. He didn't pitch particularly well (117 H, 34 BB in 98.1 IP), leading to a 5.49 ERA, but he did manage to fan 85 batters. He's got plenty of time to develop.

2005

Danks struggled a bit after being promoted to high Single-A Stockton, but still managed 48 K in 55 IP despite a 5.24 ERA. He's just 19 years old and has to stay healthy first and foremost.

2004

Texas' #1 pick in the 2003 June draft, Danks was plucked out of a Texas high school. Whether he follows the career path of Todd Van Poppel or Josh Beckett remains to be seen.