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John Danks
ERA W-L K
4.82 6-12 103
Team: Chi White SoxHt / Wt: 6-1 / 210 NFBC ADP: 625.81
Position: SPBorn: 4/15/1985 Birthplace: Austin, Texas
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Rangers (2003)


Latest News
Aug. 24 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET12:12 ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:42 AM VEN20:12 UAE11:12 AM CT-Danks was rocked for seven runs in five innings to take the loss Sunday at Seattle.
Analysis: After pitching well in July, Danks is struggling again in August. He's now 0-3 with a 5.33 ERA in his last four starts.
July 4 12:47 PM PT1:47 PM MT2:47 PM CT3:47 PM ET15:47 ET19:47 GMT3:47 12:47 PM MST2:47 PM EST3:17 PM VEN23:47 UAE2:47 PM CT-Danks pitched his best baseball after a low point in his career as he pitched seven scoreless innings Friday.
Analysis: Danks was impressive after getting skipped in the rotation. The left-hander allowed five hits with five strikeouts and two walks. He was 0-4 in his previous four starts with a 6.85 ERA. "I pitched my way into being the guy that gets skipped," he said.
June 23 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET14:52 ET18:52 GMT2:52 11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST2:22 PM VEN22:52 UAE1:52 PM CT-Danks stunk it up Monday.
Analysis: Danks gave up nine runs in 5 1-3 innings and fell to 0-4 in June with a 6.85 ERA. "I stunk. There's really no other way to put it," said Danks, who dropped to 3-9 with a 6.82 ERA in 16 career starts against the Twins.
June 18 12:34 PM PT1:34 PM MT2:34 PM CT3:34 PM ET15:34 ET19:34 GMT3:34 12:34 PM MST2:34 PM EST3:04 PM VEN23:34 UAE2:34 PM CT-Danks fell to 3-7 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Danks settled down after a shaky first inning to allow three runs on five hits in seven innings. "Besides the first inning, Johnny pitched great," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said.
June 13 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 ET21:22 GMT5:22 2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Danks fell to 3-6 on Friday.
Analysis: Danks gave up five runs, three earned, and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings and was full of excuses. "They put the ball in play and made things happen. It worked out for them," Danks said. "It's one of those nights it didn't bounce my way."
June 7 9:51 AM PT10:51 AM MT11:51 AM CT12:51 PM ET12:51 ET16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST12:21 PM VEN20:51 UAE11:51 AM CT-Danks was ripped Saturday.
Analysis: Danks gave up five runs and 11 hits in 4 2-3 horrible innings. "I felt good," Danks said.
June 1 7:55 AM PT8:55 AM MT9:55 AM CT10:55 AM ET10:55 ET14:55 GMT22:55 7:55 AM MST9:55 AM EST10:25 AM VEN18:55 UAE9:55 AM CT-Danks allowed 10 hits, including five extra-base hits, in the Chicago White Sox's 6-0 victory over the Astros. He is the only pitcher to give up at least 10 hits and at least five extra-base hits in a shutout going back to 1914.
Analysis: The native Texan was 0-3 with a 9.15 ERA in four career starts against the Astros, but put it all behind him on Sunday. "I hadn't had a whole lot of luck when I had family in town," he said.
May 27 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET12:01 ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST11:31 AM VEN20:01 UAE11:01 AM CT-Danks was awful Tuesday.
Analysis: Danks was charged with six runs in five innings and faces the Astros next.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2007 CWS 6 13 0 - 0 26 26 0 139.0 160 92 85 28 54 4 109 1.54 5.50
2008 CWS 12 9 0 - 0 33 33 0 195.0 182 74 72 15 57 1 159 1.23 3.32
2009 CWS 13 11 0 - 0 32 32 1 200.1 184 89 84 28 73 1 149 1.28 3.77
2010 CWS 15 11 0 - 0 32 32 1 213.0 189 93 88 18 70 2 162 1.22 3.72
2011 CWS 8 12 0 - 0 27 27 2 170.1 182 89 82 19 46 5 135 1.34 4.33
2012 CWS 3 4 0 - 0 9 9 0 53.2 57 35 34 7 23 0 30 1.49 5.70
2013 CWS 4 14 0 - 0 22 22 0 138.1 151 81 73 28 27 0 89 1.29 4.75
2014 CWS 11 11 0 - 0 32 32 0 193.2 205 106 102 25 74 1 129 1.44 4.74
2015 CWS 6 12 0 - 0 25 25 1 145.2 161 89 78 20 44 0 103 1.41 4.82
Career 78 97 0 - 0 238 238 5 1449.0 1471 748 698 188 468 14 1065 1.34 4.34

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 CWS 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 CWS 33 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .167 .286 .167
2009 CWS 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 CWS 32 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 CWS 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 CWS 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 CWS 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 CWS 32 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333
Career 238 24 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 .083 .120 .083

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2008 CWS Total 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.2 7 3 3 1 3 0 7 4.05
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.2 7 3 3 1 3 0 7 4.05
Career 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.2 7 3 3 1 3 0 7 4.05


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1099 93 85 89.4 46.2
Curveball 269 81 71 75.6 11.31
Changeup 679 85 76 80.8 28.54
Cut Fastball 332 90 81 85.8 13.96

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