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John Danks | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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John Danks got a no-decision on Tuesday, serving up six runs in five innings of work in a loss to the Blue Jays.
Danks was getting hit hard with regularity, starting early when he gave up a solo home run to Josh Donaldson in the first inning. He gave up seven hits overall while walking one and striking out five. The left-hander was hoping for better results in 2015 but they haven't come, as he stands with a 5.69 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a 37/17 K/BB ratio over 49 innings. Danks will look for better results in a road start against the Astros next. May 26 - 11:02 PM

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John Danks lost Thursday after giving up five runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Indians.

After getting off to a rough start in the first, Danks was able to induce a run-scoring double-play ball from Ryan Raburn. That made it a 2-0 game, but with the bases empty and two outs, it looked like Danks would at least hold the Indians there. Instead, Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles followed with back-to-back homers, making it 4-0. That proved to be plenty for Danny Salazar, and Danks is now 2-4 with a 5.11 ERA.
May 21 - 11:18 PM

John Danks notched his second win of the season Saturday as the White Sox defeated the Athletics.

Danks yielded only three hits and struck out six. He's now strung together two very good outings since struggling mightily over the first five weeks of the regular season. The veteran left-hander will carry a 2-3 record, 4.66 ERA, and 1.37 WHIP into his next scheduled outing at home against the Indians. Danks still isn't a great fantasy bet.
May 17 - 12:28 AM

John Danks pitched seven innings of one-run ball against the Reds on Sunday.

Nice rebound for Danks, who allowed seven runs to the Twins over 2 1/3 innings in his last start. A week later, the Reds couldn't manage much of anything against the southpaw, with only an RBI triple by Devin Mesoraco in the fourth inning scoring a run. Danks struck out four, walked three and scattered six hits. He'll take his 5.12 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 23/9 K/BB ratio (in 31 2/3 innings) on a trip to California when he takes on the A's in his next start.
May 10 - 5:23 PM

John Danks was crushed by the Twins on Sunday, allowing seven runs (three earned) in just 2 1/3 innings.

The Twins opened the game up with a seven-run third inning, keyed by Trevor Plouffe's grand slam. The "unearned runs" on the line came via a Danks error to load the bases just prior to the Plouffe slam, plus another Danks error later in the inning. The Twins need to have a talk with their home scorekeeper here. Earned, unearned, we're quibbling with semantics. The outing was awful. Danks now holds a 6.20 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP, with a 19/6 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings. He's not a reliable starter for fantasy play at this point, but he'll at least try to rebound from this meltdown when he faces the Reds in his next outing.
May 3 - 5:46 PM

John Danks struck out eight and allowed three runs over six innings in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Danks had just eight strikeouts coming into the game, but he left with the number doubled. The veteran southpaw also walked just one and allowed five hits in what was his best start of the season. Danks surrendered an RBI double to Mike Moustakas in the third and a two-run home run to Alex Gordon in the fourth, but otherwise kept the Royals quiet. He improved to 1-2 with the win. With that start in the books, he now holds a 5.64 ERA and 1.64 WHIP with a 16/6 K/BB over 22 1/3 innings. He'll try to piece together another decent performance when he faces the Twins in his next start.
Apr 26 - 6:05 PM

John Danks allowed three runs in six innings, earning a no-decision as the Indians lost to the White Sox on Monday.

Danks allowed a pair of home runs: a solo home run to Ryan Raburn in the second inning, and another solo home run to Brett Hayes in the fifth. Overall, the lefty gave up six hits, walked two, and struck out four. All things considered, it was an improvement over his first two starts. Danks will bring a 6.06 ERA into his next start against the Tigers in Detroit.
Apr 20 - 11:32 PM

John Danks was touched up for four runs -- three earned -- over just 4 2/3 frames in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.

Danks threw 87 pitches, allowing six hits and walking a pair to go along with three punchouts. It's the second straight clunker to kick off the season for the veteran left-hander, as Danks' ERA now sits at 6.10. He'll try to bounce back in a rematch versus the Indians next week.
Apr 15 - 3:39 PM

John Danks yielded four runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Royals on Thursday.

Danks managed to hold the Royals to just one run before being tagged for three runs (including a two-run homer from Salvador Perez) in his final inning of work. The southpaw struck out one and walked one in the loss. Interestingly, this was his first career loss against Kansas City. Danks came into Thursday with a 4.71 ERA over 90 starts dating back to 2011 and simply isn't a consideration in mixed leagues at this point.
Apr 9 - 5:48 PM

John Danks was roughed up in Tueday's Cactus League start against the Rockies, allowing four runs on four hits in his 4 2/3 innings of work.

The veteran left-hander also issued a pair of walks while punching out four on the afternoon. He now boasts a troublesome 6.97 ERA through 10 1/3 innings in spring play. While he's secure of his spot in the White Sox rotation, he holds very little fantasy value outside of AL-only formats.
Mar 24 - 8:33 PM

John Danks yielded three runs in 3 2/3 innings in Sunday's start against the Angels.

Danks allowed six hits -- including a home run to David Freese -- while walking none and striking out one. The lefty is assured of a rotation spot, but the White Sox are hoping to see some positive signs from him before the regular season starts. Danks hasn't provided much value to the club over the last three years, posting an aggregate 4.88 ERA over 385 2/3 innings.
Mar 15 - 7:45 PM

John Danks allowed a run in two innings of work Thursday against the Dodgers.

The lefty gave up a lead-off single followed by a double, which eventually led to a run, but settled down quickly. Danks has been either injured or ineffective in each of the last four seasons but is hoping for a return to productivity in 2015. Danks could eventually be traded if the White Sox are willing to cover a significant portion of his remaining $28.5 million salary.
Mar 5 - 5:49 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the White Sox "would love" to move John Danks in a trade this offseason.

Danks' velocity and results have been declining and he's owed $28.5 million over the next two years, so it remains to be seen how much interest he'd generate on the market. The White Sox would almost surely have to eat a good bit of the money remaining on the deal in order to make something work. Danks holds a 4.74 ERA over two seasons since returning from shoulder surgery.
Source: Boston Globe
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 01:49:00 PM

John Danks held the Royals to two earned runs over seven innings Saturday in a 5-4 White Sox victory.

Danks was sharp in his regular-season finale, yielding only five hits over seven frames on an evening built around honoring long-time teammate Paul Konerko, who is retiring. Danks finishes the year with an 11-11 record, 4.74 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 129/74 K/BB ratio in 193 2/3 innings. He is under contract for $14.25 million in 2015.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 11:25:00 PM

John Danks allowed two runs on just two hits in a win over the Rays on Sunday.

Danks was actually a bit unfortunate to allow two runs, as both hits paired with a walk to produce two runs in the sixth inning. Danks did walk three while striking out five. The win was his 10th of the season, but it represented his first since July 25. Danks will attempt to end on the upswing when he makes his last start of the season Friday against the Royals.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 05:14:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Geovany Soto
3Rob Brantly
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Nate Jones
7Matt Albers
8Scott Carroll
9Hector Noesi
10Daniel Webb