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John Danks | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (9) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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John Danks was tagged for six runs and 11 hits in five innings by the Royals on Thursday.
Danks surprised with some pretty strong starts over the course of the year, but in the end, all it got him was a 7-15 record and a 4.71 ERA. He's never going to recapture the form he had before his shoulder problems, and the White Sox should really consider just releasing him and moving on this winter, even though it would mean eating the $14.25 million he's owed in the last year of his contract. Fri, Oct 2, 2015 12:21:00 AM

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John Danks got his 13th loss after allowing three runs in five innings versus the Indians on Sunday.

All three runs scored in the second inning on a Lonnie Chisenhall two-run homer and a Francisco Lindor RBI single. They were two of seven hits the lefty gave up along with a pair of walks and three strikeouts. The 30-year-old is near the end of an inconsistent season, carrying a 4.59 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 117/50 K/BB ratio over 166 2/3 innings. Danks will take the hill at Yankee Stadium next.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 05:05:00 PM

John Danks gave up three runs in seven innings, taking a no-decision as the White Sox pulled out a win in 14 innings against the Athletics on Monday.

Danks served up three solo home runs: to Jake Smolinski in the third inning, to Brett Lawrie in the fourth, and to Josh Reddick in the seventh. They were the only three hits the lefty allowed along with three walks and six strikeouts. He stands with a 4.56 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a 114/48 K/BB ratio over 161 2/3 innings. Danks is scheduled to start against the Indians on the road next.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 01:56:00 AM

John Danks was brilliant in Friday's victory over the Royals, allowing just one run on seven hits over nine strong frames.

Danks struck out five while walking just one in the ballgame. It was the second complete game of the season for the veteran southpaw. The only blemish on his evening came on Kendrys Morales' sacrifice fly in the ninth inning. Even with this terrific start though, Danks still sports an uninspiring 4.60 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 154 2/3 innings. He'll head in search of his eighth victory when he battles the Indians on Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 11:27:00 PM

John Danks pitched well in Friday's loss to the Mariners, allowing two runs on seven hits over six innings.

Danks served up solo home runs to Kyle Seager and Franklin Gutierrez in the sixth inning. These would be the only runs either team scored in the game. The veteran southpaw will take a 4.82 ERA and 1.41 WHIP into his next outing, a Thursday afternoon road tilt with the Twins.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 12:47:00 AM

John Danks struggled in Sunday's loss to the Mariners, allowing seven runs on eight hits over five innings.

Four of the seven runs on Danks' line scored in the third inning, when the southpaw surrendered an RBI single to Jesus Sucre, a two-run double to Nelson Cruz and an RBI single to Franklin Gutierrez. The other three runs came home in the fifth to drive him from the contest. Danks entered the game pitching to a 3.48 ERA over his last nine starts, but Sunday's was a throwback to results from earlier in the season. He'll face these same Mariners at home in his next start, as he tries for redemption sporting a 4.90 ERA and 1.42 WHIP.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 07:17:00 PM

John Danks gave up five runs (four earned) over seven innings, taking the loss on Tuesday versus the Angels.

The Angels clubbed a pair of homers against him in the first inning. Kole Calhoun ripped a two-run shot and Albert Pujols followed up with a solo blast. Danks allowed five hits and a walk overall while striking out two. The lefty has mostly been solid since the start of July, carrying a 3.48 ERA in his last nine starts. Danks will match up with the Mariners on the road next.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 12:48:00 AM

John Danks gave up only one run in 7 1/3 innings, but got a no-decision as the White Sox needed 13 innings to defeat the Angels on Wednesday.

The lone run came around in the fifth inning on a Conor Gillaspie RBI double. It was one of only five hits the lefty allowed along with three walks and a pair of strikeouts. Danks owns a mediocre 4.58 ERA with a 1.42 WHIP and a 91/40 K/BB ratio over 127 2/3 innings on the year. He'll face the Angels again next week but he won't have home field advantage.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 01:03:00 AM

John Danks fell to 6-9 after taking the loss in Friday's contest with the Royals, as he allowed three runs on five hits over six innings.

Danks struck out six and walked three in the contest. The Royals dinged him for a run in the fifth, then two more in the sixth to account for the three runs against his line. The southpaw hasn't lost since June 22 and will carry a 4.79 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into his next start, a home outing against the Angels.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 12:31:00 AM

John Danks held the Yankees in check Saturday by allowing just one run in 5 2/3 innings as the White Sox held on for an 8-2 victory.

Maybe the Yankees should have paced themselves. After scoring 13 runs on Friday, New York couldn't muster much of anything against Danks, managing only four walks and three hits. Danks tied a season-high with eight strikeouts in the win. The 30-year-old hasn't exactly been the model of consistency this season (6-8, 4.80 ERA) but he must be doing something right having not lost since June 22.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 10:48:00 PM

John Danks was lucky to get a no-decision after allowing seven runs (six earned) in 4 1/3 innings as the White Sox won a slugfest against the Red Sox on Monday.

Danks was in line for the loss when he exited with one out in the fifth. He gave up nine hits -- including a two-run home run to David Ortiz -- while walking one and striking out two. The lefty had held the opposition scoreless in three of his last four starts, but still owns a poor 4.97 ERA on the year with a 1.45 WHIP and a 75/30 K/BB ratio over 108 2/3 innings. Danks will look for better results over the weekend in a home start against the Yankees.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 11:19:00 PM

John Danks blanked the Cardinals for 6 2/3 innings, striking out five, in a no-decision Wednesday.

Danks has pitched 12 2/3 scoreless innings his last two times out, lowering his ERA from 5.30 to 4.66. We wouldn't expect his ERA to keep dropping from there, but at least he's justifying his presence in the rotation now.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 11:57:00 PM

John Danks held the Royals scoreless over six-plus innings to give the White Sox a 2-0 victory in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.

Danks was pulled after issuing a leadoff walk in the seventh inning. The veteran southpaw held the Royals to just four hits (all of them singles) to go along with four strikeouts and four walks. While it was his second scoreless outing in his last three starts, he remains a very shaky fantasy option. Danks has a 4.98 ERA through 17 starts on the year.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 12:22:00 AM

John Danks was tagged for six runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Well, if we're being honest, there was no way Danks wasn't giving up at least six runs tonight. That might actually be considered minimizing the damage against a Blue Jays lineup that chews up and spits out better lefties than Danks. He's 4-8 with a 5.30 ERA.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 11:26:00 PM

John Danks pitched a nice game on Friday, shutting out the Orioles over seven innings pitched.

Danks and Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez were locked into a pitcher's duel, but it was Danks who failed to blink. He scattered five hits over seven innings to go with five strikeouts and two walks. The lovely outing helped drop his ERA from 5.38 to 4.95. He also holds a 1.44 WHIP and 60/24 K/BB ratio (in 88 1/3 innings), though, and he'll have to put in a number of quality starts to really warrant any sort of fantasy consideration. He'll try to build off the Friday shutout when he faces the Blue Jays in his next start.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 10:56:00 PM