Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:23:08 -0700
The Atlanta Braves released SP John Danks at his request on Monday, March 20.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:48:26 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP John Danks was released Monday, March 20. C Anthony Recker was optioned to Class AAA Gwinnett.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:41:25 -0800
The Atlanta Braves and free-agent SP John Danks (White Sox) agreed to a minor-league contract Monday, Dec. 12, according to a source.
Fri, 13 May 2016 11:16:02 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Purke was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte Friday, May 13, and SP John Danks was released.
Fantasy Tip: Purke is a former mega-prospect that was a first-round pick in 2009 before he failed to sign and went to college. When he came out, he slipped to the third round and has had mixed results. The team has used primarily out of the bullpen this year, which trumps his fantasy prowess for now.
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:15:05 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks was designated for assignment Tuesday, May 3.
Fantasy Tip: Danks had a miserable start with a 7.25 ERA and only 16 strikeouts and 11 walks in 22 1/3 innings in his four starts. He can be sent to the waiver wire if he was still owned in deeper leagues. Erik Johnson is expected to take his place in the rotation at least for a spot start, but he's only AL material if he sticks.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:48:20 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks (0-4) allowed six runs on nine hits over five innings in a loss to the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, April 28, with two walks and four strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Danks has allowed five runs or more in all but one of his outings this season and has an earned-run average of 7.25 over 22 1/3 innings. He is not a viable pitching option in any fantasy format due to his high ERA and lack of strikeouts.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:49:58 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones is 1-for-33 (.030) lifetime against Chicago White Sox SP John Danks, who toes the rubber Thursday, April 28.
Fantasy Tip: Batter vs. pitcher splits are so subjective and don't hold a lot of weight. However, this is a large sample size, and there appears to be something the lefty does that has Jones off balance. Add in that Jones has a .196-1-5 line to open the year, and he might be one to avoid in DFS today.
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:01:42 -0700
Tampa Bay OF Kevin Kiermaier (head) and 2B Logan Forsythe (leg, hip) are not in the lineup against Chicago White Sox SP John Danks on Saturday, April 16. The pair was involved in an outfield collision on Friday, April 15, and will be replaced by OF Brandon Guyer and SS Tim Beckham, respectively. Guyer will bat leadoff, while Beckham will hit eighth.
Fantasy Tip: There is still no official timetable on Kiermaier or Forsythe, although it sounds as if the latter has a decent shot at playing Sunday. Guyer is a reasonable low-cost option in DFS for this game as he has enjoyed a relative amount of success against southpaws in his career. Beckham could be ignored in virtually all formats.
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:49:51 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks allowed eight hits and seven runs (five earned) while walking one and striking out six in five innings in a loss against the Cleveland Indians Friday, April 8.
Fantasy Tip: This is all you need to know about Danks: He hasn't posted an ERA under 4.00 since 2010. He doesn't strike out many hitters, either, so he's nothing but trouble for fantasy owners. Stay away unless you're desperate for innings in AL-only leagues.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:18:37 -0700
Chicago White Sox SPs Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, Carlos Rodon, Mat Latos and John Danks will comprise the starting rotation to begin the season, the team announced Tuesday, March 29.
Fantasy Tip: Sale is a fantasy ace to target in the early rounds of drafts, while Quintana and Rodon are upside candidates worth middle-round selections. Latos could have a degree of bounce-back appeal, but like Danks, the fourth and fifth Chicago starters should be left to cavernous mixed and AL-only formats.