Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:55:11 -0800
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks has lowered his arm angle and his leg kick upon pitch delivery, in an attempt to cut down on the number of home runs he has given up. Danks said the mechanical adjustments, which actually went into effect during the final month of last season, have improved his command and added some sink to his fastball, in addition to resulting in more ground balls being hit.
Fantasy Tip: After making the adjustments, Danks posted a 3.94 ERA and allowed just one home run in 29 2/3 innings over five September starts. Heis worth monitoring and should be considered in the later rounds of drafts for AL-only and deep mixed leagues.
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:14:24 -0700
The Chicago White Sox are reportedly interested in trading SP John Danks but may find it difficult to do so because he still has two years and $28.5 million remaining on his current contract.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:02:34 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks might be traded before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, and the White Sox have discussed a trade with the Miami Marlins.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:45:26 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks is being discussed in trade talks with the New York Yankees, but the teams are both far apart in terms of a package deal. Danks has two years left on his $65 million, five-year deal. The Yankees would prefer to move P David Phelps back to the bullpen.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:45:58 -0700
The New York Yankees are still looking into the possibility of acquiring Chicago White Sox SP John Danks.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:31:51 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks is permitted to block a trade to the Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and Toronto Blue Jays, among others.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:47:42 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks has been the subject of trade talks with the New York Yankees. Discussions appear to be in the early stages, and there's no evidence a deal is imminent.
Fantasy Tip: Danks' value wouldn't improve much if he goes to the Bronx, which is essentially just as dangerous on pitchers than U.S. Cellular Field, if not more so.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:24:06 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks will pitch Wednesday, June 11, and SP Chris Sale will go Thursday, June 12, against the Detroit Tigers, as manager Robin Ventura elected to simply skip SP Andre Rienzo's turn in the rotation following the rainout Tuesday, June 10.
Fantasy Tip: Danks will face Justin Verlander and Sale will be matched up against Max Scherzer in the final two games barring any additional weather interruptions.
Wed, 28 May 2014 10:14:32 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks had one of his finest outings for the team last weekend, and he will continue to fine tune his mechanics with pitching coach Don Cooper during his bullpen sessions and extra work. He has cut back his workload in between starts a bit, but he likes what he's been able to accomplish and wants to replicate the work. Cooper has worked with Danks on his body weight during his delivery and the placement of his head. "It keeps me from falling off, helps me stay behind my pitches and in turn makes me more consistent," Danks said. "We noticed I was getting on my heels a little bit and that caused me to fall off the mound worse than I ever had and because of that I wasn't throwing nearly enough strikes, or good strikes."
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:14:56 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks has looked effective so far in spring training and has shown promise with his cut fastball. "He's strong. I think he throws a little harder," said manager Robin Ventura. Pitching coach Don Cooper pointed out during Chicago's game on Tuesday, March 11, that Danks was showing the ball early on a few pitches.
Fantasy Tip: Danks has thrown eight scoreless frames in two starts so far this spring. He's allowed five hits and five walks while fanning three, though, so that takes some shine off his numbers. Still, in AL-only setups, Danks could be a decent middle-tier option among SP. In mixers, he's an effective watch-list candidate after your draft.