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Postby yaboygino » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:37 pm

Lets hear what you guys have to say about him??
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Re: John Danks

Postby hot4tx » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:22 pm

He was the golden boy of the Rangers organization for years. It was 'when' not 'if' with that guy, and everyone was hoping that Thomas Diamond or Volquez would round out to be a solid #2 to pitch behind Danks.

Lefty, absolutely great stuff. Plus that ex-Ranger thing means he'll go K Brown/C Young/K Rogers/B Witt/Wilson Alvarez on the league this year. :,-(
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Re: John Danks

Postby J35J » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:36 pm

hot4tx wrote:Lefty, absolutely great stuff.



Does he? I've only seen him pitch once or twice, and that was last year sometime, but I thought I remembered him like Lester....ok stuff but didn't locate all that well. Let me know if I am mistaken or I just caught a couple of his bad games.
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Re: John Danks

Postby hot4tx » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:15 pm

He's never consistently located well, but he's got really good stuff. When he's on, he's on. He's one of those "if he ever puts it together" type of pitchers. Could end up being Scott Kazmir or could end up being Daniel Cabrera.

He has a plus fastball, a plus curve and a good changeup. His big problem is his control - he seems to every so often miss high and leave a big watermelon out over the plate for right handed batters.

Depending on what size/type of league you're in you may want to wait a little bit and see some consistency from him, or you may want to pounce now and at least put him on your bench. Just be aware that he's a few hanging curves or missed fastballs away from killing your ERA any time he goes out.
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Re: John Danks

Postby Ender » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:10 am

Sell high, that park is just terrible for him.
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Re: John Danks

Postby dorje3 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:23 am

hot4tx wrote:It was 'when' not 'if' with that guy.

hot4tx wrote:He's one of those "if he ever puts it together" type of pitchers.

:-b
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Re: John Danks

Postby hot4tx » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:20 pm

dorje3 wrote:
hot4tx wrote:It was 'when' not 'if' with that guy.

hot4tx wrote:He's one of those "if he ever puts it together" type of pitchers.

:-b


He was the golden boy of the Rangers organization for years. It was 'when' not 'if' with that guy, and everyone was hoping that Thomas Diamond or Volquez would round out to be a solid #2 to pitch behind Danks.


If you post the whole quote I'm obviously commenting on how the Rangers presented him. HTH.
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Re: John Danks

Postby Old_Style » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:29 pm

Ender wrote:Sell high, that park is just terrible for him.



I'm not sure you'll get too much for him at the moment.
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Re: John Danks

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:16 pm

Old_Style wrote:
Ender wrote:Sell high, that park is just terrible for him.



I'm not sure you'll get too much for him at the moment.


Yeah his value lies in your rotation, not in a trade.

His bad games come when he starts getting into 3-1, 2-0 counts. Which is obvious, but with him its kind of like a bad habit. As long as he gets ahead of batters in a game, his stuff is great. He'll throw a no-hitter sometime w/in the next 2 years.
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Re: John Danks

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:54 am

rotoworld.com DAILY DOSE says this..

John Danks posted an ugly 5.50 ERA last season even though his 109-to-54 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 139 innings wasn't bad for a 22-year-old rookie. His biggest problem was that an extreme fly-ball pitcher is a horrible fit for the White Sox's power-inflating home ballpark, which led to his allowing 28 homers and 38 doubles in just 26 starts. Danks worked on adding a cutter to his repertoire this offseason and the early results from his new approach are extremely encouraging.

He tossed seven shutout innings Sunday against the Rays to slice his ERA to 3.04, inducing eight ground-ball outs to go along with eight strikeouts. Last season just 34.8 percent of Danks' balls in play were on the ground, which would have ranked as the lowest percentage among AL starters if he had enough innings to qualify for the ERA title. This year he's coaxed a grounder on over 50 percent of his balls in play, which if sustained would drastically improve his long-term outlook.


if he can get more ground balls than fly balls there in Chicago he could turn out to be valuable. as mentioned last season 28 HR allowed. this season so far in 23.2 IP ..0 HR allowed.
according to the Sox schedule he should get Baltimore next time out at home.
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