I admit I am high on Danks. But as of right now I would take him over any of the pitchers I have listed behind him. I catch as many Indians games as I can and that means I obviously see the Sox play a fair amount. This guy Danks is just unbelievable. And its not just him owning my crappy team, its 9 times out of 10 times I watch this guy pitch I can't help to to be in awe and wish he was on my team instead of the competitions.
I'll tell you why I am going to draft Danks. It's the same reason I drafted Felix Hernandez, Zach Greinkie and Ubaldo Jimenez last year. It's the reason I targeted Adam Wainwright and Josh Johnson but couldn't get to them soon enough. It's because sooner or later he is going to break out and go to that next level, have a season worthy of fantasy cy young consideration.
I admit I do not think Danks has as good "stuff" as King Felix or Greinkie or even Josh Johnson. But over the past two years he has averaged 12.5 wins, a 3.55 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and a very solid K/BB rate while lowering his OBA and hit rate each year. He has raised his IP per start every year as well and if he continues to do so it can only help his win totals. I don't know if the Danks breakout will happen this year or not but it is going to happen eventually. And I will pay the price to find out by taking him earlier than his ADP. He is not going to put up Felix or Greinkie #s but I believe he will be a top 10-15 pitcher when he does reach that next level.
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