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John Danks

LHP
Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox
John Danks
Name: John William Danks
Born: Apr 15, 1985 in Austin, TX
High School: Round Rock (Texas) HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career1,503.14.381.352.946.60
Drafted in the 1st round (9th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2003 (signed for $2,100,000)
Danks has passed Florida's Andrew Miller as the top high school lefthander in the draft and could be the first southpaw drafted, unless a team prefers a college player and opts for Mississippi State's Paul Maholm. Danks threw in the mid-80s last summer, but created a lot of buzz early this year when he kept hitting 93-94 mph and showing a picture-perfect delivery. He hasn't quite maintained that combination of velocity and mechanics, but he has sat at 88-92 and showed a power curveball at times. He has decent but not overwhelming size at 6-foot-2 and room to grow at 175 pounds. He's one of three premium prospects at Round Rock High, the nation's No. 1-ranked team, along with righthander Matt Nachreiner and shortstop/righthander Travis Schlichting.
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Split TypeAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOOBPSLGOPS
Split TypeWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOAVGOBPSLGWHIP
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