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John DanksTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2016 MLB Years: 2007-2016
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Drafted
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1st Round Draft Pick
Futures Game

PositionsP-346Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn William Danks
Height6-2Weight190BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 15,1985 [33.189]PlaceAustin,Texas
High SchoolRound Rock (Round Rock,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Texas Rangers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 2003 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$2,100,000Signing ScoutsRandy TaylorService Time9.041 (2016)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2004-MLB-#80 ... 2004-TEX-#2 ... 2005-MLB-#59 ... 2005-TEX-#2 ... 2006-MLB-#59 ... 2006-TEX-#2 ... 2007-MLB-#56 ... 2007-TEX-#1
MLB DebutApril 8,2007 [21.358]
OrganizationsCHA [10] TEX [4] Awards2
TBC Player ID37263Retrosheet IDdankj001MLBAM ID433579
RelationshipsBrother of Jordan Danks
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (35.64%) -- Changeup (24.26%) -- Cutter (19.73%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (12.84%) -- Curveball (7.54%)
Fastball Velocity [2016] - 87.22 - [2015] - 89.39 - [2014] - 88.54 - [2013] - 89.33 - [2012] - 90.11 - [2011] - 91.49 - [2010] - 91.68
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts39Walks47Hittable38SO/BB44vsPower38Hitting0Durability60Team.498Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2003Arizona RangersArizRktex-S/R18100.69532000013.063104221000.774.15--2.7715.235.501.000-
2003Spokane IndiansNwstA-tex-ST18028.53550000012.212121207130001.508.53--4.979.241.86.000-
2003Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0124.561082000025.2181513011351001.136.31--3.8612.273.18.333-
2004Clinton LumberKingsMidwAtex32S/R19322.171486002049.2381712414641001.056.890.722.5411.604.57.600-
2004Stockton PortsCalifA+tex32ST19145.2413130000055.0623832526483001.6010.150.824.257.851.85.200-
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0463.78272160020104.210055449401124001.348.600.773.449.632.80.400-
2005Bakersfield BlazeCalifA+tex-ST20332.5010100000057.2501816516531001.147.800.782.508.273.31.500-
2005Frisco RoughRidersTexAAtex35ST204105.4918171000098.011766601234853001.5410.711.103.117.782.50.286-
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST07134.38282710000155.1167847617501384001.399.630.982.887.962.76.350-
2006Frisco RoughRidersTexAAtex15ST21544.1513130000069.07438321122823001.389.611.432.8610.643.73.556-
2006Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAtex20ST21454.3314131000070.26743341134722001.438.531.404.339.172.12.444-
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0994.24272610000139.1141816622561545001.419.061.413.609.902.75.500-
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50ST226135.50262600000139.0160928528541093001.5410.361.813.507.062.02.3165.46
2008Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50ST231293.32333300000195.0182747215571597001.238.400.692.637.342.79.5713.38
2009Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50ST2413113.77323201000200.0184898428731491001.288.271.263.286.692.04.5424.52
2010Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50ST2515113.72323201100213.0189938818701622101.227.990.762.966.852.31.5773.64
2011Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha-ST26102.0022000009.09222260001.229.002.002.006.003.001.000-
2011Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50ST268124.33272702100170.0182898219461356001.349.621.002.437.132.93.4003.70
2012Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha-ST27002.2511000004.04310110001.259.00--2.252.251.00--
2012Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50ST27345.70990000053.2573534723305001.499.561.173.865.031.30.4294.96
2013Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha-ST28102.5711000007.05221110000.866.431.291.291.291.001.000-
2013Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha51ST28103.45330000015.21386112140001.607.470.576.898.041.171.000-
2013Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0203.18440000022.218108213150001.377.150.795.165.961.151.000-
2013Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50ST284144.75222200000138.015181732827893001.299.821.821.765.793.30.2224.98
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50ST2911114.74323200000193.220510610225741297001.449.531.163.445.991.74.5004.62
2015Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50ST307154.71303002100177.21951049324561248101.419.881.222.846.282.21.3184.44
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50ST31047.25440000022.0282018511161001.7511.282.014.436.451.45.0006.10
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter791044.38247247063001501.01533783731197491110243201.359.181.182.946.602.24.4321.22
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter24304.099989100020459.04572502105217346114001.368.901.013.378.982.66.444-
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter653.9020191000098.09356431449932001.438.431.274.448.431.90.545-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter10144.84323110000174.21961069424571686001.4510.101.242.948.662.95.417-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter473.83232300000112.2112564810421014001.378.950.803.368.072.40.364-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter322.171486002049.2381712414641001.056.890.722.5411.604.57.600-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter028.53550000012.212121207130001.508.53--4.979.241.86.000-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100.69532000013.063104221000.774.15--2.7715.235.501.000-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter791044.38247247063001501.01533783731197491110243201.359.181.182.946.602.24.432-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12154.38363601000220.022411510729721616001.359.181.182.946.602.24.4441.22
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings11144.09474250010220.021811910025822207001.368.901.013.378.982.66.440-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50p2212000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2008Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50p2336010000001200001.167.286.167.453107.250.000.167.22914.2928.572.000.000.000.00
2009Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50p2412000000000101000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2010Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50p2513000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2011Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50p2613000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2012Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50p2793000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2013Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50p28222000000000102000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50p29323010000000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.000.2970.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter7024020000001803001.083.120.083.2032028.125.000.042.0003.5728.578.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162560500000021907002.083.120.083.2035065.125.000.042.0003.5728.578.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2003Arizona Rangers ArizRktex18P5----1-1---------5100.08.9
2003Spokane Indians NwstA-tex18P5---2--221.0000.40------5100.06.6
2004Clinton LumberKings MidwAtex19P14--16-1771.0000.50------14100.010.1
2004Stockton Ports CalifA+tex19P13--562-1311.8460.85------13100.09.3
2005Bakersfield Blaze CalifA+tex20P10--310--13131.0001.30------10100.07.1
2005Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex20P18--417122221.9551.17------18100.012.9
2006Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex21P13--115311916.8421.23------13100.09.3
2006Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex21P14--2103-1512.8000.86------14100.09.7
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22P2626139517112322.9570.850.16-----26100.016.0
2008Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23P33331951228-140401.0001.210.21-----33100.020.2
2009Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24P3232200733214240.9521.250.20-----32100.019.8
2010Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25P3232213535-440401.0001.250.19-----32100.019.8
2011Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha26P2--11--221.0001.00------2100.01.4
2011Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26P2727170430-134341.0001.260.20-----27100.016.7
2012Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha27P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2012Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27P99533133-1916.8421.780.301150.0-9100.05.6
2013Birmingham Barons SouAAcha28P1--11--221.0002.00------1100.00.7
2013Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha28P3--32-1551.0001.67------3100.02.1
2013Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28P2222138813-121211.0000.950.152340.0-22100.013.6
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29P32321934241-2928.9660.880.1512380.0-32100.019.8
2015Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30P3030177620312926.8970.870.157370.0-30100.018.5
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31P442213-1441.0001.000.181-100.0-4100.02.5
MLB Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P2472471500552161011281271.9641.100.18231069.7-2470.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P20--614312320.8701.00------200.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P32--633434339.9071.22------320.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P23--8162-2624.9231.04------230.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P14--16-1771.0000.50------140.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5---2--221.0000.40------50.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5----1-1---------50.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2003Arizona Rangers ArizRktex185----------
2003Spokane Indians NwstA-tex185----------
2004Clinton LumberKings MidwAtex1914----------
2004Stockton Ports CalifA+tex1913----------
2005Bakersfield Blaze CalifA+tex2010----------
2005Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex2018----------
2006Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex2113----------
2006Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex2114----------
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2226----------
2008Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2333----------
2009Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2432----------
2010Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2532----------
2011Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha262----------
2011Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2627----------
2012Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha271----------
2012Chicago White SoxALMLBcha279----------
2013Birmingham Barons SouAAcha281----------
2013Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha283----------
2013Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2822----------
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2932----------
2015Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3030----------
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha314----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB21003.0021100006.0422142001.336.001.506.003.000.503.00.000
2007Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB22215.91734000021.125151431016001.6610.551.274.226.751.606.33.667
2008Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB23024.94660000023.224151331023001.479.131.143.808.752.305.70.000
2008Chicago White SoxDiv SeriesMLB23104.0511000006.27331370001.619.451.354.059.452.334.051.000
2009Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB24000.00000000031.02500100000.817.260.290.000.0000.00.000
2010Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB25214.15770000030.130151431223101.408.900.893.566.821.924.45.667
2011Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB26223.04660000026.22011941316011.266.751.354.395.401.233.71.500
2012Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB27044.09514000022.02014100910201.328.180.003.684.091.115.73.000
2013Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB280216.36440000011.0272120554102.9122.094.094.093.270.8017.18.000
2014Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB29112.96550000024.1221081913201.298.140.373.334.811.443.70.500
2015Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB30016.97330000010.11288125001.3910.450.871.744.352.506.97.000
2016Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB31525.40770000031.23519196928201.419.951.712.567.963.115.40.714
2017Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB32116.5250500109.21477067302.1713.030.005.596.521.176.52.500
MLB Spring Training Totals - 12 yrs13174.505743140010248.025813712428891471111.409.361.023.235.331.654.97.433
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs104.0511000006.7733137001.509.451.354.059.452.334.051.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB2221000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2009Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB2422000000001001001.000.333.000.333004.000.000.50025.000.000.000.000.000.00
2010Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB2580100000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00
2011Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB261427383005201800000.296.321.407.72811328.421.111.2223.5728.578.000.000.0037.50
2012Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB27510100020000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs3131493007203901001.290.353.387.74012335.409.097.2588.5725.713.000.000.0033.33

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2003High School All-American - 2nd Team (P)1
2008Chicago White Sox Player of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-03-20SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Braves31.339  
2016-12-09SPAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract31.238Team Roster on 2016-12-09
2016-05-14SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by White Sox31.029  
2016-05-06SPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment31.021Team Roster on 2016-05-06
2013-05-24SPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.039Team Roster on 2013-05-24
2013-05-07PChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Charlotte (AAA) for rehab28.022Team Roster on 2013-05-07
2013-05-03PChicago White SoxBirmingham (AA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Birmingham (AA) for rehab28.018Team Roster on 2013-05-03
2013-03-26PChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Sore left shoulder27.345Team Roster on 2013-03-26
2012-11-30PChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL27.229Team Roster on 2012-11-30
2012-08-11PChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL27.118Team Roster on 2012-08-11
2012-06-12cfChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Charlotte (AAA) for rehab27.058Team Roster on 2012-06-12
2012-05-25lfChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Sore left shoulder27.040Team Roster on 2012-05-25
2012-05-04PChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActive--27.019Team Roster on 2012-05-04
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-07-20InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-06-26InjuredDisabled -- Strained right oblique 
2008-02-27ContractSigned by White Sox (1-year) 
2006-12-23TradeTraded by Rangers with Nick Masset and Jacob Rasner to White Sox for Brandon McCarthy and David Paisano 
2003-07-11Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2003Texas Rangers-182,100,000-------2,100,000Signing Bonus out of 2003 Draft (1st round - 9th overall)
2007Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll22380,000-73736-2,459,737380,0002,480,000
2008Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll23400,000-63525292,696,252390,0002,880,000
2009Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll24520,000-48922402,746,792400,0003,400,000
2010Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll253,450,000-2431274++2,812,412400,0006,850,000
2011Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll266,000,000-144884++2,722,607414,00012,850,000
2012Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll272,000,000-33016632,954,887480,00014,850,000
2013Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll2815,750,000-36297++3,023,990490,00030,600,000
2014Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll2915,750,000-43196++3,256,497500,00046,350,000
2015Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll3015,750,000949195++3,571,283507,50062,100,000
2016Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll3114,250,0009.04164294++3,498,245507,50076,350,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red