Thursday, May 28, 2009

WSC Birth Years: John Danks

Card #9 - John Danks

Born: April 15, 1985

The potential has been there from the beginning for John Danks. It was only in 2008, where John showed the consistency it takes to stick in the rotation. He regularly flirts with no-hitters past the fifth inning, but his greatest contribution came in preserving a 1-0 lead in the tiebreaker game of 2008, pitching eight innings of two-hit ball and launching the White Sox into the postseason.

John's brother, Jordan, is an outfielder in the White Sox farm system, who is rapidly moving up the ranks. Someday soon, Sox fans may see a lineup with a Danks on the mound and a Danks in the outfield.

If John keeps pitching the way he has been lately, Sox fans can expect Danks to be a key component to the rotation for many years. John should see many years of success on the South Side.


carl said...

This birth year series makes a 34-yr-old feel really old, but it's very cool. Great idea.

Steve Gierman said...

Thanks, Carl! That means a lot coming from someone of your Palehose stature!

I know how you feel though. I'm a bicentennial baby. Konerko's card was especially painful to create. At least I can find comfort that there are still a few players on the team that are older than both of us.

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