Chicago White Sox: A look at Jordan Danks
Mar 10, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Jordan Danks (20) slaps hands with center fielder Jared Mitchell (29) after hitting a two run home run in the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
With the season-ending injury sustained by outfielder Avisail Garcia Wednesday in Colorado, the Chicago White have called-up Jordan Danks to fill the roster spot.
In taking a closer look at Danks, this season at Triple-A Charlotte, he batted .182, 4-for-22 with a home run and four RBIs. He’s played in six Triple-A games this season.
During spring training, Danks, who is 27-years old, hit .333 with five home runs (a team-high) and 10 RBIs, as he played in 20 games this spring.
In early March, in a article from the Chicago Sun-Times, it quoted White Sox manager Robin Ventura saying the following about Danks:
"“You are looking at a guy who has gotten better the two years he has been up here. He was going up and down, but he has that potential. He’s much better this spring then he was last couple of springs.”"
For his MLB career (129 games) Danks, the brother of pitcher John Danks, has a batting average of .229 (52-for-227). He has six home runs in the majors and 16 RBIs.
Let’s all hope the momentum Danks had this spring returns with him when he wears a White Sox uniform again. His numbers with the Knights aren’t that great thus far, but it is still early.
Danks has shown improvement, and let’s hope that pace continues quickly as he takes the roster spot of Garcia.
Last season Danks played in 79 games for Chicago, collecting 160 at-bats. For his MLB career he has 227 at-bats with 27 runs, eight doubles, no triples and 10 stolen bases. He’s walked 24 times and has amassed 73 strikeouts.
His career on-base percentage is .303 with a slugging percentage of .344, followed with an on-base percentage of .647.
In the field last season he committed no errors in 41 games (15 starts) and had 44 putouts in 44 chances.
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