Prospect Watch: Chicago White Sox
Mar 10, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Jordan Danks (20) slaps hands with second baseman Jeff Keppinger (7) 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
OF Jordan Danks
Jordan Danks, better known as John’s little brother, had a rough start to 2014 offensively. However, John Margalus notes that in the month of June Danks rebounded beautifully, hitting .327 with a 1.092 OPS. 8 of his 11 HRs on the year have also come in June. The question is, can Danks maintain that offensive production for more than a month to make the jump from aging prospect to big league contributor?
Jordan is a hard nosed player that continually makes plays in the outfield. Having Jordan play alongside Adam Eaton would make it extremely difficult for opposing hitters to find a gap in their half of the field. A familiar presence in the White Sox dugout, Danks is another outfielder that is prone to hot and cold streaks at the plate. If the team decides to part ways with either Dayan Viciedo or Alejandro De Aza, Danks would likely be the candidate recalled from Charlotte to fill the void so long as he continues his recent trajectory.