White Sox: Tyler Danish getting spring experience


One of the non-roster invitees for the Chicago White Sox is right-handed pitcher Tyler Danish, who happens to be one of the top prospects in the organization.

Tyler Danish (MiLB.com).

Danish has played in 40 career MiLB games, according to stats on the official White Sox site, and he’s been nothing short of stellar at that level of baseball.

The 20-year old RHP prospect has a career 1.92 ERA as a professional, including 26 starts. In his 159.2 innings pitched with the organization, Danish has walked just 38 batters, and he’s also struck out 131 batters, holding the opposition to a .224 batting average.

His WHIP for his career is 1.06, and he’s compiled a career overall record of 9-3.

In a recent article by Chicago Sun-Times reporter Daryl Van Schouwen, he wrote about the spring of Danish on Feb. 25:

"“Danish said he couldn’t be more pleased with his first two bullpen sessions at camp. On Tuesday, he and Rodon will throw live batting practice to some major league hitters for the first time. As camp goes on, Danish will keep his ears open and glean whatever he can from pitching coach Don Cooper.”"

This past season, Danish pitched 38 innings with the Kannapolis Intimidators and 91 innings with the Winston-Salem Dash. His ERA with the Intimidators was 0.71 (seven starts), and with the Dash, he had an ERA of 2.65 in 18 starts.

Baseball Prospectus has Danish with projections of pitching in 21 games, though it is highly unlikely he’ll see that much action in the majors. For curiosity’s sake, it has Danish having a 4.99 ERA.

Baseball America has Danish ranked as the White Sox seventh overall prospect, with two other RHP ahead of him in Spencer Adams at No. 3 and Francellis Montas at No. 5.

Sep 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) warms up before the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The White Sox are fortunate to have possibly drafted yet another potential starting pitcher for the club in Danish. They’ve managed to draft Chris Sale (2010), Carlos Rodon (2014) and Danish, so those three could be a future 1-3 in their rotation, and that’s not even mentioning Jeff Samardzija, who the White Sox could sign to a long-term deal sometime in the next year.

Danish, a second-round selection (55th overall) in the ’13 MLB First-Year Player Draft, is a player to keep tabs on this summer, because most likely he’ll be a household name with all White Sox fans sometime in the near future.

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