Chicago White Sox AA Pitcher of the Month: SP Tyler Danish


Tyler Danish was the Chicago White Sox 2nd round pick in 2013. He is viewed by Baseball Prospectus as the team’s number three prospect and is considered one of the team’s top 10 prospects to ESPN (8th) and Baseball America (7th).

Because of his stuff and delivery, he has drawn many comparisons to former White Sox starter Jake Peavy. It is too early to tell what exactly is Danish’s ceiling but nothing he has done thus far in his career has says he has many limitations.

In now his third professional season in the minors, Danish has a career record of 12-3 with a 2.03 ERA in 44 games (30 starts). That includes this season where thus far with Birmingham (AA), he is 3-0 with a 2.86 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 22 innings.

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His three wins lead the Birmingham Barons and is tied for second in the Southern League.

His best start this month came last week in which he pitched six innings giving up three hits, striking out seven and not allowing a run. Unfortunately it resulted in a no decision.

In the post game video below, Danish talks about winning his first start of the year with the Barons and his first experience around the big league club in Spring Training.

If Danish continues his success, it shouldn’t be long before he works his way through Birmingham and gets a shot at pitching with Charlotte (AAA).

Honorable Mention

Mar 28, 2014; Birmingham, Al, USA; Birmingham Barons pitcher Jaye Myles (14) throws to Chicago White Sox batter at Regions Field. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Myles Jaye is an unknown to most of the baseball world.

He was a 17th round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010 and joined the Chicago White Sox in 2012 along with Daniel Webb in the trade for reliever Jason Frasor.

Last season between Winston-Salem (A Adv) and Birmingham, Jaye made 28 starts going 7-12 with a 4.64 ERA in 161 innings.

This season, he opened with Birmingham and has been almost as good as Danish. In four starts, he is 2-1 with a 2.82 ERA.

He is coming off of an outing where he pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter. It is his second consecutive start without allowing a run.

In five minor league seasons, Jaye has never put together a full season of success. Because of his lack of quality secondary pitches, he is not believed to be a guy that is a legitimate future option for the White Sox rotation.

So far through April, he looks focused on changing that trend.

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