Danish, the Sox 2013 second round draft pick has had a solid start to his season for the Knights. The right-handed pitcher is 1-3 with a 3.38 ERA. Although his win-loss total is under .500, Danish hasn’t given up more than one home run in any of his starts for Charlotte. Danish has allowed just three home runs this season. Other than one start, Danish hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any other start.
The Sox promoted Danish last season from Double-A Birmingham and his results were poor. Danish compiled a 10.80 ERA in just 1.2 innings pitched for the Sox. He only recorded one strikeout while allowing three walks. After his unsuccessful stint with the Sox, Danish was demoted to the Knights. Danish would finish the 2016 season with Charlotte with a 1-3 record and 5.83 ERA.
Danish has been effective for the Knights on the mound this season. In his previous start for Charlotte on Tuesday, Danish posted his third quality start of the 2017 campaign. Danish pitched six innings and recorded four strikeouts. He would be saddled with the loss, but his outing was solid for the Knights. If the Sox want to promote a pitcher from Charlotte, they could very well look at Danish. He has the most experience out of the aforementioned players. However, does he have staying power to last as a starter in the major leagues?