#### John DanksSP CWS 3 months ago

Danks was designated for assignment Tuesday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

## EDGE Analysis

Danks was lit up in his first four starts of the season, posting a 7.25 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, and allowing five home runs over just 22.1 innings. He'll try to straighten himself out in the minors, while Erik Johnson is expected to join the big league team and slot into the rotation in his stead.

#### John DanksSP CWS 3 months ago

Danks (0-4) pitched five innings, allowing six runs, nine hits and two walks while striking out four in Thursday's lopsided loss to the Orioles.

## EDGE Analysis

To say Danks has a rough start to his 2016 would be an understatement. After his first four starts, every peripheral suggests he is one of the worst pitchers in the league right now. One of the most glaring numbers is the drop in his fastball velocity which is at an average speed of 87.1 mph, well below any other time in his career. Dank's K:BB is terrible and he's been giving up home runs at a record pace. The 31-year-old lefty has a track record of getting it done in the majors, so it's possible he can turn this around, but many of the early performance indicators are extremely concerning.

#### John DanksSP CWS 3 months ago

Danks allowed six runs on nine hits in five innings against the Orioles on Thursday to take his fourth loss of the season.

## EDGE Analysis

The O's tagged Danks for two home runs in this one, both of which came in a four-run fifth. He settled down a bit after that frame, but the damage was done. His hold on a rotation spot could be a bit more wobbly today if Miguel Gonzalez had thrown a good outing earlier in the week. Gonzalez did not, but the White Sox could have a lower level of tolerance for Danks' ineptitude if they remain in contention for the AL Central crown.

#### John DanksSP CWS 3 months ago

Danks is scheduled to make his next start Thursday in Baltimore, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

## EDGE Analysis

As it lines up, Danks' role in the rotation beyond that is uncertain as the White Sox have an off-day Monday before a homestand next week. Miguel Gonzalez's performance Monday night against Toronto may ultimately dictate the White Sox's plans for their veteran left-hander.

#### John DanksSP CWS 3 months ago

Danks (0-3) put 10 men on base Thursday -- five hits and five walks -- but was able to limit the damage to two runs in a losing effort. He struck out just two.

## EDGE Analysis

Despite this outing meeting the requirements to be considered a quality start, it's hard to consider it that. Danks has been simply awful to start this year, as evidenced by his 6.23 ERA and 1.62 WHIP, and considering he's coming off four straight seasons with an ERA of 4.71 or higher, it's hard to imagine many fantasy formats where he's worth owning.

#### John DanksSP CWS 3 months ago

Danks (0-2) allowed five runs on six hits, including two home runs while also striking out four and walking three over 6.1 innings in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.

## EDGE Analysis

The left-hander has allowed five runs in each of his first two starts to begin 2016. Although he didn't give up a homer in his first outing, Danks was living a bit dangerously, recording 13 fly ball outs. It caught up with him Saturday versus Tampa Bay, as he tossed up bombs to Brandon Guyer and Brad Miller. Danks has allowed 1.36 homers per nine innings over the last three years.

#### John DanksSP CWS 4 months ago

Danks is scheduled to next pitch Saturday against the Rays, the Chicago Tribune reports.

## EDGE Analysis

Danks was originally slated to go Friday, but the club wants to keep Chris Sale on regular rest after a rain-out on Sunday. The White Sox could have skipped Danks' start entirely, so it should be seen as a positive that they did not. Danks has been the weak link in the team's rotation through one turn, but he likely has a fairly long leash before he gets pulled for someone like Miguel Gonzalez or Erik Johnson.

#### John DanksSP CWS 4 months ago

Danks threw six scoreless innings against the Padres on Wednesday.

## EDGE Analysis

The outing pushed his scoreless inning streak to 11, and he has struck out 13 over that stretch. The outcomes of his starts are obviously less important than the length of them, and it is nice to see his starts last the expected number of innings. Danks entered camp with a strong hold on one of the team's final rotation spots, and nothing has happened to jar that assumption.

#### John DanksSP CWS 4 months ago

Danks has allowed 13 runs in 9.2 innings through three Cactus League starts.

## EDGE Analysis

Spring training stats do not matter much for a veteran like Danks, but there is also little to get excited about. Danks seems to be cemented in as the team's fourth or fifth starter, where he will be asked to do little more than eat a ton of innings.

#### John DanksSP CWS 10 months ago

Danks (7-15) struggled on Thursday, allowing six runs on 11 hits and three walks while striking out two in a 6-4 loss to the Royals.

## EDGE Analysis

It was an ugly outing for Danks, as he drew just two swinging strikes in his 92 pitches. Danks had not allowed more than three runs in his previous six starts and the regression is a bit disappointing to see in his final start of the season. Although this was in Kansas City, it's hard to be a flyball pitcher in a park like Cellular Field and Danks will need to adjust that a bit if he wants to avoid having outings like this next season.