Jordan Danks

Jordan DanksPosition: OF
Born: 8/7/86
Ht: 6'5" Wt: 210 B-T: L-R
Acquired: Drafted 7th Round in 2008 from Texas
Career Stats

FutureSox Prospect Rankings

  • #6 - 2009 Preseason
  • #3- 2009 Midseason
  • #4 - 2009 Postseason
  • #3 - 2010 Preseason
  • #8 - 2010 Midseason
  • #9 - 2010 Postseason
  • #10 - 2011 Midseason
  • #T-13 - 2012 Midseason

Accolades

  • 2009 White Sox Best Athlete (Baseball America)
  • 2009 White Sox Best Defensive Outfielder (Baseball America)
  • 2009 Arizona Fall League All-Prospect Team
  • 2010 White Sox Best Outfield Arm (Baseball America)
  • 2011 White Sox Best Defensive Outfielder (Baseball America)
  • 2012 White Sox Best Defensive Outfielder (Baseball America)
  • 2013 White Sox Best Defensive Outfielder (Baseball America)

Scouting report
Danks is a great athlete that plays plus defense in the outfield. He has a lot of range and a good arm. As a hitter, he is still a work in progress. In high school, scouts projected him to add a good amount of power, but that never developed during his time at Texas. However, he has flashed some power in more recent years and still could be a 15-20 HR threat in the Majors. Danks possesses above average speed, but isn't a stolen base threat. He was slowed in 2009 with a wrist injury after being promoted to Birmingham and initially struggled against advanced pitching where strikeouts became the top concern for Danks. He doesn't have enough power to compensate for a low contact rate, but improvements in 2012 earned him a chance to be the fourth outfielder for the White Sox. The younger brother of John, Jordan was drafted by the White Sox twice and signed for an over slot bonus.

Major League Outlook: Fourth outfielder
ETA: MLB ready

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