Tag: Jordan Danks

Top 25 Review: 5-1

Everyone knew he needed to cut down on his strikeouts going into the year, but Danks hasn't been able to do that. 104 strikeouts in 339 plate appearances is ugly. He's hitting .245/.307/.387 for the Knights and it's hard to see him succeeding in the Majors. He HAS to cut down on the strikeouts and it's seeming less likely he will be able to do so.
The midseason top 25 review concludes with the top five White Sox prospects. Two players have met or surpassed expectations, two have had their struggles and of course Jared Mitchell’s injury was the early story of 2010. As this series concludes, we are preparing our midseason top 25 prospect rankings so keep an eye out... Read more »

Hot and Cold 6/17-6/23

The short season leagues kicked off this week, and while there wasn’t enough time for any rookie ball hitters to make their mark on the Hot and Cold list, there was enough time for a starter or two.

Jordan Danks and the strikeout

Jordan Danks has had success throughout his minor league career despite striking out at an alarming rate. Can he achieve an acceptable level of success in the Majors like this or will he need to cut down on the strikeouts? In three years at Texas, Danks had 122 K in 705 plate appearances (17.3%). For... Read more »
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2010 Preseason Top 25 Prospects

FutureSox has published our 2010 Preseason Top Prospects list! We publish the list three times a year – early April just as the minor league season begins, July after the draft picture gets solidified and the minor leaguers have part of a season under their belts, and then in October after the minor league seasons are... Read more »

Offensive struggles not limited to big league White Sox

The White Sox offense is averaging only 3.5 runs per game to start the 2010 campaign, but they aren’t the only club in the organization struggling to put some crooked numbers on the scoreboard. Of White Sox affiliates, only the Knights have scored more on average than the Sox. Let’s have some fun with small... Read more »

2010 FutureSox Preview: Centerfielders

The White Sox have named their 25-man roster for Opening Day and they’ve played their last game in Glendale. Our season preview series is also coming to a close. We finish by taking a look at the centerfielders of the minor league system. It’s a deep group of talented athletes. Best prospect: Jared Mitchell 2009... Read more »
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Buddy Bell conference call

The White Sox hosted a conference call for Web sites and blogs with Director of Player Development Buddy Bell. Among the topics discussed were Jordan Danks’ defense and Charlotte making adjustments to their stadium. Here’s the cliff notes version of what he said. White Sox Interactive, Sox Machine and MLB Daily Dish were also represented... Read more »

2009 Postseason Top 25 Prospects

The minor league season is over after a dreadful 1-10 combined playoff record from four White Sox affiliates. With that, it’s time to kick off our season in review coverage with our Postseason Top 25 Prospects. Per usual, we had a combination of eight FutureSox writers and people who follow the Sox minor league system... Read more »

2009 Midseason Top 25 Prospects

It’s not exactly midseason, but it is the All-Star break for the White Sox and their AAA and AA affiliates so we thought it was time to release our Midseason Top 25 White Sox Prospects. Similar to how we did our preseason rankings, we had a total of nine FutureSox writers and people who follow... Read more »
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2009 Preseason Prospects Revisited

An updated look at how our preseason rankings are turning out after two months of the season. From No. 1 Gordon Beckham to No. 25 C.J. Retherford, we take a look at every player in our preseason top 25. In early April, five posters from Soxtalk.com, FutureSox’s sister site, put together their own ballot of... Read more »
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