Thursday, July 3, 2008

John Danks, Must Start Fantasy Baseball Pitcher on the Rise

John Danks (left in this 2007 Upper Deck rookie baseball card) was a highly touted prospect coming up through the Texas Rangers system as part of the heralded DVD trio comprised of Danks, Volquez, Diamond. While Edinson Volquez is putting together a Cy Young campaign in the National League, Danks is coming into his own as part of the White Sox rotation.

After a lackluster 2007 rookie campaign with a mid-5 ERA and 1.5+ WHIP, Danks has started to deliver on his potential. I own John Danks in both of my fantasy baseball leagues and drafted him in the 28th round of the NFBC this year. While Danks’ won/loss record is nothing to stare at he’s on pace for 200 innings and 150+ Ks but the best part is his 2.50 ERA and 1.18 WHIP through 17 starts. Add in the fact that he’s allow 1 run or fewer in 4 straight starts and 2 or fewer in 8 of his 11 starts this season and he becomes a must start in all fantasy baseball formats. That consistency from a pitcher is solid gold.

Buy a John Danks rookie baseball card on eBay!

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