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PaleHoser
11-03-2009, 03:06 PM
Link (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-091102-cubs-white-sox-afl,0,4709685.story)

2 for 2 off Stephen Strasburg isn't too shabby.

Danks is rostered to play in the Arizona Fall League "Rising Stars" Game. MLB Network is scheduled to show it live at 7:00 pm CST on Saturday night.

veeter
11-03-2009, 04:44 PM
Jordan is the only Sox rep. But they managed to put four cubbies on the team. C.J. Retherford gets no respect.

DirtySox
11-03-2009, 04:59 PM
Jordan is the only Sox rep. But they managed to put four cubbies on the team. C.J. Retherford gets no respect.

Castro, Vitters, and Cashner are much better prospects that CJ, Morel, and the glut of mediocre pitchers we sent to the AFL.

Daver
11-03-2009, 05:06 PM
You guys do know that players are sent to the AFL to showcase them for trades as much as they are sent for the extended playing time.

Frater Perdurabo
11-03-2009, 08:14 PM
You guys do know that players are sent to the AFL to showcase them for trades as much as they are sent for the extended playing time.

Do you think the Sox are showcasing Danks?

Also, do you think Danks could develop into a solid leadoff hitter/CF for the Sox?

DirtySox
11-03-2009, 08:25 PM
Do you think the Sox are showcasing Danks?

Also, do you think Danks could develop into a solid leadoff hitter/CF for the Sox?

I highly doubt they are showcasing Danks. He had a wrist injury during the latter half of the season and missed a significant amount of games. This is him getting some work in.

Defensively he could play in the bigs right now. His bat likely needs some work. Most scouts/reports have him projected as a solid regular but not a star. He hasn't shown the power that he was projected to have and many think it won't come. They see him as a solid defender who will hit for average, walk some, and steal some bases. He isn't going to be an ideal leadoff type unless he cuts down on the K's though.

Ryan Sweeney is a comp I've seen thrown around alot.

Domeshot17
11-03-2009, 11:18 PM
I highly doubt they are showcasing Danks. He had a wrist injury during the latter half of the season and missed a significant amount of games. This is him getting some work in.

Defensively he could play in the bigs right now. His bat likely needs some work. Most scouts/reports have him projected as a solid regular but not a star. He hasn't shown the power that he was projected to have and many think it won't come. They see him as a solid defender who will hit for average, walk some, and steal some bases. He isn't going to be an ideal leadoff type unless he cuts down on the K's though.

Ryan Sweeney is a comp I've seen thrown around alot.

Pretty much hit the nail on the head, the kid is Sweeney with a little more speed. The power was never there, he never showed it in College either. He will be alright, but unless he can cut down the Ks and increase his OBP he won't be a starter in the pros. No reason to write him off but people expecting him to make an impact next year are out of their minds.

EMachine10
11-04-2009, 07:09 AM
I actually think he may develop some average power. He will not likely be a power hitter, but I'm optimistic that he can hit for more power than some here are suggesting.

cws05champ
11-04-2009, 09:06 AM
You guys do know that players are sent to the AFL to showcase them for trades as much as they are sent for the extended playing time.

I heard Steven Strasburg is on the trading block...

Domeshot17
11-04-2009, 10:52 AM
I actually think he may develop some average power. He will not likely be a power hitter, but I'm optimistic that he can hit for more power than some here are suggesting.

Are you saying 8-10 homer a year power or 15-20?

He has the frame for it, but honestly, it has NEVER come. He was one of the top prospects out of high school with the idea the power was on the verge of coming. The Reason he was just there in the 5th, not a steal, just there, was the power never came. Some thought it would in the minors, thusfar it hasn't. It is entirely possible he will develop some power, but I don't even expect him to have Rowand power of 20 homers a year. The kid is going to make or break his career by managing to get on base at a high clip, run well, steal bases, and hit a **** ton of doubles. He can do it, just will need time.

Pablo_Honey
11-04-2009, 02:32 PM
I hope he doesn't ruin his career by forcing himself to hit for power. I think he strikes out a lot because he's a naturally aggressive hitter, but it may also be because he's trying to hit for power. Personally I want to see him forget about hitting for power and mold himself into a leadoff hitter. His best tools are his defense and speed and Sox can find power somewhere else. If he can put up numbers somewhat close to Ellsbury, Sox should be happy to have found a good-fielding centerfield lead-off man. Sometimes I think powerhitting is way too over-emphasized for some prospects.

JermaineDye05
11-04-2009, 06:06 PM
Here's another article on Danks, this one by Levine:

Link (http://espn.go.com/chicago/columns/blog/_/post/4622410/name/levine)

I have to say I find it a little unsettling that the picture shown is one of Brent Lillibridge.

Pablo_Honey
11-04-2009, 07:07 PM
Here's another article on Danks, this one by Levine:

Link (http://espn.go.com/chicago/columns/blog/_/post/4622410/name/levine)

I have to say I find it a little unsettling that the picture shown is one of Brent Lillibridge.

What's creepier is that those two posted eerily similar numbers:
Lillibridge: .252 .339 .358 (AAA only)
Danks II: .243 .337 .356 (AA only)
I literally shuddered when I noticed this striking similarity. Maybe Levine saw this too and determined Jordan Danks and Brent Lillibridge are the same person, just under different aliases. Maybe that's why Kenny "added" Lillibridge in the Vazquez trade.

P.S: That color is teal, right?
EDIT: Thank you, Daver and EMachine for correcting me. Fixed the colour now.

Daver
11-04-2009, 07:14 PM
P.S: That color is teal, right?

Nope.

EMachine10
11-04-2009, 07:16 PM
What's creepier is that those two posted eerily similar numbers:
Lillibridge: .252 .339 .358 (AAA only)
Danks II: .243 .337 .356 (AA only)
I literally shuddered when I noticed this striking similarity. Maybe Levine saw this too and determined Jordan Danks and Brent Lillibridge are the same person, just under different aliases. Maybe that's why Kenny "added" Lillibridge in the Vazquez trade.

P.S: That color is teal, right?
Almost

DumpJerry
11-04-2009, 07:21 PM
What's creepier is that those two posted eerily similar numbers:
Lillibridge: .252 .339 .358 (AAA only)
Danks II: .243 .337 .356 (AA only)
I literally shuddered when I noticed this striking similarity. Maybe Levine saw this too and determined Jordan Danks and Brent Lillibridge are the same person, just under different aliases. Maybe that's why Kenny "added" Lillibridge in the Vazquez trade.

P.S: That color is teal, right?
That is green with bold. This is teal.

GoSox2K3
11-05-2009, 09:08 AM
Are you saying 8-10 homer a year power or 15-20?

He has the frame for it, but honestly, it has NEVER come. He was one of the top prospects out of high school with the idea the power was on the verge of coming. The Reason he was just there in the 5th, not a steal, just there, was the power never came. Some thought it would in the minors, thusfar it hasn't. It is entirely possible he will develop some power, but I don't even expect him to have Rowand power of 20 homers a year. The kid is going to make or break his career by managing to get on base at a high clip, run well, steal bases, and hit a **** ton of doubles. He can do it, just will need time.

He's only had 1 season in the minors so far and it was marred by a wrist injury.