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Old 06-07-2009, 10:32 AM
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I think it's looking sooner than later.

He's made the most strides of any one of our prospects including Gordon.

Might be the starting CF come next season.

Should be fun to watch!
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:37 AM
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It's funny you call it the Beckham express. If Beckham doesn't perform i wonder if it will delay more callups....
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:48 AM
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If that prospect is not ready, yes. Danks will not be ready by 2010.
I completely disagree with this. By all accounts he is flashing incredible ability in AA this year, and his stats are sparkling. He'll probably get a promotion to AAA by the end of the year, and if not, he'll start at AAA next year and will surely be on the MLB roster by the end of 2010, conservatively.

The only question is whether or not he can cut down on his K's at this point. If he can do that, he'll be ready by early 2010. If not, I still think he gets a call-up in 2010 at the very least. His power also may never come around to what scouts initially projected was possible (although he has 2 of his 6 HR in his last 10 games), but he's ripping extra base hits regardless (15 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR in 214 ABs).

This was from a (free portion of) baseball prospectus article, and to paraphrase, K. Goldstein basically said Danks was worth the above-slot signing bonus, has good pop, good speed, "plus defensive skills", and that scouts were having difficulty finding weaknesses in his approach. That was back in May and his numbers have only stayed the same since then, at a higher level and a ridiculous pitcher's park to boot. I'm excited.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:16 PM
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I completely disagree with this. By all accounts he is flashing incredible ability in AA this year, and his stats are sparkling. He'll probably get a promotion to AAA by the end of the year, and if not, he'll start at AAA next year and will surely be on the MLB roster by the end of 2010, conservatively.

The only question is whether or not he can cut down on his K's at this point. If he can do that, he'll be ready by early 2010. If not, I still think he gets a call-up in 2010 at the very least. His power also may never come around to what scouts initially projected was possible (although he has 2 of his 6 HR in his last 10 games), but he's ripping extra base hits regardless (15 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR in 214 ABs).

This was from a (free portion of) baseball prospectus article, and to paraphrase, K. Goldstein basically said Danks was worth the above-slot signing bonus, has good pop, good speed, "plus defensive skills", and that scouts were having difficulty finding weaknesses in his approach. That was back in May and his numbers have only stayed the same since then, at a higher level and a ridiculous pitcher's park to boot. I'm excited.
Probably shoud have been a little clearer. I meant he won't make the team out of spring. If he can perform in Triple-A or whichever level he's in, then maybe at the end of the year as a callup. There just seems to be some things that he can work on, like you said: the power and K's. Beckham didn't exactly have anything that needed work, except maybe his defense. Either way, it's nice to see some minor league guys with potentially bright futures.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:31 PM
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I'm really not worried about Danks' power. I just want him to cut down on the strikeouts, because he's the Sox' best hope to be a home-grown leadoff hitter.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:03 AM
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I'm really not worried about Danks' power. I just want him to cut down on the strikeouts, because he's the Sox' best hope to be a home-grown leadoff hitter.
Exactly, Danks doesn't need to hit for much power to advance as long as his pitch recognition, patience and contact rate improve. What you really need to look at is his doubles, especially in B-Ham where it is a pitchers park. Would be nice to have him up mid 2010 if he keeps improving....but I don't want to rush THIS kid. I think he could be a very good player and I don;t want to force him up to fill a need earlier than needed.
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