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John Danks
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 210LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2003 | Rd: 1, #9, Texas Rangers | Round Rock HS (TX)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 0 4 7.25 4 4 0 22.1 16 1.75
10 Seasons 79 104 4.38 247 247 0 1503.1 1102 1.35
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2016 4 0-4 7.25 22.1 16 1.75
10 Seasons 247 79-104 4.38 1503.1 1102 1.35

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 2918 585 30 5.1 87.3 112.8 16 32 .243 .392 .344 .305 .331 31.1 16.1 7.3 4.71 3.99
2016 387 73 9 12.3 91.3 111.9 19.5 37 .299 .593 .404 .400 .444 43.1 16 11 7.25 7.58
3305 658 39 5.9 87.8 112.8 16.4 32.5 .249 .414 .351 .316 .344 32.4 16.1 7.7
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Danks relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(29.8%) ,
Changeup
(27.4%) ,
Cutter
(17.2%) ,
Sinker
(15.4%) ,
Curveball
(10.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2016 4-Seam Fastball 114 97 17 29.8 87.7 35 27 11 5 2 0 4 2 26 .407 .459 .926 1.115 .565 .638 96.2 24 2351 5.8 6.4 16.7
2016 Changeup 105 100 5 27.4 81.4 22 21 6 3 1 1 1 6 15 .286 .233 .571 .444 .371 .300 84.5 7 1814 5.8 44.9 19.4
2016 Cutter 66 62 4 17.2 84.6 13 12 5 4 1 0 0 2 10 .417 .337 .500 .523 .419 .391 88.3 27 2407 5.9 15.4 15.4
2016 Sinker 59 50 9 15.4 88.2 25 23 6 5 1 0 0 6 17 .261 .201 .304 .250 .281 .237 93.1 13 2276 5.9 4.2 22.2
2016 Curveball 39 32 7 10.2 74.7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .024 .000 .045 .000 .027 84.4 43 2028 5.4 30.0 0.0
2015 4-Seam Fastball 986 741 245 34.4 90.0 244 213 57 30 14 1 12 34 184 .268 .254 .512 .454 .366 .344 90.4 24 2358 5.9 12.0 13.3
2015 Changeup 835 682 153 29.1 81.5 257 229 56 36 14 1 5 52 182 .245 .218 .380 .332 .302 .278 83.3 12 1786 5.9 31.0 16.7
2015 Cutter 390 298 92 13.6 86.5 106 102 30 20 7 0 3 12 91 .294 .274 .451 .414 .330 .310 86.5 9 2368 6.0 13.5 12.8
2015 Curveball 353 252 101 12.3 76.2 56 53 16 9 4 2 1 15 39 .302 .220 .509 .339 .350 .256 86.4 15 1774 5.5 29.5 15.0
2015 Sinker 294 218 76 10.3 90.0 87 83 31 19 8 1 3 11 74 .373 .301 .602 .468 .423 .340 87.5 13 2269 5.9 13.5 12.5
2015 Slider 9 8 1 0.3 80.3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .104 .000 .123 .229 .291 87.1 25 2079 5.8 0.0 0.0
2015 Eephus 1 0 1 0.0 63.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .013 .000 .025 .000 .016 85.5 33 2291 5.9 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 39.7 25 25.8 9.6 43.9 36.2 19.8 3.6 28.2 29.9 23.2 6 5.1
2016 31.5 28.8 30.1 9.6 39.7 39.7 20.5 1.4 24.7 28.8 21.9 9.6 12.3
38.8 25.4 26.3 9.6 43.5 36.6 19.9 3.3 27.8 29.8 23.1 6.4 5.9
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2016 Changeup CWS L 105 81.4 29 -1.6 -5 14.4 2.2 18
2016 Curveball CWS L 39 74.7 49.1 -10.3 -17 4.8 -3.3 -41
2016 4-Seamer CWS L 114 87.7 16.5 1.1 6 9.5 2.4 33
2016 Sinker CWS L 59 88.2 20.5 -1.9 -9 16.4 3 22
2016 Cutter CWS L 66 84.6 23.4 6.8 22 1 -2.6 -167
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 813 3168 -28 -15 13 9 -21
2009 832 3181 -23 -22 18 10 -16
2010 875 3372 -30 -7 21 11 -5
2011 717 2712 -5 -11 8 8 0
2012 238 830 -4 4 5 4 9
2013 583 2201 3 -1 9 6 17
2014 853 3289 -8 -8 24 12 20
2015 754 2868 16 -19 16 8 21
2016 99 383 3 1 2 1 7
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2918 50.5 67.6 84.3 28.2 67.2 43.2 62.6 48.1 19.9 6.8 72.7
2016 387 49.9 59.7 82.5 21.9 66.7 45.4 54 40.8 20.9 8.4 81.3
3305 50.4 66.7 84.1 27.5 67.1 43.5 61.6 47.2 20 6.9 73.9
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 43 42 38 38 52 9 47 72 72 20 51 26 43 11 84 8
2016 2 79 8
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.2 -2.2 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 81.5 -0.1 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 76.3 -1.6 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 87.3 4 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 16 3.5 undefined undefined
Barrel % 5.1 7.2 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 31.1 12 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 32 5 undefined undefined
xBA .243 0.056 undefined undefined
BA .281 0.041 undefined undefined
xwOBA .305 0.095 undefined undefined
wOBA .344 0.06 undefined undefined
xSLG .392 0.201 undefined undefined
SLG .466 0.109 undefined undefined
K% 16.1 -0.1 undefined undefined
BB% 7.3 3.7 undefined undefined
Swing % 48.1 -7.3 undefined undefined
Whiff% 19.9 1 undefined undefined
In Zone % 50.5 -0.6 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 49.5 0.6 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 28.2 -6.3 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 28.9 -0.9 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 62.6 -8.6 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 96 .400 82 7 8.5 14 2 14.3

Pitch Distribution