John Danks
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 210LBS | Age: 37

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 Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 30 2918 585 30 5.1 3.9 87.3 112.8 16.0 32.0 .249 .402 .344 .312 .343 30.4 16.1 7.3 4.71 4.02
2016 31 387 73 9 12.3 9 91.3 111.9 19.5 37.0 .303 .601 .404 .405 .451 42.5 16.0 11.0 7.25 7.55
Player 3305 658 39 5.9 4.5 87.8 112.8 16.4 32.5 .255 .425 .351 .323 .355 31.8 16.1 7.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Danks relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(29.7%) ,
Changeup
(27.4%) ,
Cutter
(17.3%) ,
Sinker
(15.5%) ,
Curveball
(10.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 39.7 25.0 25.8 9.6 43.6 36.2 19.8 3.6 28.2 29.9 23.2 6.0 5.1 3.9
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 9.0
Player 38.8 25.4 26.3 9.6 43.2 36.6 19.9 3.3 27.8 29.8 23.1 6.4 5.9 4.5
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 Sinker CWS L 59 88.2 20.5 -1.9 -9 16.4 3.0 22
2016 Changeup CWS L 105 81.4 29.0 -1.6 -5 14.4 2.2 18
2016 4-Seamer CWS L 114 87.7 16.5 1.1 6 9.5 2.4 33
2016 Cutter CWS L 66 84.6 23.4 6.8 22 1.0 -2.6 -167
2016 Curveball CWS L 39 74.7 49.1 -10.3 -17 4.8 -3.4 -41
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 813 3,168 -28 -15 13 9 -20
2009 832 3,183 -23 -21 19 11 -14
2010 875 3,372 -30 -7 21 11 -5
2011 717 2,712 -6 -12 8 8 -1
2012 238 830 -3 4 5 4 10
2013 583 2,201 2 -2 9 6 16
2014 853 3,289 -9 -8 25 12 20
2015 767 2,912 17 -19 17 8 23
2016 100 387 3 3 2 2 9
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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 2,918 50.5 67.5 84.4 28.2 67.6 43.4 62.6 48.1 19.9 6.6 72.7
2016 387 49.9 60.1 82.8 21.6 66.7 45.0 54.0 40.8 20.9 8.3 81.3
Player 3,305 50.4 66.7 84.2 27.5 67.6 43.6 61.6 47.2 20.0 6.8 73.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 40 41 36 36 49 9 47 73 71 20 51 26 35 11 84 4 31
2016 3 79 21
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.9 5 4.8 0 1 4 2 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 5 6 6 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 6 5 5 3 5 6 5 6 2 5 7 3 4 5 5 4 5 4 3 6 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.2 -2.2
Offspeed Velocity 81.5 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 76.3 -1.6
Exit Velocity 87.3 4
Launch Angle 16 3.5
Barrel % 5.1 7.2
Hard Hit % 30.4 12.1
Sweet Spot % 32 5
xBA .249 0.054
BA .281 0.041
xwOBA .312 0.093
wOBA .344 0.06
xSLG .402 0.199
SLG .466 0.109
K% 16.1 -0.1
BB% 7.3 3.7
Swing % 48.1 -7.3
Whiff% 19.9 1
In Zone % 50.5 -0.6
Out of Zone % 49.5 0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 28.2 -6.6
First Pitch Swing % 28.9 -0.9
First Pitch Strike % 62.6 -8.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

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

Pitch Tempo

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