John Danks

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 1"/210
  • Age: 31

John Danks Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
0-4 7.25 22.1 16 1.75

John Danks MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
79-104 4.38 1503.1 1102 1.35

John Danks Bio

  • Full Name: John William Danks
  • Born: 4/15/1985 in Austin, TX
  • Draft: 2003, Texas Rangers, 1st rd. (9th overall)
  • High School: Round Rock, TX
  • Debut: April 8, 2007
  • Relationship(s): brother of Jordan Danks
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 Stats 0 4 7.25 4 4 0 22.1 16 1.75
MLB Career Stats 79 104 4.38 247 247 0 1503.1 1102 1.35
  • Status: Released

John Danks 2016 Splits

Duration W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER BB SO WHIP
Last 7 Games 0 4 7.25 4 4 0 22.1 28 18 11 16 1.75
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Duration W L ERA G GS SV IP H ER BB SO WHIP
Last 7 Games 0 4 7.25 4 4 0 22.1 28 18 11 16 1.75
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Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
4/16 @ TB 0 1 0 6.1 6 5 3 4
4/21 vs LAA 0 1 0 6.0 5 2 5 2
4/28 @ BAL 0 1 0 5.0 9 6 2 4
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
4/16 @ TB 0 1 0 6.1 6 5 3 4
4/21 vs LAA 0 1 0 6.0 5 2 5 2
4/28 @ BAL 0 1 0 5.0 9 6 2 4
2016 Games by Position: SP (4)

John Danks Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 White Sox AL 108 Four-seam FB 87.71 86.51 2317.00 5.78 97.79
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 93.04 92.76 2241.00 6.19 90.14
Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 White Sox AL 108 Four-seam FB 87.71 86.51 2317.00 5.78 97.79
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 93.04 92.76 2241.00 6.19 90.14

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John Danks 2016 Projections

Duration W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO WHIP
Rest of Season
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0 0 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.00
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0 4 7.33 4 4 0 0 0 0 23.1 29 21 19 5 0 11 0 17 1.71
Duration W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO WHIP
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0 0 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.00
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0 4 7.33 4 4 0 0 0 0 23.1 29 21 19 5 0 11 0 17 1.71

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May 3, 2016 at 8:49 PM ET

Danks released, ending 10-year run with White Sox

The decade-long run of John Danks with the White Sox came to an end on Tuesday, when the team released the veteran southpaw, as announced by general manager Rick Hahn prior to the game against Boston.

April 28, 2016 at 10:59 PM ET

Danks allows six runs vs. O's

White Sox left-hander John Danks lost after giving up six runs on nine hits (two home runs) and two walks with four strikeouts over five-plus innings Thursday in Baltimore.

Awards

John Danks Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2004 Stockton CAL

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Frisco TEX

John Danks Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2008 3.32 5th in AL
2009 3.77 10th in AL
2010 3.72 17th in AL

Wins

Season W Rank
2008 12 21st in AL
2009 13 15th in AL
2010 15 10th in AL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2008 .571 18th in AL
2009 .542 21st in AL
2010 .577 18th in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2008 159 13th in AL
2009 149 16th in AL
2010 162 19th in AL
2011 135 24th in AL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
2009 1.28 14th in AL
2011 1.34 12th in AL
2014 1.44 3rd in AL
2015 1.41 5th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2009 .245 21st in AL
2011 .274 7th in AL
2014 .269 7th in AL
2015 .281 4th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2008 33 5th in AL
2009 32 14th in AL
2010 32 14th in AL
2014 32 10th in AL
2015 30 25th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2009 1 17th in AL
2010 1 20th in AL
2011 2 15th in AL
2015 2 7th in AL

Shutouts

Season SHO Rank
2010 1 3rd in AL
2011 1 8th in AL
2015 1 6th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2008 195.0 18th in AL
2009 200.1 15th in AL
2010 213.0 9th in AL
2014 193.2 20th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2008 7.34 12th in AL
2009 6.69 19th in AL
2010 6.85 23rd in AL
2011 7.13 19th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2008 2.79 14th in AL
2009 2.04 20th in AL
2010 2.31 23rd in AL
2011 2.93 18th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2009 73 6th in AL
2010 70 16th in AL
2014 74 3rd in AL
2015 56 18th in AL

Hits

Season H Rank
2009 184 23rd in AL
2010 189 21st in AL
2014 205 10th in AL
2015 195 10th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2007 28 3rd in AL
2009 28 4th in AL
2013 28 6th in AL
2014 25 5th in AL
2015 24 13th in AL

John Danks Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 13, 2016 Chicago White Sox released LHP John Danks.
May 3, 2016 Chicago White Sox designated LHP John Danks for assignment.
May 24, 2013 Chicago White Sox activated LHP John Danks from the 15-day disabled list.
May 7, 2013 Chicago White Sox sent LHP John Danks on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Knights.
May 2, 2013 Chicago White Sox sent LHP John Danks on a rehab assignment to Birmingham Barons.
March 26, 2013 Chicago White Sox placed LHP John Danks on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2013. Recovering from August 2012 left shoulder surgery.
October 29, 2012 Chicago White Sox activated LHP John Danks from the 60-day disabled list.
August 11, 2012 Chicago White Sox transferred LHP John Danks from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 12, 2012 sent LHP John Danks on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Knights.
May 25, 2012 Chicago White Sox placed LHP John Danks on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 20, 2012. Left shoulder strain.
July 20, 2011 Chicago White Sox activated LHP John Danks from the 15-day disabled list.
July 10, 2011 sent LHP John Danks on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Knights.
June 26, 2011 Chicago White Sox placed LHP John Danks on the 15-day disabled list. Strained Right Oblique

John William Danks Bio Info

Married Ashley Monroe, a country music singer and member of the "Pistol Annies" … is a 2003 graduate of Round Rock (Texas) High School … was selected as the Gatorade Texas High School Player of the Year and a Second-Team High School All-American by Baseball America as a senior … father, John, was a four-year basketball letterman at the University of Texas (1977-80) … sister, Emily, played volleyball at Ohio State University from 2009-12.

2015
  • Completed his ninth season with the White Sox.
  • Made 30 starts for the fifth time in his career and second season in a row … tied for sixth in the American League with one shutout and tied for sixth with two complete games.
  • Registered a 3.86 ERA (39 ER/91.0 IP) in 15 home starts and a 5.61 ERA (54 ER/86.2 IP) in 15 starts on the road.
  • Posted a 1.74 ERA (4 ER/20.2 IP) in three starts during interleague play and a 3.54 ERA (19 ER/48.1 IP) in seven starts against the AL West.
  • Left-handers batted .240 (40-167), including a .190 (22-116) average through his first 22 starts, down from his .269 career mark entering the season.
  • Suffered his first career loss to Kansas City in his season debut on 4/9 at Kauffman Stadium (4 ER/5.2 IP) … was 7-0 over his first 16 career starts against the Royals.
  • Struck out eight batters in his first win of the season on 4/26 vs. the Royals (3 ER/6.0 IP).
  • Allowed seven runs (three earned) on eight hits over just 2.1 IP on 5/3 at Minnesota, matching the shortest non-injury related start of his career … also committed two errors in the outing.
  • Received a no decision on 5/10 vs. Cincinnati despite allowing just one run over 7.0 IP … David Robertson blew his first save in the ninth inning … Gordon Beckham connected on a gameending single in the bottom of the ninth.
  • Earned the win on 5/16 at Oakland, allowing two runs over 7.0 IP … surrendered one hit from the second-seventh innings.
  • Threw his fifth career complete game, and third shutout, on 5/31 at Houston … surrendered 10 hits, including four doubles and one triple … recorded his 1,000th career strikeout (George Springer) in the first inning, becoming the 10th pitcher in White Sox history to reach the milestone.
  • Became the first Sox pitcher to throw a shutout with 10-plus hits allowed since Stan Bahnsen on 6/21/73 vs. Oakland (12 hits) and first in the majors since Minnesota's Carlos Silva on 8/3/04 vs. Anaheim (11 hits) … source: Elias.
  • Posted a 6.85 ERA (17 ER/22.1 IP) and .344 opponents average (33-96) during a four-game losing streak from 6/2-22.
  • Snapped the losing streak on 7/3 vs. Baltimore, allowing just five hits over 7.0 scoreless IP … worked 6.0 scoreless IP and allowed just four singles in a win on 7/17 vs. Kansas City.
  • Received a no decision on 7/22 vs. St. Louis despite working 6.2 scoreless IP … extended his scoreless streak to 12.2 … the streak was snapped on 7/27 at Boston (ND; 6 ER/4.1 IP).
  • Recorded a four-game losing streak from 8/7-28 (five GS).
  • Threw his sixth career complete game and second of the season on 9/5 at Kansas City, allowing one run on seven hits … retired 17 of 18 from the third-eighth but lost his shutout bid in the ninth on a sacrifice fly
2014

11 wins, 193.2 IP, 32 starts and 20 quality starts were his highest marks since 2010...Ranked among the American League LHP leaders in starts (T2nd), IP (6th), QS (T6th) and wins (T9th)...Finished the season in 10th place on the White Sox all-time strikeout list with 962 … passed Eddie Cicotte (961), Alex Fernandez (951), Jim Scott (945), Jack McDowell (918), Tommy John (888) and Rich Dotson (873) during the season...His 25 home runs allowed tied for the fifth-most in the AL...Ranked second in the AL with 102 earned runs allowed. Was 8-6 with a 3.99 ERA (53 ER/119.2 IP) in the first half and 3-5 with a 5.96 ERA after the break...Recorded a 2.36 ERA (7 ER/26.2 IP) and .194 opponents average (19-98) over four interleague starts...Went 1-0 (3 GS) vs. Kansas City to improve to 7-0 in 16 career starts … became the first Sox pitcher since at least 1914 to go undefeated in his first 16-plus starts vs. a single opponent...Made four quality starts to begin the season (2-0, 2.84 ERA)...Did not factor in the decision on 4/16 vs. Boston despite allowing one earned run over 6.0 IP...Made five straight quality starts from 5/24-6/17 (3-1, 1.51 ERA) … received a ND on 5/24 vs. Yankees despite working 8.0 scoreless IP (retired 12 straight from the fourth-eighth)...Recorded three-game winning streaks from 6/4-17 (three starts) and 6/27-7/25 (six starts) … allowed one run on two hits in 7.1 IP and recorded his second career hit (off Josh Beckett) on 6/4 at Dodger Stadium … received a no decision on 7/13 at Cleveland (1 ER/7.0 IP)...Went 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4 ER/19.0 IP) and .141 opponents average (9-64) over his final three starts … threw 6.0 scoreless IP on 9/15 at Kansas City but received a no decision...Held Tampa Bay hitless through 5.0 IP on 9/21 at Tropicana Field (W, 2 ER/6.0 IP) … earned the victory in his final start on 9/27 vs. Kansas City (2 ER/7.0 IP).

2013

Made 22 starts after undergoing season-ending surgery in August 2012 … his 14 losses were a career high … registered a career-best 3.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio (89 SO/27 BB) and a career-low 1.76 walks per 9.0 IP … matched his career high with 28 home runs allowed (also 2007 and 2009) … received a 3.25 run support average, the lowest of his career … joined his brother, Jordan, as the first set of brothers to be on the White Sox roster at the same time since Robert and Sandy Alomar Jr. in 2004 … started the season on the disabled list to continue his recovery from left shoulder surgery … made his first injury rehabilitation start on 5/2 with Class AA Birmingham … made three additional rehab starts at Class AAA Charlotte before being reinstated from the disabled list on 5/24 … made his season debut that night vs. Miami (ND, 3 ER/6.0 IP) … his seven-game winning streak vs. Seattle ended on 6/3 at Safeco Field (3 ER/6.0 IP) … retired a career-high 26 consecutive batters over a two-start span from 6/8-15, tied for the fifth-longest streak by a White Sox pitcher since 1991 (source: STATS) … also retired 30 straight at home from 6/8-26 … earned his first victory on 6/8 vs. Oakland, allowing one run on three hits over 8.0 IP … retired the final 21 batters for his first win at U.S. Cellular Field since 9/24/11 … surrendered career highs in hits (12) and home runs (four) on 6/20 at Minnesota … worked 6.0 IP-plus in a team-best 12 consecutive starts from 6/26-8/25, but went 3-6 with a 3.62 ERA (33 ER/82.0 IP) in that stretch … snapped a five-game losing streak on 8/20 at Kansas City, throwing 8.0 scoreless IP … won his second straight start on 8/25 vs. Texas, allowing two runs over 6.0 IP while his brother, Jordan, played right field and hit a home run … became the first pitcher to start and win a game in which his brother homered as a teammate since 6/28/47 when Walker Cooper hit a home run while his brother, Mort, threw a complete game for the New York Giants (Elias) … lost his last four starts from 8/31-9/18 before being shut down for the remainder of 2013.

2012 Made nine starts before undergoing season-ending surgery on his left shoulder on 8/6 ... his 5.70 ERA (34 ER/53.2 IP) was the highest of his career ... went 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA (13 ER/31.0 IP) over five road starts (0-3 with a 8.34 ERA at home) ... right-handers hit .248 (30-121) while lefties batted .307 (27-88) ... suffered the loss in his first Opening Day start on 4/6 at Texas (3 ER/6.0 IP) ... earned his first win on 4/11 at Cleveland (4 ER/5.2 IP) ... worked 6.1 scoreless IP in a victory on 5/19 at the Cubs ... was placed on the disabled list on 5/25 (retro to 5/20) with a strained left shoulder ... made one rehabilitation start with Class AAA Charlotte on 6/12 ... underwent successful season-ending surgery on 8/6 at Rush University Medical Center ... the arthroscopic procedure repaired a capsular tear and minor debridement of the rotator cuff and biceps in the shoulder. 2011 Went 8-12 with a 4.33 ERA (82 ER/170.1 IP) and 135 strikeouts in 27 starts during his fifth season with the White Sox ... missed nearly a month after suffering a strained right oblique on 6/25 ... the eight wins were his fewest since 2007 (six), and his ERA increased by 0.61 from 2010 ... joined Tommy Thomas (1926-31) as the only pitchers in franchise history to make at least 25 starts in each of his first five seasons ... was 0-8 with a 5.25 ERA (41 ER/70.1 IP) in his first 11 starts from 4/3-5/29, 6-1 with a 2.03 ERA (16 ER/71.0 IP) in his next 11 from 6/6-8/27 and 2-3 with a 7.76 ERA (25 ER/29.0 IP) in his final five ... went 5-4 with a 3.67 ERA (36 ER/88.1 IP) at home, compared to 3-8 with a 5.05 ERA (46 ER/82.0 IP) on the road ... the Sox went 12-15 in his starts but 11-5 in the last 16 ... issued just 46 walks (2.4 per 9.0 IP), down from 70 (3.0) in 2010 ... averaged 9.6 hits per 9.0 IP (182 h), his highest since 2007 (10.4) ... 7.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (135) were his highest since 2008 (7.3) ... surrendered 19 home runs, compared to 18 in 32 starts in 2010 ... tied for the American League lead among pitchers with a 1.000 fielding percentage and tied for second with a career-high seven pickoffs ... induced just 12 double plays after a career-high 25 in 2010 ... was 4-1 with a 1.07 ERA (6 ER/50.1 IP) with six or more days rest ... right-handers hit .275 (131-476) with 14 home runs, up from .221 last season ... received just 3.75 runs of support (71 RS), sixth-lowest in the AL ... was 3-2 with a 2.62 ERA (17 ER/58.1 IP) vs. the AL West and 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA (1 ER/8.2 IP) during Interleague Play ... was the third pitcher in club history to start a season 0-8, joining roy wilkinson (0-10 in 1921) and eddie smith (0-8 in 1942) ... also became the third pitcher since 1961 to go 0-8 before 6/1 (Mark Mulder in 1997 and Anthony Reyes in 2007) ... the 0-8 start was the first by a pitcher who won 15 games or more in the previous season since Montreal's Dale Murray in 1976 ... rebounded to win his next four decisions (4-0, 0.98 ERA), tied for the third-longest streak since 1920 by a pitcher who started the season with an eight-game losing streak ... tossed his third career complete game in a losing effort on 5/23 vs. Texas (8.0 iP) ... was hit in the back of the head by a Stephen Drew line drive in the fourth inning on 6/18 at Arizona but remained in the game and earned the win (1 ER/7.0 IP) ... left his start on 6/25 vs. Washington after a career-low 1.2 iP with a strained right oblique ... was on the 15-day disabled list from 6/26-7/20 ... earned his 50th career win on 7/27 vs. Detroit (1 ER/6.0 IP) and tied his career high with 10 strikeouts ... did not surrender a home run in a career-high 36.2 consecutive IP from 6/6-7/27 ... hurled his second career shutout on 8/27 at Seattle, allowing three hits while tying a career high with 10 strikeouts ... was the first Sox pitcher to throw a shutout with 10 strikeouts or more since Alex Fernandez on 7/2/94 vs. Milwaukee. 2010 Established career highs in wins (15), IP (213.0) and strikeouts (162) and limited opponents to a career-low .237 average (189-799) in his fourth season with the White Sox...recorded his second consecutive season with at least 10 wins, 30 starts and 200.0 IP...along with Mark Buehrle, became the eighth pair of Sox southpaws to each throw at least 200.0 IP in back-to-back seasons and first since Jim Kaat and Wilbur Wood (1974-75)...became just the second pitcher in franchise history to make at least 25 starts in each of his first four seasons, joining Tommy Thomas (1926-31)...ranked among American League leaders in GIDP (T4th, 25), quality starts (T8th, 21), pickoffs (T8th, 4), IP (9th, 213.0) and wins (T10th, 15)...surrendered two earned runs or less 21 times, tied for third-most in the AL behind Seattle's Felix Hernandez (25) and Texas' C.J. Wilson (22) ... held right-handed hitters to a .221 average (123-557), fifth-lowest among all lefty starters in baseball...only San Francisco's Jonathan Sanchez (.210), the Dodgers Ted Lilly (.213) and Clayton Kershaw (.218) and Boston's Jon Lester (.219) were lower...was 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA (5 ER/29.0 IP) in April, tied for the third-lowest April ERA by a Sox starter since 1990...was 12-4 with a 2.06 ERA (31 ER/135.1 IP) and a .198 average against (95-481) in 18 starts when working at least 7.0 IP...surrendered 18 home runs (28 in 2009)...tossed his second career complete game and first shutout on 7/8 vs. the Angels, surrendering a career-low two hits...held the Angels hitless through the first 6.0 IP and retired 18 of the first 19 hitters he faced...took a no-hitter into the seventh inning for the fifth time in his career (also 4/3/08, 4/26-1/08, 7/6/08 and 8/11/08)...went 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA (7 ER/30.2 IP) during his season-high, four-game winning streak from 7/8-26...earned his 15th victory in his final start on 9/30 vs. Boston (2 ER/6.0 IP), establishing a career high. 2009 Established career highs with 13 wins and 200.1 IP in his third season with the White Sox...recorded his fi rst season with at least 200.0 IP...tied for the team lead in wins with Mark Buehrle...along with Buehrle, became the first pair of Sox southpaws to reach the 200.0-IP milestone in a season since Britt Burns (227.0 IP) and Floyd Bannister (210.2) in 1985...became one of three pitchers in franchise history to make at least 25 starts in his fi rst three major-league seasons, joining Roy Patterson (1901-03) and Tommy Thomas (1926-28)...ranked among the American League leaders in pickoffs (T2nd, 6), GIDP (T7th, 22), hits per 9.0 IP (8th, 8.27) and average against (10th, .245), ERA (10th, 3.77) and quality starts (T10th, 20)...limited the opposition to a .245 (184-750) average, fourth-lowest among AL left-handers...only the Yankees' CC Sabathia (.232), Boston's Jon Lester (.242) and Detroit's Jarrod Washburn (.243) were lower...went 8-4 with a 3.26 ERA (42 ER/116.0 IP) on the road, compared to 5-7 with a 4.48 ERA (42 ER/84.1 IP) at home ... was 6-2 over his final 14 road starts...missed his start on 7/22 with a blister and circulatory problems on his left index finger...went 5-5 with a 3.54 ERA (37 ER/94.0 IP) in 14 starts upon his return to the rotation...surrendered 28 home runs, tied for the fourth-most in the league...went 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA (4 ER/21.0 IP) in interleague play, including two wins with a 0.64 ERA (1 ER/14.0 IP) vs. Cubs...opponents hit .335 (61-182) with a .421 on-base percentage when leading off an inning, both the second-highest marks in the AL behind Toronto's Ricky Romero (.336 BA/.454 OBP)...his string of 19.0 scoreless IP (dating back to 2008) ended in a victory on 4/16 at Tampa Bay (1 ER/6.0 IP)...became only the third pitcher in Sox history to throw at least 6.0 IP in each of his first three starts of a season, while allowing four or fewer hits and no more than one earned run (also Joe Dobson in 1952 and Jack Lamabe in 1966)...struck out a career-best 10 batters on 5/9 vs. Texas (6.0 IP)...tossed at least 7.0 IP in a career-high five straight outings from 6/10-7/3...his season-best 19.1 scoreless IP streak ended when he allowed four runs in the first inning on 7/10 at Minnesota...tossed his first career complete game on 9/28 at Cleveland (1 ER)...surpassed the 200.0 IP mark in his final start on 10/4 at Detroit...brother, Jordan, hit .266 (107-402) with 23 doubles, nine home runs and 41 RBI in 103 combined games with Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham in the Sox system. 2008 Went 12-9 with a 3.32 ERA (72 ER/195.0 IP) and 159 strikeouts in his second major-league season ... his 3.32 era was 2.18 lower than his 2007 total (5.50), the second biggest impovement in baseball ... earned the win in the one-game playoff vs. Minnesota on 9/30, matching his career high with 8.0 IP (2 H/1 ER) ... along with Mark Buehrle, became just the 13th set of white sox left-handers since 1958 to each accumulate 10 wins in a season and second since 2000 (Jim Parque and Mike Sirotka) ... ranked among American League Leaders in ERA (5th), starts (T5th, 33), baserunners per 9.0 IP (9th, 11.22), opponents average (10th, .246) and hits per 9.0 IP (8.40) ... allowed two earned runs or less in 22 starts, tied with Cleveland's Cliff Lee for the most among AL pitchers ... made 19 quality starts and the sox went 18-15 when on the mound ... left with the lead or tied in 21 of his starts ... went 7-4 with a 2.67 ERA (34 ER/114.2 IP) and a .234 average against prior to the All-Star Break and 5-5 with a 4.26 ERA (38 ER/80.1 IP) and a .263 average after the Midsummer Classic ... the 2.67 ERA in the fi rst half ranked 10th in the AL ... did not allow a hit in the fi rst 5.0 IP on four occasions (4/3 at Cleveland, 4/26-1 vs. Baltimore, 7/6 vs. Oakland, 8/11 vs. Boston) ... his 15 home runs allowed were down from 28 in 2007 ... limited right-handers to a .240 (131-546) average and lefties to a .264 (51-193) mark ... surrendered 12 home runs to righties ... opponents hit .236 (160-678) in innings No. 1-6 and .361 (22-61) after ... seven of his 12 wins came on the road ... posted a 2.50 ERA (28 ER/101.0 IP) during the day, compared to a 4.21 ERA (44 ER/94.0 IP) at night ... opponents were successful on 23 of 31 stolen base attempts ... tied for fi fth in the AL with six pickoffs ... received just 4.20 runs of support per game, tied for the fourth-lowest in the AL, including 16 starts with two runs or less ... was one of nine AL pitchers to not commit an error (min. 30 TC) ... threw 90 or more pitches 24 times (16 in 2007), including 10 games over the 100 mark (seven in 2007) ... went 4-1 with a 2.23 ERA (11 ER/44.1 IP) in seven starts against AL West opponents, including a 3-0 mark with a 1.35 ERA (3 ER/20.0 IP) vs. Oakland ... made his second straight Opening Day roster ... picked up fi rst loss on 4/9 vs. Minnesota in a career-low 2.1 IP (7 ER) ... did not yield a walk over 88 batters faced from 4/15-5/3 ... posted a 19.2 IP scoreless streak from 4/15-26-1 ... tossed 7.0 scoreless IP on 4/20 at Tampa Bay, allowing one runner past fi rst base ... tied his career high with 8.0 IP in a no decision on 7/1 vs. Cleveland ... struck out a career-best nine batters on 7/6 vs. Oakland (6.1 IP) ... won a career best six straight games from 5/29-8/6, going 6-0 with a 3.36 ERA (30 ER/80.1 IP) in 13 starts ... suffered the loss on 8/11 vs. Boston despite retiring 17 straight batters to start the game ... also matched his career high with nine strikeouts (also 7/6 vs. Oakland) ... won his fi fth straight road start on 8/16 at Oakland (5-0 with a 2.89 ERA) and improved to 4-0 lifetime vs. the A's. 2007 The 22-year-old left-hander went 6-13 with a 5.50 ERA (85 ER/139.0 IP) in 26 starts in his first season in the major leagues ...ranked among American League rookie pitchers in losses (1st), strikeouts (3rd, 109), starts (T3rd) and IP (4th) ... his 26 starts were tied with Jack McDowell (1988) for the fifth-most by a White Sox rookie since 1980 ... the Sox went 9-17 in his starts ... made eight quality starts ... tied for third in the league with 28 home runs allowed (18 solo) ... surrendered a home run in 20 of 26 games ... went 5-6 with a 4.62 ERA (46 ER/89.2 IP) prior to the All-Star Break and 1-7 with a 7.11 ERA (39 ER/49.1 IP) in the second half ... left-handers batted .281 (34-121) with seven home runs and righties hit .292 (126-432) ... totaled 11 games with at least 6.0 IP (Sox were 6-5), but only three after the break ... had eight starts where he pitched less than 5.0 IP, including four of his last seven ... threw over 100 pitches in seven starts ... five of six wins came at night ... No. 4 hitters were 28-62 (.452) with six home runs and 17 RBI ... was 0-6 with a 7.62 ERA (24 ER/28.1 IP) in August, the first pitcher in the majors to lose six games in a month since Aaron Sele in 7/05 ... was the first White Sox pitcher to go 0-6 in August since at least 1957 and the second to go 0-6 in a month during that span (Joe Horlen in 7/70) ... opposition hit .198 (18-91) in the first inning, but .308 (142-462) the remainder of the game ... made his first Opening Day roster at age 21 (turned 22 on 4/15) ... lost his major-league debut opposite Minnesota's Johan Santana on 4/8 at U.S. Cellular Field (3 ER/6.0 IP) ... recorded his first strikeout in the second inning (Torii Hunter) ... posted the first quality start by a White Sox pitcher in a debut since Josh Stewart on 4/6/03 vs. Detroit (2 ER/6.2 IP) ... received four runs of support in his first five outings ... earned his first major-league win on 5/9 at Minnesota (1 ER/6.2 IP) ...failed to last more than 5.0 IP in six straight starts from 5/29-6/25, going 1-2 with a 6.51 ERA (20 ER/27.2 IP) ... tossed a season-best 8.0 IP in a no decision on 6/30 at Kansas City (1 ER) ... received a total of 21 runs of support in backto- back victories on 7/5 vs. Baltimore (5 ER/6.1 IP) and 7/16 at Cleveland (5 ER/5.2 IP) ... compiled 11 runs of support (2.3 per game) over the remainder of the season (nine starts) ... struck out a season-high nine batters in a loss on 8/30 at Texas (5.2 IP) ... made his final start on 9/11 vs. Cleveland (ND, 3 ER/2.2 IP) ... was 0-7 with a 7.01 ERA (34 ER/ 43.2 IP) in his last nine games ... was a non-roster invitee to spring training with the White Sox. 2006 Is ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 Prospect and having the Best Curveball in the Texas organization entering the 2007 season ... also was tabbed by the same publication as the No. 7 Prospect in the Texas League and the No. 14 Prospect in the Pacific Coast League following the season ... split the season between Class AA Frisco and Class AAA Oklahoma, combining to go 9-9 with a 4.24 ERA (66 ER/140.0 IP) and 154 strikeouts in 27 games (26 starts) ... led all Rangers minor leaguers in strikeouts and tied for eighth in ERA ... averaged 9.9 strikeouts per 9.0 IP ... made 11 quality starts ... lasted at least 6.0 IP on 11 occasions ... began the season with the Rough Riders, going 5-4 with a 4.15 ERA (32 ER/69.1 IP) and 82 strikeouts in 13 starts ... was named to the TL midseason All-Star Team ... opponents hit .273 (74-271), including a .300 (24-80) mark by left-handers ... went 1-4 with a 7.15 ERA (18 ER/22.2 IP) in his first five starts, but 4-0 with a 2.70 ERA (14 ER/46.2 IP) and 54 strikeouts in his final eight ... struck out a season-high 12 batters on 5/15 at San Antonio (6.0 IP) ... was promoted to Oklahoma on 6/22 and went 4-5 with a 4.33 ERA (34 ER/70.2 IP) and 72 strikeouts in 14 games (13 starts) ... limited the opposition to a .248 (67-270) average, while lefties batted just .177 (14-79) ... made his only relief appearance in his Class AAA debut on 4/24 vs. Nashville (5 ER/5.0 IP) ... was 0-3 with a 10.26 ERA (19 ER/16.2 IP) in six games (five starts) from 7/9-26 ... posted a 2.75 ERA (11 ER/36.0 IP) over his last seven starts ... was a non-roster invitee to spring training ... earned the victory in an exhibition game vs. the Japanese World Baseball Classic squad on 3/9, tossing 3.0 scoreless IP ... was traded to the White Sox on 12/23 with pitchers Nick Masset and Jacob Rasner in exchange for pitcher Brandon McCarthy and outfielder David Paisano ... his acquisition was recommended by Gary Pelland and Paul Provas. 2005 Was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect in the Rangers organization and possessing the Best Curveball following the season ... also was cited by the same publication as the No. 11 Prospect in both the California League and Texas League ... went 7-13 with a 4.38 ERA (76 ER/156.0 IP) and 138 strikeouts in 28 games (27 starts) between Class A Bakersfield and Class AA Frisco ... finished third among all Texas minor-leaguers in strikeouts and seventh in ERA ... began the season with Bakersfield, going 3-3 with a 2.50 ERA (16 ER/57.2 IP) with 53 strikeouts in 10 starts ... held opponents to a .228 (50-219) average ... did not allow more than three runs in an outing ... was promoted to Frisco on 5/29 and went 4-10 with a 5.49 ERA (60 ER/98.1 IP) and 85 strikeouts in 18 games (17 starts) ... averaged 7.8 strikeouts per 9.0 IP, third-most among TL starters. 2004 Was rated by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect in the Texas organization and having the Best Curveball following the season ... also was named by the same publication the No. 4 Prospect in the Midwest League and the No. 11 Prospect in the California League ... pitched in the MLB All-Star Futures Game on 7/11 at Minute Maid Park, earning the victory with 1.0 scoreless IP ... combined to go 4-6 with a 3.78 ERA (44 ER/104.2 IP) in 27 games (21 starts) between Class A Clinton and Class A Stockton ... began the season with Clinton, going 3-2 with a 2.17 ERA in 14 games (eight starts) ... was 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA (7 ER/32.2 IP) as a starter and 2-1 with a 2.65 ERA (5 ER/17.0 IP) in relief ... opponents hit .210 ... posted a 0.59 ERA (2 ER/30.2 IP) from 4/23-5/25 ... ranked sixth in the MWL in ERA at the time of his promotion ... was 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA in 13 starts with Stockton ... was the youngest player to appear in the CL all season ... recorded a save in his only postseason appearance on 9/8 vs. San Jose with 4.0 scoreless IP. 2003 Combined to go 1-2 with a 4.56 ERA (13 ER/25.2 IP) in 10 games (eight starts) between the Rookie Rangers and Advanced Rookie Spokane ... was 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1 ER/13.0 IP) in five games (three starts) with the AZL Rangers ... made his professional debut on 7/21 at the Brewers ... earned his first win on 7/26 vs. Angels (0 ER/3.0 IP) ... went 0-2 with an 8.53 ERA (12 ER/12.2 IP) in five starts with Spokane.