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November 5, 2009

Jordan Danks concentrating on off-speed pitches

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 5, 2009 12:17 am
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“I’m working on not trying to be vulnerable to off-speed pitches,” Danks said. “That’s something I’ve worked on very hard here in Arizona. I’m concentrating on taking that first-pitch change-up, the pitch that used to look like a fastball to me, and now with that philosophy I’m getting ahead on the count and getting my pitch more often.” “He’s close, he’s very close to being ready,” White Sox hitting instructor Gary Ward said Tuesday night. “He’s definitely going to be playing in the major leagues soon.” Ward is the Sox Triple-A hitting instructor and also batting instructor for the Peoria Javelinas, the Sox team in the AFL. Drafted in the seventh round, Danks’ numbers were just so-so after getting promoted to Double-A Birmingham from Single-A in 2009. Cutting down on a bit of a long swing has been Danks’ goal in the AFL. …

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