While I was sifting through the names of players drafted from the 5th to 25th round of this year’s MLB Amateur Draft, a few names stood out to me. Some caught my eye because I had talked to them previously about potentially serving as their advisor and others had last names that just clicked in my mind when I read them. One of those guys in the second category was Jordan Danks. You may not know his brother, John, but I most certainly do. The young pitcher for the Chicago White Sox is a contributor on my fantasy baseball squad, which automatically makes me a die-hard fan. I contemplated having one of my interns call Jordan to see if he had an advisor, but figured it was not worth it. I was sure that Jordan would follow in his brother’s footsteps and take on Scott Boras/Boras Corp. to offer advice when the White Sox started making offers to the seventh round pick of this year’s draft.
I was correct, but the Danks’ allegiance to Boras soon faded into the California sunset. Shortly after the conclusion of the draft, Jordan and his brother John dropped Boras and formed a relationship with Jeff Berry of CAA Sports, who will advise Jordan and serve as John’s agent. No word as to why the brothers Danks decided to exchange Boras for Berry, but it may have something to do with Jordan being picked in the 7th round after being projected as a top 3 round pick prior to the draft.
Jordan Danks is an outfielder who can also perform as a pitcher. The lefty stands 6’5 and weighs in at 200lbs. He is originally from Round Rock, Texas and attended the University of Texas for three years after declining the signing bonus offered by the White Sox after the club selected him in the 19th round in 2005. We shall see if the White Sox present Jordan an offer that he and Berry find to be acceptable…or else he is back to UT for his senior year.