John William Danks (born April 15, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. Danks formerly played for the Chicago White Sox.
Danks graduated from Round Rock High School in Texas in 2003 and was named the co-central Texas player of the year that season. Danks was drafted in the first round, ninth overall in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers. His brother, Jordan Danks, was his teammate on the White Sox from 2012-2014. Danks proposed to girlfriend, country artist Ashley Monroe of the Pistol Annies, on September 14, 2012 after Monroe finished the Annies' first show of their headlining tour. They were married on October 24, 2013.