Dane Dunning Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/20/1994 (26)
Dane Dunning Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Dane Dunning News
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning looked sharp during Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. He tossed five scoreless innings, three hits allowed, two walks, and six strikeouts. Somehow, the Rangers managed to lose 7-1, but you can thank the Rangers' bullpen for that one. Dunning will carry a 4.26 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 61 strikeouts into his next start versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. That won't be a start where Dunning is an appealing streaming option. Possibly another solid start would make him someone worth snagging in standard leagues.
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning recorded his second quality start of the season on Thursday, tossing six scoreless innings in a 2-0 loss to the Yankees. Dunning held the Yankees to four hits and one walk, while his six strikeouts marked the seventh time in nine starts that Dunning has recorded at least five strikeouts. While he has looked inconsistent over his past few starts, Thursday's performance looked closer to his first three starts in which he allowed just one run over 15 innings of work. Going forward Dunning is a solid streaming option in most formats, and if he can get a little more consistency going on the mound he could turn into a pitcher that's worth rostering full-time.
Texas Rangers pitcher Dane Dunning had his swing-and-miss stuff working on Sunday. The rookie right-hander struck out 10 batters in five innings of work against the Seattle Mariners. He allowed three runs on six hits and three walks. The strikeouts were a season-high for the right-hander who had previously topped out at six. Dunning isn't a household name but he's a solid fantasy option given his ability to miss bats 39 strikeouts in 33 1/2 innings as well as his tendency to suppress home runs. He's been taken deep just once this season. The young hurlers' fastball only sits around 90-91 mph but he can miss bats with three different pitchers: sinker, slider, and changeup.
After missing the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery, Dane Dunning showcased some real talent over seven starts at the Major League level in 2020.The right-hander posted a 3.97 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 35:13 K:BB through 34 innings. Overall, it was an impressive debut, but one not without its struggles. Dunning's last two starts of the year were terrible and he was really a boom or bust starter during the year. In four of his seven starts, he gave up 14 runs in 16 innings, which amounts to a 7.88 ERA. Additionally, his 9.26 K/9, 11.4% SwStr%, and 15.5% K-BB% are all below his minor league levels, which may indicate that he will have trouble putting major leaguers away. That could be attributed to his pitch mix since Dunning is primarily a sinkerball, throwing his sinker 39.4% of the time. Considering it only had a 15.3% Whiff% and a 19.2% PutAway%, it's clearly not a strikeout pitch. It also produced a .285 xBA as opposed to the .173 batting average against, which indicates he also got lucky with the pitch. The good news is that Dunning has four quality offerings with his fastball, slider, and changeup all garnering a 30% whiff rate or higher. His fastball also had an xBA of .230 as opposed to the .364 batting average against it recorded, so there is room for improvement there. Dunning should also see an improvement in his home park now that he will be pitching for the Rangers under Globe Life's retractable roof. The stadium played middle of the road for runs but was dead last in park factor rankings for HRs in the short season. As a groundball pitcher in that park, Dunning should benefit, but I expect him to settle in as a low-to-mid 4.00 ERA pitcher with a K/9 just under 9.00, provided he utilizes his other pitches more than he did in 2020. That's a profile that I'd take in the late 200s which is where is ADP currently sits.