Dane Dunning Stats

#33 SP  |  Texas Rangers
Out - Shoulder

Height / Weight 6'4"  /  225 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) Dec 20, 1994 (29)
Experience 5 seasons
College Florida

Season Stats

Career 113 99 0 542.2 525 269 255 69 204 498 1.343 1357.2

Game Log

Apr 28, 2024TEXCINP105.13210010.1580.56332.2
May 4, 2024TEXKCP104.2422014.2351.07111.5
May 22, 2024TEXPHISP103.1453114.2671.5006.5
May 29, 2024TEXARIP105.0300046.1581.40023.1
Jun 4, 2024TEXDETP105.0433214.1901.00010.2
Jun 11, 2024TEXLADP103.2466132.2671.909-4.5
Jun 16, 2024TEXSEAP104.2422038.2111.50018.3
Jun 25, 2024TEXMILP002.1211001.2220.8574.0
Jun 29, 2024TEXBALP001.1300021.4293.7502.0
Jul 3, 2024TEXSDP002.1322103.3001.2865.5
Last 10 7 0 37.2 34 23 20 5 15 43 1.301 108.8

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Dane Dunning News

Dane Dunning  • SP  •  Rangers

Dane Dunning To Move To Bullpen

Texas Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning will move to the bullpen to make room in the rotation for the return of Max Scherzer, according to skipper Bruce Bochy. The Rangers will go with a five-man rotation consisting of Nathan Eovaldi, Scherzer, Michael Lorenzen, Jon Gray, and Andrew Heaney for the time being. Dunning sports a 4.73 ERA in 12 starts spanning 59 innings on the season but he also owns a 3.89 xFIP and a 3.96 SIERA while his 26.7% K% stands as a career-high, even with an 11.6% BB% that is a career-worst figure. Fantasy managers can safely cut bait for the time being as Dunning is likely bound for a multi-inning, middle-relief role but he could factor into the rotation should a member of the team's rotation scuffle moving forward.
Jun 22   
Dane Dunning  • SP  •  Rangers

Dane Dunning To Start Wednesday Against Phillies

Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said that right-hander Dane Dunning (shoulder) will be ready to come off the injured list and start on Wednesday in Philadelphia against the Phillies. Dunning is making his return from a right rotator-cuff strain that put him on the injured list earlier this month. The 29-year-old didn't go on a minor-league rehab assignment and has gone beyond five innings just twice (in his first two starts) so far in 2024, so fantasy managers shouldn't be expecting him to go very deep in one of the tougher matchups in his return on Wednesday. The former 29th overall pick by the Washington Nationals in 2016 out of Florida has a decent 4.10 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 43 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings over his seven starts. Dunning has a 48.9% hard-hit rate but also a strong 31% whiff rate, making him a pretty polarizing fantasy asset.
May 22   
Nathan Eovaldi  • SP  •  Rangers  |  Dane Dunning  • SP  •  Rangers

Nathan Eovaldi, Dane Dunning Throwing Bullpen Sessions Sunday

Texas Rangers starting pitchers Nathan Eovaldi (groin) and Dane Dunning (shoulder) are both scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Assuming all goes well, Dunning may return to the Rangers' starting rotation at some point this week. The 29-year-old is a viable streaming option in the right matchups and owns a 4.10 ERA through seven starts in 2024. Eovaldi's return is a little more unclear as he continues to progress through his recovery. The 34-year-old is worthy of being stashed in the majority of formats as he was off to a strong start prior to the injury.
May 19   
Nathan Eovaldi  • SP  •  Rangers  |  Dane Dunning  • SP  •  Rangers

Dane Dunning, Nathan Eovaldi Throwing Bullpen Sessions

Texas Rangers right-handers Dane Dunning (shoulder) and Nathan Eovaldi (groin) were scheduled to throw bullpen sessions on Friday. If all goes well with Dunning's bullpen, he could return from the injured list next week to pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies. Dunning was put on the 15-day injured list on May 8 with a strained right rotator cuff, but he also threw a bullpen on Tuesday and is approaching his return to the starting rotation. He's been up and down so far this year and would make for an extremely shaky streaming option without going on a minor-league rehab assignment if he faces the Phillies next week. Eovaldi's bullpen will mark his first time throwing off the mound since suffering a right-groin strain on May 3. The 34-year-old isn't going to come off the IL when eligible on Saturday, but the hard-throwing right-hander deserves to be stashed in all fantasy leagues after his strong start to 2024.
May 17   
Dane Dunning  • SP  •  Rangers

Dane Dunning Throws Bullpen Session

Texas Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday and looks as though he could return quickly from his injured-list stint. This was Dunning's first bullpen session since going on the 15-day injured list on May 8 with a right rotator-cuff strain. If the 29-year-old doesn't have any setbacks after throwing a couple of bullpen sessions, he could be ready to return to the Rangers when he's eligible to return next Monday. Before landing on the shelf, Dunning opened the year 3-2 with a 4.10 ERA (4.88 FIP) and 1.15 WHIP while walking 17 and striking out 43 in 37 1/3 innings over his seven starts. Dunning has been successful with a high whiff rate so far this year, but he's also allowing lots of hard contact, which makes him a volatile fantasy option as a streamer when he's back in Texas' rotation.
May 15   
Dane Dunning  • SP  •  Rangers

Dane Dunning Throws From 90 Feet

Texas Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning (shoulder) threw from 90 feet on flat ground on Monday in the outfield and said that he felt good while his arm is feeling stronger. Dunning is trying to work his way back to Texas' starting rotation after landing on the 15-day injured list with a right rotator-cuff strain. It remains to be seen if the 29-year-old will be ready to return from the injured list when he's eligible to come back on May 21. In his seven starts covering 37 1/3 innings so far this year, Dunning has gone 3-2 with a 4.10 ERA (4.88 FIP) and 1.15 WHIP with 17 walks and 43 strikeouts. He's tied for the fourth-highest hard-hit percentage in the league at 48.9 but also ranks 13th in the league with a 31 percent whiff rate.
May 13   
Dane Dunning  • SP  •  Rangers

Rangers Put Dane Dunning On 15-Day Injured List Wednesday

The Texas Rangers placed right-hander Dane Dunning (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list on Wednesday with a right rotator-cuff strain. In additional moves, the Rangers outfielder Robbie Grossman was added to the active roster after being acquired in a trade with the Chicago White Sox, right-handers Jack Leiter and Owen White were recalled from Triple-A Round Rock and infielder Jonathan Ornelas was optioned to Round Rock. Manager Bruce Bochy said the 29-year-old Dunning isn't expected to have a lengthy stay on the sidelines. If Leiter looks better in his second MLB start in the second game of a doubleheader against the A's on Wednesday, he could stick around in Texas. Dunning is 3-2 so far this year with a 4.10 ERA (4.89 FIP) and 1.15 WHIP with 17 walks and 43 K's in 37 1/3 innings over seven starts. He's had a strong 31% whiff rate but also has the fourth-worst hard-hit rate at 60.5%.
May 8   
Dane Dunning  • SP  •  Rangers

Dane Dunning Strikes Out 10 On Sunday

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning had his best start of the season on Sunday, picking up the win in a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Dunning was on a mission in this one, racking up 10 strikeouts over 5 innings of two-run ball (one earned). The righty allowed just three hits, and maybe most importantly didn't walk a single batter. Considering he had walked at least two in every other start this season, this was clearly a big part of his success. Dunning remains a deeper-league option with some streamer appeal in standard-sized leagues, but he has shown an improved ability to get strikeouts this year, which is something to watch for in his coming starts.
Apr 29   
Dane Dunning  • SP  •  Rangers

Dane Dunning To Start Spring Opener On Friday

Texas Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning will take the hill for the team's Cactus League opener on Friday against the Kansas City Royals, with Cody Bradford scheduled to follow him in relief. Dunning threw a career-high 172 2/3 innings in the regular season in 2023 over 35 appearances (26 starts) and went 12-7 with a career-best 3.70 ERA (4.27 FIP) and 1.26 WHIP with 55 walks and a career-high 140 strikeouts at the back end of the team's starting rotation. The 29-year-old relies on inducing weak contact and isn't going to overpower hitters, and he'll likely be moved to a long-relief role in the second half in 2024 if both Jacob deGrom (elbow) and Max Scherzer (back) are able to return from their injuries. Dunning is outside RotoBaller's rankings of the top-100 fantasy pitchers.
Feb 20   
Dane Dunning  • SP  •  Rangers

Dane Dunning Avoids Arbitration With Rangers

Right-hander Dane Dunning avoided salary arbitration with the Texas Rangers on Thursday by agreeing to a one-year, $3.325 million deal for the 2024 season, according to a source. Dunning gets a nice raise in his first year of arbitration eligibility. The 29-year-old had the best season of his career in 2023 in his third year with the Rangers, going 12-7 with a career-best 3.70 ERA (4.27 FIP) and 1.26 WHIP while walking 55 and striking out a career-high 140 batters in 172 2/3 innings over his 35 appearances (26 starts). He will open 2024 with a spot in Texas' starting rotation yet again after initially entering it early last year when Jacob deGrom got hurt. Dunning's fantasy ceiling will remain low this year because he relies more on inducing soft contact than creating swings and misses.
Jan 12