Dane Dunning Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/20/1994 (28)
Dane Dunning Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Dane Dunning News
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning (hip) is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his hip and will miss the remainder of the season. The Rangers don't have a definitive timeline for Dunning's return, but hope he will be ready of the beginning of the 2023 season. The 27-year-old didn't take the step forward that some were expecting this season, pitching to a 4-8 record with a 4.46 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 137 K over 153 IP. He is more of a deep league streamer type than anything at this point in his career.
Texas Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning (ankle) is scheduled to return from the injured list to start against the Seattle Mariners next Tuesday. Dunning landed on the injured list on July 11 with a right ankle impingement, but the injury wasn't very serious and he'll be back in the minimum 15 days. The 27-year-old has gone 1-6 on the season with a 4.42 ERA and 1.42 WHIP while walking 37 and striking out 84 in 95 2/3 innings over his 18 starts, so he hasn't exactly been reliable for fantasy managers in deeper leagues. Even though he may not have any restrictions in his return to the starting rotation next week, fantasy managers should be looking to avoid him against the red-hot Mariners on the road.
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning took a no-decision but earned a quality start in Sunday's Game 1 2-1 loss to the Yankees. Dunning pitched 6 innings, allowing one run on two hits and three walks with five strikeouts. The 27-year-old has pitched well this season, compiling a 3.38 ERA with 31 strikeouts and 11 walks over six starts and 32 IP. It is unknown when his next start will be and fantasy managers should not feel comfortable sending Dunning out in tough matchups, but he is worth keeping an eye on, as he is rostered in just 10 percent of leagues at this time.
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.