Dane Dunning Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/20/1994 (28)
Dane Dunning Season Stats
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Texas Rangers pitcher Dane Dunning will aim to get his team a step closer to playoff baseball when he gets the ball Wednesday on the road against the Los Angeles Angels. Dunning enters Wednesday's contest sporting a healthy 3.88 ERA across 24 starts and 33 appearances but it hasn't exactly been a smooth ride. His 4.44 FIP and 4.59 SIERA suggest some regression could be on the horizon while Dunning has allowed 16 runs over his last four starts spanning 21 2/3 innings of work. At the same time, he has kept his team in ball games by allowing three earned runs or fewer in eight of his last 11 starts. Consistency has been an issue but a dynamite Rangers offense has helped steer Dunning to 11 wins on the season, matching his total from his first three seasons in the big leagues.
Texas Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning is scheduled to make the start on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers. Dunning was away from the team over the weekend for the birth of his son, but he'll return this week to start on Wednesday in a solid matchup. The 28-year-old right-hander has been outstanding for Texas so far this year, recording a 1.67 ERA (2.99 FIP), 0.98 WHIP, 10 walks and 26 strikeouts in 43 innings over 12 appearances (four starts). He's been just as good in his four starting assignments, allowing only four runs on 20 hits while walking five and fanning 15 in 22 2/3 frames. Dunning doesn't have a ton of strikeout upside, but he's worth a look as a streamer this week in a plus matchup.
Texas Rangers pitcher Dane Dunning turned in another great start in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Braves. Dunning pitched six innings, allowing one run on six hits and no walks with four strikeouts. The 28-year-old has pitched well all season long and has made three consecutive strong appearances as a starter. He is now 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA, 5.54 K/9 rate, and 1.69 BB/9 rate. He should continue to see time as a starter with the Rangers dealing with a number of rotation injuries. His next appearance could be at the Pirates, which would be a decent matchup. Dunning is worth a look as a potential streamer depending on the matchup given his strong start.
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.