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Dane Dunning

Dane Dunning

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 200 | Age: 24
Draft: 2016 (Rd: 1, #29, Washington Nationals) - Florida
Orange Park, FL USA
MLB Pipeline Rank:
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Spin
Curve Spin
K%
Exit Velocity
Hard Hit %
Pop Time
Framing
Outs Above Avg
Outfielder Jump
Sprint Speed
xwOBA
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Poor
Avg
Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 5 2 2.76 11 11 0 62.0 69 1.29
Career Minors 17 13 2.74 49 49 0 266.0 300 1.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 11 5-2 2.76 62.0 69 1.29
Career Minors 49 17-13 2.74 266.0 300 1.13

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2016 2 Teams Minors 3 2 2.02 8 8 0 35.2 26 8 8 1 7 32 0.93
2016 GCL Nationals GCL ROK 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00
2016 Auburn Doubledays NYP A(Short) 3 2 2.14 7 7 0 33.2 26 8 8 1 7 29 0.98
2017 2 Teams Minors 8 8 2.94 26 26 0 144.0 127 64 47 15 38 168 1.15
2017 Kannapolis Intimidators SAL A(Full) 2 0 0.35 4 4 0 26.0 13 2 1 0 2 33 0.58
2017 Winston-Salem Dash CAR A(Adv) 6 8 3.51 22 22 0 118.0 114 62 46 15 36 135 1.27
2018 2 Teams Minors 6 3 2.71 15 15 0 86.1 77 31 26 2 26 100 1.19
2018 Winston-Salem Dash CAR A(Adv) 1 1 2.59 4 4 0 24.1 20 7 7 2 3 31 0.95
2018 Birmingham Barons SOU AA 5 2 2.76 11 11 0 62.0 57 24 19 0 23 69 1.29

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 55 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 | Overall: 50

A swingman on a 2016 Florida Gators pitching staff that included five future first-round picks and perhaps as many as nine future big league starters, Dunning interested the White Sox as a possible selection with their No. 26 overall pick in that Draft. They opted for Zack Burdi instead and the Nationals signed Dunning for $2 million at No. 29, but Chicago landed him six months later along with Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez in the Adam Eaton trade. He developed into the Sox's highest-floor pitching prospect before missing the final two months of the 2018 season with a strained elbow and undergoing Tommy John surgery this March.

Dunning has three different pitches that grade as plus at their best. He doesn't light up radar guns with a low-90s fastball that peaks at 96 mph, but it's a weapon because its heavy sink makes it hard to lift and he commands it so well to both sides of the plate. Some evaluators believe his curveball has surpassed his slider as his better breaking ball, and both offerings have plenty of depth and enough power.

Dunning's changeup gives him a fourth pitch that should be at least solid, though it's not quite as consistent as his others. He repeats his athletic delivery, provides a lot of strikes and has tremendous feel for his craft. Before his elbow gave out, he was on the verge of stepping into Chicago's rotation but now will miss all of 2019 and likely part of 2020.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/20/2019 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of RHP Dane Dunning from Birmingham Barons.
09/09/2019 Birmingham Barons activated RHP Dane Dunning from the 7-day injured list.
04/04/2019 Birmingham Barons placed RHP Dane Dunning on the 7-day injured list.
09/17/2018 Birmingham Barons activated RHP Dane Dunning from the 7-day injured list.
06/27/2018 Birmingham Barons placed RHP Dane Dunning on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 24, 2018.
04/26/2018 RHP Dane Dunning assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
01/22/2018 Chicago White Sox invited non-roster RHP Dane Dunning to spring training.
04/28/2017 RHP Dane Dunning assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Kannapolis Intimidators.
12/07/2016 Chicago White Sox traded CF Adam Eaton to Washington Nationals for RHP Lucas Giolito, RHP Reynaldo Lopez and RHP Dane Dunning.
12/07/2016 RHP Dane Dunning assigned to Kannapolis Intimidators.
07/11/2016 RHP Dane Dunning assigned to Auburn Doubledays from GCL Nationals.
07/06/2016 RHP Dane Dunning assigned to GCL Nationals.
07/01/2016 Washington Nationals signed RHP Dane Dunning.