How Tall Is Dane Dunning?
Dane Dunning stands at a height of 1.93m.
Although he’s only made two starts, right-hander Dane Dunning has been all the Texas Rangers could have asked for and more.
His most recent start, in Tampa Bay, was a complete game, as he threw four innings of the two-hit, no-run ball with two walks and five strikeouts.
Dunning has a 1.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in nine innings pitched this season.
The 27-year-old Dunning was part of the transaction that sent veteran right-hander Lance Lynn to the Chicago White Sox this past off-season.
Avery Weems, a minor league lefty, was the other player involved in the deal, and he was also sent to Texas.
The trade results for both teams in 2021 have been excellent thus far, with Lance Lynn pitching a complete game shutout in his White Sox home debut against the Kansas City Royals, and Dunning mowing down two AL East opponents in consecutive starts: first, the Blue Jays at home, and then the Rays in Tampa on Monday.
Since being drafted in the first round by the Washington Nationals in 2016, Dunning has been regarded as a promising pitcher. Prior to the 2017 season, he was traded to the White Sox in exchange for OF Adam Eaton.
Dunning has been rated as having the potential to be a quality mid-rotation starter due to his plus fastball and plus breaking throws.
Early in his Texas Rangers career, he’s easily lived up to that hype.
Although this squad lacks pitching talent, Dane Dunning’s starts have become a source of intrigue for the staff as well as a must-watch for the fans.
On the basis of performance, one could argue that Dunning is the current ace in the rotation (Kyle Gibson holds that title in theory, though).
While that’s good for now, the 27-year-old righty will be much more useful to the Texas Rangers once he can pitch as a No. 2 or even No. 3-type starter behind a true ace.