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Birth Date12-20-1994
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age27 years, 9 months, 12 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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Statistics for All Levels

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2016 AUB A- NYP 7 7 33.7 3 2 0 26 7 29 1 90 7.0 1.9 0.3 7.8 65% .263 0.98 2.55 2.14 91 3.42 75.4
2016 NAT Rk GCL 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 119 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 100% .000 0.00 0.30 0.00 71 1.91 42.2
2017 KAN A SAL 4 4 26.0 2 0 0 13 2 33 0 108 4.5 0.7 0.0 11.4 64% .224 0.58 1.34 0.35 59 1.74 37.1
2017 WNS A+ CAR 22 22 118.0 6 8 0 114 36 135 15 105 8.7 2.7 1.1 10.3 52% .316 1.27 3.98 3.51 93 4.30 91.5
2018 WNS A+ CAR 4 4 24.3 1 1 0 20 3 31 2 103 7.4 1.1 0.7 11.5 61% .300 0.95 2.49 2.59 69 3.20 67.6
2018 BIR AA SOU 11 11 62.0 5 2 0 57 23 69 0 93 8.3 3.3 0.0 10.0 49% .343 1.29 2.40 2.76 78 4.55 96.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation


Year Team Salary
2022 TEX $714,000
2021 TEX $572,500
2020 CHA $
1 yrPrevious$572,500
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,286,500
2 yrTotal$1,286,500


Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 83 dJet Sports1 year/$714,000 (2022)

  • 1 year/$714,000 (2022). Re-signed by Texas 3/22.
  • 1 year/$572,500 (2021). Re-signed by Texas 3/21.
  • 2020. Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/19. Acquired by Texas in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/7/20.
  • Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Washington 12/7/16.
  • Drafted by Washington 2016 (1-29) (Florida). $2M signing bonus ($2.0346M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 16.8 0 0 19 19 101.5 79 30 98 11 .258 1.08 3.04 3.34 -1.1 -0.1
80o 15 0 0 17 17 94.0 80 30 91 11 .273 1.17 3.42 3.76 -5.2 -0.6
70o 13.8 0 0 16 16 88.8 80 30 86 11 .285 1.24 3.71 4.06 -7.7 -0.8
60o 12.7 0 0 16 16 84.4 80 30 82 11 .294 1.30 3.95 4.33 -9.7 -1.1
50o 11.8 0 0 15 15 80.4 79 30 78 11 .303 1.35 4.19 4.58 -11.4 -1.2
40o 10.9 0 0 14 14 76.5 79 29 74 10 .312 1.41 4.42 4.84 -13.0 -1.4
30o 10 0 0 13 13 72.4 78 29 70 10 .322 1.48 4.68 5.12 -14.4 -1.6
20o 9 0 0 13 13 67.7 77 29 66 10 .333 1.56 4.99 5.45 -15.8 -1.7
10o 7.6 0 0 11 11 61.4 75 28 59 10 .349 1.68 5.43 5.93 -17.5 -1.9
Weighted Mean11.800151579.878297710.3011.344.154.54-11.0-1.2

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2021-03-12 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jeff, Who are your top prospect pitchers that you are higher on than others at BP?
(James from NY)
I'm probably a little bit more of a Dane Dunning and Triston McKenzie believer. Blake Walston also probably fits here. I tend to be the outlier on bats more than arms. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2020-12-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)Dane Dunning or Cristian Javier? Brady Singer or Triston McKenzie?
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
Dunning, somewhat comfortably. Singer, but it's close (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2020-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank debuters Brady Singer, Dane Dunning, Clarke Schmidt, Garrett Crochet, Kris Bubic & Cristian Javier for the future?
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
I think Crochet has the highest upside but the medical concerns are legitimate. You're kind of *hoping* this is an elbow related issue and not shoulder (I know, it's a forearm strain), but that's not a great place to be. The stuff is unreal though. Otherwise:

Javier, Dunning, Singer, Schmidt, Bubic.

I kinda like all of them? Could easily flip Schmidt and Singer, imo. I wouldn't feel about about having any of these guys. (Craig Goldstein)
2020-09-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you compare and contrast Brady Singer, Clarke Schmidt and Dane Dunning? Dunning seems recovered from arm woes. Do you see one being better than the others?
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
I'm a little down on Schmidt--not from his debut, just from his situation and upside. I'm not sure there's impact there, and if that's the case, that organization is loaded with right-handed starters, so he'll keep getting knocked down the totem pole.

I've been really impressed with Singer/Dunning, though. I'd like to see Dunning walk fewer guys. He's getting a little lucky with BABIP/strand rate, which is fine as long as you're not walking guys. (Mark Barry)
2020-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you put Garrett Crochet in the group with Clarke Schmidt, Dane Dunning, Kris Bubic? 55 OFP?
(The Colonel from Pasadena)
I don't have a specific OFP on him, but I think the ceiling on a guy who can regularly hit triple-digits and has a plus-plus slider is higher than that, if a usable changeup (or other third pitch) develops. (Craig Goldstein)
2020-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)For dynasty purposes, does it make more sense to hang on to a mid tier starter with upside (think ERod or Dane Dunning) Or a young stud bullpen arm like Devin Williams? Or another way to put it is Williams the next Josh Hader?
(Tyler from Memphis, TN)
It really depends on your roster composition and league depth but I prefer going with the starter just because so many of those arms pop up and come out of nowhere almost every year. I do really like Williams and while he might not be the next Hader he could easily be a top 5 closer if he gets the job. (Mike Gianella)
2019-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has a brighter future as a SP? Dane Dunning or Jhoan Duran?
(ElBee from MA)
Duran for me. I'm excited to see what he does in Double A. (Mark Barry)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)The top 10 current prospects Mike Rizzo has traded away are the ____th best top 10 in baseball. A list for you to choose from: Jesus Luzardo, Sheldon Neuse, Dane Dunning, Taylor Hearn, Blake Perkins, Kelvin Gutierrez, Yohanse Morel, Tyler Watson, McKenzie Mills, Pedro Avila, Max Schrock, and Travis Ott.
(Andrew from Boston)
It's a decent top three in Jesus Lizard, Dunning, Hearn, but it drops off pretty quickly. Bottom five, better than the Mariners and the Giants off the top of my head. Rizzo gets a bit underrated as a GM still I think. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Dane Dunning legit? Or is he more of a mid-rotation innings eater?
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
What's wrong with that? (Anthony Rescan)
2018-02-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some players who have yet to reach Double A who could find meaningful, productive MLB playing time this year?
(Chris from Baltimore)
Not yet to Double-A? Not sure I could confidently say anyone should fit that description. Likely have to be a pitcher, reliever rather than starter or players on teams that are in flux somewhat that would not be afraid to start a clock early. A hitter I could toss out there might be Monte Harrison. He impressed me in the AFL and if he continues to develop, he could be ready. The OF in Miami isnít holding him back much. JD Hammer, reliever in Philly. Adam Choplick of Texas. He got a lot of buzz in the AFL. Starter might be Dane Dunning of the White Sox. Those are my best guesses off the top of my head. (Scott Delp)
2017-11-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any personal preferences among the back-end starter types in the White Sox system? E.g. Jordan Stephens, Spencer Adams, Jordan Guerrero, Ian Clarkin. I am exempting Dane Dunning from this list as I think he's better than this group.
(nschaef from NYC)
I kind of like Spencer Adams despite it absolutely not being the kind of profile that usually does anything. Can I write-in A.J. Puckett? (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Ian, among the White Sox young arms (excepting Rodin) which do you see making positive Scoresheet contributions in 2017? In 2018? What is Hahn's next move, and has he set the bar too high for himself?
(jtwalsh from Northport, NY)
Hi there! Ian here, ready as ever to be pessimistic about the Sox. I don't really love any young Sock's odds of being a great Scoresheet contributor in 2017 (Including Rodon, for that matter--I think he'll be fine). If pressed, I'd take Lopez for this year, because I think he's the most likely of any of the pitchers to become a young bullpen arm. I'd still have done the Sale and Eaton trades, because the team needed more variance, but I don't think that either trade has better than even odds of working out. 2018 and beyond? I think Kopech, barring dumb bar fights, is the best pitching prospect in baseball, we have drafted Alec Hansen on just about every team we have, and I'd say Dane Dunning is pretty well overlooked besides. Also, "has Rick Hahn set the bar too high for himself?" is like the ultimate celebrity profile question. (Ben Murphy, Ian Lefkowitz and Jared Weiss)
2016-08-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Next Best prospect that nobody is talking about?
(Angelo from Maine)
Doesn't this question usually go "Next BIG prospect that nobody is talking about?"

I'll go with Alex Faedo, since he isn't officially a prospect yet. A slim righthander going into his junior season at UF, he had enough talent this year to knock future stud Dane Dunning out of the weekend rotation. I've just seen him a ton this season and know that he'll be a top draft target if he continues his progress in 2017. He's got the potential to move quickly, three plus pitches, and a clean injury history. Faedo is going to be a known dude by this time next year, so here's your early warning. (Will Haines)

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