No. 60: Texas Rangers’ RHP Dane Dunning
Ranked just four spots below Josh Jung in Baseball Prospectus’ 2021 rankings, righty Dane Dunning is expected to become a major factor in the Texas Rangers’ starting rotation this season.
Acquired in the Lance Lynn trade with the Chicago White Sox, along with LHP Avery Weems, Dunning comes to the Rangers as a highly rated player.
The 26 year-old also comes with some big league experience already in tow, having pitched 34 big league innings across seven starts in 2020 with Chicago, racking up a 3.34 ERA and 35 strikeouts in that span.
Dunning also comes to the Rangers pretty well-traveled, having been traded from the Washington Nationals to the White Sox originally, in a deal that sent OF Adam Eaton to the nation’s capital.
The young righty will almost certainly relinquish his prospect status in 2021, as he looks to start the season in Texas’ middling rotation.
He might even be the ace of the staff this year, not to add any pressure or anything…