Former Chicago White Sox pitcher, Dane Dunning, is going to be awesome for the Texas Rangers.
Dane Dunning was awesome for the 2020 Chicago White Sox. He made his MLB debut around a year after having Tommy John surgery. It was the strange 60-game season but Dunning still made the best of it by pitching well. He made seven starts, posted a record of 2-0, had a 3.97 ERA, and a WHIP of 1.118. He threw 35 strikeouts in 34.0 innings which is a good amount for a pitcher like him.
He showed that he is able to throw strikes on a consistent basis which is very valuable for pitchers in today’s MLB. He might never be an ace or even a number two but a middle of the rotation guy that throws strikes is always so valuable to a team trying to win. The Texas Rangers are far from a championship contender right now but Dunning is a great piece to have in an effort to get back to that contender level.
The experience Dunning gained with the White Sox is very valuable to his development. He is going to be able to go there and have success if he just keeps doing what he is doing. Rangers fans should be very excited to have Dunning because of the professional approach he brings to an organization. Lance Lynn was never going to be able to help them because he just doesn’t fit their timeline anymore so it is a fair trade for both sides.
The White Sox are losing a great young pitcher in Dunning but it was a necessary loss. Lynn is going to be able to come in and form a great three-headed monster with Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel. When Lynn’s time with Chicago does come to an end, they will be able to replace him with some other prospects of their own like Garrett Crochet or Jared Kelley.
There is an embarrassment of riches for the White Sox when it comes to prospects and Dunning was the first casualty. Rangers fans are going to see their team battle to build back up once again and could lean on Dunning to be a big part of it. He was a great return for an elite veteran who has one year left on his deal.