Dane Anthony Dunning…is engaged to Rachel Castelli…Dane’s mother, Misu is a native of South Korea… his brother Jake was selected by SF in the 33rd round of the 2009 MLB draft…posted a 2.77 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the Giants in 2013-14 and last pitched for Long Island in the independent Atlantic League in 2019…Dane and Jake were teammates at Kannapolis (Low-A) in the CWS system for 2 months in 2017…partnered with Immortals Gaming Club and the National MS Society to host a virtual charity event, Stream to End MS: Rocket League Showdown with Dane Dunning in February 2021…other MLB players participating in the event included Lucas Giolito, Derek Holland, and Carlos Rodon.
Was on CWS’ 40-man roster for 1st time in spring training before option to minors on 3/6…began season at White Sox’ Alternate Training Site…averaged 9.3 strikeouts per 9.0 innings and held opponents to a slash line of .197/.282/.315/.597 over two stints in the Majors: 8/19 and 8/30-end of season…was 5th on the CWS staff in starts (7)…held RHB to .152 average with LHB batters at .246…White Sox went 6-1 in his seven starts.
SUMMARY: Was recalled on 8/19 to make MLB debut in spot start that night vs. DET…recorded 1st strikeout by fanning Niko Goodrum in 1st inning…took a 1-0 lead into the 5th inning before leaving following Jeimer Candelario’s 3-run HR…had no decision in CWS’ 5-3 victory (4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R-ER, 1 BB, 7 SO)… joined with DET’s Casey Mize (also 7 SO) to become the 1st pair of MLB starters in the same game to record 7+ strikeouts in their big league debuts…was optioned to Alternate Training Site after that game. Was recalled on 8/30 and went 2-0, 3.64 (12 ER/29.2 IP) in six starts the rest of the regular season…his 1st two wins came in consecutive starts, 9/9 at PIT (6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R) and 9/15 vs. MIN (7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R-1 ER)…issued 9 runs/8 ER in 7.0 IP over his final two outings…matched MLB debut with seven strikeouts in next start, 8/30 vs. KC.
WILD CARD START: Started 3rd and deciding game of the A.L. Wild Card Series at OAK on 10/1…was removed after allowing two hits in 0.2 innings before Garrett Crochet fanned Matt Olson to end the 1st…was not the pitcher of record in the White Sox’ 6-4 season-ending loss…became just the 4th rookie to ever start a postseason game for CWS, joining Dickey Kerr in Games 3 and 6 of the 1919 WS vs. CIN and Jason Bere in Game 4 of the 1993 ALCS vs. TOR…was the shortest outing ever for a White Sox pitcher in a postseason start.
Missed 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March ... Preseason Baseball America Ranking: No. 11 prospect in the White Sox system ... Preseason MLB.com Ranking: No. 6 prospect in the White Sox system; No. 59 overall in baseball.
Went a combined 6-3 with a 2.71 ERA (26 ER/86.1 IP), 100 strikeouts and a .235 (77-for-328) opponents average over 15 starts between Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham ... Began the season with Winston-Salem, making four starts before being promoted to Birmingham on 4/26 ... Threw 8.0 scoreless IP on 6/14 vs. Chattanooga ... Preseason Baseball America Rankings: No. 5 prospect and Best Control in the White Sox system; No. 82 overall in baseball ... Preseason MLB.com Rankings: No. 6 prospect in the White Sox system; No. 92 overall in baseball.
Combined to go 8-8 with a 2.94 ERA (47 ER/144.0 IP), 168 strikeouts, two shutouts, two complete games, a 1.15 WHIP and 10.5 strikeouts-per-9.0 IP mark over 26 starts between Class A Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem...His 168 strikeouts tied for 11th-most in the minor leagues … ranked among the Sox system leaders in complete games (T1st), strikeouts (3rd), ERA (4th), IP (4th), and wins (T6th)...Opened the season with Kannapolis and made four starts, allowing just one earned run with 33 strikeouts over 26.0 IP...Was named the White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April … ended the month with a streak of 25.0 consecutive IP without allowing an earned run...Struck out 13 batters and allowed just one unearned run over 8.0 IP in a no decision on 4/13 at Hickory...Was promoted to Winston-Salem on 4/28 for the rest of 2017...Allowed three runs or less in 15 of his 22 outings with the Dash … recorded a 1.61 ERA (11 ER/61.1 IP) with 79 strikeouts and two shutouts over 11 road starts... Worked 5.0 scoreless IP in his Dash debut on 5/2 at Lynchburg … struck out 11 in just 5.0 IP on 6/6 at Carolina...Registered a complete-game victory on 6/17 at Buies Creek, allowing just three hits over 7.0 scoreless IP … struck out 11 on 7/31 vs. Salem and 10 on 8/29 at Carolina...Was victorious in his final start on 9/3 at Salem, allowing one hit with nine strikeouts over 7.0 scoreless IP...Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 10 Prospect in the CL...Entered the season rated by MLB.com as the No. 10 Prospect in the White Sox organization and by Baseball America as the No. 11 Prospect.