BA Newsletter: Get Analysis, Rankings Delivered To Your Inbox!

Dane Acker

RHP
Dane Acker
Name: Dane Harrison Acker
Born: Apr 1, 1999 in College Station, TX
College: Oklahoma
High School: Brenham (Texas) HS
Junior College: San Jacinto (Texas) JC
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 189 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (127th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2020 (signed for $447,400)
Cade Cavalli is the most famous name in the Oklahoma rotation, but all three members of the Sooners weekend rotation have impressed. Acker had the most impressive performance of the trio. He was the first pitcher to ever no-hit Louisiana State in a nine-inning game. Acker struck out 11 in a 117-pitch complete game at the Children’s College Classic in Houston. Acker has long been a name to watch. He was 5-2, 4.20 as a freshman at Rice. He transferred to San Jacinto (Texas) JC where he was a very reliable starter, going 10-0, 2.36 while impressing with his feel for pitching. The D-Backs drafted him in the 23rd round in 2019, but he opted to head to Oklahoma instead. Acker isn’t flashy, but the sum of the parts makes everything work very well. He’s durable, he has above-average command and he carries his stuff deep into games. His average fastball can touch 94 mph, but he generally pitches more at 91-92, showing plenty of sink (he can elevate a four-seamer as well). His 78-81 mph average curveball is a big breaker while his fringe-average slider is cutterish, with modest break aiming to avoid the sweet spot of the bat. He also has shown both feel and confidence in his average changeup that has some late fade. There are plenty of college pitchers with more upside than Acker, but he will outlast plenty of them in pro ball because he has a clean delivery, is durable and is a better pitcher than most.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • 2020 Game Logs
  • 2020 Splits
  • Spring Training
Loading
Loading
Split TypeAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOOBPSLGOPS
Split TypeWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOAVGOBPSLGWHIP
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
of Free Stories Remaining