• Full name Dane Harrison Acker
  • Born 04/01/1999 in College Station, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 189 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Oklahoma
  • Drafted in the 4th round (127th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2020 (signed for $447,400).
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    While Cade Cavali 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 an 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.

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  • RHP Dane Acker assigned to Frisco RoughRiders.
  • Hickory Crawdads activated RHP Dane Acker from the 7-day injured list.
  • Hickory Crawdads activated RHP Dane Acker from the 7-day injured list.
  • Hickory Crawdads placed RHP Dane Acker on the 7-day injured list.

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