Mike Dunn, Relief Pitcher, Colorado Rockies
Date of Birth: 5/23/1985
Birthplace: Farmington, New Mexico
College: College of Southern Nevada
Current Salary: $4,000,000
Mike Dunn, relief pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, was first drafted in 2003 by the Houston Astros but he opted instead for college. A year later, he was drafted by and he signed with the New York Yankees. He pitched in the Yankees' minor league system from 2006 through most of 2009, pitching just 4.0 innings in 4 games with the Yankees in 2009. He was a starting pitcher in 2007 and 2008 and a relief pitcher in 2006 and 2009.
Dunn was traded to the Atlanta Braves on December 22, 2009. He split his time in 2010 between the majors and the minors. He pitched in 25 games with the Braves and he had a career low ERA of 1.89.
The Braves traded Dunn to the Miami Marlins on November 16, 2010. He had his first full season in the majors in 2011, pitching in 72 games with the Marlins. He finished the season with a 3.43 ERA and 68 strikeouts to 31 walks in 63.0 innings. He pitched in a career high 75 games in both 2013 and 2014 and he had career highs in innings pitched (67.2) and strikeouts (72 to 28 walks) in 2013. He finished with a 2.66 ERA in 2013 and a 3.16 ERA in 2014.
Dunn signed a two-year, $5.8 million contract with the Marlins on February 8, 2015. In 2015, he had a 4.50 ERA in 72 games. He spent time on the DL with a forearm strain in 2016, limiting his playing time to 51 games. He finished the season with 6 wins and 1 loss, 38 strikeouts to 11 walks, and a 3.40 ERA in 42.1 innings.
Dunn became a free agent on November 3, 2016. The following month, on December 15th, he signed a three-year, $19 million contract with the Rockies.
Career pitching statistics for Dunn through 2016 include:
- 434 games played
- 351.0 innings pitched
- 28-25 win-loss record
- 389 strikeouts to 172 walks
- 3.54 ERA