reznorsboy wrote:Dunn's Avg is just as bad as Burnitz!! He may hit a few more homers!! Why is everyone high on Dunn after one good year in which he led the league in K's
He was also third in BBs. As I've said before, his Ks are almost solely a byproduct of his plate discpline. He waits for his pitch, and he strikes out on called strikes a lot (about 30% of his Ks last year were called). They may not be a good thing, but they're certainly not as bad as people make them out to be.
If you want to rag on him for his Ks, let's look at Burnitz, Dunn, and, for comparison, Miguel Tejada.
Burnitz: 20/6 (3.33:1)
Dunn: 25/16 (1.56:1)
Tejada: 10/6 (1.66:1)
Burnitz: 124/58 (2.14:1)
Dunn: 195/108 (1.81:1)
Tejada: 73/48 (1.51:1)
Some of you have compared Dunn's AVG to Burnitz's AVG? Let's look at Burnitz without that Colorado season in his resume. It's .251, a mere point higher than Dunn's.
Career translated AVG from Baseball Prospectus shows Dunn at .263 and Burnitz at .257.