Big Pimpin wrote:
mtarail wrote:I think the key stats to look at with Dunn are his walks and strikeouts. It's a pretty bizarre combination. Generally high K's shows lack of plate discipline and high walks shows...plate discipline.
I guess the long and the short of it is this: if Dunn is a guy who's willing to take a K with the bat on his shoulder if he doesn't get the perfect pitch he's probably not going to make any major improvements as a hitter.
It's kind of like Thome. Thome Ks a ton, but he also walks a ton, and when he makes contact he frequently hits it out. Well not this year, but in the past.
In the sense that they both walk and strikeout a ton, yes. But I disagree in general with the comparison.
Dunn demonstrates an amazing batting eye, but he watches a lot of close pitches that are called for strikes.
Thome's strikeouts are "normal" strikeouts to me, in that he was simply beaten on that third strike.
Adam Dunn is a very unique hitter with a long swing.
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