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Postby cordscords » Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:45 pm

I see him as a 1 Dimensional hitter, who has a ton of talent at the plate. Here is a little bio on him:

Despite the high strikeout total, Dunn exhibits good plate discipline. He is among the major league leaders every season in number of pitches per at-bat, an indication that he generally knows when to swing and when to watch. Although his career batting average is .249, generally considered a mediocre mark, he has compiled a robust .382 on-base percentage while striking out only six times for every ten walks.

Well that is all fine and dandy, but I still see a .239 BA this year and a guy who is on pace to challenge his own single season strikeout record.

I am a Dunn hater, but I am amazed of his hits per HR ratio. The kid flat out has talent, but it's just not used properly IMO. Can anybody see him raising the average in the future, and where would he top off at?
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Postby HAC Wolves » Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:46 pm

hes a 270 tops hitter with 50+ HR power
and a OBP above league aaverage
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Postby mtarail » Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:59 pm

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.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:15 pm

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.
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Postby nikku88 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:46 am

Dunn is one of those players who has much more value in real life than in 5x5.
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Postby VikingVilla » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:56 am

well I have Dunn in an OBP. league which makes him pretty valuable. However, in an average league he may not be useful as a draft pick, but a spot starter is a perfect fit for him, in AVG. leagues.
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Postby NZF » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:58 am

nikku88 wrote:Dunn is one of those players who has much more value in real life than in 5x5.


Not if one of those 5 hitting categories is OBP ;-) In fact he is arguably damn near a first rounder using OBP instead of BA as one of my leagues does.
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Postby dannahann » Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:04 am

He's a nice option in OBP leagues. He's still a plus player 5x5, but his prescence on a 5x5 fantasy rosters mandates some high average players to offset the drain. One plus tho, by taking so many walks, Dunn might notch fewer than 500 official AB. Therefore his .250 isn't as devastating on a rotoscore as a .250 from a less diciplined hitter with 600+ AB.
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Postby The Jury » Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:06 am

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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Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:30 am

Come on...we all know what Adam Dunn's ultimate goal is. To be the first member of the 50/50/50 club.

50 Hrs/50 Rbis/50 Runs.
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