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Is Dunn done?

Postby pjalst » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:42 pm

Would anyone waste a late round pick on Adam Dunn?
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Re: Is Dunn done?

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:44 am

Waste?

Sounds like you've answered your own question.
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Re: Is Dunn done?

Postby onitapgr » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:59 pm

In a standard 12 team Yahoo league, I'd take him around the 18th round
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Re: Is Dunn done?

Postby MaudDib » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:54 pm

Depends on the pick. But I would be willing to take a late flyer on him. He has a ton of upside so could be a very nice addition for no value. With a late pick, these are the kinds of guys I usually look to get.
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Re: Is Dunn done?

Postby DontGuessWrong » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:04 am

He could be done, but it's more likely that he had a really bad season. Call me crazy but maybe Ozzie Guillen being gone will bring the giant back to life. He's playing in a good hitters park too. He's just put up too many good seasons of top-notch homeruns as well as a killer OBP to become horrible that quickly. Depending on your league categories, your team needs and where he falls in the draft, I would take a stab. Good luck.
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Re: Is Dunn done?

Postby carter » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:39 am

i'm almost positive he'll improve from his 2011 stats (how could he not?). he's 32, so I guess this is the beginning of his veteran years, but thats not an extremely old hitter at all.. I can't help thinking he'll be better (20-35 hr) once he settles into the AL and DH'ing.. the first ten years of his career was in the NL, so last year might've been a culture shock.. I don't know how else to explain such a crazy drop-off
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Re: Is Dunn done?

Postby mkultra » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:45 pm

I think Dunn's a great late-round sleeper for 2012. Though I suspect that the "comeback hype" that will inevitably build around him next year may wind up making him actually overvalued.

There's no denying that 2011 was a lost season, but just look at the rest of the guy's career. He's been the model of consistency- high power, low average. For half a dozen years, you knew pretty much to the letter what Dunn was giving you: 40HR, 100RBI, and .240 BA. If he regresses to 30/80/220, that's still worth owning in deeper mixed leagues. And you know exactly what his upside is.
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Re: Is Dunn done?

Postby pjalst » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:32 pm

MaudDib wrote:Depends on the pick. But I would be willing to take a late flyer on him. He has a ton of upside so could be a very nice addition for no value. With a late pick, these are the kinds of guys I usually look to get.


I'm on a tight budget also, so i've been looking at players coming off injury and players that had an off year. Dunn, Crawford,Zimmerman to name a few. With Dunn being the biggest question mark.
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Re: Is Dunn done?

Postby ensanimal » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:56 pm

Depending on how "cheap" or "late, anyone could be a good pickup. If he returns to form, great catch. If he returns to 2011 form, easily dropped for the hot bat.
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Re: Is Dunn done?

Postby chargerss24 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:53 am

Potentially HUGE rewards if drafted LATE or kept CHEAP. Foolish to think he's done after one bad year at the age of 32.
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