He did the same thing last year and never bounced back....so I must admit that I am somewhat worried. Not as a fantasy owner, but as a Reds fan. Now it's just a matter of how much more mature of a hitter is he this year as opposed to last year. I personally think, like Liberty said, he will bounce back. He was definitely playing over his head during the first few weeks, but he also isn't a .220 hitter either.
If you can still get something good for him, I would suggest taking it....but if you can't, don't sell him for trash....he could bounce back in a big way.
Liberty30 wrote:His RBI and power numbers still make him an outstanding fantasy option, regardless of his BA.
If you have a team that hit's .290 and change out one of the hitters for Dunn's .260, then it drops your entire team's batting average by around 3-4 points. That can, and will cost you in a roto league.
Dunn is like Glaus has always been, lots of pop, but an absolute average killer. Difference is when Glaus did it, 3B was shallow so he did have some value. If Dunn hits .260, his value is very minimal even with 40 homers and 100 rbi. Not waiver wire material, but not a hot commodity either.
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man people love to jump to conclusions. of course he was hot, did you or anyone else honestly expect him to still be hitting .350? I think he will be around .275 this year, he is still hitting better then he was last year as this rate. he was bound to cool off, also it doesn't help when your coach bats you 6th w/ no protection.
people really need to stop saying "oh, look i told you, look what he has done after a month" ...
though with that in mind the people everyone that didn't agree now say "see, he has struggled for 3 weeks..."
it's pretty childish and doesn't help produce any quality thoughts on the matter.
His K/BB rate is better and he is doing much better then last year. Sometimes I wonder where you people get your stats. I always hear "he got off to a great start last year", um how? He hit hr's sure he always does that though, but only hit for .253 the first month. Doesn't seem like that great of a start compared to over .320 this 1st month.