Yoda wrote:wrveres wrote:Yoda wrote:wrveres wrote:Yoda, hopefully now you understand why I walked away from this discussion two years ago..
roughly 75% of their agrguement always begins with ..
I have never seen any player as overrated as Dunn. NEVER.
yeah, it is quite comical though
Yes it is... People are so passionate about how freaking awesome he is that they ignore basic principles in evaluating players.
Mean batting average for a player in a 25 man roster with 13 position starting lineup is appx .280. Anything below that is negative value. 30-40 points below average is not just bad. It is really bad which means he needs to rely on 4 other categories to bring up his value. Since he doesn't really steal, he needs to rely on 3 categories. Why would you want that in the first 5 rounds?
Thats true but what is the real difference between him and someone who produces below the mean in SB's or Runs? Its the same thing, its just that all the other hitting stats are "counting" stats so if they have anything it looks positive even though its really not. BA is the only one of the hitting stats that's not a "counting" stat and it makes him look worse.
Granted, I won't be taking him in the first 5 rounds but if he falls, there's always value for him. There's a right spot for almost anyone.