DEF wrote:No offense, but if you drafted or traded for Dunn expecting him to NOT hurt your batting average, you were being foolish. Dunn will never be a high average guy. But he is an excellent source of power and even swipes the occasional bag. Unless you're in a VERY small league, a guy with his power numbers should never be dropped outright. Look for someone in need of power and try to get a more balanced hitter with less pop and a better average for him if it bugs you so much. Dropping Dunn because he hurts you in average is like dropping Pierre because he's hurting you in home runs. Or dropping Schilling because he's just killing you in saves. I mean, that guy can't pitch at all if it's almost June and he doesn't have a single save yet.
Amen. Couldn't have said it better. Going into the season as a Dunn owner I hoped for .250-.270 (at most) with a load of dingers and walks (my league counts OPS and BB). He's not on my team as a starter, merely an option for the chance I need power (or he goes on a hot streak)