Madison wrote:wkelly91 wrote:So you couldn't use a .273-108-49-105 hitter on your team?
You are making the mistake of assuming he can keep it up. This is the best he's ever played in the majors and there's absolutely nothing to suggest that it will continue. In fact, everything says to sell high right now if you happen to own him.
Any major leaguer can get hot for a couple of weeks or else they wouldn't be major leaguers.
Your statement is not quite accurate.
He's played at this level for extended periods in the past. He came up in August of 2001. From August 2001 through the All-Star break of 2002 he played extremely well. In those 148 games:
Now from post All-Star 2002 through the end of the 2003 season he was terrible, batting only .205.
In 2004 he is doing well again. It seems like he has made adjustments at the plate. I believe he is the future of baseball in the sense that very soon we will have guys routinely hit .280-.300 with 40-50 HRs, tons of RBIs, runs, walks and over 200 strikeouts! Within 10 years the 200 strikeout season will become common because someone like Dunn will get through the stigma of all those strikeouts and then no one will care anymore.