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December 13, 2010

Fangraphs Fantasy on Adam Dunn

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ December 13, 2010 7:46 pm
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… I suppose the real issue with Dunn is his increasingly declining walk rate. After topping out at 18.7 BB% in 2008, he “dropped off” to 17.4% in 2009 and then to 11.9% in 2010, the worse mark in his career. Unsurprisingly, Dunn swung at more and more pitches out of the strike zone during that time, topping out at a career high 28.5%. That combined with a career worst 13.8% swing-and-miss rate can lead to a lot of pitcher’s counts, a problem for any batter. It could just be a fluke, because his walk rate did improve in the second half of this season…

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  1. Dunn may have been pressing with his free agent year upcoming. Maybe he was trying to impress by hitting more HR’s and accumulating more RBI’s. This would lead to his becoming less selective which results in a lower BB%.

    Comment by Buford — December 13, 2010 @ December 13, 2010 8:39 pm | Reply


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