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November 9, 2011

Fangraphs’ Dan Wade takes a look into Adam Dunn’s feature

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 9, 2011 1:45 pm
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It probably didn’t escape too many people’s attention, but it bears repeating: Adam Dunn had a terrible year. … So the question is: Was Dunn’s miserable 2011 a fluke?

2011 was Dunn’s second straight year of declining production, and while the difference between 2009 and 2010 wasn’t nearly so drastic as the drop between 2010 and 2011, it does mean that 2011 isn’t isolated or counter to Dunn’s career arc. The difference between Dunn’s useful 2010 and his painful 2011 comes down to the contact he was making, which manifested itself in two major ways: his BABIP and his flyball rate. …

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