Dunn said he has watched video and studied what his swing looked like when he played with the Nationals and Reds. Hitting coach Greg Walker has talked to former hitting coaches of Dunn on numerous occasions.”I’ve done all that,” Dunn said. “I”ll let you see it and you tell me if you see anything. I can’t find anything. It’s baseball, I don’t know how else to put it. I feel like I’m fouling off the good ones and putting myself in a bind and swinging at the bad ones. It’s not a very good combinations.””I’m getting pitches like I do normally. It seems like when I get a pitch to hit, I foul it off. I’ve never fouled off this many balls in a year, let alone two months. It seems like every swing I take, I foul it off. I don’t know what it is. If I’m too late or what not. I don’t know. We’ll just keep grinding. It will come.”
“I feel timing wise I’m fine. I always look at stuff if getting deep on counts, I’m seeing it and on time. I’m not swinging at bad pitches. But the day before and it’s like I don’t know what happens. I wish I had the answer for you.”
UPDATE: A quick look at Dunn’s plate discipline numbers shows a few things:
- His F-Strike% (First pitch strike percentage) is 4 percentage points above his career average
- His Z-Contact% (Percentage of times a batter makes contact with the ball when swinging at pitches thrown inside the strike zone) is 3 percentage points below his career average.
- His O-Contact% (Percentage of times a batter makes contact with the ball when swinging at pitches thrown outside the strike zone) is 18 percentage points above his career average.
- His overall Contact% [Total percentage of contact made when swinging at all pitches] is half a percentage point above his career average.
A look at Dunn’s Pitch-F/X numbers follows