Re: Great article on Adam Dunn
Originally Posted by edabbs44
Funny thing here is the seasons being mentioned are 1989-1991.
1989 OBP: .339
1990 OBP: .370
1991 OBP: .330
So if his OBP in 1989 was considered "high" by this guy, this "awful" season in 1991 wasn't that far away even though his BA went down, which is a meaningless stat anyway.
True enough. The real thing that dropped off for McGwire in 1991 was his power (SLG all the way to .383). After that he got his swing priorities back to the right place and concentrated on destroying pitches within a constricted bandwidth instead of trying to be a jack of all trades. Basically that's what Dunn needs to do, improve the swing he puts on pitches he should swing at. If he can accomplish that (and I think he's slowly moving in that direction), he can be a .260-.280 hitter and that would turn him into a weapon of mass destruction. Right now he's just an M1 tank.
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Last edited by M2; 06-30-2006 at 12:36 PM.