Originally Posted by dabvu2498
OK, back to actually talking about Adam Dunn instead of talking about people talking about Adam Dunn.
Here's something pretty remarkable -- after 0-2 counts this year, Dunn is OPSing .957!!!
Dunn's OPS history after 0-2 counts:
I posted this on another thread..along those same lines.
0-2, 1-2 counts
2004-2006, he had those counts 394 times, and struck out 264 times on the next pitch.
He had a total of 5 dingers in those 394 ab's, and OPs'ed .262.
That's one dinger every 80 ab's for those counting at home....almost like recommending David Eckstein to go up there swinging for fences every at bat. Not a good idea.
If he just tries to hit the ball squarely in those situations...he'll probably jump that rate to 1 per 30..he's that strong. But don't try to hit that pitch into the river.
That's the problem...do something when you're 0-2 instead of swinging for the fences. He's been better at that this year, a lot better actually. That's 1/4 of his ab's....imagine the potential if he jumps his OPS in those situations to a meager 600? MVP candidate, that's what.