Re: Maybe Adam Dunn doesn't suck
Originally Posted by VR
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.
"....then Carps replacement the following year will win ROY and MVP and might get a CY young vote for pitching and playing 2nd base at the same time.
I have come to expect those types of scenarios with the Cardinals and it makes me sick." - Lidspinner