Originally Posted by dougdirt
Few more walks and a few extra HBP's for BP gets the job done. His average will slump slightly because I don't think his HR numbers stay constant with last years totals.
With Cueto, its such a small sample that if he allowed 17 ER instead of the 18 I gave him, his ERA would drop to 4.37. Basically all that means is Dunn gets a bad break on a ball one game and his ERA takes what seems like a large dent because of it.
Yeah, that would do it. However, he already got hit by 12 pitches in 2007, so I'd say that's more likely to decrease than increase. Personally, I'd be pretty surprised if he posts an OBP over .330. Some hitters use the HBP as an offensive weapon, but I just don't think Phillips is one of those guys.