Re: #206 on career HR list: Dunn ties Roberto Clemente
Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
He is 28 years old this year. He has hit exactly 40 home runs each of the last three seasons. If he continues to hit 40 homers per year he will reach #600 when he is only 37 years old. That is a pretty strong pace.
Of course, if he gets injured that would set him back. But if he hits more than 40 for a few years he may even hit 700 if he plays to age 40. He certainly has the power to hit 50+ homers per year, but his 100 walks per year deprive him of at-bats. His Ks don't help either.
Incidentally, Dunn is 6th on the all-time Reds HR list. He is 4 homers behind George Foster, who had 244 as a Red. Ted Kluszewski had 251.
I have long said that one of Dunn's most underrated assets is his health.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.