Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?
Originally Posted by nheath22
Let's look at his best seasons and compare. I would argue that Adam Dunn's "prime" or best season was probably 2004, the year he hit 46 HRs and had 101 RBIs. That year there were 5 other players (just in the national league) who all had at least 40 HRs. Out of those 6 players, he had the lowest BA, lowest OBP, lowest WAR, and was middle of the pack for walks.
2004 MVP NL Voting
So even in his best season, he was barely a top 5 offensive player in the NL. I don't think the bias was that heavy against Dunn. His WAR that year was only 15th in the NL.
Add in the fact he played in the league's most homer friendly park, and his value is lessened even more.
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