Originally Posted by Redmachine2003
What I meant by a Guess hitter is that Dunn is going up there looking for a certain pitch and he is guessing when the pitcher might throw it. This is why he swings at pitches he couldn't hit with ironing board and he takes so many good pitches, hence the high strike outs. He doesn't have the bat control and his swing is to long to adjust his swing and make contact if he guesses wrong. With two strikes he won't choke up on the bat and shorten his swing and try to drive the ball the other way.[/QUOTE
I think you are missing the point on what makes Adam Dunn a productive hitter.
Far too many hitters swing at pitches just because they can hit'em.
The best and most productive hitters wait for a pitch they can drive/ hit hard.
The problem is Dunn doesn't do that. Dunn mind is made up if he is going to swing before the pitcher even throws the ball. That is what I mean by guess hitter. Good hitters wait on their pitch and have a quick and short enough swing to recognize the pitch that they want and swing, Dunn can't do that with his swing that is why he doesn't foul off alot pitches when he get two strikes on him.