Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
Okay, what do we see?Code:With RISP: Overall: AB: 407 1,672 RBI: 177 295 BB: 139 334 K: 134 557 AVG: .236 .249 OBP: .434 .380 SLG: .538 .533 OPS: .972 .913
First of all, when there are RISP, Adam gets an RBI every 2.3 AB (177/407). Overall, it takes him 5.7 AB to get an RBI (295/1,672). That means that the people who say he only drives in himself are dead wrong.
Secondly, we see that with RISP, Dunn gets a walk every 2.9 AB (139/407). Overall it takes him 5.0 AB to work a walk (334/1,672). That means Adam is getting pitched around whenever there are RISP, which should surprise no one. It also shows that Adam has the discipline to take a base when one is offered.
Thirdly, and this is very interesting, when there are RISP, Adam strikes out once every 3.0 AB (134/407). Overall, Adam strikes out once every (wait for it) 3.0 AB (557/1,672). Look at that again. There’s no change at all in the rate. He’s not choking. He’s not flailing. And the results speak for themselves in the final four lines above. Or at least they should. With RISP, he adds 54 points to his OBP and 59 points to his OPS.
Makes all the routine posts.
I knew from another post I had read the other day that Dunn actually does better with RISP (it might've been woy, he's always proving Dunn bashers wrong) than not. Just as you have shown, again.
Adam Dunn is a better hitter with RISP than he is when they're not in scoring position. It's true.
I was referring specifically to called third strikes, as opposed to a swinging third strike. I don't know if there is any way to show that? None that I know of.
And it's just as likely that I'm wrong about that, as is the case with most of the other Adam Dunn myths that float around here.