Adam Dunn needs to wear sturrups when he hits , he is so big a man that umpirers don't realize where his knees are. Umpirers focus in on certain areas as strikes based on their own height or that of the average size player. A knee high to a 6'1 player is mid shin on Adam. Pitches he takes are balls on him that are strikes on other hitter , so the umpire calls them strikes on Adam.
Adam is far too selective a hitter , and umpires calling the low pitches as strikes when they really aren't puts him in an even greater hole at the plate leading to a lot of called strike threes that aren't.
Yes, Dunn swings and misses too much . But umpires would call the pitches based on what Dunn's strikezone is ,and not that of Ryan Freel ,pitchers would be forced to pitch to him and both his on base percentage and his average would improve.
I know a lot will say I'm imagining things but I coached Little League , Babe Ruth and American Legion ball for years , umpirers at every level call ball below the knees strikes on taller guys because of a percieved area call. Dunn needs to quit wearing his pants like pajamas , put on sturrups and give the umps a better idea just where his knees are.
Ok enough rambling .