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    Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    He has 406 Home Runs right now..he's only 32.

    He's averages around 40 on a good year (for him).

    If he puts up a few more solid years he could definitely surpass 500 IMO..if not go farther.

    Also he's one of the few players that can boast about about .204 batting average, yet still hit 40 HR, and 100 RBI's with a OBP in the 340's-350's.

    I also imagine he's getting nearer to some K record as well.

    What say you Adam Dunn an eventual hypothetical Hall of Fame candidate>?

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    Can't believe he is only 32. Feels like he has been playing for 20 years. lol

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    I don't think so. Adam Dunn = Dave Kingman, to me.

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    He's 33 now but he could have a shot thanks to the steroid era slowing down questionable stars from getting in. He's never been a muscled up guy so he may could get a pass if he can get up to 600 HR and keep drawing enough walks to get into the Top-10 All-time he could find a way in despite he low BA and what will be the all-time lead in whiffs.

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    LOL, NO.

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    I can see him getting around 600 HR.

    If he crosses that mark, I think he'll make it in. I can definitely see him being the type of guy who gets in in a weak year after "waiting his turn" for a while.

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    He will hit well 500 and probably 550 before he is done. He played more 3/4 his career after the steroid era. Since hitting 500 homers is not routine anymore i bet he makes it in. And if he hits 600 he will no question make it in.
    Last edited by Salukifan2; 12-13-2012 at 11:05 PM.

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    No. However, if he consistently keeps having this big HR numbers, he might get there.

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    Is Rob Deer?

    why is BP batting 4th

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    Hope he doesnt boast too much about that .204 batting average.

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    This is a guy who may well set the all time record for most strikeouts, had arguably one of the most horrible seasons in the history of basebal (2011)l and became a horrible defensive player and he should be given consideration for the hall of fame? Not a prayer.

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemo14 View Post
    This is a guy who may well set the all time record for most strikeouts, had arguably one of the most horrible seasons in the history of basebal (2011)l and became a horrible defensive player and he should be given consideration for the hall of fame? Not a prayer.
    If he also gets into the Top-10 in HR and Walks he should no doubt get legit consideration. If he got the same total HR that Jim Thome has after his age 32 season he will be at 637 HR which is 6th All-time just 23 behind Mays and if he matched Jim's walks he would 1809 or 7th all-time.

    On top of Top-10 in HR and BB he could be Top-50 in RBI, Top-60 in times on base, Top-100 in career runs scored and get over 2,000 hits as well. He has 6 years with 40 HR only one of 11 men to do so and has 8 years with 38 or more HR

    When you think about it right now without looking into what he could do it sounds crazy but he just tuned 33 and a few more years like his normal years and few years as his age catches up with him he's going to be in some very rare territory among some of the all-time greats even with just a .240 career average.

    If he play's until he's 40 he could have 8 more seasons.

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    I just think if you are going to be in the HOF for a professional sport, you should be able to run.
    Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon...

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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by HometownHero View Post
    If he also gets into the Top-10 in HR and Walks he should no doubt get legit consideration. If he got the same total HR that Jim Thome has after his age 32 season he will be at 637 HR which is 6th All-time just 23 behind Mays and if he matched Jim's walks he would 1809 or 7th all-time..
    First off, those are some pretty big if's. You are expecting Dunn to stay around as a relevant player for another 8 years basically, continuing to hit 30 HRs or more. It just isn't realistic for a guy who consistently strikes out 200x a year and can't bat over .250.

    Comparing Adam Dunn to Jim Thome is laughable. Thome will get into the Hall as a first ballot HOFer, and rightfully so, while Dunn will not. The similarities between Dunn and Thome are basically that they are big strong white guys who hit lots of home-runs. The comparison should end there.

    Thome is a career .275 hitter, who averaged 30 less strike outs a year, has about .50 pts higher career OBP, Slugging, and OPS in comparison to Dunn. Thome has been able to stay around as a DH because even when the power faded in his 40's, he was still a quality on base guy, which is not the case with Dunn who will not find a place to hit when the power fades.

    Thome was also much better in the field during most of his career. Fun fact is that Dunn has almost committed as many errors in 12 years as Thome has in 22 yrs (110 vs 137).

    Numbers: Dunn vs Thome

    Needless to say, Dunn does not belong in the HOF, and will not deserve it at the end of his career. A .240 hitter who strikes out 190x per year should not be considered, even if he gets to 600 HRs.

    He is a fun player to watch for his home runs, but that is really the only part of his game worthy of the hall. Terrible fielder, not good at making contact, low batting average. His highest MVP voting in one year was 21st. A player who has never been one of the 20 best players in one given year shouldn't stand a chance when looking for elite dominant players worthy of the HOF.
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    Re: Is Adam Dunn a potential Hall of Fame candidate?

    Dunn was my favorite Red but I can't see him making the hall. He would have to do something insaine like get to 600 home runs to get considered.


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