Oddly enough one of the most synonymous names with power over the last several years has been Adam. The guys at the gym can assure you that it is not myself, but rather Chicago White Sox OF Adam Dunn.
Dunn is coming off a season in which he crushed 41 home runs and was ranked fifth in the National League. He also scored 87 runs and drove in 96 more, which was yet another solid fantasy baseball season from the veteran.
He was walked 105 times as well, which has to be the most alarming stat because it means that Dunn actually took pitches that he didn’t swing at. Regardless of the power, the fact that he only managed to hit .204 was simply embarrassing. He even struck out 222 times and was only one strikeout away from making history.
The 33-year-old does not have many full-time seasons left, so be weary of putting too much faith in such a hit-or-miss home run hitter. Dunn has shockingly crushed 38 or more home runs in four of the last five years, but look for that to change this season.
Dunn will finally start to look his age this year and will finish with around 25-30 home runs. While it may not be a huge decline, it will be enough to make fantasy owners think twice about wasting a top-five pick on the silver slugger in 2013.