Year after year, Chicago White Sox Adam Dunn has problems making regular contact with the ball. Dunn is currently hitting just .182 and is once again having a difficult time getting on base.
Dunn’s low average has been a welcomed sight for fantasy baseball owners in recent years, however, and it has been because of his jaw-dropping power numbers. He is surprisingly fourth in the American League with 18 home runs and the thumper has also added 42 RBIs. Dunn may be one of the worst hitters when it comes to batting average, but his raw power is too staggering to ignore.
Dunn has clubbed 38 or more home runs in eight of the last nine seasons. Those numbers are absolutely astonishing, especially considering that Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera has not even matched it. Dunn is hitting a homer every 12.9 at-bats, which is his highest total since his rookie season of 2001.
Dunn has played 28 games at the designated hitter position this season. However, the 33-year-old has also played another 38 games at first and even two games in left field. Most thought Dunn would strictly be DH-eligible this year, but the extra flexibility has only added to his overall value.
Home runs make the fantasy world go round and there is no denying that Dunn can hit long balls. He may only get a handful of hits each week, but as long as a couple of them are home runs, fantasy owners won’t complain too much.