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Adam Dunn

35-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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.219

HR

22

RBI

64

R

49

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Dunn stopped swinging for the fences every time he came to the plate, which helped him put the ball in play in half of his plate appearances (his most since coming to Chicago) and dropped his strikeou...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 285   DOB: 11/9/1979   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Adam Dunn Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with the White Sox in December 2010.

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Dunn announced his retirement from baseball following the Athletics' season-ending loss in Tuesday's American League Wild Card game, ESPN.com reports.

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Adam Dunn Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 25 MAJ CIN 160 671 543 107 134 77 35 2 40 101 4 2 114 168 0 2 12 .247 .387 .540 .927
2006 26 MAJ CIN 160 683 561 99 131 64 24 0 40 92 7 0 112 194 1 3 6 .234 .365 .490 .855
2007 27 MAJ CIN 152 632 522 101 138 69 27 2 40 106 9 2 101 165 0 4 5 .264 .386 .554 .940
2008 28 MAJ ARI 44 187 144 21 35 17 9 0 8 26 1 0 42 44 0 0 1 .243 .417 .472 .889
2008 28 MAJ CIN 114 464 373 58 87 46 14 0 32 74 1 1 80 120 0 5 6 .233 .373 .528 .901
2008  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ ARI/CIN 158 651 517 79 122 63 23 0 40 100 2 1 122 164 0 5 7 .236 .386 .513 .898
2009 29 MAJ WAS 159 668 546 81 146 67 29 0 38 105 0 1 116 177 0 2 4 .267 .398 .529 .928
2010 30 MAJ WAS 158 648 558 85 145 76 36 2 38 103 0 1 77 199 0 4 9 .260 .356 .536 .892
2011 31 MAJ CWS 122 496 415 36 66 27 16 0 11 42 0 1 75 177 0 2 4 .159 .292 .277 .569
2012 32 MAJ CWS 151 649 539 87 110 60 19 0 41 96 2 1 105 222 0 4 1 .204 .333 .468 .801
2013 33 MAJ CWS 149 607 525 60 115 49 15 0 34 86 1 1 76 189 0 3 3 .219 .320 .442 .762
2014 34 MAJ OAK 25 76 66 6 14 3 1 0 2 10 0 0 6 27 0 0 4 .212 .316 .318 .634
2014 34 MAJ CWS 106 435 363 43 80 37 17 0 20 54 1 1 65 132 0 4 3 .220 .340 .433 .773
2014  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ OAK/CWS 131 511 429 49 94 40 18 0 22 64 1 1 71 159 0 4 7 .219 .337 .415 .752
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3-Year Averages     140 583 493 61 97 44 16 0 28 74 1 1 85 196 0 3 2 .197 .316 .400 .715
Career  (View All)     2001 8,328 6,883 1,097 1,631 806 334 10 462 1,168 63 25 1,317 2,379 2 40 86 .237 .365 .490 .854

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Adam Dunn: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 23 6 4 2 95
2013 71 3 3 73
2012 52 5 5 93
2011 35 2 2 81
2010 153 2
2009 67 84 62 22 6

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Adam Dunn Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014594260.153.271.553
2013122106220.197.385.681
20121832715351.191.464.767

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143704520581.230.438.783
20134035028641.226.459.786
20123566026611.211.469.817

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014229259370.205.362.684
20132663421441.222.481.815
20122684218450.194.444.763

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142002413271.235.475.829
20132592613420.216.402.707
20122714523512.214.491.837
Adam Dunn Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 25 MAJ CIN 671 543 17% 25% 0.68 69% .281 .293
2006 26 MAJ CIN 683 561 16.4% 28.4% 0.58 65% .278 .256
2007 27 MAJ CIN 632 522 16% 26.1% 0.61 68% .309 .290
2008 28 MAJ ARI 187 144 22.5% 23.5% 0.95 69% .293 .229
2008 28 MAJ CIN 464 373 17.2% 25.9% 0.67 68% .249 .295
2008  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ ARI/CIN 651 517 18.7% 25.2% 0.74 68% .262 .277
2009 29 MAJ WAS 668 546 17.4% 26.5% 0.66 68% .326 .262
2010 30 MAJ WAS 648 558 11.9% 30.7% 0.39 64% .333 .276
2011 31 MAJ CWS 496 415 15.1% 35.7% 0.42 57% .242 .118
2012 32 MAJ CWS 649 539 16.2% 34.2% 0.47 59% .250 .264
2013 33 MAJ CWS 607 525 12.5% 31.1% 0.40 64% .268 .223
2014 34 MAJ OAK 76 66 7.9% 35.5% 0.22 59% .324 .106
2014 34 MAJ CWS 435 363 14.9% 30.3% 0.49 64% .284 .213
2014  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ OAK/CWS 511 429 13.9% 31.1% 0.45 63% .290 .196
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3-Year Averages     583 493 14.6% 33.6% 0.43 60% .257 .203
Career     8,328 6,883 15.8% 28.6% 0.55 65% .289 .253

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2014 Stat Review for Adam Dunn    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.219 AVG
TERRIBLE
63% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.290 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.415 SLG
AVERAGE
.196 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.45 BB/K
AVERAGE
13.9% BB Rate
ELITE
31.1% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.752 OPS
AVERAGE
.337 OBP
GOOD

Adam Dunn: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dunn is not in the lineup for Tuesday's AL wild-card game, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Dunn was added to the lineup as the DH for Saturday's game against the Rangers, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Dunn will bat second Friday against the Rangers.

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Dunn is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.

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Dunn is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Angels, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Dunn is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

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Dunn is out of the lineup Friday against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Dunn is out of the lineup Thursday against the White Sox, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Dunn is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

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Dunn (.227/.346/.449) went 1-for-3 with one RBI against the Astros on Friday night.

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Dunn is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Dunn took home hardware for being the AL's Most Improved Player in 2012, and that was probably deserved after he nearly quadrupled his home-run total from 2011. He also led the league in both strikeouts and walks. New manager Robin Ventura employed Dunn in the field more often than the previous regime did, so he should hang onto first base (51 games) and possibly outfield (five games) eligibility for fantasy purposes even though he will serve as the White Sox's primary DH in 2013.

2012

Dunn's transition to the DH slot and power-friendly U.S. Cellular Field had many salivating over the possibility of a 50-plus home run campaign. Instead, he demonstrated historically poor plate discipline, striking out in 35.7 percent of his at-bats. His 11 home runs were his fewest as a pro since 1999, when he was at Low-A Rockford. His HR/FB rate was less than half of his career rate , so he may recover some power as the rate normalizes. Dunn never seemed to find his groove after undergoing an emergency appendectomy in April, and he seemed uncomfortable in his new role as a DH. He has said he would try to refine his offseason routine for 2012, which would be a marked improvement over 2011 when he reportedly started spring training out of shape, and a new manager and hitting coach might help him shake the demons. The White Sox will have to play him every day at DH because of his contract, so he should receive every opportunity to rebound.

2011

Dunn's final season in Washington was a bit of a mixed bag. While he supplied his usual power and run production and put up his best SLG since 2007, he also failed to draw at least 100 walks and recorded his worst OBP since 2003. His defense at first base was only slightly below average, but he'll likely see plenty of DH at-bats now that he's finally bowed to the inevitable and taken his act to the American League. Playing his home games in U.S. Cellular instead of Nationals Park should also help Dunn return to the 40-plus home run level once again and maybe even take a run at his career high of 46.

2010

A late-season slump cost Dunn his sixth straight 40-plus home run season, but in all other respects he proved to be exactly the offensive force the Nationals thought they were getting when they signed him, and which they desperately needed in the heart of their order. Given that he's only got one more year left on his contract, expect the trade rumors to continue circling his head this year. But he's a good fit in Washington, and if the team shows any signs of life at all it may even elect to keep him around past 2010, especially considering the lack of options in the minors who seem even close to ready to replace him.

2009

Maybe it's because he's set the bar so high, but Dunn quietly hit 40 homers and drew 100 walks for the fifth consecutive season, which ultimately prompted the Reds to deal him for starter Micah Owings and prospects Dallas Buck and Wilkin Castillo in August. Questions about his defense won't go away anytime soon, but Dunn is believed to be willing to play both corner outfield spots and first base, so he'll cash in with a sizeable contract and likely suit up for his third major league team in 2009. Unless he lands in a home park that is extremely friendly to pitchers, another 40-homers are a safe bet.

2008

For the fourth consecutive season, Dunn had at least 40 homers and a 100 walks, yet remained a lightning rod among the Cincinnati fan base and media. Yes, he's not fleet of foot, still strikes out a ton, doesn't play great defense or hit for average. However, the Reds' decision to exercise their option on him for 2008 was a trivially easy one. For all of his weaknesses, Dunn's strengths still outweigh them and are sufficiently rare. A trade still might occur during the season, particularly if the Reds start off poorly. Until then, Reds fans and analysts will remain divided on his merits.

2007

Dunn is a pretty polarizing figure in Cincinnati baseball circles, as in fantasy circles. He's not a lot of fun to watch -- he strikes out a lot, he hits for a low average, and isn't much of a defensive player. That tends to underrate his true value to the team, namely his power and his walks. There's a reasonable chance he ends up elsewhere this season, given how much GM Wayne Krivsky hates his strikeouts. For fantasy purposes, if you get him (and you'll still have to pay a pretty price for him), you'd better make sure you get a high at-bat, high-average type to offset the batting average pain he'll cause.

2006

For the second year in a row, Dunn topped 100 runs, walks and RBI while reaching the 40-homer plateau. He'll never be a good bet to hit for average, but what's scary is that he's just starting to enter his power peak years. He's also about to get a lot more expensive for the Reds, so be aware that there's a possibility that 2006 will be the final year Dunn can call the Great American Ballpark home. He hit .274/.418/.639 with 26 homers there, while going .221/.359/.446 with 14 homers on the road.

2005

Sometimes you can offer too much help. When Dunn struggled so badly in 2003, there was no shortage of advice from Bob Boone, Ray Knight and the rest of the Reds coaching staff. One of the first moves by manager Dave Miley in 2004 was to streamline Dunn's support, granting only hitting coach Chris Chambliss access to work with Dunn. The approach worked, as Dunn turned in his best season. He was the first Red since Joe Morgan to top 100 runs, 100 walks, and 100 RBI. It's a credit to the organization that they didn't bench him to prevent him from breaking the single-season strikeout record at the end of the year.

2004

Dunn's feast-or-famine ways have been frustrating to the Reds and his fantasy owners alike. While the batting average and strikeout rate trends are negative, it's worth noting that Dunn preserved his walk rate in 2003, and his slugging percentage remained relatively constant. This is one player who also can't help but benefit from Bob Boone's firing, as presumably he'll have a more stable place in the lineup and batting order.

2003

Dunn finished the 2002 season in a 23-for-150 slump that included just two homers and six RBI. Even so, he finished the season with 26 homers and a .400 on-base percentage. We have to wonder though, was this just a big slump, or did opposing pitchers figure out how to attack his long swing? Dunn's value will be justifiably depressed in 2003 as a result of this slump. Long-term, the plate discipline is there, so we still think there is potential for improvement.