Stone: History Says Dunn Will Break Through

CHICAGO (WSCR) Adam Dunn was one of the biggest free agent signings of the offseason. But after spending his entire career in the National League, there was some concern over how the slugger would transition from playing the field to be a full-time designated hitter.

And there’s a chance that was a legitimate concern, as Dunn has yet to hit his stride this season.

“He got a chance to play first base two games in a row, in Chicago,” Steve Stone said on the Mully and Hanley Show. “And, you know, hit the ball OK. Right now, the batting average, I’m looking at it, is .189…You keep on looking for the signs that maybe he’s going to break out of it.”

To go along with the .189 batting average, Dunn has four home runs 21 runs batted in and a .315 on-base percentage.

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“This is the first look that Dunn has had at the American League,” Stone said. “And quite frankly, I believe both the starting rotations and, especially, guys out of the bullpen, they can throw a little bit harder in the American League. Consequently for Adam, I think it’s been more of a struggle…You just have to wait. You know, he’s being paid for four years, a great deal of money, and you just have to try to wait and see when he’s going to come back and break out of it, only becuase he always has.

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  • tom Sharp

    Of course he’ll “improve.” Heck, by the end of the year, he may even have 20 hr’s and 70 rbi with a .225 BA . I’m sure that’s all Williams and the Sox wanted for more than $10 million a year!!!

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  • stucky

    you and hawk look great in matching sweaters

  • Soxbills

    When he hit his first home run in Cleveland I said Wow, If you told me he would only have 4 near the end of May I would have said your crazy. He looks very late on fastballs. He has faced a lot of these pitchers, because Hawk tells you how many times, how many hits and how many have left the park. Mentally I am sure it is tough on him. And we have him for 4 years, that also makes me say WOW! Heres hoping he starts to blossom

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