Originally Posted by PalehosePlanet
Some bad luck too. By my estimation he's lost about 25-30 hits this year because of the shift. Last year he didn't have bad luck, he just plain stunk.
That's not bad luck that's refusing to adapt and allowing other teams to play the shift effectively against you. When Dunn was hot earlier in the year he was going to left a lot more. It still wasn't a bunch, but he even hit homers to LF. It was enough to keep defenses more honest against him to some degree.