Originally Posted by TheVulture
Dunn without protection is a scary prospect. Note when Konerko was hitting as well as anyone in the league the first few months of the season last year, Dunn was productive. Once Konerko fell off, Dunn was worthless. I could be wrong of course, but Dunn batting where he belongs at the bottom of the order is going to be ugly.
I don't think you bat a 40HR/100RBI/100BBs guy at the bottom of the order despite the high K total and low AVG. You just don't do it. He is a middle of the order power guy to me and not a 3 hitter. I think a 3-4-5 of Rios-Konerko-Dunn is the way to go. Tank or Alexei batting behind Dunn in the 6 spot would be decent enough protection. It certainly would not be as good as Paulie but the Cubans are decent enough hitters to put behind Dunn.
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