Originally Posted by TaylorStSox
Dunn has also averaged 43 more walks, 10 more XBH's and and 8 more HR's.
Yet his career OBP is only 10 points higher than Konerko's. And his career slugging is only 4 points higher. So, Konerko gives you almost the same OBP and slugging without the absurd strikeout totals that bog down an offense.
When I was in Little League, they always told the worst kid on the team that a walk is as good as a hit. I've never believed that to be true. That's just what you tell a 9-year-old who can't hit worth a ****. Everyone knows it's better to get a base hit than it is to walk.
I think it's kinda silly that people would sneer at Konerko's career and declare Dunn's to be superior. It depends on what stats you value, and even then, stats don't take the eye test into account. Even to this day, I would rather have a declining Konerko at the plate with a man at third and one out than Dunn.
Hell, Konerko hit .319 with RISP last year. He could still help the Sox in 2014.