Comments on: Valuing Adam Dunn (in the AL and Elsewhere) http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2010/12/valuing-adam-dunn-in-the-al-and-elsewhere/ Economic Thinking about Baseball Sun, 09 Jan 2011 17:16:18 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Charles from Macon http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2010/12/valuing-adam-dunn-in-the-al-and-elsewhere/comment-page-1/#comment-110830 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 19:11:46 +0000 http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/?p=3556#comment-110830 Thanks. Once I started reading it I remembered. Chalk it up to being too lazy to look for it.

Cheers!

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By: JC http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2010/12/valuing-adam-dunn-in-the-al-and-elsewhere/comment-page-1/#comment-110829 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 18:04:54 +0000 http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/?p=3556#comment-110829 I will, but it probably won’t be much different than this.

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By: Charles from Macon http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2010/12/valuing-adam-dunn-in-the-al-and-elsewhere/comment-page-1/#comment-110828 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 17:58:47 +0000 http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/?p=3556#comment-110828 Dr. B-
Will you be doing a “Valuing Jeff Francoeur” post when he gets signed by the Royals?

I would love to know how he isn’t being properly employed. Is there a way he can play the field and not bat?

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By: Marc Schneider http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2010/12/valuing-adam-dunn-in-the-al-and-elsewhere/comment-page-1/#comment-110826 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 14:58:47 +0000 http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/?p=3556#comment-110826 It’s pretty simple. Dunn didn’t want to be a DH. He actually wanted to play the field. I get a little tired of the mantra about how markets are invariably efficient and perfect. They aren’t except to economists.

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By: JC http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2010/12/valuing-adam-dunn-in-the-al-and-elsewhere/comment-page-1/#comment-110825 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 14:28:56 +0000 http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/?p=3556#comment-110825 Sky,

I assume he’s average at the positions he has played in accord with the playing time he has played there.

TMO,

My valuation of offence is similar to oWAR. As for dWAR, it’s based on a different defensive system that I think is inferior to BIS’s Plus/Minus-based system that I use. BIS rates his 2010 defense as an improvement, but still not great. Given his past history, I think it’s more likely that this improvement in numbers is noise rather than true improvement.

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By: TheMythicalOne http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2010/12/valuing-adam-dunn-in-the-al-and-elsewhere/comment-page-1/#comment-110823 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 13:52:27 +0000 http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/?p=3556#comment-110823 What do you think of oWAR and dWAR?

Last year Dunn as a 1B was 3.9 above the average 1B on offense and -0.3 runs below an average 1B on defense, the first season he’s played the position full time.

You don’t think there is a chance he gets a bit better at 1B with more experience?

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By: Sky http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2010/12/valuing-adam-dunn-in-the-al-and-elsewhere/comment-page-1/#comment-110822 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 13:11:36 +0000 http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/?p=3556#comment-110822 When you assume Dunn is an average defender in the last paragraph, is that an average defender at first base (or left field)? Or is it average defender overall, something like an average 3B, bad shortstop, or really good corner outfielder?

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