Adam Dunn, an above-average fielder in 2008? The numbers seem to suggest just that:
The 16th and 17th rated left fielders are a surprise as well. Neither Carlos Lee or Adam Dunn are thought of as good fielders, yet they both scored between 3 and 4 runs above average. If this number is correct for Dunn, and he can maintain this level of fielding ability for another few years, he could be quite a steal this offseason.
Indeed. Many people have noted that Dunn’s defense did look much improved this past season. Maybe that’s actually true. If nothing else, I think it was clear in 2008 that Dunn wasn’t the butcher in left field that he used to be.