Originally posted on Grab Some Bench  |  Last updated 6/27/13
We’ve discussed a lot in the recent days and weeks who probably is and who should be on the White Sox’ trade block. And, hint hint, we’re nowhere near done. Although June, like May has been a mess for the Sox, there have been a few bright spots from certain individuals. Since it looks like the team is going to try to deal just about everybody they can, it looks like if Adam Dunn is ever going to start hitting the ball well, he’s chosen the right time to do so. Okay, I know it would’ve been nice to see him start hitting with competence earlier to help the team win some games before the downward spiral had spiraled out of control, but hey, at least he’s doing it now as opposed to never. Let’s take a look at just how much better he has been of late... Since coming to the south side of Chicago for the 2011 season, Adam Dunn’s best months with the team came in April and May of 2012, when he hit .231 and .230, respectively, while totaling 16 home runs and 37 RBI’s with an OBP nearing .380. Although he hit six home runs in both April and May of this season, he had a batting average in the .150’s and an OBP in the .240’s. Though the power was looking at least somewhat similar to what we saw from him in 2012, the consistency was once again way down like in 2011. But all of that changed come this June. Through almost the whole month (78 at bats), Dunn is hitting .282 with a .406 OBP and a 1.034 OPS, all personal highs during his tenure with the White Sox. If he can keep this going for about another 1-3 weeks, there will certainly be teams out there that are interested in bringing him aboard for the second half of the season. If they have a staff that thinks they can keep him right – being the guy who would hit .240-.260 and get on base almost 40% of the time with elite power, then they’ll certainly see him as an attractive option. I mean, the guy’s got eight home runs and 20 RBI’s through his first 78 at bats for the month … you don’t see too many people put those numbers up at any point throughout a regular season. Teams like the Pirates, Padres, Giants, Orioles, Rays, and Athletics could arguably use him. If the Sox are willing to pay a decent chunk of his contract for this year and next, I think he’d probably be worth a prospect or two.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Rockets take shot at Westbrook's MVP candidacy

James Harden sets a new NBA record

New info shows just how much Las Vegas wants Raiders

Report: Patriots, Revis have not discussed possible reunion

Reporter: Giants 'would not go near' Adrian Peterson

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Popovich: Owners interfering with player rest is risky

Michael Irvin weighs in on Ezekiel Elliott's recent behavior

Oregon headed to first Final Four in 78 years as Jordan Bell & Tyler Dorsey dominate Kansas

This is the Gonzaga we’ve been waiting for

Jets won’t rule out selecting another QB in 2017 NFL Draft

Rougned Odor threw a cup of water into Felix Hernandez’s face on the field

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Box Score 3/24: Waiting on West Virginia

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

With Team USA's victory, World Baseball Classic (finally) lived up to its potential

The NFL distraction playbook

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team

Box Score 3/23: Team USA wins their first WBC title

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

The NFL distraction playbook

With Team USA's victory the WBC (finally) lived up to its potential

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker