Adam Dunn and the Chicago White Sox likely won't be fantasy baseball favorites in the coming season. Dunn hit well below the Mendoza line almost all season, flirting with Bill Bergen's record for worst batting average. He set records lows for designated hitters in home runs, slugging percentage, runs batted in and on-base-plus-slugging.
White Sox hitters didn't impress in the 2011 season. Paul Konerko and Carlos Quentin were the only players with more than 20 home runs, and Konerko was the only one with 80 or more runs batted in. Konerko was the only regular with a .350 on-base percentage.
Generally, one would expect the team playing at U.S. Cellular Field, one of the most hitter-friendly parks, to hit more home runs. However, the home runs didn't rain, and the White Sox placed ninth in the American League in home runs (154).
Despite the hitting doldrums on the south side of Chicago last year, White Sox hitters should see a rebound—to some extent—this season.
Dunn is one of those players who should be on the upswing. He and a few other White Sox hitters are worth drafting in fantasy baseball leagues as the season approaches.