Poor dude.

Yesterday’s New York Times deemed Adam Dunn the worst player in baseball, citing his batting average of .162 (now .161) as the lowest ever for any player with more than 450 plate appearances. As our K Watch jefe Steve Bogira pointed out the other day, of the 169 players with 450+ plate appearances this season, Dunn’s batting 169th. Tyler Kepner goes further:

Rob Deer hit .179 for Detroit in 1991, but at least Deer hit 25 home runs. Dunn has 11 homers, with on-base and slugging percentages below .300. He still strikes out, though, with 170 whiffs [now 172].