KANSAS CITY -- Adam Dunn thinks the White Sox have better days ahead.
The White Sox designated hitterfirst baseman said Monday he doesnt believe any of his teammates have played better than their skill-sets. Dunn went as far as to say he thinks the White Sox, who are 47-38 and in first place in the American League Central, can improve in the second half.
I dont think anyone is playing over their heads, Dunn said. If anything, we have room to go. A lot of guys did a lot of great things the first half. But myself included, I think Im capable of a lot more. I plan to do a lot more. I feel like I can be a little more consistent.
Dunn, an All-Star for the first time since 2002, enters the break hitting .208 with a team-high 25 homers and 61 RBIs. He also leads baseball with 68 walks and 134 strikeouts.
As for his personal wish list, Dunn thinks he can improve his on-base percentage (.357) and average with runners in scoring position (.237).
I want to get on base more and drive in more runs, Dunn said. Ive got to be better at driving in runs.
So how does Dunn propose to improve? He believes the four days off during the break, ones that dont require a strenuous workload, will do his body good.
To have four days off is huge, Dunn said. There are certain little ailments four days will fix and rejuvenate you. Im going to get my rest. Im not going to go out in batting practice and try to hit 900-foot home runs.
Its awesome to be here. Im going to enjoy it with everyone, have fun and get some rest for the second half.