Corey Dickerson, Left Field, Tampa Bay Rays


Date of Birth: 5/22/1989
Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi
College: Meridian Commnunity College

Corey Dickerson, left fielder for the Tampa Bay Rays, was first drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2009 but he didn't sign with them until they drafted him for a second time in 2010. He played in the minor leagues from 2010 through part of 2013, finishing with 475 hits, 110 doubles, and 279 RBIs in 377 games.

In 2013, Dickerson batted .263 with 51 hits in 69 games with the Rockies. He had a strong 2014 season, batting .312 with 136 hits, 27 doubles, 24 home runs, and 76 RBIs in 131 games.

Dickerson broke two ribs diving for a ball on June 30, 2015. He finished the season with 68 hits, 18 doubles, 31 RBIs, and a .304 batting average in 65 games. As a left fielder in 54 games, he made 82 putouts and no errors.

Dickerson was traded to the Rays on January 28, 2016. He played in 148 games in 2016 and he batted .245. He had 125 hits, 36 doubles, 24 home runs, and 70 RBIs. Defensively, as the Rays' left fielder in 76 games, he made 132 putouts and 2 errors.

Dickerson had a good season in 2017, batting .282 in 150 games. He had a career high 166 hits, 33 doubles, a career high 27 home runs, 62 RBIs, and 152 strikeouts to 35 walks. Defensively, as the Rays' left fielder, he made 182 putouts and 1 error.

Career batting statistics for Dickerson through 2017 include:

  • 563 games played
  • 546 hits
  • 127 doubles
  • 256 RBIs
  • 484 strikeouts to 131 walks
  • .280 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Dickerson as a left fielder through 2017 include:

  • 358 games played
  • 604 putouts
  • 7 errors
  • .989 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Corey Dickerson
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