Alex Dickerson, Outfield, San Diego Padres, #1
Date of Birth: 5/26/1990
Birthplace: Poway, California
College: Indiana University - Bloomington
Alex Dickerson, outfielder for the San Diego Padres, was first drafted by the Washington Nationals in 2008 but he opted instead to attend Indiana University. That turned out to be a good decision because two years later, he was named Big Ten Conference Baseball Player of the Year. In 2010, he led the Big Ten in batting average with .419, home runs with 24, and RBIs with 75.
Dickerson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011. He was traded to the Padres on November 25, 2013. As a minor league player from 2011 through 2015, he batted .300 with 513 hits, 132 doubles, 274 RBIs, and 339 strikeouts to 139 walks in 462 games. Defensively, he played 145 games at first base, 102 games in left field, and 164 games in right field.
Dickerson joined the Padres for 11 games in 2015. The following season he played in 84 games. He finished the 2016 season with 65 hits, 16 doubles, 37 RBIs, and a .257 batting average. Defensively, as the left fielder for the Padres in 68 games, he made 104 putouts and 3 errors.