Jan. 23, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Former Hoosier and Big Ten Player of the Year, Alex Dickerson, was named the ninth-best first baseman prospect recently in the MLB.com Top-10 First Basemen Prospects Watch.
Here is an excerpt from the release:
Dickerson had a very solid career offensively at Indiana, though his power numbers went down a bit with the switch to the new college bats in 2011. That, and a lack of a true defensive home, led him to be available in the third round for Pittsburgh. He's settled in nicely at first base and showed his advanced hitting skills during his debut last summer. Dickerson can hit for average and has some legitimate power, maximizing it all with excellent plate discipline. His left-handed bat should allow him to move pretty quickly up the ladder.
In his first season as a pro, Dickerson batted .313 with three homeruns, 16 doubles and 19 RBI in 41 games for the State College Spikes (a single-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates).