Last year, Corey Dickerson was hyped as the next big thing in Fantasy -- understandably, given his .312 batting and .931 OPS in a semi-regular role a year earlier. If he could maintain those numbers over a full 600 at-bats, it would put him in the first-round discussion. Well, he did maintain those numbers in 2015 -- close enough, anyway -- but it came in only 224 at-bats thanks to bouts with plantar fasciitis and, later, broken ribs. To make matters worse, the Rockies decided he was the odd man out after signing Gerardo Parra this offseason, shipping him to Tampa Bay. So far in his young career, he has hit only .268 with a .662 OPS away from Coors Field, but that's typical of Rockies hitters and not a predictor of their numbers when they leave. Still, the unfavorable splits combined with last year's injuries might make Dickerson something of a bargain pick in the middle rounds.
Dickerson was traded to the Rays on Thursday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. After signing Gerardo Parra, the Rockies were expected to move one of their outfielders for some pitching, and that's exactly what they did. Dickerson was sent to the Rays in exchange for pitcher Jake McGee and some minor leaguers. This move could impact the 26-year-old in a few ways, most notably being that he won't be hitting in the hitter-friendly Coors Field any longer. There also may be a concern of Dickerson's health, given that the turf in Tropicana Field isn't the most forgiving surface in the league. Those issues aside, the Rays are getting a solid young left-handed hitter, as Dickerson batted .304 with 10 home runs with the Rockies last season.
Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson finished the 2015 season in style Sunday, hitting a three-run homer in the Rockies' win over the Giants. After a breakout 2014 campaign, repeated bouts with plantar fasciitis along with a case of broken ribs limited Dickerson to just 65 games this season. Even so, there's plenty of reason to be optimistic for Dickerson's prospects heading into the upcoming season. In his 224 at-bats in 2015, Dickerson still finished with a .304 average and .869 OPS, marks highly comparable to what he posted in those categories in 2014. With a little better luck on the health front, Dickerson shouldn't have trouble reaching the 20-homer plateau while making a run at 100 RBI.
Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson went 3 for 4 with a homer, a double, three RBI and two runs in Friday's win over the Dodgers. Dickerson has missed much of 2015 with foot and rib injuries, but has been highly productive when healthy. Since returning to the lineup on Sept. 8, Dickerson has hit .333 with three homers, eight RBI and eight runs. Given his health issues, he may be available in some leagues and could be worth a late-season pickup.
Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson went 3 for 5 with a home run, double, and two RBI in Wednesday's 13-7 loss to the Pirates. Dickerson hasn't missed a beat since returning from the disabled list Sept. 8, as he's slashed a respectable .282/.333/.538 over his last 13 games. The Rockies have been giving him more frequent days off in September than earlier in the year, but it's hard to fault the team for their reluctance to use him given how banged up he's been throughout the season. With a full offseason to recover from the plantar fasciitis issue that has dogged him throughout the season, Dickerson should enter spring training at full health.
Rockies OF Corey Dickerson is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers. Dickerson played 16 innings in the field over the past two days, so he'll get Wednesday off to limit the risk of re-injury on his problematic foot. This should be considered a regular day-off, and he is listed as available to pinch-hit against the Dodgers. Kyle Parker will replace him in left field.
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