The praise continues to pour in for
"He's a pure hitter, and he plays with an edge that his teammates like, and I know I like," manager Walt Weiss said, per The Denver Post. "He's a young kid, but he's one of those young guys who is unflappable. The situation is never too big for him."
With Carlos Gonzalez staying in left field and Michael Cuddyer in right field, Dickerson's best chance for at-bats will come in center field. Although he doesn't have much experience playing in center, Weiss feels confident he can handle playing the position.
"Even in center field, I kind of fed him to the wolves out there, and he hadn't played center in a long time, I thought he handled it very well," Weiss said of Dickerson playing 15 games in center field last season. "He's worked on his throwing, and everyone that's seen him so far says he's throwing much better. He's a worker who works at every aspect of his game. He's a guy that takes pride in his defense."
"I think the way I worked out in the offseason and everything thing I did last year, I feel that I can play any three of the positions -- center field, left field or right field," Dickerson said. "We are competing for that job and whoever wins, wins. But it's all competition."
Dickerson headed to Arizona early to work on baserunning and bunting with Colorado coaches in an effort to improve his chances at winning a starting role. He made his MLB debut in 2013, hitting .263/.316/.459 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 194 at-bats.
With Dexter Fowler having been dealt to the Astros this week, the
Weiss told MLB.com that
Dickerson has hit .295/.340/.504 with three home runs, 11 RBI and two stolen bases in 129 at-bats.
Dickerson, who has been dealing with left knee tendinitis, has posted strong numbers in the second half, hitting .326/.357/.595 with three home runs, nine RBI and two stolen bases in 92 at-bats since the All-Star break.
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