Today’s edition of 10 Prospects in 10 Days features Alex Dickerson.
Position: First Base
Weight: 235 lbs.
The Pirates selected Dickerson out of Indiana University in the third round of the 2011 draft.
He was recently named the 7th best first base prospect by MLB.com. Here’s what they had to say:
An additional scouting report:
In two professional seasons thus far, he’s hit for a .299/.362/.461 line between State College and Bradenton. Here are some additional stats:
Dickerson is the top first baseman in the system for sure, and should continue to move through the ranks at a steady pace. He produced at high-A Bradenton last year with 31 doubles and 90 RBI in 129 games. He’ll make the jump to Class AA Altoona, so it’ll be interesting to see how he handles that transition.
Assuming he continues to rake and play solid defense, Dickerson will be in a good position to debut in Pittsburgh down the road. There aren’t many players in his way, other than Matt Curry. It’s difficult to foresee Curry’s future as a big leaguer; he’ll turn 25 in July and hasn’t been overly impressive. He should see some time at first in Indy, while Dickerson is knocking on the door in Altoona.
Garrett Jones’ tenure as a Buc is likely nearing an end; Gaby Sanchez and Clint Robinson, both in their late-20′s, need to prove themselves. There could very well be an opening at first base a couple of years down the line, and Alex Dickerson could fill that void. MLB estimates his arrival to be sometime in 2014.
Photo: Juan DeLeon