Alex Dickerson
Alex Dickerson
29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Francisco Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
On the heels of a 2016 campaign with the Padres in which he hit 10 homers with a 15.4% strikeout rate (285 PA), Dickerson had some buzz as a sleeper, but injuries have prevented him from appearing at any level over the past two seasons. In 2017, recurring back issues kept Dickerson sidelined and forced him under the knife. Last year, it was an elbow injury, eventually diagnosed as a UCL sprain. He had Tommy John surgery in late March. Dickerson, now 28, was outrighted at the end of the season and opted for free agency, only to return to the Padres on a minor-league contract. The landscape in San Diego has changed a lot since Dickerson was last healthy, but helping his cause is the fact that he's a left-handed hitter. If something were to happen to Franchy Cordero or Travis Jankowski, Dickerson could find his way back to the major leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Padres in December of 2018. Traded to the Giants in June of 2019.
Out of Tuesday's lineup
OFSan Francisco Giants
August 20, 2019
Dickerson is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.
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The left-handed slugger heads to the bench against southpaw Cole Hamels. Austin Slater will get the start in his place.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
15
3
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+90%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+90%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .563 16 2 0 2 0 .188 .188 .375
Since 2017vs Right 1.069 113 22 6 24 1 .347 .416 .653
2019vs Left .563 16 2 0 2 0 .188 .188 .375
2019vs Right 1.069 113 22 6 24 1 .347 .416 .653
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home 1.012 69 12 4 10 1 .317 .377 .635
Since 2017Away .993 60 12 2 16 0 .333 .400 .593
2019Home 1.012 69 12 4 10 1 .317 .377 .635
2019Away .993 60 12 2 16 0 .333 .400 .593
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Alex Dickerson compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.38
 
BB Rate
8.5%
 
K Rate
22.5%
 
BABIP
.390
 
ISO
.291
 
AVG
.325
 
OBP
.388
 
SLG
.615
 
OPS
1.003
 
wOBA
.427
 
Exit Velocity
91.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
43.2%
 
Barrels/PA
7.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2014
Dickerson has had back problems since he was 15 years old. Believed to have a chance to break camp with the Padres to open 2017, a back injury instead kept him sidelined from the entire season, eventually resulting in June surgery. Dickerson appeared to be a capable hitter in 2016, especially by the standards of Petco Park, as he showed power with 10 home runs in just half a season's worth of playing time. The Padres currently have a lot of young talent jostling for three spots in their outfield, but if Dickerson shows up to spring training healthy, that pop he showed in 2016 should be enough to earn him an audience in San Diego. Dickerson will be just 28 in 2018, but we'll have to see if he can maintain his power with a surgically repaired back.
Dickerson quietly improved his plate discipline in 2016, cutting his strikeout rate to a career-low 11.3 percent at Triple-A El Paso before posting an impressive 15.4 percent mark in his first prolonged opportunity as a big league player for the Padres. With a combined 20 homers between the two levels, including a top-deck moonshot at Rogers Centre in July, Dickerson showed the raw power necessary to be a regular in left field. Not surprisingly, his batting average plummeted after he left the hitter-haven of El Paso, and his pull-heavy tendencies may be enough to chip away at the BABIP expected from a profile that also features a steady hard-hit rate (34.1 percent). As a left-handed bat with pop on a San Diego roster in need of thump, Dickerson should receive every opportunity to earn the starting job against righties during spring training.
Dickerson had two stints with the big league club in 2015, but a hip injury after his September callup limited his chances to make a significant impression at the major league level. Still, the 25-year-old put together a strong enough campaign at Triple-A El Paso to warrant more serious consideration for the upcoming season. Dickerson was one of the biggest offensive contributors on the Triple-A roster, putting together a strong .307/.374/.503 line with 12 home runs and an eye-popping 36 doubles. The knock on Dickerson's big league potential as a first baseman is a lack of raw power, as he managed just 12 home runs in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. He worked primarily as a corner outfielder in the minors last season, which could help his chances of making the Opening Day roster, but there are other outfield prospects in the Padres' system with higher ceilings than Dickerson. He has a clearer path as a first baseman following the trade that sent Yonder Alonso to Oakland.
Dickerson was named the 2013 Eastern League Rookie of the Year, batting .288/.337/.494 with 17 homers and 68 RBI in 451 at-bats for Double-A Altoona. That showing encouraged San Diego to trade for the first baseman/outfielder in November. A standout with Indiana University, Dickerson offers gap power but questions persist as to whether he can hit for power at the big-league level. At age 23, Dickerson needs to produce right away to keep his prospect status. The Padres currently have a logjam in the outfield, but if the left-handed hitter continues to produce, the team will find room for him. Most likely, San Diego will start him at Double-A with an in-season promotion to Triple-A possible, based upon Dickerson's performance.
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Out of Sunday's lineup
OFSan Francisco Giants
August 18, 2019
Dickerson is not in Sunday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
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Sitting again Thursday
OFSan Francisco Giants
August 15, 2019
Dickerson is not in the lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Back from IL
OFSan Francisco Giants
August 14, 2019
Dickerson (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Set for rehab assignment
OFSan Francisco Giants
Oblique
August 10, 2019
Dickerson (oblique) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Won't return after minimum
OFSan Francisco Giants
Oblique
August 7, 2019
Dickerson (oblique) won't return when first eligible Sunday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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