Corey Dickerson

Corey Dickerson

35-Year-Old OutfielderOF
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$Signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Nationals in January of 2023. Released by the Nationals in August of 2023.
Cut loose by Washington
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August 2, 2023
The Nationals requested unconditional release waivers on Dickerson following Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Brewers, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
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Dickerson came off the bench Wednesday, going hitless in his lone at-bat before coming around to score the game-tying run in the ninth inning on a throwing error. The 34-year-old spent most of the season in the strong side of a platoon in left field with Stone Garrett and maintained a .250/.283/.354 slash line with two home runs and 17 RBI over 151 plate appearances. Since they weren't able to find any takers for Dickerson ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline, the 46-63 Nationals will move on from the veteran, who was on an expiring deal and wasn't part of the rebuilding organization's future. It's unclear if Washington plans to give Garrett a look in an everyday role or if another outfielder will be called up from the minors to replace Dickerson.
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+87%
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+1%
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+188%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .379 41 4 0 0 0 .132 .195 .184
Since 2022vs Right .707 408 36 8 53 0 .274 .304 .403
2024vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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2023vs Left .641 13 2 0 0 0 .250 .308 .333
2023vs Right .637 139 10 2 17 0 .250 .281 .356
2022vs Left .258 28 2 0 0 0 .077 .143 .115
2022vs Right .743 269 26 6 36 0 .286 .316 .427
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Since 2022Home .575 223 17 2 23 0 .235 .260 .315
Since 2022Away .780 226 23 6 30 0 .288 .327 .453
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2023Home .621 66 7 0 6 0 .270 .288 .333
2023Away .649 86 5 2 11 0 .235 .279 .370
2022Home .555 157 10 2 17 0 .220 .248 .307
2022Away .861 140 18 4 19 0 .321 .357 .504
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Dickerson landed in St. Louis for 2022 and had a largely unremarkable campaign for the NL Central champions, and he finished with a .699 OPS, six homers and 36 RBI in 97 games. He had a .304/.341/.565 slash line in 2019 and a .832 OPS for his career at that point, but his bat hasn't had as much pop over the past few years. Dickerson, who will turn 34 years old in May, inked a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Nationals, and he should open 2023 with a starting role given the club's otherwise unproven and unremarkable outfielders. He has just 81 plate appearances against left-handed pitching across the past two seasons, and that's unlikely to change while he's with Washington. Dickerson consistently hits for a solid average -- he's never batted below .245 through 10 MLB seasons -- but doesn't offer much else fantasy utility, especially as a fairly strict platoon player.
Corey Dickerson held a near full-time role in 2016-2018 of an average of 570 plate appearances, but then battled injuries. Especially in 2019, Dickerson landed on the 60-day injured list twice for shoulder and foot injuries. In 2021, Dickerson came off another injury-riddled season with six home runs, 43 runs, 29 runs, and six steals combined with the Marlins and Blue Jays. Dickerson typically provided a solid batting average with a .271 BA in 2021 compared to .283 for his career. Although Dickerson doesn't thrive via hard-hit metrics, he still boasts an above-average barrel rate of 7.5%. The healthy 23.1% LD% and .327 BABIP help keep the batting average afloat. Monitor Dickerson's landing spot and health, but he'll provide a healthy batting average with double-digit home runs and a handful of steals. Dickerson might land in a platoon role with a career .708 OPS against lefties.
Dickerson was one of the few Marlins who did not play over his skis en route to their surprise postseason appearance. He's a great lesson in looking at component average exit velocity. Historically, Dickerson's average exit velocity appears low, but his groundball velocity is lower than average while his flyball velocity is above average. Last season not only was Dickerson's exit velocity on flyballs down, but his groundball percentage skyrocketed at the expense of line drives, suggesting he topped the ball even more than usual. Dickerson suffered a drop in both average and power, posting the least productive season of his career. There's no way of telling how the in-season delay in Miami affected Dickerson's ability to get in a groove, but his history merits a mulligan. Dickerson has always flown under the radar in fantasy and this year will be no different.
Dickerson surprised many by hitting .300 for a second consecutive season, as it was long thought his ability to do that was anchored to him hitting in Coors Field. He has now done it in as many seasons away from Coors as he did in Colorado. Injuries cut into his overall production last season; he was on pace to have a career year around the injuries which limited him to just 78 games. Dickerson has cured his issues against lefties that plagued him earlier in his career enough that he is at least league average in those situations. After signing a two-year deal with the Marlins, Dickerson appears likely to play nearly every day in 2020, and the Marlins announced that they are moving in the center-field and right-center-field fences in Miami this season. Dickerson has the skills to be a player that provides you with a 200% return on your draft-day investment as long as you don't reach for him.
Dickerson adopted a contrarian approach, putting more balls in play, knowingly at the expense of power. After analyzing video, Dickerson began choking up while adjusting his stance based on the type of pitcher, allowing him to catch up to fastballs at a highly increased clip. The result was indeed a sharp decline in whiffs with a steep drop in HR/FB. Curiously, the rest of Dickerson’s underlying metrics were like the previous season, including hard-hit rate, exit velocity and launch angle. In fact, his launch angle ticked up a degree, running anti to hitting fewer homers. While Dickerson stated he was pleased with his new swing, his 2018 wOBA and wRC+ were identical to 2017. That said, it’s possible the next step is for Dickerson to add pop with the altered stroke. After winning the Gold Glove, there’s less of a chance he falls back into a platoon, making Dickerson an intriguing play with a new batting average floor plus power upside at an affordable price.
On the surface, it appears Dickerson figured out how to hit lefties, as he sported a higher OPS in 2017 when batting without the platoon advantage. However, it takes about 1,000 plate appearances for a lefty swinger against southpaws before he owns the split. Including last season, Dickerson isn't even halfway to that threshold, so assuming he continues to hit left-handers is risky. That said, Dickerson's gains were in average as he hit just three of his 27 homers with a lefty on the hill. Dickerson remains what he was heading into last season -- a power bat with batting average dependent on BABIP (mid-70s contact rate). His success against lefties will likely afford him a chance to play close to every day with Pittsburgh following a February trade, but he could platoon if those gains don't hold. Despite hitting high in the order, Dickerson's run production is likely to fall short of other similar hitters, as the Pirates' offense does not project to be especially prolific with Andrew McCutchen gone.
Dickerson proved he wasn't just a Coors Field mirage in his first season in Tampa, as he equaled his career high with 24 homers while reaching the 70-RBI mark for the second time in his career. His walk rate also saw a slight boost to 6.0 percent, while his contact rate essentially held steady. The 27-year-old provided plenty of optimism for 2017 by finishing the season on a high note, slashing .291/.328/.527 with six homers and 18 RBI over his last 110 at-bats. Dickerson was a prolific source of extra-base hits, tallying a whopping 63 overall, including 36 doubles. Having had a full season to acclimate to American League pitching and his new home digs, Dickerson could be primed for another step up fantasy-wise in 2017.
Plantar fasciitis and rib fractures limited Dickerson to just 65 games in 2015, his first season as an Opening Day starter in Colorado. He enjoyed a good deal of success when healthy, slashing .304/.333/.536 in 234 plate appearances and managing 10 home runs in the truncated campaign. Dickerson already has 39 home runs in 925 career plate appearances, shy of two full season's worth of at-bats. His fantasy outlook for 2016 took a hit with the late-January trade to Tampa Bay, as he now faces a likelihood of being platooned in addition to the downgrade in home park. That said, the park factor downgrade may be a bit overblown, as the Trop hasn't been a wasteland for left-handed power, and the AL East as a whole is generally favorable for left-handed power hitters. Dickerson does enough with the ball when he hits it that his 21.4% career strikeout rate has been a non-issue, and he can easily reach 20-plus home runs if healthy for a full season no matter where he plays. Don't expect to see Dickerson run much, though, as he wasn't overly aggressive on the basepaths even before the foot injury last season.
Though he opened the season in a reserve role, Dickerson might have been the Rockies’ offensive MVP by the end of it. When injuries to Michael Cuddyer and Carlos Gonzalez opened up playing time, Dickerson took full advantage, smacking a team-leading 24 homers, adding a dash of steals, and batting .312, a mark that would have placed him fourth in the NL had he logged 24 more plate appearances to qualify. Likely locked into a starting role for 2015, Dickerson won’t fly under the radar this season, but he isn’t necessarily a safe bet to fully replicate his production, either. Dickerson saw a 363-point drop in OPS on the road last season and was mediocre against lefty pitching, posting a .308 OBP while striking out in more than a quarter of his 98 plate appearances. The latter deficiency puts him at risk of slipping back into a platoon role with Drew Stubbs, potentially hurting his counting totals. Dickerson will carry the most utility in formats with daily lineup moves, where he can be better optimized when the park and pitcher handedness favor him.
Dickerson had always been regarded as a quality prospect in the Rockies’ system during his previous seasons in the minors, but it wasn’t until he compiled an otherworldly .371/.414/.632 line at Triple-A Colorado Springs that legitimate hope sprouted that he could be an everyday big leaguer. He got his first crack at meaningful duty with the Rockies in the second half, maintaining the 7.5% walk rate he showed at Triple-A while batting .263 and showcasing encouraging gap power. What was somewhat concerning for Dickerson was his vast difference in home/road splits, as he slashed just .231/.268/.308 away from Coors Field. That issue is certainly not unique to Dickerson, but it’s something that might be significant enough for Charlie Blackmon to win the starting left field job, limiting Dickerson to fourth-outfielder status.
For what Dickerson might have sacrificed in the power department in moving away from a cushy home ballpark at Low-A Asheville, he more than made up for it as an all-around offensive threat, batting a collective .304 and trimming his strikeout rate between stops at High-A Modesto and Double-A Tulsa. Dickerson picked up right where he left off in the regular season with a scintillating Arizona Fall League, and seems well positioned to see significant time at Triple-A Colorado Springs heading into this season. The Rockies' crowded outfield mix will probably prevent him from seeing any time in the big leagues until September, but another excellent season in the minors will surely put him on the team's radar for 2014.
While it's easy to fixate on Dickerson hitting 32 homers last season, we should also not look past the huge home/road split he had at Low-A Asheville last season. Dickerson hit 26 of his 32 homers at home, and had a OPS .620 points higher there (1.262 vs. .642). Let's see how the Rockies' eighth round pick in the 2010 draft fares at higher levels and in more neutral parks before we get too excited about his potential.
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Heads to bench against lefty
OFWashington Nationals  
August 2, 2023
Dickerson is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
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Not starting Saturday
OFWashington Nationals  
July 29, 2023
Dickerson isn't in the Nationals' lineup Saturday against the Mets, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
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Sitting against lefty
OFWashington Nationals  
July 25, 2023
Dickerson is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.
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Out against lefty
OFWashington Nationals  
July 23, 2023
Dickerson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.
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Sitting versus lefty
OFWashington Nationals  
July 21, 2023
Dickerson is not in the lineup for Friday's contest versus the Giants.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Might get moved this summer
OFWashington Nationals  
June 16, 2023
Jon Morosi of MLB Network speculated Friday that Dickerson could be traded by the Nationals ahead of the Aug. 1 deadline.
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The 34-year-old joined Washington on a one-year deal in January, and it's not much of a surprise he could be in the mix to be dealt. Dickerson missed most of the first six weeks of 2023 after he suffered a calf injury in his second game of the year, but he has a .300/.338/.467 slash line in 20 contests since he returned from the IL in mid-May. Morosi mentioned the Astros as a potential fit with Yordan Alvarez and Michael Brantley sidelined by shoulder and oblique injuries, respectively.
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