One sign that baseball season is right around the corner, is Major League Baseball is starting to crank out their top prospect lists. It won’t be long until MLB Network has their ten best programs hitting the air.
It’s officially time to start counting down the days.
This morning, Jonathan Mayo cranked out his first Prospect Watch: Top 10 first basemen:
Alex Dickerson is listed at number nine, just three spots behind the Cardinals soon-to-be first baseman Matt Adams. Is Dickerson this good or are the first base prospects simply that bad. We think the answer leans closer to the lack of talent at first, but when we saw Dickerson we just weren’t too impressed.
Dickerson walked a tad over 9% and his strikeout rate was 18.7% as he slugged .493 for State College as a 21-year old last season. He will turn 22 in May.
But to us he just looks clunky right now. Perhaps that comes from the trouble he has had with his back during his career, but there is no question his bat is a plus. The guy can hit and Mayo must believe he will put it all together for Dickerson to crack his Top 10.
Dickerson grounds into double play for the Spikes.