Corey Dickerson Impressing With Tampa Bay Rays

Dickerson blasted his ninth home run of the season this afternoon.

Corey Dickerson is certainly having one heck of a season. The Tampa Bay outfielder currently boasts a fearsome 171 wRC+ that has translated into one of his best starts to a big league season. The left-handed hitting outfielder recently smashed another home run this afternoon — which had an exit velocity of 107 mph off the bat and travelled 376 feet.

Last year, the outfielder hit .245/.293/.469, blasting 24 home runs and driving in 70 runs, after playing 148 games with his then-new team. Despite his slash numbers going down in his first season away from Coors Field, Dickerson was still an above-average league hitter, posting a wRC+ of 101.

Dickerson was traded by the Rays in 2016 after impressing with magnificent displays for the Colorado Rockies over parts of three major-league seasons, hoping that his enhanced numbers weren’t due to the infamous Coors Field effect. This season, he is having a breakout season.

This season, Dickerson has slashed .335/.382/.608 and recorded nine home runs and 18 runs batted in early on, boosting his career on-base percentage to .331 and his slugging to .595. Most of this season’s stats are way above average for Dickerson and the outfielder is certainly proving doubters wrong now that he has outshined his own performances with the Rockies playing for the Rays in his second season with the club.

Dickerson seems set to continue his amazing string of results and he definitely looks like a firm candidate for the All Star Game this year. If he does indeed keep up this pace, he could be in for more than just a mid-season honor.

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