MLB Draft Scouting Report: Alex Dickerson

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of a player's amateur career. As part of our draft coverage here at Scout.com, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at college outfielder, Alex Dickerson.

Name: Alex Dickerson
Position: OF
School: Indiana
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 225
Bats/Throws: L/L

Events Scouted: Cape Cod League, Team USA

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Physical Description

Dickerson resembles Jim Thome both physically and in terms of offensive profile. He's a muscular, above average size player with a thick lower half and broad shoulders. He's about where he should be body wise for the long haul as well.

Hitting

Dickerson uses the whole field fairly well for a player that centers much of his game on power. He's going to swing and miss quite a bit, simply because his swing is angled toward hitting the ball in the air. But, he should be able to hit .270 at the big league level. Along with some of those strikeouts, however, should be a bundle of walks. Dickerson has a discerning eye at the plate.

Power

Put any name up against Alex Dickerson in this class and his power stacks up against any one of them. He has light tower power, and puts on an absolute spectacle in any given batting practice session. But, he brings this power to game action as well, and is capable and willing to drive the ball out to any part of the park. Some of his longest shots of last summer went well over the wall to straight away center field. This is a 30 home run bat at the big league level. And, if things click mechanically he's capable of hitting 40 or more.

Speed

Speed is not a strength for Dickerson. He's a below average runner, but not a complete base clogger.

Fielding

He's in the outfield for now, but there's a very good chance that Dickerson and his a bulky frame could end up at first base. His arm is below average for the outfield as is his range.

Summation

Someone is going to fall in love with Dickerson's massive game ready power. Position is a question mark. But, even if he can't stick in the outfield, he has the profile of a 30 home run type first baseman.

Draft Projection: First Compensation round

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