Re: Redszone Community Prospect vote #25
I made an argument for Dickerson and my comp froze. The basic idea was the even if he's below replacement offensively, he'll still be above in defense.
A comp is Corey Patterson who has similar defensive skills. Dickerson is better getting BBs but Patterson is better in power and SB by a slim margin. Dickerson's career OPS is .758 while Patterson's is .712 with a career 83 OPS+.
Patterson has been good enough to be an everyday starter for his entire career. What makes Dickerson so bad that Patterson is considered a starter and Dickerson as a 5th OF at best. It's not the K rate.
Dickerson won't make the team, yet Hopper is considered a 4th OF and many fans want him to start. Hopper has a .678 OPS compared to .758 for Dickerson. They both have the same speed and the same fielding ability.
Dickerson is good enough to be a starter and not be a wasted roster spot. He might be a little below avg offensively, but well above defensively and could be an AVG CF.