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Daily Prospect Profile: Alex Dickerson

Daily Prospect Profile: Alex Dickerson

Usually when you see a player go on a hot streak, the first thing people think is "when will he move up?", regardless of whether the hot streak is a week long, a month long, or half a season.  For the most part, I try to take a patient approach, preferring to see success over the long haul, rather than promoting a guy at the first sign of success.  The question is, where does that line exist?  Is "the long haul" a month?  Is it two months?  You might get two different answers from two different people on that question.

Alex Dickerson might be one of my exceptions.  Dickerson was drafted in the third round of the 2011 MLB draft this year, and signed a few weeks ago.  Since signing, he's gone on to hit for a .368/.400/.632 line in his first 38 at-bats.  That's mostly fueled by an 11-for-20 performance in his last five games, with four doubles, one triple, and one homer.  Normally 38 at-bats wouldn't be nearly enough to make a judgement call on a guy.  Dickerson might be a special circ...

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