Bradenton Marauders' first baseman Alex Dickerson was named the Florida State League Player of the Year today. The 2011 third round pick is currently hitting for a .299/.359/.454 line in 471 at-bats, with 12 homers. He ranks second in the league in RBIs, eighth in batting average, second in hits, third and doubles, and second in stolen bases.
“I’m honestly a little surprised, but it’s a huge honor,” Dickerson said about the award. “I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far, especially the way I started the year. It’s a real tribute to my teammates because I didn’t make it on any personal statistics. It was all RBIs, runs scored, and that comes down to your teammates being on base when you get to hit them in and them hitting you in.”
Dickerson started out slow, hitting for a .269/.343/.357...
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