Alex Dickerson could be the perfect example of the old saying that “baseball is a game of adjustments.” The Indiana University product has proven in his first two full years in the minor leagues that it is not how you start, but rather how you finish. If you give Dickerson time to get comfortable in the league and learn how the pitchers are attacking him, he has proven time and again he can make the necessary adjustments and stay mentally tough throughout the grind of the minor league schedule.
Alex Dickerson hit 17 home runs in Altoona this year.
In both 2012 and 2013, Dickerson got off to an awful start in April. In April 2012 in high-A Bradenton, Dickerson hit for a slash line of .256/.319/.349 with 2 home runs in 86 at-bats. April 2013 was even worse for Dickerson in AA Altoona as he hit .185/.241/.346 with 2 home runs in 81 at-bats.
“I just needed the time to make the adjustments,” Dickerson said about his slow starts in 2012 and 2013. “You don’t want to star...