- Full name O'Koyea Dickson
- Born 02/09/1990 in San Francisco, CA
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Sonoma State
- Debut 09/02/2017
- Drafted in the 12th round (374th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011.
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After spending two seasons at the JC of San Mateo (Calif.), Dickson led Sonoma State (Calif.) to its second-ever NCAA Division II World Series last spring by batting .341/.438/.565 with a teamhigh 11 homers. He didn't cool off after signing for $45,000 as a 12th-round pick, leading the Pioneer League in slugging (.603) and finishing sixth in batting (.333). Dickson is strictly a first baseman, so his bat will have to continue carrying him, but it's good enough to give him a chance. He has a sound swing and generates plus bat speed, though his raw power rates as just average. He has some moving parts in his approach that the Dodgers hope to simplify, but he has shown he can drive balls to center field and go the other way. Dickson runs fairly well for his size and is an adequate first baseman. His actions around the bag are fine and he has an average arm. Los Angeles could see him fitting the mold of Paul Goldschmidt, whom they drafted in the 49th round out of high school but didn't sign, though Dickson doesn't have the same power. He'll move up to the Midwest League in 2012, with the Dodgers anxious to see how his bat responds to a much tougher offensive environment.