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Corey Dickerson Joins The Baseball America Podcast



The prospect development pipeline is rarely linear. Just ask Corey Dickerson.

The Pirates outfielder spent two seasons playing JUCO ball before being drafted by the Rockies in the 8th round of the 2010 draft. At the time, he was thought of as a fringe-average defender at best, and one evaluator told Baseball America Dickerson's arm graded out well below-average after undergoing labrum surgery as a high schooler in 2007.

Just over a decade later, Dickerson is now an all-star (2017) and a Gold Glove winner (2018).

He joins Kyle Glaser to discuss his development path. Dickerson also sheds light into his uncharacteristically poor 2016, saying he was more injured than people were led to believe.

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