John Sickels book excerpt on Chris Dickerson

Chris Dickerson, OF, Cincinnati Reds Bats: L Throws: L HT: 6-4 WT: 212 DOB: April 10, 1982 I wrote last year that Chris Dickerson struck out too much and wouldn’t hit for average in the majors, but that his speed, willingness to take walks, sparks of power, and excellent defense would make him a valuable fourth outfielder. That’s still my analysis, and I don’t think you will see him hit .304 in a full season. I think he’s a .240-.250 hitter in the Show, so he’s likely due for a correction. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him hit .220 in 2009, causing everyone to get down on him, but then stabilize at his real level of ability in 2010. And his real level of ability is pretty good: he’s made strides turning his excellent tools into skills. He could help a lot of teams as long as his weaknesses are accounted for. Grade C+. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I strongly encourage you to buy Sickels' Prospect Book. It's one of the most thorough resources out there for minor league prospects. I can't recommend it enough.