Friday, September 01, 2017

Welcome to the Blue, O’Koyea Dickson!

Along with top prospect Alex Verdugo and useful utilityman Rob Segedin, outfielder O'Koyea Dickson has been called up to the Dodgers as a part of their September roster expansion. In fact, this will mark his debut as a Major League ballplayer. After seven years of toiling in the minors Dickson finally has an opportunity to enter the big show. Per a Dodgers press release:
Dickson, 27, is also being called up to the Majors for the first time in his career after hitting .246 with 70 runs, 22 doubles, one triple, 24 homers and 76 RBI in 116 games with Oklahoma City this season. He appeared in left field the majority of the season (59 games), but has also seen time in right field (23 games) and first base (seven games), posting a combined .990 fielding percentage. The San Francisco native was drafted by the Dodgers in the 12th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Sonoma State and spent seven seasons in the minors (2011-17), slashing .279/.349/.491 with 182 doubles, 12 triples, 117 homers and 437 RBI in 736 career games. Dickson has received multiple honors during his seven-year career, including two Player of the Week honors (2014 and 2016), two-time mid-season all-star (2012 and 2014) and the Organization All-Star in 2014.

O'Koyea Dickson has always been one of those guys that had some pop in his bat -- if only he'd be given a chance to show it. Now, he'll have that opportunity. Per Jacob Unruh at NewsOK:
Dickson, 27, has spent the past three seasons with OKC and has shown strides at the plate each season, particularly with his power. In 2015, he hit 13 homers in 117 games. Last season, he hit 18 in 101 games. This season, he has 24 in 116 games. 
Last season was particularly impressive for Dickson. He spent a portion of the season on the disabled list despite not being injured, which led to some frustration. He retooled his swing, though, and finished the year with a .328 average and .596 slugging percentage. 
This season, the average was down to .246 but he still drove in 76 runs and walked 44 times. His strikeouts were up at 97, compared to 64 the previous year.
On another note, Dickson is apparently having quite a week. Per Bill Plunkett in twitter:
You can also follow O'Koyea on twitter here: @okoyea23
In honor of Dickson's promotion to LA I made the four above fantasy Baseball cards of him.

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