The San Francisco Giants re-signed starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani to a three-year deal earlier this week. As a result, the Giants had to designate somebody for assignment and they designated known “Colorado Rockies killer,” outfielder Alex Dickerson for assignment.
The Giants put Dickerson on release waivers recently and he could be a good fit for the Colorado Rockies.
Alex Dickerson has been a “Colorado Rockies killer” for years now
Outfielder Alex Dickerson has played with two NL West rivals of the Colorado Rockies: The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants.
Dickerson did not play in the majors in 2017 or 2018 due to Tommy John surgery and a bulging disc in his back so in his last three seasons before 2021 (2016, 2019-2020), Dickerson hit .273/343/.497 with an OPS+ of 124. For comparison, in 2021, that would have been the second-best OPS+ on the team after C.J. Cron’s 130 OPS+.
However, he was not as good in 2021 as he dealt with injuries again. He only played in 111 games and he had 13 homers and 38 RBI with a slash line of .233/.304/.420 and an OPS+ of 95. He spent time on the IL with a right hamstring strain, right shoulder impingement, and an upper back strain.
But against the Rockies in his career, he has been one of the biggest “Rockies killers”
Against the Rockies overall, he has hit .387/.453/.694 with eight homers and 28 RBI but at Coors Field, he has played 20 games there and been even better. He has hit .407/.448/.741 with six doubles, four homers, and 16 RBI.
The Rockies have a need for an outfielder and, particularly, a left fielder, which is Dickerson’s primary position. He’s not a great defensive outfielder but with the DH likely coming to the NL in 2022, the Rockies could use him, Charlie Blackmon, C.J. Cron, and a few others in rotation in the DH spot.
Dickerson was slated to make about $3 million this season in his final year of arbitration but the Rockies, if they wanted to, could get him on a team-friendly salary for a few years and take one of the biggest “Rockies killers” off the market.