Top 100 Countdown: 10. Alex Dickerson (Indiana)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 10 in our countdown with Indiana junior outfielder/first baseman Alex Dickerson. He is from Poway, California, where he attended Poway High School. As a senior, he hit .455 with 12 doubles, six triples, eight home runs, 45 RBI and 40 runs while slugging .851, with a .522 on-base percentage and perfect 7-for-7 on the basepaths. He was selected in the 48th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals but decided to head to Indiana to continue his baseball career.

Dickerson stepped right into the Hoosiers program as a freshman in 2009 as the cleanup hitter. He failed to disappoint as he hit .370 for the season with 14 homers and 57 RBI. He also hit 15 doubles and scored 45 runs. He picked up several awards including being named: Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Second Team All-Big Ten, Third Team All-Mideast Region selection while being named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA.

Dickerson’s sophomore season in 2010 saw him improve on his solid freshman season. He finished the 2010 campaign with a .419 with 24 home runs and 75 RBI. He was named the 2010 Big Ten Player of the Year and became the first player in conference history to win the Freshman of the Year award one season and follow it up with the conference player of the year award. He was named an All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the National College Baseball Writers Association and the American Baseball Coaches Association. He played the summer of 2010 with the USA Collegiate National Team. He ended up playing in 14 games (10 starts) while hitting .250 with a homer and 8 RBI as he helped led the team to a 16-3 record over the summer.

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  • Jjaanl21

    Is Kyle Gaedele from Valparaiso coming soon? I find it hard to believe a Northwoods player of the year couldn’t crack the top 100.

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      • Jjaanl21

        He was also Pre-Season All-American by multiple outlets and the top 100 on this site last year so I figured he didn’t get worse. Other than that it has been a very good analysis of the top 100.

  • DropStepKid

    hey Brian can you answer this for me…is Matt Marquis out of Immaculata HS in NJ on Vanderbilt even on the team anymore? is he out of college baseball? red shirted? transferred?

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  • PUBaseball

    I played with Kyle Gaedele this summer and he is one of the best five tool players in the country if not the best. He does things things at a level that is hard to believe until you see him in action. If he is getting passed over for being at valpo that is a big mistake. Trust me he is easily one of the top 100 this year. He may not be top ten but he is in the top 100. When he hits .400 with 15 homeruns and steals 30 bags you will be thinking he is one of the top players

  • Toby Ziegler

    I agree that it’s strange that Gaedele is no longer getting any love here. He cracked the list last season and has only gotten better since then. Players shouldn’t get punished for going to smaller schools. That goes for Gaedele and my little brother, who belongs on this list.