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.