The Phillies announced that outfielder Corey Dickerson has been placed on the 60-day injured list due to a fractured navicular bone in his left foot, thus ending his season. Right-hander Edubray Ramos was activated from the injured list in his place.
The move to acquire Dickerson from the Pirates for international bonus allotments and salary relief proved to be a nice pickup for the Phillies, as the 30-year-old slugger went on to hit .293/.307/.579 with eight homers, 10 doubles and a pair of triples in 137 plate appearances. Injuries prevented Dickerson from playing as often as the organization would’ve liked, surely, but he nonetheless proved to be a high-quality bat who came with a low cost of acquisition.
Dickerson’s season didn’t start until June due to a shoulder strain and will end early due to this foot injury, but the portion of time for which he was healthy will serve as a reminder to clubs of just how potent his bat can be as he enters free agency for the first time. In all, Dickerson came to the plate 279 times this season and raked at a .304/.341/.565 clip with a dozen homers, 28 doubles and two triples.
That marks the sixth consecutive season in which Dickerson has been an above-average hitter, although it’s worth noting that last year’s surprisingly excellent defensive metrics regressed toward his sub-par career levels in 2019. Bat-first corner players haven’t been treated well in free agency in recent seasons, and Dickerson’s modest 5.8 percent career walk rate won’t do him any favors in negotiating with clubs. Still, he’s a clear weapon against right-handed pitching who has held his own against southpaws (.272/.310/.409) in his career and should find work as a regular in someone’s corner outfield and/or designated hitter mix this winter.
Because Dickerson was traded midseason, the Phillies won’t be eligible to issue him a qualifying offer — not that they would be likely to do so even if he were eligible — so he’ll hit the open market without the burden of draft-pick compensation.
RIP phillies’ playoff chances….oh wait, that already happened.
I hope they re-sign him but I’m not very confident.
too many OFs to try and fit in. he’s a nice piece but there is no space. exactly why the Cutch signing was a terrible idea.
Cutch was the best OF on the team before he got hurt.
Andrew McCutchen was on his way to somewhere near 100 R, 30 HR, 300 TB season before season ending injury.
Cutch is a presence not just a player.
Sorry, I have to disagree. At his age, Cucth is still highly productive and was a catalyst this team couldn’t replace. He was a great signing.
Hopefully they can just cut bait with Odubel, and find some room. Sure, Quinn will be on the roster for the first 2 weeks of the year, but he’ll hit the DL within days of the opener.
They could always trade Bruce too.
Dickerson performed very well. Could be the answer for the Phil’s if Herrera is done.
One can only hope.
Looks like Jay Bruce gets to finish out the season
Mendoza Line 215
If he too does not get hurt.
Welcome to the Whitesox, 3 yrs 45mil
The Year of the HR.. I mean the IL.