McKenzie Corey Dickerson...Wife's name is Beth Anne...Has two sons; son Davis (10/1/14) and Miller (2/22/18), who was born the same day he was acquired by the Pirates...Learned of their second child during the same series his All-Star selection was announced...He came back from a game to the team hotel and his son Davis opened the door to greet him and said that he was going to be a big brother...He shared the news with the rest of his family at the All-Star Game in Miami...Played basketball and football at Brookhaven (MS) Academy, where he won three state championships in basketball in his four years there...Tore his labrum at a baseball camp during his junior year, forcing a move from shortstop to the outfield, as well as a move from quarterback to wide receiver...Played two seasons at Meridian (MS) Community College...Was committed to transfer to Mississippi State when he signed with the Rockies in 2010...Rather than play travel ball as a kid, he honed his swing with his older brother Craig, where they built their own pitcher's mound and competed hitting ping-pong balls with a broomstick...Grew up an Atlanta Braves fan, and Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones was among the factors in choosing No. 10 with the Rays...Had his college jersey No. 23 retired in a ceremony in February 2018...His high school jersey No. 3 is also retired...Met his wife for the first time at freshman orientation at Meridian College, and his mother-in-law is the dean of students of the nursing program at the school.
Won his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award in his first season as the Pirates everyday left fielder...Ranked first among N.L. left fielders with a .996 fielding percentage and second among all N.L. outfielders in fielding percentage behind Charlie Blackmon (.997), who made one error in 297 chances...Made one error in 263 total chances and set career highs in assists (seven) and starts (122); made his lone error (a throwing miscue) on 8/26 at Milwaukee... Ranked eighth among the National League leaders in batting average...His 55 extra base hits were the most by a Pirates left fielder since Jason Bay recorded 67 in 2006... Set career high in triples and matched career high in stolen bases...Was Pittsburgh's recipient of the MLBPA Heart and Hustle Award...Hit .432 (19-for-44) with nine extra-base hits and a .458 OBP during an 11-game hitting streak between 4/4-16...Connected off Detroit's Alex Wilson for first career walk-off home run on 4/26 in Pirates' 1-0 win...Hit .323 with 15 RBI and a .907 OPS in 25 games in April...Scored a career-high four runs on 6/6 vs. Los Angeles (NL)...Was placed on the Family Medical Emergency List on 6/20 and missed three games...Was reinstated on 6/23...His home run on 7/1 at San Diego was his first since 5/4 and first RBI since 6/1...Led off for the first time on 7/9 and went 2-for-5 with two runs scored; hit .301 (34-for-113) and had a .325 OBP in 27 games from the leadoff spot...Homered in four straight games between 7/15-22 which included a two-homer game on 7/21 at Cincinnati (his eighth career multi-homer game)... Also hit his 100th career home run on 7/21...Had his third four-hit game of the year on 7/22 at Cincinnati...Hit safely in 17 of his 21 games between 6/26 and 7/24, going 31-for-79 (.392) and raising his season average from .296 to .318... Batted .400 (28-for-70) with six home runs and 12 RBI in 18 games during the month of July; led all N.L. players with a 1.253 OPS in July...Suffered a left hamstring strain on 7/24 in Cleveland and was placed on the 10-day disabled list on 7/28 (retro to 7/25)...Was reinstated on 8/4 and hit .211 (19-for-90) in 25 games during the month of August which included an 0-for-18 streak between 8/21-29...His home run on 9/21 vs. Milwaukee was his first since 7/22 at Cincinnati and his first at PNC Park since 7/15...Connected off Jose Quintana at Wrigley Field on 9/26 for his only home run off a left-handed pitcher in 2018 (his first since 6/20/17)... Hit .325 (25-for-77) in his last 22 games, dating back to 8/29, and .396 (19-for-48) in his final 14 contests, dating back to 9/11.
Was named to the American League All-Star team for the first time in his career after being elected by the fans as the starting designated hitter...Established career highs in games, runs, hits, extra base hits (64), home runs, total bases (288) and multi-hit games (51)...Hit six leadoff home runs; tied for third in the Majors behind Houston's George Springer (nine) and Minnesota's Brian Dozier (eight)... Also set a club record with the six leadoff home runs...Hit three leadoff home runs within the Rays' first 21 games; the fastest in club history to do that...Hit a leadoff home run five times as the designated hitter; the only other instance of that in the Majors in 2017 was Cleveland's Francisco Lindor (it only occurred three times in club history from 1998-2016)...Hit 15 home runs out of the leadoff spot; the third-most in a single season in club history behind Gerald Williams (21) in 2000 and Logan Forsythe (20) in 2016...Hit .312 (107-for-343) with 17 home runs and 42 RBI in 85 games before the break and .241 (59-for-245) with 10 home runs and 20 RBI after the break...Made his fourth consecutive Opening Day roster and third straight Opening Day start (led off and was the designated hitter)...Was the American League's outright leader in average (.330) thru 6/26; the latest into a season by date that a Rays player led the A.L. batting race, surpassing Jason Bartlett, who led the A.L. thru 6/6/09...Recorded four hits in a game five times; Jose Abreu was the only player in the Majors to record more games with four hits or more (seven)...Hit .351 (33-for-94) vs. lefties thru 6/23; the highest mark in the Majors by a left-handed hitter...Became the second player in team history to hit a leadoff home run on his birthday on 5/22; joining Randy Winn on 6/9/02...Reached base safely in 26 consecutive road games from 4/12 to 6/3; the longest streak by a Rays player since Evan Longoria's club record of 38 games (2012-13)...Recorded a Major League-leading 44 hits in May, a club record for the month and the most by a Ray in any calendar month since Carl Crawford had 50 in August of 2007...Reached 100 hits in the team's 79th game; tying Carl Crawford (2009) for the second-fastest in club history to get there (Crawford was also the only player to do it faster in 2004 - 77th game)...Collected 107 hits before the All-Star break; the most by a Tampa Bay player since Carl Crawford had 109 in 2009 and three shy of Crawford's club record (2004)...Entered the All-Star break tied with Houston's Carlos Correa and George Springer for the American League lead with 33 multi-hit games...Became the fourth Rays player to start an All-Star Game; with the previous three coming in 2010 (Evan Longoria at third base, Carl Crawford in left field and David Price at pitcher); Evan Longoria (2009) and DH Jose Canseco (1999) were also elected starters but did not play...Snapped an 0-for- 21 streak overall and an 0-for-34 streak at Tropicana Field with a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning on 8/10 vs. Cleveland; was his second go-ahead homer in the eighth inning or later; the first was exactly three years prior on 8/10/14 at Arizona.
Had 24 HR in his first season with the Rays, ty-ing his career high from 2014 (with COL)…established career highs with 36 2B and 63 XBH and played in a career-high 148 games…made 131 starts (69-LF, 61-DH, 1-RF). Sixty-three of his 125 hits (50.4 pct.) went for extra bases, the 2nd-highest ratio in the AL behind BOS David Ortiz (87 of 169, 51.5 pct.)…it was the highest mark by a Ray since Carlos Peña in 2009 (61.9). Had a club-record 22 2B after the All-Star break (prev. 21, Ben Zobrist in 2011 and Julio Lugo in 2005), ranking 4th in the AL behind CLE José Ramirez (25), CWS Melky Cabrera (24) and CLE Jason Kipnis (23)…his 34 XBH in the second half tied for 6th in the AL. His avg. was below .200 as late as June 20 (.198)…over his last 24 games beginning Sep 7, batted .326/.361/.609 (30-for-92) with 8 2B, 6 HR and 16 RBI…this stretch raised his season avg. from .227 to .245. Hit 22 of his 24 HR (91.7 pct.) off right-handed pitchers, 2nd-highest rate in Rays history (min. 20 HR) behind Eric Hinske (19 of 20, 95.0 pct.) in 2008. Seventeen of his 24 HR (70.8 pct.) came on the road, the highest percentage in the majors (min. 20 HR) and the 2nd-highest ratio in Rays history behind Gerald Williams in 2000 (15 of 21, 71.4 pct.). Hit .273 (74-for-271) with 17 HR and 48 RBI on the road, and .213 (51-for-239) with 7 HR and 22 RBI at Tropicana Field. Got the start at DH on Opening Day, April 3 vs. TOR…his home run off Marcus Stroman made him the first to homer on Opening Day in his Rays debut since Eric Hinske in 2008…was one of four players to homer on Opening Day in both 2015 and 2016, joining WAS Bryce Harper, BOS Mookie Betts and COL Nolan Arenado…it was his third straight Opening Day roster and second consecutive start. Batted .300 (6-for-20) with 3 HR and 10 RBI vs. Seattle…on May 9 at SEA, his homer off Félix Hernández snapped Félix's streak of 65.2 homerless innings against the Rays…it was the first homer by a Ray off Hernández since Pat Burrell on Aug 7, 2009 at SEA…on May 11 at SEA, hit his first career grand slam, coming off Taijuan Walker. On June 14 vs. SEA, went 3-for-4 with a homer, triple and 3 RBI, including the game-winning single in the 7th inning…became the first Ray to homer off the During since Carlos Peña on July 29, 2010 vs. DET…the blast measured at 448 feet according to StatCast. Belted 6 HR against the Yankees, a total reached by only three other players in 2016: teammate Brad Miller (7), BAL Mark Trumbo (7) and BOS David Ortiz (6). In his return to Coors Field, July 18-20, he went 6-for-11 with 4 runs…upped his career avg. at Coors to .360 with 24 HR, 88 runs and 79 RBI in 125 games. Had a career-high 3 2B on Aug 26 at HOU. On Aug 28 at HOU, his homer off LH Tony Sipp was his first against a southpaw since Aug 10, 2014 at ARI (Oliver Perez)…he went 158 AB vs. LHP and hit 37 HR vs. RHP in between. On Sep 21 vs. NYY, was part of back-to-back-to-back home runs, following Evan Longoria and Brad Miller against Masahiro Tanaka…it was the third occurrence in Rays history, first since June 24, 2013 vs. TOR (James Loney, Wil Myers, Sam Fuld).
Limited to 65 games for the Rockies due to three trips to the disabled list...twice sidelined by plantar fasciitis in his left foot (May 19-June 10, June 17-July 23) and was on the DL with two fractured ribs Aug 1-Sep 7...still managed to hit over .300 for a second straight season, finishing at .304 (68-for-224)…Since his first major league season (2013), his .299 avg. ranks 7th among major league outfielders (min. 800 PA) and his .534 SLG is tied for 4th (see chart)...over the last 10 years (since 2006), only three other outfielders have matched his .534 SLG over their first three seasons (min. 800 PA): LAA Mike Trout (.544, 2011-13), MIA Giancarlo Stanton (.553, 2010-12) and MIL Ryan Braun (.574, 2007-09) Was Colorado's Opening Day left fielder, his first career Opening Day start...went 2-for-5 with a career-high-tying 4 RBI-a 2-run homer in the 1st inning off Kyle Lohse and 2-run double in the 4th-in a 10-0 win at MIL...became the fourth Rockie to homer in the 1st inning on Opening Day, first since Ian Stewart on April 5, 2010 at MIL (Yovani Gallardo)…Batted .329/.378/.605 (25-for-76) with 5 HR, 15 RBI and 4 2B in 21 games in April...on April 22 vs. SD hit 2 solo homers, off ex-Rays James Shields and Joaquin Benoit, in a 5-4 victory...it was his third career multi-HR game…Started 57 games (53-LF, 2-CF, 2-DH)...13 of those came against lefty starters, equaling his 2014 total despite the injury-shortened season…Hit a career-high .268 (15-for-56) against left-handed pitching...is a career .246/.299/.377 (45-for-183) hitter with 4 HR against lefties, compared to .313/.358/.577 (210-for-671) with 35 HR vs. RHP…Sustained two fractured ribs July 30 at STL diving in LF for a ball hit by Jason Heyward, who he still managed to catch in a rundown between 3B and home...went on the DL two days later with non-displaced fractures and was reinstated Sep 8 at SD…Still managed 30 extra-base hits in 65 games, and has 110 XBH in 265 career games...tallied 10 XBH (6-2B, 4-HR) in his last 10 games-including a game-tying, 9th-inning, 3-run homer in his final at-bat of the season, Oct 4 at SF...the homer off George Kontos helped spark a 7-run 9th inning en route to a 7-3 victory…Hit .395/.446/.697 (15-for-83) with 6 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 13 RBI at Coors Field...hit .257/.272/.453 (38-for-148) with 12 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR and 18 RBI on the road.
Was a member of Colorado's Opening Day roster, the first of his career, and spent all but seven days (April 7-13 at Triple-A) on the Rockies active roster...Set career-high marks across the board in 2014, his second season in the Majors, but first full season...career-highs in games (131), at-bats (436), runs (74), hits (136), doubles (27), triples (6), home runs (24), RBI (76), walks (37), batting average (.312), OBP (.364), SLG (.567) and OPS (.931)...Led the Rockies in home runs (24) and extra-base hits (57)...has 80 extra-base hits in his 200 career Major League games...Among Major League players with at least 450 plate appearances in 2014, Dickerson's .931 OPS (.364 OBP, .567 SLG) was the seventh-best mark, and fourth-highest among MLB outfielders, behind only Andrew McCutchen (.952), Giancarlo Stanton (.950) and Mike Trout (.939)...Earned his first career NL Player of the Week Award for the week of Aug. 11-17...hit .393 (11-for-28) with four doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI, six runs and a 1.257 OPS (.400 OBP, .857 SLG)...Crushed game-tying HR into third deck in ninth inning Aug. 23 vs. Miami (33rd all-time into third deck)...finished game in 13th with walkoff single...Had a career-long 12-game hitting streak Aug. 6-17...hit .417 (20-for-48) with five doubles, one triple, four home runs, 17 RBI and 11 runs during the streak...Had at least a .467 slugging percentage in each of the season's six months, including a season-high .673 SLG in May.
His steady ascent up the Rockies organizational chain reached the Majors when he made his MLB debut on 6/22 at WAS, going 2-for-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI...first career hit, extra-base hit and RBI came off former All-Star Dan Haren in his first Major League plate appearance... Began the season at Triple-A, his first stint at the level, and hit .371 (117-for-315) with 21 doubles, 14 triples, 11 home runs, 50 RBI and 60 runs in 75 games...he led the Pacific Coast League in slugging (.632) and was a Post-Season member of the PCL All-Star team... Had two stints in the Majors, 6/21-7/10 and 7/26-end of the season... 22 of his 51 hits went for extra-bases, as he finished his first MLB season with 13 doubles, 5 triples and 5 home runs... Had a double in each of his first two MLB at bats on 6/22 at WAS, becoming one of five active players at the time to have an extra-base hit in each of his first two MLB at bats...teammate Carlos Gonzalez is also a member of that list... Spent the majority of his time in left field (36 games), but also saw time in center field (15 games) and right field (four games)... Owned a 1.033 OPS (.370 OBP, .633 SLG) in his 32 home games...17 of his 27 hits at Coors Field went for extra bases (8 2B, 5 3B, 4 HR).