The outfield market has hummed right along here these last few days (Seiya Suzuki, Kyle Schwarber, Jesse Winker, Andrew McCutchen, Kris Bryant, etc.), and it doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon. The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly close to adding Corey Dickerson to their outfield rotation.
OF Corey Dickerson is nearing an agreement with the Cardinals, per source.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) March 17, 2022
Dickerson, 32, has had a couple big offensive seasons throughout his career, but those are mostly in the past. He’s probably closer to something like a slightly above league-average bat now (maybe that 110 wRC+ range) with a low walk rate, but a better-than-average strikeout rate.
With that said, as a fourth outfielder, who has always hit righties very well, this is a sneaky good pickup for the Cardinals. Dickerson’s lefty bat compliments the righties (Harrison Bader and Tyler O’Neill) very well and provides some nice cover for Dylan Carlson, as needed. This will be a solid and probably low-cost pickup for the Cardinals, when it finally comes through. Grumble.
UPDATE: One year deal, just $5 million guaranteed. Yep. That’s a nice fit. Dang.
Dickerson signs for a one-year, $5 million deal with possibility of more based on incentives, source confirms. All pending physical, of course. https://t.co/XZSyH5idbk
— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) March 17, 2022