Yes, yes, I know, the Rays lost last night. It was tough, they blew a three run lead, the bullpen is tired, yada yada. But, did you see this?
This isn't something you see everyday. pic.twitter.com/UGzJbcwaiM— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 31, 2017
That...that’s not supposed to happen.
And while, no, he’s not doing that every day, he is doing crazy good stuff every day.
With a 1.033 OPS, @MCoreyDickerson is CRUSHING it.— All-Star Game (@AllStarGame) May 21, 2017
Is he #ASGWorthy? @Esurance #ASG ballot: https://t.co/vZkCmTHMag pic.twitter.com/GfPW3NrOjv
And not always with the bat:
Corey Dickerson makes spectacular catch, robs Hosmer of a homerun!!! pic.twitter.com/OOInCrJyxB— TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) May 11, 2017
Even the man himself is having trouble believing how good things are going.
.@MCoreyDickerson has a multi-hit game.*— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 31, 2017
*scheduled tweet pic.twitter.com/xSUIi2MX3N
Dickerson is now hitting .346 / .390 / .615. He has a .420 wOBA (duuuude) and a 172 wRC+. His 2.4 fWAR places him 4th in the American League, despite the fact that he spends a lot of time at Designated Hitter.
So, with the news that Mike Trout is hitting the disabled list for the first time in his career, is Corey Dickerson an MVP candidate?
Aaron Judge is of course the sexy pick. He’s a giant and he hits monster home runs. He also benefits from playing in the center of the universe. He even gets on the front page of out of town newspapers for some reason.
But has Aaron Judge ever done this?
lol wut pic.twitter.com/X8KdGumCBD— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 31, 2017
That’s some Vlad Guerrero nonsense! Judge can have rookie of the year and be happy with that.
Corey Dickerson is on another level this season, and if he keeps it up all year, there will be few players standing in his way.