Corey Dickerson receives NL honors

Published 11:30 am Thursday, August 21, 2014

Corey Dickerson’s magical season received some recognition this week when Major League Baseball named him National League Player of the Week.

Corey Dickerson


“It’s an honor,” said Dickerson, who currently leads the NL with a .323 batting average.

Dickerson went 11-for-28 with three home runs in four doubles last week. Five of those hits – and two of the home runs – came in the hitters’ nightmare known as Petco Park.

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The 25-year-old Mississippi native is riding a career high 12-game hitting streak. He talked about how he’s been able to accomplish that after the Rockies’ doubleheader sweep over the Reds on Sunday.

“I’m just doing the same thing everyday,” Dickerson explained. “I have the confidence everyday, no matter who is pitching, to keep my same approach and stay aggressive and not give up at-bats whether it’s early or late in games or if we’re behind or ahead; I just stay with it and stay competing.”

Dickerson is close to qualifying for the National League Batting title. He must average 4.1 plate appearances the rest of the season to qualify.

The BA product is in his first full season with Colorado after being called up last year.