Alex Dickerson attended Poway High School in Poway, California, and was a first baseman and outfielder on the baseball team.
He hit.354/.420/.686 as a junior and.455/.522/.851 as a senior, earning him All-San Diego Division I Player of the Year honors.
Dickerson had back surgery when he was fifteen years old, earning him the moniker Grandpa. Dickerson was taken by the Washington Nationals in the 48th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft.
He chose to attend Indiana University instead, where he played outfield and designated hitter for the Indiana Hoosiers baseball team from 2009 to 2011.
Dickerson, who batted cleanup as a freshman, hit.370/.428/.618 with 14 home runs. He was selected Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year and a Freshman All-American.
Dickerson had a breakout season as a sophomore, slugging.805 (8th in the nation) and capturing the Big Ten Triple Crown by leading the Big Ten in batting average (.419), home runs (24; second in the nation), and runs batted in (24; second in the nation).
He was voted Big Ten Conference Baseball Player of the Year and a first-team All-American. He batted.367/.440/.540 in his junior season.
He played collegiate summer baseball with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2009 and 2010.
How Much Does Alex Dickerson Make?
Alex Dickerson’s salary is $2,100,000 per year