25 Days Until Camp Opens
With less than a calendar month to go before baseball begins to smell new again we wanted to spend each day going through some of the best performances in 2016. Using game WPA for 15 starting pitcher and hitter performances we hope to be able to take you on a trip down memory lane each day.
Moving along to the 13th best game for a hitter in 2016 we arrive at the prodigious power of Corey Dickerson. Mr. Big Swingin’, the king of the extra base hit, proved in this game that leverage is important. Sure, he went 2-4, and drove in a couple, but he makes the list with a little help from his friends. His single in the fifth tied it up, and then his moonshot double confused the hell out of Adam Jones allowing Mikie Mahtook to score the go ahead run. No dingers here for Dickerson, but two key hits kept the team in the game and allowed them to walk away with the win.
In addition to Corey’s couple of big hits you should watch this video for what will likely be Kevin Kiermaier‘s longest home run of his career. What a freaking blast.