Corey Dickerson A Gold Glove Finalist

Pirates Left Fielder Hopes To Be Rewarded For Improvement

Eric Hagman
October 25, 2018 - 6:14 pm
Pirates left fielder Corey Dickerson

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Pittsburgh (93.7 The Fan) - When Corey Dickerson joined the Pirates in a trade with the Rays in February, he arrived with a reputation as an average at best defensive outfielder.  On Thursday, Dickerson was named a finalist for the National League Gold Glove award in left field.

The other finalists are Atlanta's Adam Duvall for the first time and Milwaukee's Christian Yelich, who won a Gold Glove in 2014. 

Dickerson worked hard in the off season to improve his defense. In 124 games in left field, a career high, he committed one error and threw out seven base runners.

"That means more to me than hitting .300," Dickerson said of his defense at the end of the season. "I put in the work, I put in the time.  I've been making all the routine plays for a long time, but I really wanted to take it to the next step and be able make all the plays everyone else is making.  To be able to do that is rewarding."

Asked what it would mean to win a Gold Glove, Dickerson said "it would be very rewarding."

Starling Marte was a Gold Glove winner in left field in 2015 and 2016.

The winners will be announced Nov. 4.