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Corey Dickerson could be primed for an excellent encore

Dickerson didn't see quite as many fastballs in the second half of 2014 as he did in the first half. Eno Sarris explains why that says something good about Dickerson's future. Plus, some prospect links and a note on Justin Morneau.

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Corey Dickerson already had his breakout season ... or did he? Evidence suggests the 25-year-old outfielder, who saw fewer fastballs in the second half of 2014 but still performed well, could have an even bigger encore, according to Eno Sarris. Dickerson isn't likely to be saddled with a platoon role this season and still has his best years ahead of him, as Sarris notes.

The fact that pitchers declined to throw him fastballs as the season wore on suggests Dickerson is for real -- a development a lot of people on this site predicted based on his minor league performance, but one that most other people didn't see coming. Pat yourselves on the back. All of you.

Baseball Prospectus | Get to Know: Third-Base Prospects
BPro is starting to develop quite the crush on Ryan McMahon. From Ben Carsley:

"I feel like I shouldn’t even be speaking about McMahon; he belongs to Craig Goldstein; but I’ll see if I can do his profile justice here. He’s got big natural power, a potentially above average hit tool and is a lock to stay at the hot corner. Reverse the hit and power tools and that sounds a lot like the guy Colorado has at third base right now, but McMahon is still in the low minors, and we have a long time before we need to worry about a logjam. The ETA is probably 2017 or 2018, but McMahon has top-10 fantasy third baseman potential, which, according to Craig and Bret Sayre, only puts him 70 or 80 slots behind Forrest Wall."

Apprehensive at first, Morneau finds home with Rockies |
Justin Morneau went from being hesitant about wearing purple to having it be one of his "top colors." Barely more importantly, the veteran first baseman accommodated himself nicely with the Rockies last season, and after a potential trade to the Marlins fell through, Morneau is looking forward to building on that strong first year, writes Thomas Harding.

2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 second basemen |
Forrest Wall's potential top-of-the-order on-base skills place him at No. 3 among all second base prospects in baseball, per MLB's Teddy Cahill.