DENVER -- Rockies rookie outfielder Corey Dickerson entered Saturday night's game against the D-backs with six triples -- tied for 10th in the National League -- in 63 games over two callups from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Counting his time in the Minors, Dickerson has 20 triples in 138 games.
"He hits the ball hard and he runs hard right out of the box," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "So inevitably, he's going to run into some triples, especially in our spacious park. I think he's tailor-made for a park like this offensively, because he hits the ball into gaps, he hits it hard and I think he's going to be a guy that's going to rack up a lot of triples over the course of his career."
Dickerson, 24, an eighth-round pick out of Meridian (Miss.) Community College in 2010, said he simply is charging from the batter's box with the same aggressiveness he used in the Minors. He hopes to play his way into the starting outfield next season. The Rockies' lineup seems to have an opening for a productive right-handed bat, but the left-handed Dickerson, along with fellow callup Charlie Blackmon, could forge time for himself.
"It's all about earning a spot," Dickerson said. "Whoever is the best will get that spot. Who can help this team more will see that. If you're left-handed or right-handed, somebody will let you play and somebody will like you."
Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Ian McCue is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less