Beginning the season as the Miami Marlins starting left fielder, Corey Dickerson was an impactful member of the Marlins everyday lineup for the first three months of the season. Traded to Toronto in late-June, Dickerson would go-on to spent the remainder of the 2021 season with the Blue Jays.
Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: OF Corey Dickerson
After a strong season with the Marlins a year ago, Dickerson got-off to a strong start to the 2021 campaign during the month of April in which the 32-year-old slashed .329/.407/.461 across 25 games. Collecting seven multi-hit games during that span, Dickerson would enter the month of May with an .868 OPS for the year, one-of the tops among Marlins’ hitters at the time.
Dickerson would go-on to appear in a similar sample size during the month of May, but would struggle at the plate however slashing .238/.286/.310 with 20 strikeouts across 91 plate appearances.
The veteran outfielder would then appear in 13 games with Miami during the month of June posting a .628 OPS at the plate before landing on the IL with an injury in mid-June. Dickerson as mentioned previously would then be traded a few weeks later to the Toronto Blue Jays in a multi-player deal.
Dickerson would appear in a total of 63 games with the Marlins during the 2021 season, all of which came in left field. Making a total of 225 plate appearances, Dickerson slashed a combined .263/.324/.380 with the Marlins with two home runs, 14 RBI’s, and two stolen bases.
Posting a .705 OPS, Dickerson struck out a total of 45 times compared to 16 walks, while also collecting a total of 17 extra-base hits. Dickerson’s -0.1 WAR with Miami during the 2021 season was also the lowest of the veteran outfielder’s nine-year career.
After finishing the 2021 season with Toronto, Dickerson became a free agent at season’s end where he is currently one of the top left fielders available in free agency.