O'Koyea Dickson

Included as part of the 62 players the Los Angeles Dodgers have in camp for Spring Training are Minor League players with varying levels of projected success.

The upper-echelon group of course includes Joc Pederson, Corey Seager and Julio Urias. However, there are also other prospects shouldn’t be discounted. Among them is first baseman O’Koyea Dickson.

The Dodgers’ 12-round selection is entering his fifth season with the organization; 2015 marks the first time he’s participated in big league camp. Dickson replaced Adrian Gonzalez at first base in the fifth inning, then had his first at-bat of the game in the bottom of the sixth.

With the Dodgers trailing 6-1, Dickson turned on a 1-0 pitch for a line-drive home run that quickly sailed past the left field fence. Since 2011, his first season in the Dodgers’ organization, Dickson has hit at least 13 home runs per year.

The 25 year old clubbed 17 home runs and collected 73 RBIs last season Double-A Chattanooga in his first time playing at that level. Courtesy of MLB.com is Dickson’s sixth-inning home run:

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