Hey, everybody. This is Joe Dickerson here in Arizona representing the Kansas City Royals in the Arizona Fall League. The team I am playing for is the Surprise Rafters. Since this is my first blog I have done, I am going to let everyone know a little bit about myself. I have grown up all my life in Orange County, Calif. I attended high school at Esperanza, where I played football and baseball my freshman year, and then narrowed it down to just baseball after my freshman year. My baseball team never did make it to the CIF championship but we always made it to the playoffs. During the beginning of my senior year I signed a scholarship to go to the University of Texas. As thrilled as I was about going to play baseball at Texa, I always had my eyes set on playing professional baseball and I got that chance when the Royals drafted me. It was a tough decision for me but I am very happy with the one that I have made.
Well, we started the fall league up about a week and half ago. he practices were pretty low key but we definitely got our work in. We started games this week, so far we are 0-2 but we have competed well in both games. The goals that I have for myself in this league are to compete and play as well as I can at both the plate and in the field. The competition has definitely been very good, and I have not played in a couple of months because of a broken finger which means I have to get back into the swing of things quick. It should be a good time out here in Arizona competing against all these great players.