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Brian Dozier

29-Year-Old Second Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.268

HR

42

RBI

99

R

104

SB

18

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Dozier offers a rare combination of speed and power at second base and has become a consistent fantasy producer the past three seasons. He looked set to have a career year after hitting 19 home runs w...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 198   DOB: 5/15/1987   BORN: Tupelo, MS   COLLEGE: Southern Miss   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brian Dozier Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $20 million extension in March of 2015.

December 5, 2016  –  Brian Dozier News

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Dozier (oblique) plans to start taking swings later this month, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Brian Dozier Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 23 A BEL 39 170 151 24 41 8 7 1 0 17 6 1 16 16 3 0 0 .272 .341 .331 .672
2010 23 A+ FOR 93 410 350 44 96 17 11 1 5 42 10 4 44 41 9 6 1 .274 .352 .354 .706
2011 24 A+ FOR 49 218 180 32 58 18 11 5 2 22 13 4 27 20 3 2 6 .322 .423 .472 .895
2011 24 AA NEW 78 351 311 60 99 36 22 7 7 34 11 7 28 46 7 0 5 .318 .384 .502 .886
2012 25 AAA ROC 48 200 181 15 42 14 11 1 2 17 3 2 14 34 1 3 1 .232 .286 .337 .623
2012 25 MAJ MIN 84 340 316 33 74 18 11 1 6 33 9 2 16 58 4 3 1 .234 .271 .332 .603
2013 26 MAJ MIN 147 622 558 72 136 55 33 4 18 66 14 7 51 120 3 4 6 .244 .312 .414 .726
2014 27 MAJ MIN 156 707 598 112 145 57 33 1 23 71 21 7 89 129 3 8 9 .242 .345 .416 .761
2015 28 MAJ MIN 157 704 628 101 148 71 39 4 28 77 12 4 61 148 0 8 7 .236 .307 .444 .751
2016 29 MAJ MIN 155 691 615 104 165 82 35 5 42 99 18 2 61 138 2 5 8 .268 .340 .546 .886
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3-Year Averages     156 699 613 105 152 69 35 3 31 82 17 4 70 138 1 7 8 .248 .330 .467 .796
Career  (View All)     699 3,064 2,715 422 668 283 151 15 117 346 74 22 278 593 12 28 31 .246 .320 .442 .762

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Brian Dozier Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @CWS Did not play.
Oct. 1 @CWS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .340 .546 .886
Sep. 30 @CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .340 .549 .889
Sep. 29 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 28 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .341 .551 .892
Sep. 27 @KC 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .272 .343 .556 .899
Sep. 25 Sea 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .345 .560 .905
Sep. 24 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .346 .563 .909
Sep. 23 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .348 .567 .915
Sep. 22 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .350 .571 .921
Sep. 22 Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .352 .575 .927
Sep. 21 Det Did not play.
Sep. 20 Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .281 .353 .572 .925
Sep. 18 @NYM 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .353 .573 .926
Sep. 17 @NYM 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .354 .576 .930
Sep. 16 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .354 .580 .934
Sep. 15 @Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .282 .355 .582 .937
Sep. 14 @Det 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .353 .583 .936
Sep. 13 @Det 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .352 .577 .929
Sep. 12 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .348 .574 .922
Sep. 11 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .277 .348 .571 .919
Sep. 10 Cle 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .347 .572 .919
Sep. 9 Cle 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .347 .575 .922
Sep. 7 KC 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .278 .348 .576 .924
Sep. 6 KC 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .349 .580 .929
Sep. 5 KC 5 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .350 .576 .926
Sep. 4 CWS 6 1 3 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .348 .559 .907
Sep. 3 CWS 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .273 .345 .552 .897
Sep. 2 CWS 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .344 .546 .890
Sep. 1 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .343 .541 .884
Last 7 Games 22 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 9 2 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091 .258
Last 14 Games 46 5 5 0 0 1 1 2 16 3 0 0 0 1 .109 .146 .174 .320
Last 30 Games 114 19 30 4 0 10 18 9 40 7 0 1 0 1 .263 .323 .561 .884

Brian Dozier: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 151 2
2015 157
2014 156
2013 146
2012 83

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Brian Dozier Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161422911213.282.613.965
2015181327212.232.442.762
2014182348245.264.467.804

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201647375317815.264.526.862
201544769215610.237.445.746
201441678154716.233.394.743

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201631758215010.271.549.875
20152975213426.236.461.789
201429057113511.241.421.784

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162984621498.265.544.897
20153314915356.236.429.716
201430855123610.244.412.740
Brian Dozier Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 23 A BEL 170 151 9.4% 9.4% 1.00 89% .304 .059
2010 23 A+ FOR 410 350 10.7% 10% 1.07 88% .299 .080
2011 24 A+ FOR 218 180 12.4% 9.2% 1.35 89% .354 .150
2011 24 AA NEW 351 311 8% 13.1% 0.61 85% .357 .184
2012 25 AAA ROC 200 181 7% 17% 0.41 81% .276 .105
2012 25 MAJ MIN 340 316 4.7% 17.1% 0.28 82% .270 .098
2013 26 MAJ MIN 622 558 8.2% 19.3% 0.43 78% .281 .170
2014 27 MAJ MIN 707 598 12.6% 18.2% 0.69 78% .274 .174
2015 28 MAJ MIN 704 628 8.7% 21% 0.41 76% .265 .208
2016 29 MAJ MIN 691 615 8.8% 20% 0.44 78% .283 .278
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3-Year Averages     699 613 10% 19.7% 0.51 77% .273 .219
Career     3,064 2,715 9.1% 19.4% 0.47 78% .275 .196

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2016 Stat Review for Brian Dozier    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.268 AVG
AVERAGE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.283 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.546 SLG
ELITE
.278 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.44 BB/K
AVERAGE
8.8% BB Rate
GOOD
20.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.886 OPS
ELITE
.340 OBP
GOOD

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Brian Dozier: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dozier (oblique) is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

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Dozier left Saturday's game against the White Sox with right oblique soreness, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Dozier is out of the lineup Thursday against the Royals, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Dozier hit his 42nd home run of the season in Game 1 of the Twins' doubleheader Thursday against the Tigers. It was his 40th homer while playing second base, which set the American League single-season record, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Dozier went 1-for-3 with a two-run single and two walks in Thursday's 5-1 win at Detroit.

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Dozier hit his 40th home run of the season Monday, setting a new career high and helping the Twins to a 4-2 win over the Tigers.

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Dozier hit his 39th home run, a solo blast, in a 1-for-4 game Tuesday against the Royals.

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Dozier continued his ridiculous power streak with three home runs and four RBI against the Royals on Monday, but it was not enough in an 11-5 loss.

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Dozier hit his 35th home run of the season and fifth in the last six games as part of a 3-for-6 day in Sunday's extra-inning loss to the White Sox.

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Dozier went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two steals and two runs in an 11-3 victory over the White Sox on Saturday.

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2016

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2015

Dozier showed that his 2013 breakout season was no fluke as he was one of just five players with at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases last year. Dozier nearly duplicated his 2013 stats, but he had several positive developments -- specifically, more home runs and stolen bases as he played nine more games. He scored 112 runs as he hit first or second in the batting order almost all season. He also increased his walk rate to 12.6% from 8.6% in 2013. Perhaps the only negative was that he took a slight step back in the field as he doubled his errors (15) at second base and had a below average season by most defensive metrics. Still, his glove is seen as strong enough to keep his bat at second base. His 112 runs scored may not sustainable as he's not a high OBP player, and he could be dropped to the middle of the order, but otherwise Dozier looks set to be a top fantasy option again at second base in 2015.

2014

Dozier revived his career by moving to second base last season, resulting in improved defense to go with good power at the plate. He disappointed in 2012 as a rookie as he hit just .234/.271/.332 and struggled with his defense at shortstop where his range was inadequate. The move to second base improved his defense as he made just six errors and was 11th in UZR among regular second basemen. He also improved at the plate by hitting .244/.312/.414 with 18 home runs. Dozier improved his walk rate (eight percent of plate appearances) which was more in line with his minor league career. He hit for some power in the minors, so his 18 home runs were not a fluke, and he also has decent speed with 14 stolen bases. He'll enter his prime next season at age 26 as Minnesota's starting second baseman and offers a valuable power-speed combination for a middle infielder.

2013

After hitting hitting .318/.384/.502 at Double-A in 2011, Dozier looked like a potential shortstop of the future for the Twins. He was called up after a strong first month at Triple-A and given the starting shortstop job. He started off hot by hitting .298 with two home runs in his first 11 games, but cooled off quickly at the plate and was hitting just .234/.271/.332 before he was demoted in August. He also struggled with his defense, making 15 errors in 83 games with a -1.2 UZR. His range was not seen as adequate enough to play shortstop and the Twins moved him to second base in winter ball. The truth is he was likely overrated as a prospect as he will be 26 years old this season, and had fewer than 400 at-bats above High-A before he was given an everyday job in the majors. He has some pop (eight homers last year) and speed (25 stolen bases in 2011) and drew walks at a good clip before last year. Dozier still could carve out a major league role at second base, but will likely need to prove himself for a long stretch at Triple-A.

2012

Dozier had a strong minor league season that could put him in position to make an impact in the majors with the Twins as early as 2012. Dozier hit .322/.423/.472 at High-A Fort Myers and then duplicated that performance by hitting .318/.384/.502 in a tough hitting environment at Double-A New Britain. He followed that up by hitting .298/.358/.454 with three home runs in 26 games in the Arizona Fall League. Dozier primarily played shortstop but also saw time at second base. It's not clear if he has the range to start at shortstop in the majors. However, his bat could eventually make him Minnesota's solution at shortstop as he has some pop (nine homers last year), strong plate discipline (66:55 K:BB ratio) and speed (25 stolen bases). He'll begin the season at Double-A, but could reach the majors in a utility role this summer. He's a prospect to grab in deeper keeper leagues.