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Brian Dozier

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

AVG

.240

HR

2

RBI

11

R

18

SB

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ha...

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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.

April 28, 2015  –  Brian Dozier News

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Dozier is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger 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 24 110 96 18 23 9 6 1 2 11 2 0 11 21 0 2 1 .240 .318 .385 .703
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3-Year Averages     129 555 490 72 118 42 25 2 15 56 14 5 52 102 3 5 5 .241 .317 .392 .709

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Brian Dozier Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 3 CWS 5 1 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .318 .385 .703
May. 2 CWS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .288 .341 .629
May. 1 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .221 .303 .360 .663
Apr. 30 CWS 5 2 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .305 .366 .671
Apr. 29 Det 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .208 .300 .325 .625
Apr. 28 Det Did not play.
Apr. 27 Det 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .205 .294 .329 .623
Apr. 26 @Sea 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .300 .319 .619
Apr. 25 @Sea 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .215 .297 .338 .635
Apr. 24 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .279 .317 .596
Apr. 22 @KC 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .297 .339 .636
Apr. 21 @KC 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .271 .327 .598
Apr. 20 @KC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .273 .313 .586
Apr. 19 Cle 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .275 .333 .608
Apr. 18 Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .283 .366 .649
Apr. 17 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .262 .385 .647
Apr. 16 KC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .243 .400 .643
Apr. 15 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .226 .219 .419 .638
Apr. 13 KC 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .241 .448 .689
Apr. 12 @CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .360 .560
Apr. 11 @CWS 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .190 .381 .571
Apr. 10 @CWS 6 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .176 .353 .529
Apr. 9 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182
Apr. 8 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
Apr. 6 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 27 6 9 1 1 1 6 1 3 1 0 1 1 0 .333 .367 .556 .923
Last 14 Days 55 13 14 3 1 1 8 7 11 2 0 1 2 0 .255 .338 .400 .738
Last 30 Days 96 18 23 6 1 2 11 11 21 2 0 1 2 0 .240 .318 .385 .703

Brian Dozier: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 24
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
20153910151.308.487.836
2014182348245.264.467.804
2013128255194.328.570.978

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015578161.193.316.614
201441678154716.233.394.743
201343047134710.219.367.649

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20154710171.277.447.804
201429057113511.241.421.784
2013278398326.245.406.721

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015498141.204.327.604
201430855123610.244.412.740
20132803310348.243.421.730
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 110 96 10% 19.1% 0.52 78% .288 .145
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3-Year Averages     555 490 9.4% 18.4% 0.51 79% .276 .151

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2015 Stat Review for Brian Dozier    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.240 AVG
POOR
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.288 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.385 SLG
WEAK
.145 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.52 BB/K
GOOD
10.0% BB Rate
GOOD
19.1% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.703 OPS
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.318 OBP
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Brian Dozier: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dozier hit leadoff and went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a walk in Saturday's win over Seattle.

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Dozier will bat cleanup Wednesday against the Royals, Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports.

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Dozier will hit in the No. 2 spot in the batting order this season despite manager Paul Molitor experimenting with Dozier in the No. 3 spot this spring, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Dozier signed a four-year, $20 million extensions with the Twins on Tuesday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Dozier may hit third in the lineup this season, manager Paul Molitor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Dozier has two home runs and is 7-for-14 in five games this spring.

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Dozier was back on the field Sunday and is no longer battling an illness, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Dozier was scratched from Saturday's Grapefruit League lineup due to illness, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Dozier had a big night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three runs, three RBI, and a home run in the Twins' win over Detroit on Friday night.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.