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Brian Dozier

26-Year-Old Second Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2014 Stats

AVG

.220

HR

6

RBI

8

R

20

SB

5

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 190   DOB: 5/15/1987   BORN: Tupelo, MS   COLLEGE: Southern Miss   DRAFTED: 8th Rd   

April 17, 2014  –  Brian Dozier News

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Dozier went 2-for-4 with a homer, three runs scored and pair of stolen bases in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.

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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 20 98 82 20 18 7 1 0 6 8 5 0 14 23 0 1 1 .220 .337 .451 .788
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brian Dozier
3-Year Averages MAJ   115 479 437 52 105 36 22 2 12 49 11 4 33 89 3 3 3 .240 .296 .382 .678

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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
Apr. 23 @TB 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .337 .451 .788
Apr. 22 @TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221 .337 .468 .805
Apr. 20 @KC 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .341 .438 .779
Apr. 19 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .329 .433 .762
Apr. 18 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .351 .468 .819
Apr. 17 Tor 4 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 .207 .356 .483 .839
Apr. 17 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .338 .426 .764
Apr. 16 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 15 Tor 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .333 .440 .773
Apr. 13 KC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .328 .468 .796
Apr. 12 KC 4 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .315 .477 .792
Apr. 11 KC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .320 .425 .745
Apr. 10 Oak 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .311 .444 .755
Apr. 9 Oak 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .152 .293 .364 .657
Apr. 7 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .314 .286 .600
Apr. 6 @Cle 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 .333 .666
Apr. 5 @Cle 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .182 .280 .364 .644
Apr. 4 @Cle 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .250 .222 .472
Apr. 3 @CWS 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .133 .000 .133
Apr. 2 @CWS 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mar. 31 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 32 6 9 0 0 2 2 3 9 2 0 0 0 2 .281 .343 .469 .812
Last 14 Days 54 13 14 0 0 5 7 8 13 2 0 0 1 2 .259 .349 .537 .886
Last 30 Days 82 20 18 1 0 6 8 14 23 5 0 1 1 2 .220 .337 .451 .788

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Brian Dozier: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 20
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
2013128255194.328.570.978
201278154105.256.500.775

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201343047134710.219.367.649
2012238182234.227.277.547

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013278398326.245.406.721
2012165224166.242.352.636

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132803310348.243.421.730
2012151112173.225.311.568
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 98 82 14.3% 23.5% 0.61 72% .226 .231
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brian Dozier
3-Year Averages MAJ   479 437 6.9% 18.6% 0.37 80% .277 .142

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2014 Stat Review for Brian Dozier    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.220 AVG
TERRIBLE
72% Contact Rate
POOR
.226 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.451 SLG
GOOD
.231 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.61 BB/K
GOOD
14.3% BB Rate
ELITE
23.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.788 OPS
GOOD
.337 OBP
GOOD

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Best Matchups for Brian Dozier (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Danny Salazar CLE 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 .800 1.600 2.400
Ricky Romero TOR 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Dustin McGowan TOR 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Jose Fernandez MIA 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 .600 1.000 1.667
Drew Hutchison TOR 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Jon Lester BOS 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Kyle Lohse MIL 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Tommy Milone OAK 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Alfredo Aceves NY-A 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Joaquin Benoit SD 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Worst Matchups for Brian Dozier (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nick Tepesch TEX 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
David Phelps NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Jordan Zimmermann WAS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Martin Perez TEX 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Felipe Paulino CHI-A 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
James McDonald CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Darren O'Day BAL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Leake CIN 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jordan Lyles COL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Francisco Liriano PIT 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Dozier went 1-for-3 with his third homer of the year and a walk in Thursday's loss to Oakland.

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Dozier led off Saturday's game against the Indians with a home run to left. He finished 1-for-4 with two strikeouts on the day.

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Dozier, who has led off for the Twins in each of their first two games, has gone 0-for-10 with four strikeouts and eight runners left on base.

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Dozier (hip) went 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored in Friday's exhibition game against the Red Sox.

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Dozier (hip) is expected to participate in the first full day of team drills on Saturday, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Dozier sat out baserunning drills Tuesday with tightness in his hips, hamstrings and back, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Dozier went 2-for-6 with two runs scored and a game-tying home run in the ninth inning Monday night.

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Dozier went 3-for-5 with three singles, a steal and two runs in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox. He was also caught stealing.

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Dozier is out of the Twins' lineup Monday at the White Sox, MLB.com reports.

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Dozier has hit third in the order the past four games, going 1-for-6 with his 17th home run in Tuesday's win over Houston. He then went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's game.

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Dozier went 2-for-4 Monday with two runs, a double and a solo home run.

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Dozier went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Twins' loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.