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Brian Dozier

28-Year-Old Second Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

AVG

.236

HR

28

RBI

77

R

101

SB

12

2016 RotoWire 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.

October 16, 2015  –  Brian Dozier News

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Dozier will not need surgery after an MRI showed no structural damage in his hip, 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
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3-Year Averages     153 676 594 95 143 61 35 3 23 71 15 6 67 132 2 6 7 .241 .322 .426 .748

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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
Oct. 4 KC Did not play.
Oct. 3 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .236 .307 .444 .751
Oct. 2 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .307 .446 .753
Oct. 1 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .309 .448 .757
Sep. 30 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .309 .450 .759
Sep. 30 @Cle 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .311 .453 .764
Sep. 29 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .241 .313 .456 .769
Sep. 27 @Det 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .314 .459 .773
Sep. 26 @Det 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .240 .314 .457 .771
Sep. 25 @Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .314 .457 .771
Sep. 24 Cle 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .313 .458 .771
Sep. 23 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .312 .457 .769
Sep. 22 Cle 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .313 .454 .767
Sep. 20 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 19 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .311 .452 .763
Sep. 19 LAA 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .312 .454 .766
Sep. 18 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 17 LAA 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .313 .455 .768
Sep. 16 Det 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .312 .453 .765
Sep. 15 Det 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .313 .456 .769
Sep. 14 Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .314 .460 .774
Sep. 13 @CWS 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .314 .462 .776
Sep. 12 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .313 .463 .776
Sep. 11 @CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .315 .466 .781
Sep. 9 @KC 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .313 .467 .780
Sep. 8 @KC 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .240 .312 .469 .781
Sep. 7 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .240 .311 .470 .781
Sep. 6 @Hou 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .312 .474 .786
Sep. 5 @Hou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .312 .470 .782
Last 7 Days 21 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 .095 .095 .095 .190
Last 14 Days 48 4 11 3 0 1 7 2 8 1 0 0 2 1 .229 .250 .354 .604
Last 30 Days 106 11 22 5 0 2 9 10 20 2 0 1 2 2 .208 .277 .311 .588

Brian Dozier: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2015181327212.232.442.762
2014182348245.264.467.804
2013128255194.328.570.978

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201544769215610.237.445.746
201441678154716.233.394.743
201343047134710.219.367.649

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152975213426.236.461.789
201429057113511.241.421.784
2013278398326.245.406.721

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20153314915356.236.429.716
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 704 628 8.7% 21% 0.41 76% .265 .208
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3-Year Averages     676 594 9.9% 19.5% 0.51 78% .273 .185

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

Contact

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.236 AVG
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76% Contact Rate
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.265 BABIP
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Power

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.444 SLG
GOOD
.208 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.41 BB/K
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8.7% BB Rate
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21.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.751 OPS
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.307 OBP
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Brian Dozier

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

Dozier will have a MRI completed on his hip, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

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Dozier is out of Sunday's lineup against the Royals, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Dozier went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Indians.

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Dozier is not in Sunday's lineup against the Angels, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Dozier went 2-for-4 with two doubles in a 4-1 loss to the Astros on Saturday.

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Dozier is out of the lineup Friday against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Dozier went 2-for-5 with his 24th home run in Friday's win over Cleveland. He had been in a 4-for-29 slump.

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Dozier went 0-for-5 in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays. He's hitting just 5-for-38 in his last nine games.

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Dozier is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Dozier went 2-for-5 and hit his 19th home run - and second walk-off homer - of the season in a win over the Tigers on Friday.

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Dozier filled up the scorecard, going 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and a pair of stolen bases in Minnesota's win over the Orioles on Wednesday afternoon.

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Dozier went 2-for-4 with a double, a steal and two runs scored in a 7-2 win over the Cubs on Friday.

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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.