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Brian Dozier

31-Year-Old Second Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2018 Stats

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.234

HR

7

RBI

16

R

23

SB

2

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Dozier didn't repeat his AL-record 42 home runs for a second baseman, but had the second best season of his career by hitting 34 home runs and winning his first Gold Glove. He drew more walks (11.1 pe...

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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 contract extension with the Twins in March of 2015.

May 10, 2018  –  Brian Dozier News

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Dozier went 4-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double in the Twins' 7-4 defeat to the Angels on Thursday.

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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
2017 30 MAJ MIN 152 705 617 106 166 68 30 4 34 93 16 7 78 141 0 2 8 .269 .357 .496 .853
2018 31 MAJ MIN 41 189 171 23 40 14 6 1 7 16 2 2 17 35 0 1 0 .234 .302 .404 .706
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3-Year Averages     154 698 620 103 159 72 34 4 34 89 15 4 66 142 0 5 7 .256 .332 .489 .821
Career  (View All)     892 3,958 3,503 551 874 365 187 20 158 455 92 31 373 769 12 31 39 .250 .326 .450 .776

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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. 20 Mil 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .301 .397 .698
May. 19 Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .302 .404 .706
May. 18 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .297 .408 .705
May. 16 StL 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .304 .418 .722
May. 15 StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .313 .431 .744
May. 14 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .308 .433 .741
May. 13 @LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .315 .444 .759
May. 12 @LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .255 .313 .450 .763
May. 11 @LAA 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .316 .455 .771
May. 10 @LAA 4 1 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .305 .430 .735
May. 8 @StL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .287 .384 .671
May. 7 @StL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .290 .391 .681
May. 6 @CWS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .300 .406 .706
May. 5 @CWS 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .301 .416 .717
May. 4 @CWS 5 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .305 .425 .730
May. 3 @CWS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .294 .374 .668
May. 2 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .306 .391 .697
May. 1 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .316 .406 .722
Apr. 30 Tor 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .319 .410 .729
Apr. 29 Cin 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .333 .430 .763
Apr. 28 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .340 .442 .782
Apr. 27 Cin 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .353 .462 .815
Apr. 26 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .340 .448 .788
Apr. 25 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .277 .348 .470 .818
Apr. 24 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .356 .494 .850
Apr. 23 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .373 .520 .893
Apr. 22 @TB 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .372 .535 .907
Apr. 21 @TB 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .370 .545 .915
Apr. 20 @TB 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .290 .362 .532 .894
Apr. 18 Cle 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 .281 .359 .544 .903
Last 7 Games 25 3 2 0 0 0 0 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 .080 .233 .080 .313
Last 14 Games 54 7 11 1 0 2 5 7 14 0 0 0 1 0 .204 .290 .333 .623
Last 30 Games 124 12 25 3 1 3 9 11 28 1 2 0 1 3 .202 .265 .315 .580

Brian Dozier: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 42
2017 152
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
2018305110.233.400.724
20171453411252.331.6341.057
20161422911213.282.613.965

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018141186152.234.404.701
201747272236814.250.453.790
201647375317815.264.526.862

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018798031.165.203.453
20172975718477.276.535.916
201631758215010.271.549.875

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201895167131.284.558.901
20173204916469.263.459.794
20162984621498.265.544.897
Brian Dozier vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Blaine Hardy DET 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000

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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% .294 .080
2011 24 A+ FOR 218 180 12.4% 9.2% 1.35 89% .350 .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% .270 .105
2012 25 MAJ MIN 340 316 4.7% 17.1% 0.28 82% .267 .098
2013 26 MAJ MIN 622 558 8.2% 19.3% 0.43 78% .278 .170
2014 27 MAJ MIN 707 598 12.6% 18.2% 0.69 78% .269 .174
2015 28 MAJ MIN 704 628 8.7% 21% 0.41 76% .261 .208
2016 29 MAJ MIN 691 615 8.8% 20% 0.44 78% .280 .278
2017 30 MAJ MIN 705 617 11.1% 20% 0.55 77% .297 .227
2018 31 MAJ MIN 189 171 9% 18.5% 0.49 80% .254 .170
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3-Year Averages     698 620 9.5% 20.3% 0.46 77% .278 .233
Career     3,958 3,503 9.4% 19.4% 0.49 78% .275 .200

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Brian Dozier Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
2B 2015 1383 -5 28 -3 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1331 3 12 1 0 3 -1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1311 -4 28 -4 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0
2018 218.7 -4 34 -2 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Brian Dozier    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.49 BB/K
GOOD
9.0% BB Rate
GOOD
18.5% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.706 OPS
POOR
.302 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.234 AVG
POOR
.254 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.404 SLG
WEAK
.170 ISO
AVERAGE

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

Dozier went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a triple in Friday's win over the White Sox.

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Dozier is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.

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Dozier went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's 10-1 loss to the Rays,

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Dozier went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in Minnesota's 4-0 win over the White Sox on Thursday.

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Dozier went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and his fourth home run of the season in Wednesday's win at Pittsburgh. It was his third consecutive game with a home run.

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Dozier went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Pirates.

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Dozier went 2-for-5 with two solo home runs in Sunday's victory over the Orioles.

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Dozier went 1-for-2 with a walk in his spring debut Monday.

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Dozier (illness) will start at second base and hit leadoff Monday against the Cardinals, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Dozier rejoined the Twins at spring training Wednesday after requiring the removal of a kidney stone a day earlier, Dan Hayes of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

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Dozier missed Monday's full-squad workout due to kidney stones and will visit a specialist, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Dozier has become one of the top fantasy options at second base due to his surging power and added speed. He was having a typical season through the first half (14 home runs, .786 OPS) but surged in the second half with 28 home runs and a .990 OPS over his last 72 games, finishing with 42 homers (the most ever for an AL second baseman). While that home run total may look like a fluke given the large leap from his previous career high (28), there are reasons to think he can approach that level again. Dozier has seen his slugging percentage increase every season in the majors and most of his other statistical measures were in line with his career, although he did have a high 18.4 percent HR/FB rate. Dozier doesn't draw walks at a great rate and strikes out a little too often, which makes his batting average a risk, but he should continue running while frequently hitting in the leadoff spot where he's been most comfortable.

2016

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 while slashing .256/.328/.513 at midseason, but struggled after the All-Star break by hitting just nine home runs with a .280 on-base percentage while slugging just .359. Dozier improved as a fielder after he struggled at times with his defense the past two seasons. He doesn't draw walks at a great rate and strikes out a little too often, which makes his batting average a risk. Dozier also saw a slight decline in stolen-base attempts last season, which could continue if he moves lower in the order as the Twins may have better options in the top two spots, where he spent most of 2015. However, those are minor risks as Dozier looks set for another season in his prime as Minnesota's starting second baseman.

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.