26-Year-Old Outfielder – Kansas City Royals
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Hunter Dozier in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Hunter Dozier Contract Information:
Signed with the Royals for $2.2 million in June of 2013.
Dozier played in just 33 minor-league games in 2017 due to injury, and finished the campaign with a .243/.341/.441 slash line through 111 at-bats.
To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Hunter Dozier – simply subscribe now.
|Career (View All)||8||21||19||4||4||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||2||8||0||0||0||.211||.286||.263||.549|
|May. 31||Det||Did not play.|
|May. 30||Det||Did not play.|
|May. 29||Det||Did not play.|
|May. 28||@Cle||Did not play.|
|May. 27||@Cle||Did not play.|
|May. 26||@Cle||Did not play.|
|May. 24||@NYY||Did not play.|
|May. 23||@NYY||Did not play.|
|May. 22||@NYY||Did not play.|
|May. 21||@Min||Did not play.|
|May. 21||@Min||Did not play.|
|May. 19||@Min||Did not play.|
|May. 18||NYY||Did not play.|
|May. 17||NYY||Did not play.|
|May. 16||NYY||Did not play.|
|May. 14||Bal||Did not play.|
|May. 13||Bal||Did not play.|
|May. 12||Bal||Did not play.|
|May. 11||@TB||Did not play.|
|May. 10||@TB||Did not play.|
|May. 9||@TB||Did not play.|
|May. 8||@TB||Did not play.|
|May. 7||Cle||Did not play.|
|May. 6||Cle||Did not play.|
|May. 5||Cle||Did not play.|
|May. 4||CWS||Did not play.|
|May. 3||CWS||Did not play.|
|May. 2||CWS||Did not play.|
|May. 1||CWS||Did not play.|
|Apr. 30||Min||Did not play.|
|Last 7 Games||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
|Last 14 Games||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
|Last 30 Games||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
Hunter Dozier: MLB Games Played By Position
Hunter Dozier Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||PA||AB||Walk Rate||Strikeout Rate||BB/K Ratio||Contact Rate||BABIP||Isolated Power|
Hunter Dozier Defensive Stats
|Year||Pos||Inn||PMFinal (?)||EXP Tot (?)||PM (?)||AirPM (?)||EPM (?)||InnHome (?)||PMH (?)||InnLHP (?)||PMLHP (?)||LEFT (?)||MID (?)||RGHT (?)|
|Year||Pos||SHAL (?)||MED (?)||DEEP (?)||CERS (?)||SBRS (?)||PSBRS (?)||BRS (?)||GDPRS (?)||OFARS (?)||GFPDMERS (?)||PMRS (?)||SZRS (?)||TRS (?)|
Kansas City Royals Roster
MajorsAlexander, Scott (P)
AAABurns, Billy (OF)
AAArteaga , Humberto (SS)
A+Blewett, Scott (P)
AAracena, Ricky (SS)
RookieBrickhouse, Bryan (P)
Hunter Dozier: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Hunter Dozier.
Dozier's re-emergence as a prospect is an excellent story, as it seemed reasonable to write him off a year ago after he looked incapable of handling Double-A pitching. Obviously a recently turned 25-year-old posting a .864 OPS with 15 home runs over 103 games in the Pacific Coast League doesn't mean he won't end up settling in as a Quadruple-A hitter long term. But it is a sight far more encouraging than when he posted an OPS under .625 across 192 games at Double-A between 2014 and 2015. The Royals began transitioning him to the outfield at Triple-A, and when he got a cup of coffee with the big league club in September, all six of his starts came in right field. He's not particularly close to being a top-200 prospect, but at least he's now a player to be aware of in deeper single-season leagues in 2017.
Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 220 pounds, the eighth overall pick in the 2013 draft certainly looks the part of a slugging third baseman. Watching Dozier smoke balls in batting practice only further adds to the allure. However, after 790 plate appearances at Double-A, the 24-year-old has yet to come close to meeting expectations. Dozier has hit just 16 home runs with nine steals and a .291 wOBA dating back to when he first joined Northwest Arkansas in the middle of the 2014 season. After hitting four home runs in 64 games to close out 2014, he was able to hit 12 homers in 128 games last year, but his strikeout rate jumped from 26.2% to 28.9% as a result of tweaking his approach, which adds another unappealing element to the equation. Until he can show the ability to lay off breaking balls out of the zone and get in more hitter’s counts, Dozier will be a player to follow, but not own, in most dynasty leagues.
Dozier produced a .826 OPS with four homers and seven steals over 276 at-bats for High-A Wilmington in 2014, which eventually earned him a mid-June promotion to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. In an equal amount of at-bats at the Double-A level, he was largely disappointing, batting just .209 and striking out at a rate of 22.6%. He'll need to improve his contact rate at that level if he has intentions of making another jump in 2015, but the Royals remain confident the 6-foot-4 infielder will continue to develop the power they thought he would when they drafted him eighth overall in the 2013 first-year player draft. Triple-A Omaha seems to be the likely ceiling for Dozier in the coming season, and he'll still have to compete with several other intriguing prospects in the farm system if he plans on seeing infield work in the big leagues by 2016.
The Royals' first-round pick (eighth overall) in the 2013 draft was probably one of the most highly-criticized selections by scouts and baseball pundits. A shortstop out of Stephen A. Austin, the 21-year-old Dozier posted a slash line of .396/.482/.755 with 17 home runs during his senior year. However, while most believe he possesses a strong skill set, few are convinced that he will make it in the major leagues, and most believe he will require a move over to either second or third base. Dozier impressed at the plate in the Rookie League, posting a .303/.403/.509 slash line with a 13.3% walk rate and a .203 ISO over 258 plate appearances, but he struggled with a late-season move to Low-A ball. He'll continue to work at the lower levels until he shows some continued growth, but he appears to be a long way away from the big leagues.