Dozier
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.226
HR
19
RBI
64
R
71
SB
10
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 percent from 8.8 percent) but his 20 percent strikeout rate was identical to... read more
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 percent from 8.8 percent) but his 20 percent strikeout rate was identical to what he produced in 2016. Dozier rode a career-best .300 BABIP to a career-best .271 average. His batted-ball profile has improved over the past couple seasons, so he shouldn't revert back to his career .276 BABIP, but some slight batting average regression should be expected. He should continue running while frequently hitting in the leadoff spot where he's been most comfortable even though his power may play better later in the order. This placement has allowed him to produce four straight 100-plus run seasons, and there is no reason to expect a dropoff. Among second basemen, only Jose Altuve and Jose Ramirez can keep up with Dozier's reliable production in the four major counting stats.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 5'11"    WT: 198 lbs.    DOB: 5/15/1987    College: Southern Miss    Drafted: 8th Rd in 2009Show Contract
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Brian Dozier Contract Info:
Signed a four-year, $20 million contract extension with the Twins in March of 2015. Traded to the Dodgers in July of 2018.
Batting leadoff Tuesday
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
August 14, 2018
Dozier (chest) is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday against the Giants.
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Brian Dozier 2018 MLB Game Log
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Vs. Today's Pitcher
Brian Dozier Vs Pitcher Stats
  • AB:
    7
  • H:
    4
  • 2B:
    2
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    1
  • RBI:
    3
  • BB:
    1
  • K:
    0
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    1
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .571
  • OBP:
    .667
  • SLG:
    1.286
  • OPS:
    1.952
2018 Stat Review for Brian Dozier
0.57 BB/K
GOOD
11.3 % BB Rate
GREAT
19.7 % K Rate
AVERAGE
0.727 OPS
WEAK
0.316 OBP
WEAK
0.226 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.249 BABIP
LOW
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  1. Brian Dozier 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Brian Dozier 2017 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Brian Dozier 2016 Preseason 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 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.
  4. Brian Dozier 2015 Preseason 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 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.
  5. Brian Dozier 2014 Preseason 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 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.
  6. Brian Dozier 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Brian Dozier 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Batting leadoff Tuesday
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
August 14, 2018
Dozier (chest) is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday against the Giants.
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Dealing with abnormal heartbeat
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
Chest
August 14, 2018
Dozier's removal from Monday's contest was due to an irregular heartbeat, J.P. Hoornstra of The Orange County Register reports.
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Leaves game with dizziness
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
Head
August 13, 2018
Dozier was lifted from Monday's game against the Giants due to dizziness, Alanna Rizzo of SportsNetLA reports.
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Steals two bases
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
August 12, 2018
Dozier went 2-for-3 with two RBI, two stolen bases and two walks in the 4-3 loss to Colorado.
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Goes deep Thursday
2BLos Angeles Dodgers
August 10, 2018
Dozier went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 8-5 win over Colorado.
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