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Brian Dozier | Second Baseman | #2

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Southern Miss
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 8 (0) / MIN
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Brian Dozier hit homer No. 42 in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.
Dozier led off the bottom of the first with the shot. Unfortunately, it was the only run the Tigers would manage off Anibal Sanchez. Dozier is now just one homer away from matching Davey Johnson's record for homers by a second baseman. Sep 22 - 6:53 PM

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Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 and crushed his 41st jack of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

He hit the solo blast in the fourth inning before adding an RBI-double in the next frame. He is having by far the best year of his career -- now slashing .282/.353/.583 with 41 longballs, 99 runs scored, 96 RBI and 14 stolen bases. This is after he hit just .236/.307/.444 with 28 homers and 77 RBI last year. His major improvement is carrying many fantasy owners to championships.
Sep 15 - 12:32 AM

Brian Dozier joined the 40-homer club on Monday, clubbing a solo shot in a loss to the Tigers.

Dozier took Derek Norris deep with a solo blast in the third inning for his lone hit of the night (he also drew a walk). It extended the second baseman's hitting streak to 16 games and was his first dinger in five games, which qualifies as a power drought for him these days. Dozier became the fourth second baseman in major league history to reach the 40-homer plateau. What a remarkable season.
Sep 12 - 11:30 PM

Brian Dozier homered in his fifth consecutive game Tuesday, finishing 1-for-4 in a loss to the Royals.

There's little to be said in this space that hasn't already been said about the 29-year-old in recent days. The homer was his seventh in his last five games and his 39th overall. He's hit safely in 11 straight games, with homers in seven of them. Dozier is batting .278/.349/.580 with 92 RBI, 93 runs scored and 13 steals overall.
Sep 7 - 12:06 AM

Brian Dozier's impossibly hot bat stayed that way Monday, as he slugged a trio of home runs in a loss to the Royals.

Dozier got Ian Kennedy twice, once with a solo shot in the first inning and then with a two-run blast in his next at-bat in the third. After striking out in his next two plate appearances, Dozier capped off his monster day with a dinger off of Brooks Pounders in the eighth. Dozier now has 38 home runs on the season, trailing only Mark Trumbo for the major league lead. A whopping 24 of those bombs have come in the second half. Incredible.
Sep 5 - 5:46 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and stole two bases as the Twins rocked the White Sox on Saturday.

He homered to lead off the bottom of the first inning after the Sox' Adam Eaton had homered to lead off the game. Dozier is having a magnificent season and has been especially hot lately. He has a .273/.345/.552 batting line with 34 home runs and 85 RBI. The pair of steals gives him 13 for the season.
Sep 3 - 10:51 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer Friday against the White Sox.

Of course he did. The Twins own the worst record in the majors at 50-85, but that isn’t on account of Dozier, who now has 20 homers over his last 48 games. He’s batting .271/.344/.546 with 33 homers and 84 RBI through 130 games on the year.
Sep 3 - 12:56 AM

Brian Dozier smacked his 32nd home run of the season on Wednesday, a two-run shot off Corey Kluber of the Indians.

The game was already out of reach when Dozier went deep in the eighth inning. He went 1-for-4 with a walk on the night. The Twins' miserable season has masked a very impressive campaign by their second baseman. Dozier is batting .269 with a nice .886 OPS, 32 longballs, 81 RBI and 85 runs scored in a bad lineup. He has swiped 11 bags to give his owners an extra bonus.
Aug 31 - 10:12 PM

Brian Dozier led off the game with a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Dozier jumped on Josh Tomlin's first pitch of the game, and the Twins wound up chasing the righty after just 1 2/3 innings and four runs allowed. They still wound up losing the game. Dozier has a whopping 18 home runs over his last 45 games.
Aug 30 - 11:03 PM

Brian Dozier connected for his 30th home run of the season in the Twins' loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

He added a single and finished 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Dozier has generated a sudden burst of power lately with 13 home runs in his last 23 games. This is the first 30-homer season in Dozier's career. He has a .270 batting average this year after being a burden in that fantasy category in all prior seasons. He contributes nicely across the board with 79 runs scored, 76 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Aug 25 - 12:23 AM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

Dozier hit a solo jack in the fifth inning, his 10th homer this month and 29th of the season. That's seventh-best in the American League, and it's now a single-season high for the 29-year-old. It's shaping up to be a career year on a few different fronts for Dozier, who is batting .268/.341/.536 with 75 RBI, 77 runs scored and 10 steals this year.
Aug 23 - 11:58 PM

Brian Dozier hit his 27th home run of the year in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

Dozier greeted Royals starter Dillon Gee rudely, homering to lead off the game. Little did Dozier and company know it would be the only run they would get against Gee and the Royals bullpen on the evening. Dozier is riding a nine-game hitting streak during which he's homered five times with 10 RBI and nine runs scored. His speed has disappeared -- Dozier's eight steals would be the lowest of his career -- but everything else is working for the 29-year-old, who's hitting .267/.341/.531 with 73 RBI and 73 runs scored overall.
Aug 19 - 12:45 AM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.

Dozier has been on a tear of late, as Saturday's dinger was his third in his last five games and his 25th overall. It was one of three homers the Twins hit against Royals starter Dillon Gee on the evening. A slow start hurt his overall numbers, but the 29-year-old is now hitting .266/.342/.525 with 69 RBI, 69 runs scored and eight steals overall.
Aug 13 - 10:36 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Royals on Friday.

Dozier hit a rough patch early last month after a monster June, but he’s hitting .308 with 11 homers, 10 doubles, two triples, 26 RBI, and 21 runs scored over his last 29 games. He’s up to 24 home runs on the year, so surpassing his career-high of 28 from last season is well within reach.
Aug 13 - 1:17 AM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 and hit his 22nd homer Thursday against the Indians.

Dozier is on another big power tear all of a sudden, hitting five homers in five games. He has an OPS over 1.000 and 17 homers over the last two months.
Aug 4 - 4:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3James Beresford
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Eddie Rosario
2Byron Buxton
3Logan Schafer
4Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Tyler Duffey
6Phil Hughes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Trevor May
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Tommy Milone
8JT Chargois
9Glen Perkins
10Ryan O'Rourke
11Pat Light
12Alex Wimmers
13Pat Dean
14Andrew Albers