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Brian Dozier | Second Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk, two steals and three runs scored in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.
Dozier is hitting just .207, but who cares? He has five homers, 13 walks and four steals in 15 games, which is why he's already scored 18 runs from the leadoff spot. Apr 17 - 11:19 PM

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Brian Dozier launched his fourth home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Royals.

It was his second leadoff homer in the past week. He drove in two runs on the day. Dozier is now tied with Jose Abreu of the White Sox and Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays for the American League lead in home runs. Half of his hits have left the yard this season, as he's hitting .182 (8-for-44) through 11 games. Fantasy owners aren't complaining.
Apr 12 - 5:04 PM

Brian Dozier homered and walked Thursday against the Athletics.

His first-inning solo homer off Dan Straily was the only offense of the day for the Twins. Dozier is hitting just .167 (6-for-36) through nine games this season, but half of his hits are home runs.
Apr 10 - 4:22 PM

Brian Dozier went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and a walk in Monday's loss to the Athletics.

Dozier had a three-hit game last Friday and a homer the day after that, but he's been hitless in his other five contests. He has drawn six walks, helping to keep his OBP afloat at .314. Still, he's hitting just .143/.314/.286 overall and will need to pick it up if he wants to remain in the leadoff spot.
Apr 7 - 9:10 PM

Brian Dozier clubbed a leadoff homer in Saturday's win over the Indians.

It was his first home run of the season. Dozier strikes out too much to hit for a high batting average, but he provides enough pop and speed to be a useful middle infielder in mixed leagues.
Apr 5 - 4:23 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Indians.

It was a much needed strong performance from the 26-year-old infielder who entered the game hitless in his first 13 at-bats on the season. While he isn't a prototypical leadoff hitter, he's the best option that the Twins have at the moment and should remain in that spot moving forward.
Apr 4 - 8:45 PM

Brian Dozier went 0-for-6 as the Twins' leadoff man in Wednesday's loss.

Dozier slumped this spring, coming in at .232/.283/.393 in 56 at-bats, and he's off to an 0-for-10 start in games that count. The Twins certainly aren't going to bench him, but they will have to move him down in the order if this lingers on for too long.
Apr 2 - 6:36 PM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he might bat Brian Dozier or Kurt Suzuki leadoff if one of his center fielders doesn't seize the opportunity.

A lot of people around the internet are mocking Gardenhire already for mentioning Suzuki (he of the .232/.290/.337 slash line in 2013) as a leadoff candidate. The veteran manager is advised to tread carefully; wonky lineup decisions have been tolerated up north in the past, but he's in the middle of a Boundary Waters' lake during the thaw right now. Not only is the ice thin, but you can hear the tremors from shore.
Mar 11 - 12:41 PM

Brian Dozier doubled twice Monday as a Twins split-squad routed the Blue Jays 12-2.

Dozier is 5-for-7 with three doubles and a walk this spring. He showed the pop (18 HR) and speed (14) to be a decent mixed-league infielder last season. To take it to the next level, he'll need to improve on last year's .244 average this season.
Mar 3 - 5:04 PM

Brian Dozier stated Saturday that his injured knee has fully healed and checked out fine during his physical on Friday.

The 26-year-old infielder took a full month off after the season to let his knee heal, and doesn't expect it to be an issue moving forward. He's fresh off a breakout season offensively where he hit .244/.312/.414 with 18 homers, 66 RBI and 14 stolen bases. His intriguing blend of power and speed makes him an interesting target in the middle rounds of mixed league drafts.
Jan 25 - 2:21 PM

Brian Dozier went 1-for-3 in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Indians.

The Twins lost six straight games to close the season and finish 66-96, tied for the fourth-worst record in baseball with the Cubs. That means that skipper Ron Gardenhire, who failed to win his 1,000th game this weekend, may not be around to shepherd Dozier's development next season. The 26-year-old had a mini-breakout campaign in 2013, slashing .244/.312/.414 with 18 homers, 14 steals and 66 RBI in 147 games this season. Dozier will be a sneaky power/speed target at a shallow position in spring drafts.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 05:25:00 PM

Brian Dozier hit a game-tying homer in the ninth and scored the winning run in the 11th as the Twins topped the Tigers 4-3 on Monday.

Dozier scored from second on a Josmil Pinto single when Torii Hunter airmailed the throw home. He has seven hits in his last three games, giving him a .248 average that rates as his high water mark since early May.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 12:21:00 AM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Dozier has cooled from his torrid August, but he remains one of the Twins' more productive hitters. He's batting .243/.311/.420 with a surprising 17 home runs and 12 stolen bases in a bit of a breakout year for the 26-year-old. He'll be on some fantasy radars next season.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 01:39:00 AM

Brian Dozier blasted a solo homer in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

The longball, which came in the sixth inning off of Bruce Chen, was Dozier's 14th of the season. Unfortunately for the Twins, that's all they could muster off of Chen and the Royals' bullpen. Dozier's 14 homers this season are five more than he's hit than any other year as a pro.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Brian Dozier swatted a solo homer and drove home two runs, accounting for all of the Twins' offense in their loss to the Indians.

Dozier has very quietly had an extremely productive season, hitting .243/.311/.418 with 13 homers, 54 RBI and 10 stolen bases. With dual-eligibility in the middle infield, and an intriguing blend of power and speed, Dozier should continue to be a very valuable fantasy performer.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 10:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Pedro Florimon
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jason Bartlett
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Jason Kubel
2Chris Colabello
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Kevin Correia
3Phil Hughes
4Mike Pelfrey
5Kyle Gibson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Samuel Deduno