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Brian Dozier | Second Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brian Dozier went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Royals.
Ouchie. Rough game aside, Dozier is putting in a fine season and is currently slashing .260/.331/.514 with 16 homers, 40 RBI and seven steals. His combination of speed and power make him one of the best fantasy chips at his position. Jul 4 - 12:35 AM

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Brian Dozier clubbed a three-run home run in a 1-for-5 effort on Monday, but the Twins fell to the Reds.

Dozier's three-run home run capped off a six-run fourth inning in which the Twins made serious inroads, reducing their deficit to 9-7 at the time. Dozier is having an even better season thus far than he did in 2014, batting .266/.340/.529 with 16 home runs and 40 RBI with seven stolen bases.
Jun 29 - 11:08 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with a leadoff home run in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

His leadoff blast against Kyle Lohse gave the Twins an early lead, but the Brewers pounded out six runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back. Dozier is already up to 15 home runs through 71 games, so he has a really good chance to surpass his career-high of 23 from last season.
Jun 26 - 11:25 PM

Brian Dozier hit an RBI single and a two-run home run in five at-bats Monday as the Twins drubbed the White Sox.

Dozier put the Twins on the board early with an RBI single in the first inning. He poured it on with a two-run home run in the eighth inning to make it a 13-2 ballgame. Among qualified second basemen, only Dozier and Stephen Drew have hit double-digit home runs. Dozier has 14 along with 35 RBI, 55 runs scored, six stolen bases, and a .261/.340/.522 triple-slash line.
Jun 22 - 11:37 PM

Brian Dozier hit his 12th home run in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

It was a solo shot. Dozier also drew a walk and scored two runs on the night. While the 28-year-old isn't running as much as the previous two seasons, he has a good chance to set new career-highs in both home runs and RBI.
Jun 12 - 11:45 PM

Brian Dozier finished 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a losing effort against the Brewers on Saturday.

Dozier has 11 hits in his last 28 at-bats, which has pulled his batting average up from .247 to .266 on the year. After a breakout 2014, the 28-year-old has delivered a worthy follow-up thus far with 11 home runs, 28 RBI, and 47 runs scored.
Jun 6 - 5:46 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a single and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

Dozier's longball in the third inning knotted things up at 1-1, but the Twins were outscored 5-2 the rest of the way. A late Eduardo Escobar homer made things a little more interesting, but the outcome wasn't ever in doubt. Dozier now sports a .260/.339/.526 batting line with 10 dingers and 26 RBI.
Jun 3 - 4:09 PM

Brian Dozier delivered a go-ahead RBI triple in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.

With the score tied in the bottom of the seventh, Dozier drove a ball to the right-center field gap and Ezequiel Carrera came up empty-handed while attempting a diving catch, which allowed Aaron Hicks to score the go-ahead. Dozier finished the day 1-for-4 and is batting .247/.325/.500 with nine home runs, 25 RBI, and three stolen bases over 47 games this season. He's not stealing as many bases as fantasy owners expected, but the added power is making up for it.
May 30 - 5:14 PM

Brian Dozier had a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

Dozier led off the bottom of the first inning with a double and scored the first run of the game later in the inning. He finished 1-for-4. His 36 runs scored are second-most in the American League, and the second baseman is hitting .251/.330/.503 on the year.
May 27 - 12:54 AM

Brian Dozier hit a pair of home runs and drove in four in Sunday's 8-1 win over the White Sox.

Dozier's been on a tear this month and the hot bat wasn't cooling on Sunday. He hit a solo shot off Jose Quintana in the first, then smashed a three-run bomb off Scott Carroll in the seventh to finish 2-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. With the recent stretch of offensive goodness, Dozier's hitting .253/.335/.506 with nine homers, 24 RBI and three steals.
May 24 - 5:35 PM

Brian Dozier walked and hit a solo home run in five plate appearances as the Twins beat the Pirates on Tuesday.

Dozier belted a Francisco Liriano offering to the opposite field, staking the Twins to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The second baseman has hit home runs in three out of his last four games and five total in the month of May. Dozier is batting .264/.349/.500 overall with 20 RBI and three stolen bases.
May 19 - 10:45 PM

Brian Dozier blasted his sixth home run of the season Saturday, powering the Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Rays.

He finished the afternoon 1-for-2 and also drew a pair of walks. He has been a tremendous table-setter atop the Twins lineup, boasting a .344 on-base percentage.
May 16 - 6:20 PM

Brian Dozier went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in Friday's win over the Rays.

Dozier hit a solo home run off of Rays starter Jake Odorizzi in the third inning, then added a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh to propel the Twins to a 3-2 win. Dozier's currently hitting .259/.329/.468 with five homers, 18 RBI, 26 runs scored and three stolen bases. With his power (23 homers in 2014) and speed (21 steals in 2014), he provides a versatile fantasy option.
May 15 - 11:31 PM

Brian Dozier ripped a solo homer in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

Dozier led off the game with the dinger and then Danny Salazar didn't allow a baserunner while striking out 11 over the next seven innings. The Twins' second baseman is hitting .304 with three homers over his last 11 games.
May 10 - 4:29 PM

Brian Dozier tripled and singled three times against the White Sox on Sunday.

Dozier finished the game 4-for-5 with an RBI and run scored. The triple was his first of the 2015 campaign. It's been a bit of a slow start for the second baseman, who posted a 20/20 season last year, but we'll see if this game gets him going. Overall, he's hitting .240/.318/.385 with two home runs, 11 RBI, 18 runs scored and two steals.
May 3 - 6:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eduardo Escobar
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Eddie Rosario
3Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
7Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Blaine Boyer
5Alex Meyer
6Aaron Thompson
7Ryan Pressly
8J.R. Graham