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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 hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to push Sunday's contest with the Mariners to extra innings.
Pitching was the name of the game on Sunday, as neither team scored until the ninth inning. After Nelson Cruz launched a solo homer to give the M's a 1-0 lead in the top of the ninth, Dozier responded in kind with a solo dinger of his own in the bottom of the frame. The Mariners would ultimately prevail by a score of 4-1 in 11 innings. Dozier has been one of the best hitters in the game this season and is probably going to (undeservedly) be left out of the AL MVP conversation despite his strong play. He's slashing .253/.327/.509 with 23 homers, 57 RBI, 75 runs scored and nine steals. 54 of his 102 hits have gone for extra bases. Aug 2 - 6:33 PM

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Brian Dozier hit a two-run home run against the Yankees on Friday.

Dozier just keeps on mashing. The 28-year-old is now up to 21 home runs and 55 RBI on the year and should blow away his career-highs in both categories. While he's hitting just .208 this month, he continues to get it done in the power department.
Jul 24 - 11:35 PM

Brian Dozier is out of the Twins' lineup Thursday.

It's just a day of rest for Dozier, who has 20 home runs and 53 RBI in 93 games this season for the Twins. Eduardo Nunez will fill in at second base against the Angels.
Jul 23 - 1:33 PM

Brian Dozier clubbed a three-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning on Friday, leading the Twins to an improbable come-from-behind victory over the Tigers.

The Twins were shut out by Justin Verlander heading into the eighth inning, trailing 6-0. They were able to scratch out a run in the eighth, then erupted for seven more in the ninth off of Bruce Rondon and Joakim Soria, highlighted by Dozier's dramatic blast. He finished the night 2-for-4 with four RBI and is slashing .259/.331/.521 with an impressive 19 homers and 49 RBI on the season.
Jul 10 - 11:40 PM

Brian Dozier doubled and belted a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning of Wednesday's win over the Orioles.

Dozier took Bud Norris over the left-field wall on a two-strike, two-out pitch to give the Twins a lead that they wouldn't relinquish. He also added a pair of stolen bases on the day. Dozier has added to his Final Vote resume with a pair of homers since Monday, giving him 18 for the season.
Jul 8 - 4:21 PM

Brian Dozier slugged a walk-off two-run home run in the 10th inning, helping the Twins outlast the Orioles on Monday.

Dozier was 0-for-3 with a walk leading into the at-bat against Tommy Hunter. Perhaps angered by his being left off the AL All-Star roster, Dozier parked a two-run home run beyond the left field fence for his 17th home run of the season. Among qualified second basemen, Stephen Drew is the only other hitter at the position with double-digits in home runs (11). Dozier is hitting a cool .260/.332/.517 with 42 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Jul 6 - 11:02 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Blaine Boyer
3Brian Duensing
4Kevin Jepsen
5Casey Fien
6J.R. Graham
7Ryan Pressly
8Trevor May
9Ryan O'Rourke