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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
Contract: view contract details

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Brian Dozier launched his 17th home run on Friday, leading the Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox in Boston.
Dozier tagged Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez for a solo shot in the second inning, pulling the Twins even at 1-1. He also added a pair of singles, finishing the night 3-for-3 plus a walk. He has been on fire at the plate in recent weeks and is now slashing.249/.335/.466 with 17 homers and 50 RBI on the season. Jul 23 - 12:17 AM

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Brian Dozier delivered his 16th homer Tuesday off the Tigers' Bruce Rondon.

Dozier has nine homers in 26 games after hitting seven in his first 62. He's been one of the AL's very best players over the last month.
Jul 19 - 10:41 PM

Brian Dozier homered and knocked in two runs Friday in a losing effort against the Indians.

Dozier did all of the damage for the Twins’ offense on Friday, hitting a sacrifice fly in the first inning before adding a solo homer in the fourth. The 29-year-old started July slow after a ridiculous June, but he has now homered in each of his last two games. He has 15 homers on the year and owns a career-best .793 OPS.
Jul 15 - 11:34 PM

Brian Dozier homered and singled in a run against the White Sox in Thursday's loss.

Dozier has six homers, two triples and four doubles during an 11-game surge that has raised his OPS 130 points to .824. And he was already up 70 points for the month before that (he finished May with a .624 OPS).
Jun 30 - 5:45 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with two home runs and all four RBI as the Twins blanked the White Sox 4-0 on Tuesday.

Dozier now has four homers in his last three games and seven in the month of June, a month in which he's hitting .361 with 19 RBI and 18 runs scored. During a 10-game hitting streak, the 29-year-old has raised his average from .227 to .259. Reports of his death were certainly exaggerated, and Dozier now has 12 home runs on the year to go with that .259/.341/.463 line.
Jun 28 - 11:14 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

Let us pause to appreciate the sheer magnitude of the Twins' power display. All seven of their runs scored via the home run, with Dozier, Danny Santana, Trevor Plouffe, Max Kepler, Eduardo Nunez and Juan Centeno upping their homer totals by the end of the game. Dozier's was the only non-solo shot, as he cranked a two-run dinger off of Yankees starter/pinata Nathan Eovaldi in the sixth inning. After a sluggish start to the season, the versatile second baseman is now hitting .252/.336/.436 with 10 homers, 32 RBI and six steals across 266 at-bats. On the micro level, he has homered in back-to-back games.
Jun 26 - 3:48 PM

Brian Dozier socked a solo homer in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

His second-inning blast off Michael Pineda was the only offense of the day for the Twins. Dozier got off to a miserable start at the plate this season, but he’s batting .337 with 14 extra-base hits (including four homers), 13 RBI, and three steals over 23 games this month. We don’t expect the batting average to last, but he’s safe to use again in standard fantasy leagues.
Jun 25 - 4:09 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

Dozier had an RBI single in the first inning before swatting a run-scoring triple, his second triple in three games, in the sixth. In that three-game span, Dozier is now 7-for-13 with those two triples, a homer, three RBI and six runs scored. The stretch has been part of a terrific month of June that has Dozier's overall line up to .244/.335/.407.
Jun 22 - 1:12 AM

Brian Dozier blasted a walk-off two-run homer in the 11th inning on Tuesday, leading the Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Marlins.

Dozier's heroics came with two outs in the 11th inning off journeyman right-hander Dustin McGowan. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-5 to bring his season slash up to .207/.298/.348 to go with seven homers and 24 RBI. While he and the Twins are mired in disappointing seasons, perhaps this is just the type of win that they need to turn things around.
Jun 7 - 11:42 PM

Brian Dozier hit his sixth home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Rays.

Dozier laced a Matt Moore pitch over the left field wall for a solo shot in the fifth inning. He also earned an RBI the hard way, getting plunked with the bases loaded in the sixth to drive in a run. Dozier will take them any way he can get them right now, as the 29-year-old is hitting just .207/.306/.352 in 48 games to date.
Jun 3 - 1:35 AM

Brian Dozier went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the A's.

Dozier came home on Eduardo Escobar's sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to score the Twins' only run of the game. Through 176 at-bats, he is slashing a paltry .205/.299/.335 with five homers, 17 RBI and three steals. The 29-year-old second baseman has yet to cash in on his fantasy potential this season.
Jun 1 - 7:10 PM

Brian Dozier is back in the Twins' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Royals.

Dozier was given two days of rest in an effort to lift him out of his early-season slump. He has a brutal .199/.288/.318 slash line in 151 total at-bats this season, but Minnesota will hit him second on Wednesday against Kansas City right-hander Dillon Gee.
May 25 - 11:13 AM

Brian Dozier is on the bench again Tuesday.

Dozier is stuck in a nasty slump and batting .199/.284/.318 in 151 total at-bats this season. Eduardo Nunez will start at second base and bat leadoff for the Twins on Tuesday night against Royals righty Edinson Volquez.
May 24 - 4:54 PM

Brian Dozier is on the bench for Monday's game against the Royals.

Dozier has just four hits in his last 38 at-bats and is batting .199/.284/.318 overall this season. Perhaps a day off will do him some good. Eduardo Nunez will fill in at second base and bat leadoff.
May 23 - 4:35 PM

Brian Dozier will return to the leadoff spot for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

Dozier was moved down in the order last week following a prolonged slump. He hasn't hit any better from the No. 6 spot in the lineup but interim leadoff hitter Joe Mauer wasn't setting the world on fire either. Both players have been major disappointments on the fantasy circuit this year.
May 19 - 5:23 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Duffey
5Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Ryan Pressly
5Trevor May
6Michael Tonkin
7Taylor Rogers
8Buddy Boshers