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Hunter Dozier | First Baseman | #17

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Stephen F. Austin
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (8) / KC
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Hunter Dozier swatted his second home run of the year as the Royals fell to the Reds in extra innings on Tuesday.
Dozier opened the scoring in the contest with a solo shot off of Sal Romano in the fifth inning. That would stand as the only run in the game for either side until the ninth inning. Dozier, starting at first base in place of the injured Lucas Duda, finished the night 1-for-4. He's now hitting .250/.313/.375 with two homers and five RBI in 96 plate appearances on the season. Jun 13 - 12:24 AM

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Hunter Dozier went 2-for-3 and scored a run during Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

He reached base on an infield single in the third inning and came around to score on a Jon Jay single. He also doubled and walked in the ballgame but was left stranded both of those times. The first baseman has played 12 games since getting called up from Triple-A Omaha, slashing .250/.325/.333 with no homers, one RBI and four runs in 40 plate appearances. The 26-year-old former first round draft pick doesn't have much power or speed and is not likely to develop into a desirable fantasy option.
May 26 - 9:41 PM

Royals recalled INF Hunter Dozier from Triple-A Omaha.

Dozier will replace Lucas Duda (foot) on the active roster and will start at first base and bat ninth Monday against the Rays. The 26-year-old was batting .254/.385/.339 with one homer through 35 games in Triple-A this season. There's opportunity with Duda sidelined, but it's hard to see the fantasy appeal with the 2013 first-rounder.
May 14 - 3:15 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Tuesday that Hunter Dozier will primarily play first base to begin the season with Triple-A Omaha.

He's also expected to play some right field. Dozier has primarily played third base in the minors, but the priority will be elsewhere in 2018 and possibly beyond. The 2013 first-round pick was limited to 33 games in the minors last season due to oblique and hand injuries.
Mar 13 - 1:53 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that Hunter Dozier's focus early in camp will be on first base.

"He'll take a lot of ground balls there," Yost said. "We bounced him around a lot last year. But we're going to concentrate with him at first base early." Dozier was drafted as a shortstop in 2013, but quickly moved over to third base and has also played in the outfield. The only pure first baseman on the Royals' 40-man roster is Samir Duenez, a 22-year-old prospect who hasn't played above Double-A. It sounds like Dozier has a real chance of being the Royals' everyday first baseman to start the 2018 season, assuming they are unable to re-sign Eric Hosmer.
Feb 14 - 4:30 PM

Royals assistant general manager J.J. Picollo suggested Tuesday that Hunter Dozier could play first base for the team in 2018.

Eric Hosmer is likely to depart as a free agent this winter, so the Royals are considering a variety of new looks at first base. Dozier was drafted (eighth overall) as a third baseman in 2013 and has primarily played the hot corner in the minor leagues, but the 26-year-old does have a bit of experience on the other side of the diamond. Cheslor Cuthbert is another possibility to take over for Hosmer, though he could be needed at third base if impending free agent Mike Moustakas also leaves Kansas City.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 07:59:00 PM

Hunter Dozier has been diagnosed with a left hamate bone fracture.

That'll cost the 25-year-old outfielder another month at least. Dozier, who's currently stationed at Triple-A Omaha, already missed most of April and May because of a Grade 2 oblique strain.
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 10:22:00 AM

Royals reinstated OF Hunter Dozier from his rehab assignment; optioned him to Triple-A Omaha.

He's finally back from his oblique strain but there isn't a spot for him in Kansas City. Dozier got his first taste of the majors as a September call-up last season, batting .211 in eight games down the stretch. The 25-year-old should get another shot with the big club at some point this year.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 06:05:00 PM

Hunter Dozier (oblique) had his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A Omaha.

Dozier, who suffered an oblique strain during spring training, batted .364 (4-for-11) with a double over three games with High-A Wilmington. The 25-year-old will likely remain in Triple-A once he's deemed back to full health.
Mon, May 29, 2017 03:16:00 PM

Hunter Dozier (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Wilmington.

Dozier has been out all season after suffering a Grade 2 strain of his oblique during spring training. He's on the 60-day disabled list and will likely be optioned to Triple-A Omaha once he's back to full health.
Tue, May 23, 2017 11:24:00 AM

Royals manager Ned Yost confirmed Sunday that Hunter Dozier is dealing with a Grade 2 oblique strain.

He suffered the injury while swinging during a Cactus League game earlier in the week. He's expected to be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks and isn't likely to be an option for the Royals until June.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 06:47:00 PM

Royals recalled 3B/OF Hunter Dozier from Triple-A Omaha; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

The move was made in order to free up a 40-man roster spot for Peter Moyan. At least Dozier gets to collect a major league paycheck for a while now.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Royals optioned infielder-outfielder Hunter Dozier to Triple-A Omaha.

Dozier had a .294/.357/.506 line in Triple-A last year and was hitting .409/.481/.818 in 22 at-bats this spring, but the Royals never gave him a shot to win a job. He'll probably see more time at third base than in the outfield in Triple-A, as the Royals want him to be a candidate to take over at the hot corner if Mike Moustakas leaves in free agency next winter.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 12:21:00 PM

Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports that Hunter Dozier has been battling a minor wrist issue.

It's something that Dozier first felt last August and has lingered since. While it doesn't sound like anything serious at this point, it's worth monitoring. It's going to take an injury or a trade of Mike Moustakas for Dozier to get a real shot with the big league club in 2017.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 07:22:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of 3B Hunter Dozier from Triple-A Omaha.

The former first-round pick earned a promotion by batting .296/.366/.533 with 23 homers between Double- and Triple-A. He doesn't figure to receive many at-bats with Cheslor Cuthbert playing well.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 02:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Hunter Dozier
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Adalberto Mondesi
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Paulo Orlando
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Rosell Herrera
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Eric Skoglund
8Brad Keller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Justin Grimm
2Brandon Maurer
3Brian Flynn
4Burch Smith
5Timothy Hill
6Blaine Boyer
7Kevin McCarthy
8Wily Peralta
9Heath Fillmyer