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Hunter Dozier | Outfielder | #17

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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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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. Mar 17 - 12:21 PM

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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.
Feb 26 - 7:22 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

Royals 3B prospect Hunter Dozier racked up five hits in Wednesday's doubleheader for Triple-A Omaha.

The Storm Chasers swept the double dip with Iowa, winning the opener 4-3 before capturing the nightcap in a 7-5 decision. Dozier is on an absurd hot streak right now. He's hit .600 with two homers and seven RBI during his eight-game hitting streak while lifting his season average from .292 to .335. The 24-year-old owns the Pacific Coast League's sixth-highest batting average and ninth-highest OPS (.929).
Source: MILB.com
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 10:59:00 AM

Royals 3B prospect Hunter Dozier homered and drove in two runs Monday in a win for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

The 24-year-old has hit .400 with three home runs during his five-game hitting streak, raising his average from .288 to .316. Dozier leads the Texas League in slugging percentage (.684) and is second in OPS (1.103). He's also second in homers (seven), third in doubles (eight) and third in RBI (18). The former first-round pick has been a threat on the base paths as well, stealing four bags without getting caught. Dozier could be nearing a promotion to Triple-A Omaha.
Source: MILB.com
Tue, May 3, 2016 02:40:00 PM

Royals 3B prospect Hunter Dozier drilled two homers Sunday in a win for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Dozier's three-RBI effort came as part of a 16-run explosion for the Naturals. A 2013 first-round pick out of Stephen F. Austin, the 24-year-old has reached base in seven of his 16 plate appearances this year. Dozier took his lumps last season, hitting just .213 with 151 punch-outs in 475 at-bats for Northwest Arkanas. He should have no trouble improving on those stats this year.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 01:57:00 PM

Royals prospect 3B Hunter Dozier went 1-for-5 with his fifth home run of the season on Wednesday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Dozier has struggled this season in his return to the Texas League, batting just .221/.292/.354 with 20 extra-base hits (five home runs) and 22 RBI through 62 games. He’s also striking out at a 29.2% clip. All that said, the 23-year-old third baseman has been better of late, with an .817 OPS, seven extra-base hits and seven RBI in his last 13 contests. Dozier hasn’t lived up to expectations since the Royals made him the eighth-overall pick in the 2013 draft, but it’s still entirely to early to think he doesn’t have a future in the major leagues.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 02:18:00 PM

Royals prospect 3B Hunter Dozier went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and a stolen base on Wednesday for Double-A Arkansas.

Dozier also made two errors, and has 12 in 45 games at third base while in Double-A. He has been lost at the plate for the most part, hitting just .187/.288/.321 since the beginning of July. Dozier has the potential to be a middle-of-the-order threat, but his high strikeout totals and lack of elite power could limit his overall effectiveness.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 10:52:00 AM

Royals third base prospect Hunter Dozier went 2-for-4 with a double for Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday.

Dozier has hit well since his promotion, putting up a .265/.322/.422 line over his first 22 games. He has struggled on defense, making six errors on 47 chances. Dozier has the potential to be a middle-of-the-order slugger, and could see time in Kansas City as soon as mid-2015.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 09:30:00 AM

Royals third base prospect Hunter Dozier went 2-for-5 with a double for Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Friday.

Dozier also struck out twice, giving him four strikeouts in eight plate appearances against Double-A pitching. Dozier's promotion moved former top third base prospect Cheslor Cuthbert to first base, so the Royals must view Dozier as their third baseman of the future.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Royals promoted third base prospect Hunter Dozier to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

The story was broken Monday by a tweet from Joshua Swann, a former teammate of Dozier's at Stephen F. Austin State University, but there was no confirmation until Wednesday. Dozier put up a solid .295/.397/.429 line at High-A Wilmington, including .318/.422/.477 away from pitcher-friendly Daniel S. Frawley Stadium.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 09:13:00 AM

Royals prospect 3B Hunter Dozier turned in another multihit effort on Sunday, going 2-for-5 with a double, home run and two RBI for High-A Wilmington.

Dozier, 22, struggled through the season's first two months, but the 2013 No. 8 overall pick has swung a hot bat over the last several weeks with a .417/.478/.650 batting line, 12 extra-base hits and 11 RBI in his last 16 games. On the season, Dozier is batting .299/.404/.422 with 16 doubles, three home runs, 34 RBI, seven steals and a solid 53-33 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 60 games.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Royals third base prospect Hunter Dozier went 2-for-4 with two doubles on Friday for High-A Wilmington.

After a slow start, Dozier has hit .432/.521/.595 with six doubles over his last 12 games to raise his season line to .272/.388/.367. The 22-year old was the eighth overall pick out of Stephen F. Austin State University in 2013, and has the potential to be a middle of the order contributor in the major leagues if his power develops.
Sat, May 31, 2014 09:56:00 AM

Royals prospect 3B Hunter Dozier was 2-for-3 with his second home run of the season Tuesday for High-A Wilmington.

He also drove in four runs and coaxed a pair of walks in the game. Dozier, 22, has now hit safely in 14 of his last 15 contests, batting .333 with three extra-base hits and a 6/13 strikeout-to-walk ratio during that span. The recent hot streak has pushed his season batting line up to .280/.402/.380, which is impressive considering he batted just .157 through Wilmington's first 14 games. Dozier will likely split the year between High- and Double-A, which puts him on pace to reach the major leagues around midseason in 2015.
Wed, May 7, 2014 03:48:00 PM

Royals prospect 3B Hunter Dozier was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI Thursday for High-A Wilmington.

Dozier, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2013 draft, got off to a rough start at Wilmington, batting just .157 through his first 12 games. Since then, however, the 22-year-old has been on a tear at the plate, with a 1.029 OPS, two extra-base hits, seven RBI and 6/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his past 10 contests. Overall, Dozier batted .259/.360/.341 with four doubles, one home run, 13 RBI and a 20/11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in the first month of the season. If Dozier finishes the season in Double-A (as he should), it would put him on pace for a major league debut some time in 2015.
Fri, May 2, 2014 01:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Brayan Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Samir Duenez
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jorge Soler
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Brandon Moss
2Cheslor Cuthbert
3Peter O'Brien
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Nate Karns
6Jake Junis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Matt Strahm
4Travis Wood
5Chris Young
6Scott Alexander
7Kevin McCarthy
8Al Alburquerque
9Brian Flynn
10Mike Minor
11Peter Moylan
12Seth Maness