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Brian Dozier
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Team: MinnesotaHt / Wt: 5-11 / 198 NFBC ADP: 72.92
Position: 2BBorn: 5/15/1987 Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 8th Round by Twins (2009)

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July 23 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET12:17 ET16:17 GMT0:17 9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST11:47 AM VEN20:17 UAE11:17 AM CT-Dozier homered among his three hits as the Twins edged Boston 2-1 Friday night.
Analysis: Dozier was 1 for 14 with a homer in his previous four games. The Twins face David Price on Saturday, and Dozier is batting .194 with two homers and six strikeouts in 31 career at-bats against the left-hander.
July 1 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET23:32 ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST11:02 PM VEN7:32 UAE (+1)10:32 PM CT-Dozier extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games Friday.
Analysis: He's batting .431 with 13 RBIs during that run.
June 30 5:16 PM PT6:16 PM MT7:16 PM CT8:16 PM ET20:16 ET0:16 GMT8:16 5:16 PM MST7:16 PM EST7:46 PM VEN4:16 UAE (+1)7:16 PM CT-Dozier extended his hitting streak to 12 games by finishing 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Dozier now has six homers and 13 RBIs while batting .447 over the streak. He's now homered in four of the Twins' last five games, hitting five during that stretch.
June 29 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET23:32 ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST11:02 PM VEN7:32 UAE (+1)10:32 PM CT-Dozier has been a bright spot lately for Minnesota, batting .442 with five homers and 11 RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak.
Analysis: Since his average dropped to .199 on May 24, Dozier is batting .339 with 22 RBIs and 21 runs over his last 32 games. He has at least one extra-base hit in a franchise-record 10 straight games.
June 27 7:20 AM PT8:20 AM MT9:20 AM CT10:20 AM ET10:20 ET14:20 GMT22:20 7:20 AM MST9:20 AM EST9:50 AM VEN18:20 UAE9:20 AM CT-Dozier went deep twice to homer in his third straight game Tuesday and extended his hitting streak to 10. He went 3 for 4 with four RBIs against the White Sox.
Analysis: Dozier is batting .459 with five homers, three doubles, two triples and 11 RBIs in his last nine games.
June 22 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Dozier extended his tear Tuesday, going 3 for 5 with a triple in a 14-10 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Dozier has gone 7 for 13 with a home run, two triples and three RBIs in his last three games.
June 19 4:32 PM PT5:32 PM MT6:32 PM CT7:32 PM ET19:32 ET23:32 GMT7:32 4:32 PM MST6:32 PM EST7:02 PM VEN3:32 UAE (+1)6:32 PM CT-Dozier continues to show improvement after a disappointing early part of the season.
Analysis: He had his second straight two-hit game Sunday and is batting .362 over his last 13 contests.
June 9 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Dozier was 3 for 4 with an RBI in the Twins' win over the Marlins after going 2 for 5 with the game-winning homer in Tuesday's series opener.
Analysis: Dozier has 11 RBIs in his last 13 games with a .924 OPS, compared to .606 through his first 40.
June 8 9:01 PM PT10:01 PM MT11:01 PM CT12:01 AM ET0:01 ET4:01 GMT12:01 9:01 PM MST11:01 PM EST11:31 PM VEN8:01 UAE11:01 PM CT-Dozier's two-out, two-run home run in the 11th inning gave Minnesota a 6-4 victory Tuesday night over the Marlins.
Analysis: It was the third game-ending homer in Dozier's career and just the second win for the Twins in their last eight games.
May 30 11:47 AM PT12:47 PM MT1:47 PM CT2:47 PM ET14:47 ET18:47 GMT2:47 11:47 AM MST1:47 PM EST2:17 PM VEN22:47 UAE1:47 PM CT-Dozier was hit in the head by Taijuan Walker's pitch in the fifth inning Sunday.
Analysis: The pitch glanced off Dozier's helmet but didn't cause any significant damage. "It kind of grazed the side of my neck and my head. That's what hit my helmet off, but I'm fine," Dozier said.
May 6 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Dozier is out of the lineup against the Chicago White Sox with a sore right hamstring.
Analysis: Dozier said he was injured coming out of the box after his first at-bat Wednesday night in a 16-4 loss at Houston. He did some light running Friday afternoon and said he felt much better than a day earlier. Dozier is hitting .220 for the struggling Twins, but was 6 for 11 in the Astros series and hit his fourth home run Wednesday. He said before the game Friday night that he hopes to return Saturday.
May 5 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET12:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE11:53 AM CT-Dozier cranked a three-run jack Wednesday.
Analysis: Dozier is 6 for 11 in his last three games.
May 3 12:10 PM PT1:10 PM MT2:10 PM CT3:10 PM ET15:10 ET19:10 GMT3:10 12:10 PM MST2:10 PM EST2:40 PM VEN23:10 UAE2:10 PM CT-Dozier went 3 for 5 on Monday.
Analysis: Dozier ended a pathetic 0-for-16 slide.
Apr. 27 9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET12:30 ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST12:00 PM VEN20:30 UAE11:30 AM CT-Dozier went 3 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Though the 2015 All-Star is off to an overall disappointing start, he's 6 for 15 with six RBIs over his last three games.
Apr. 25 12:06 PM PT1:06 PM MT2:06 PM CT3:06 PM ET15:06 ET19:06 GMT3:06 12:06 PM MST2:06 PM EST2:36 PM VEN23:06 UAE2:06 PM CT-Dozier went 2 for 6 on Sunday with a three-run jack.
Analysis: Dozier has been a bust with a .645 OPS.
Apr. 22 1:12 PM PT2:12 PM MT3:12 PM CT4:12 PM ET16:12 ET20:12 GMT4:12 1:12 PM MST3:12 PM EST3:42 PM VEN0:12 UAE (+1)3:12 PM CT-Dozier homered in Thursday's 8-1 win in Milwaukee.
Analysis: He extended his hitting streak to six games with the eighth-inning solo shot.
Apr. 9 3:54 PM PT4:54 PM MT5:54 PM CT6:54 PM ET18:54 ET22:54 GMT6:54 3:54 PM MST5:54 PM EST6:24 PM VEN2:54 UAE (+1)5:54 PM CT-Dozier went 2 for 3 on Friday with a double.
Analysis: They were his first hits of the season.
Apr. 8 11:34 PM PT12:34 AM MT1:34 AM CT2:34 AM ET2:34 ET6:34 GMT14:34 11:34 PM MST1:34 AM EST2:04 AM VEN10:34 UAE1:34 AM CT-Dozier is 0 for 11 this season.
Analysis: Dozier can't do worse so it can only get better from here.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
2012 Min 84 316 33 74 11 1 6 33 16 58 9 2 .234 .271 .332
2013 Min 147 558 72 136 33 4 18 66 51 120 14 7 .244 .312 .414
2014 Min 156 598 112 145 33 1 23 71 89 129 21 7 .242 .345 .416
2015 Min 157 628 101 148 39 4 28 77 61 148 12 4 .236 .307 .444
2016 Min 91 341 50 85 17 3 17 50 39 65 7 0 .249 .335 .466
Career 635 2441 368 588 133 13 92 297 256 520 63 20 .241 .317 .419

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