Minnesota Twins
2014 Avg.
.232
 
Career Avg.
.237
Name  Brian Dozier
Born  5/15/1987
Height  5-11
Weight  190
Number  2
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
Cold8/21/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is just 1-for-11 against Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.
Insight: Two players heading in oppositite directions. Dozier is batting .204 since the All-Star break with two home runs and a .647 OPS in 30 games, while Kluber has been one of the best pitchers in the league going 4-0 with a 0.76 ERA and 0.692 WHIP. Avoid this matchup.
 
8/10/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with his first homre since July 22 Sunday at Oakland.
Insight: Dozier has hit .314 in August and now has 20 homers, 51 RBI, 82 runs and 19 steals on the year. One more steal and he'll become baseball's first 20-20 man this season.
 
8/1/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier missed Thursday's game due to swelling in his left thumb, but he's back in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Dozier hit just .230 with four home runs and two steals in July. He'll try to improve upon his .234 average, 19 homers, 48 RBI, 17 steals and 72 runs in the first game of August Friday night.
 
7/13/2014 7:37:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier went 3-for-6 with a double, two homers and four RBI Sunday at Colorado.
Insight: Dozier didn't make the All-Star team because the American League second-base field is so deep, but he has a strong case. He's hit just .242 but has 18 homers, 45 RBI, 69 runs and 16 steals. AL captain Jose Bautista picked Dozier to participate in the Home Run Derby on Monday.
 
Cold7/4/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Friday against the Yankees.
Insight: Dozier hadn't hit one out since June 14. He's gone just 4-for-37 (.108) over his last nine games.
 
Cold7/1/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals. He's getting his first rest day of the season.
Insight: Dozier has started all but two games for the Twins this season and he missed both of those due to a back injury. He went 10-for-54 (.185) with zero homers in his last 15 games of June so manager Ron Gardenhire will get him some rest.
 
6/14/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (back) had a pinch-hit two-run homer in the ninth inning Saturday against the Tigers.
Insight: Dozier left Wednesday's game with lower-back tightness and didn't start the past two games, but the Twins put him up to bat while trailing 12-7 in the ninth inning Saturday. He must be feeling better.
 
6/14/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, who left Wednesday's game and did not play Friday due to a tight lower back, will sit out Saturday as well.
Insight: Dozier is just 1-for-13 (.077) against Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez. Hopefully his sore back won't linger too much longer, but it won't be the end of the world if he takes another day to rest the injury in an unfavorable matchup. He has been one of the biggest surprises this season filling up box scores with 14 HR, 33 RBI, 54 runs, 14 SB and an .808 OPS.
 
6/14/2014 11:49:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, who left Wednesday's game did not play Friday due to a tight lower back and ought to consider sitting Saturday as well in an extremely unfavorable matchup.
Insight: Dozier is just 1-for-13 (.077) against Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez. He has been one of the biggest surprises this season filling up box scores with 14 HR, 33 RBI, 54 runs, 14 SB and an .808 OPS. Hopefully his sore back won't linger too long, but it won't be the end of the world if he takes another day to rest the injury.
 
6/13/2014 2:44:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier left Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays with lower-back tightness and is not in Friday's starting lineup, according to Twins pr Dustin Morse.
Insight: Dozier has been one of the biggest surprises this season filling up box scores with 14 HR, 33 RBI, 54 runs, 14 SB and an .808 OPS. Hopefully his sore back won't linger too long.
 
Hot6/11/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier left Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays with lower-back tightness, according to Rhett Bollinger of mlb.com.
Insight: Dozier had a collision with shortstop Eduardo Nunez as both were chasing a pop up to shallow center field. He went down and Nunez tripped over him and made contact with his back.
 
Hot6/9/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier went 1-for-3 with a solo homer Monday at Toronto.
Insight: Dozier wrapped up May in a 4-for-40 (.100) slump, but he's gone 11-for-33 (.333) with four doubles, two homers, five RBI and nine runs in the first nine games of June.
 
6/4/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Minnesota second baseman Brian Dozier scorched three hits in Tuesday's win against Milwaukee.
Insight: Dozier, who hit just .246 in May, has gone 6-for-13 over his last three games. He leads all second basemen with 12 home runs this season.
 
Cold5/30/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier fell deeper into a slump Friday against the Yankees.
Insight: Dozier went 0-for-5 and is two for his last 27 (.074). He has 11 homers, 12 steals, 43 runs and 32 walks, so he's worth holding.
 
Hot5/17/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and two runs Saturday against the Mariners.
Insight: Dozier (.258, 11 HR, 12 SB, .862 OPS) is the only player in baseball with at least 10 homers and 10 steals, and he leads baseball with 40 runs.
 
5/16/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit his 10th homer of the season Friday against the Mariners.
Insight: Only one player in the majors has 10 homers and 10 steals, and it's Dozier. He also leads baseball with 38 runs.
 
5/10/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier came in 0-for-10 with six strikeouts against Tigers starter Max Scherzer but he hit a three-run homer off the right-hander in the third inning Saturday.
Insight: Dozier didn't have another hit on the day and is hitting .236, but he has nine home runs, 17 RBI, 33 runs, 11 steals and 28 walks. He has been a top-15 overall fantasy option this season.
 
5/10/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is an ugly 0-for-8 with six strikeouts versus Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer.
Insight: Dozier is hitting .237 this season, but he's been highly productive with 32 runs, eight homers, 14 RBI and 11 steals. Add his 28 walks, which ranks him third in baseball, and gives him a respectable .367 OBP.
 
5/8/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has gone 6-for-12 with two doubles and six walks against Indians starter Justin Masterson.
Insight: Dozier is hitting .234 this season, but he's been highly productive with 31 runs, eight homers, 14 RBI and 11 steals. His 25 walks rank fifth in baseball.
 
5/3/2014 9:10:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier hit his eighth homer of the season in the Twins 6-1 win over the Orioles.
Insight: Dozier is only hitting .246 on the year, but its productive with 29 runs, 12 RBI and nine steals.
 

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