Brian Dozier, Second Base, Minnesota Twins, #2
Date of Birth: 5/15/1987
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi
College: University of Southern Mississippi
Current Salary: $6,000,000
Brian Dozier, second baseman for the Minnesota Twins, was drafted by the Twins in 2009. After playing in the minor leagues from 2009 to the beginning of the 2012 baseball season, he was called up to the Twins in mid-May, 2012. He finished his minor league career with a .298 batting average.
Dozier played in 84 games with the Twins in 2012. He started as a shortstop but he was moved to second base in 2013. He finished the 2014 season with 145 hits, 33 doubles, 23 home runs, 71 RBIs, and a .242 batting average in 156 games.
Dozier finished the 2015 season with 148 hits, 39 doubles, 28 home runs, 77 RBIs, and a .236 batting average in 157 games. As the Twins' second baseman, he made 456 assists, 111 double plays, 303 putouts, and 8 errors in 157 games.
Dozier had his best season so far in 2016, with career highs in batting average (.268), hits (165), home runs (42), and RBIs (99) in 155 games. Defensively, as the Twins' second baseman in 151 games, he made 419 assists, 118 double plays, 286 putouts, and 8 errors.
Career batting statistics for Dozier through 2016 include:
- 699 games played
- 668 hits
- 151 doubles
- 117 home runs
- 346 RBIs
- 593 strikeouts to 278 walks
- .246 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Dozier at second base through 2016 include:
- 610 games played
- 1,811 assists
- 437 double plays
- 1,117 putouts
- 37 errors
- .988 fielding percentage
Dozier has worked with veterans and TwinsCare. In 2013, he went on a mission to Nicaragua with Amigos for Christ to help dig a water system for the community.