Brian Dozier, Second Base, Minnesota Twins, #2


Date of Birth: 5/15/1987
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi
College: University of Southern Mississippi

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 a good season in 2016, with a .268 batting average, 165 hits, 35 doubles, a career high 42 home runs, a career high 99 RBIs, 18 stolen bases, and 138 strikeouts to 61 walks in 155 games. Defensively, as the Twins' second baseman in 151 games, he made 419 assists, 118 double plays, 286 putouts, and 8 errors.

Dozier's 2017 season was similar to the one he had in 2016. He had a career high 166 hits, 30 doubles, 34 home runs, 93 RBIs, 16 stolen bases, 141 strikeouts to 78 walks, and a career high batting average of .269. As the Twins' second baseman in 152 games, he made 405 assists, 109 double plays, 264 putouts, and 5 errors. He had a .993 fielding percentage.

Career batting statistics for Dozier through 2017 include:

  • 851 games played
  • 834 hits
  • 181 doubles
  • 151 home runs
  • 439 RBIs
  • 90 stolen bases
  • 734 strikeouts 356 walks
  • .250 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Dozier at second base through 2017 include:

  • 762 games played
  • 2,216 assists
  • 546 double plays
  • 1,381 putouts
  • 42 errors
  • .988 fielding percentage

Charitable Work

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.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Brian Dozier
ESPN - Brian Dozier