Brian Allan Dopirak Bio Info
In nine minor league seasons since 2002, has hit .280
(948x3382) with 210 doubles, 156 home runs and 596
RBI in 881 games within the Cubs (2002-07) and Blue Jays
(2008-10) organizations. ... Was named a Topps Double A All-Star following 2009. ... Named the Most Valuable Player at his level in Toronto's
system twice, in 2009 at Double A and in 2008 at Class A,
and was named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Year
in 2004... also in 2004, received the MiLB Round Tripper
Award, Class A. ... Was named a Mid-Season All-Star in 2008 and 2009 and a
Post-Season All-Star in 2004, 2008 and 2009 ... Graduated from Dunedin High School in Florida in
2002, and returned home when he played there in
2008 for Toronto's Class A affiliate. ... Was originally selected by the Cubs in the second
round of the June 2002 First-Year Player Draft...was
signed by Cubs scout Tom Shafer. ... Signed by Houston to a minor league contact with an
invite to Major League Spring Training on Dec. 15, 2010.
Spent the season at Triple A Las Vegas, where he hit .274 (93x339) with 26 doubles, 11 homers and 53 RBI in 86
Began the season in New Hampshire (AA) of the Eastern League, and despite playing in only 87 games
led the club in extra base hits (49), home runs (19) and RBI (68)... MORE HARDWARE: Captured the R. Howard Webster
Award for New Hampshire as the clubs Most Valuable Player... It represents his 2nd consecutive award, winning with
Dunedin (A) last season... Was named an Eastern League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star, and also picked up two
Player of the Week awards in the Eastern League... WHAT A DAY: On May 8 vs. Connecticut, led the FisherCats to victory
with a 5-6 effort, including two doubles, one triple, two home runs and career high eight RBI... It marked one of his two
multi-home run games with New Hampshire, and he would go on to record two more with Las Vegas (AAA) in the Pacific
Coast League... WELCOME TO VEGAS: Was promoted on July 16 to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Caost League... Batted
.317 for the balance of July, then recorded a .357 average with nine doubles, six home runs and 34 RBI in August...
On July 29 recorded seven RBI and posted his 3rd of four multi-home run games... Overall combined to hit .317 with 42
doubles, 27 home riuns and 102 RBI.
In his first season in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, played the majority of the year with Dunedin of the Florida
State League (A)... Among the Florida State League offensive leaders, ranked 1st in SLG % (.577), 1st in OPS (.959),
2nd in batting average, 2nd in home runs, 3rd in RBI, 3rd in extra base hits (54), 3rd in runs (77) & 4th in OBP % (.382)...
Was selected to participate in the Florida State League Mid-season All-Star game... Started at first base & finished the
contest going 1-for-3 with a strikeout... Named Florida State League Player of the Week from July 14-20... Over that stretch
batted .368 (7-19) with four home runs & 14 RBI... From July 5-22 collected 35 RBI over a 14-game stretch... Selected
as the 2008 R. Howard Webster Award winner with Dunedin (A)... Was named a post-season All-Star in the Florida State
League... Named Star of the Month in April, hitting .333 (29-87) with seven doubles, two home runs & drove in 13... Named
the Organizational Player of the month for July where he batted .301 (31-103) with eight doubles, 11 home runs, 22 runs
scored & 42 RBI.
Split time between Tennessee of the Southern League (AA) and Daytona of the Florida State League (A)... Began
the season with Tennessee, appearing 21 games (20 at 1B)... Was demoted to Daytona on May 18 and remained with
them for the rest of the season... In 94 games with Daytona batted .277 (96-347) with 23 doubles, 17 home runs and drove
in 64 runs.
Dopirak's season was shortened when he broke a bone in his left foot in the first game of the season April 6. He returned in June, and played in 52 games for Double-A West Tenn before opting for additional surgery. Dopirak hit one home run and had 23 RBIs.
Brian spent the season at Daytona (A), batting .235 with 26 doubles, 16 home runs and 76 RBI in 132 games ... started the season strong, batting .279 with 4 homers and 11 RBI in 21 games in April ... had 31 multi-hit games ... drove in a season-high 4 runs on August 17 vs. Vero Beach, as he went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run ... named the ninth-best prospect in the Cubs' organization by Baseball America following the season.
Brian was named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Year after batting .307 with 39 home runs and 120 RBI in 137 games for Lansing (A) ... was the Midwest League MVP and the prospect of the year as his homer total led the league and was third among all minor leaguers ... named by Baseball America as the best prospect in the Midwest League and the best prospect in the Cubs organization ... hit safely in 11 of his first 12 games, going 16-for-48 (.333) with 3 home runs and 8 RBI over the stretch ... batted .390 with 11 doubles, 10 roundtrippers and 27 RBI in 25 games in June ... had five 2-homer games and 36 multi-RBI affairs ... had a season- and career-high 6 RBI May 10 against Peoria, going 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs.
© had a 27-game hit streak from June 7-July 8, batting .393 with 28 RBI over the stretch ... also had a 10-game hitting streak from August 24-September 3, going 20-for-42 (.476) with 16 RBI.
Brian spent the majority of the season at Boise (A), where he batted .240 with 13 home runs and 37 RBI
in 52 games ... also appeared in 19 late-season games for Lansing, batting .269 in those contests ... was named to the Northwest League all-star team ... hit safely in 10 straight games for Lansing, going 18-for-42 (.429) from August 18-August 28 ... homered in back-to-back games August 4-5 against Salem-Keizer as he went 3-for-7 with a pair of home runs and 4 RBI over the 2-game span.
Spent his first season in professional baseball in the Cubs' rookie level club in the Arizona League ...
batted .253 in 21 games.