Brian Dozier

Brian Dozier #2

  • 2B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/200
  • Age: 29


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Brian Dozier Stats

.268 42 99 18 .886

Brian Dozier MLB Career Stats

.246 117 346 74 .762

Brian Dozier Bio

  • Full Name: James Brian Dozier
  • Pronunciation: DOE-zher
  • Born: 5/15/1987 in Fulton, MS
  • Draft: 2009, Minnesota Twins, 8th rd. (252nd overall)
  • College: Southern Mississippi
  • Debut: 5/7/2012
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2016 Stats 615 104 165 42 99 18 .268 .340 .886
MLB Career Stats 2715 422 668 117 346 74 .246 .320 .762
  • Status: Active

Brian Dozier Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Twins AL 691 403 89.22 230.32 1.50 13.92 49.02
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.07 1.45 9.97 --
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Twins AL 691 403 89.22 230.32 1.50 13.92 49.02
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.07 1.45 9.97 --


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Brian Dozier Stats

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Brian Dozier Advanced Stats

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Brian Dozier Statcast Events


Brian Dozier Zone Charts

Brian Dozier Pitch Breakdown [Catcher Perspective]
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Brian Dozier News

Brian Dozier Fantasy News

January 11, 2017 at 5:37 AM ET

Dodgers await Twins' Dozier decision

The Brian Dozier auction should come to a close this week, according to a baseball source, although even those involved aren't sure if the Minnesota Twins will actually trade the slugging second baseman.

January 5, 2017 at 2:24 PM ET

Twins to soon decide on Dozier deal

The Twins could be nearing a resolution to the winter-long limbo of All-Star second baseman and trade candidate Brian Dozier.


Brian Dozier Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Minnesota AL

Wilson Team Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2013 Minnesota AL

Home Run Derby Participant

Year Team League
2014 Minnesota AL

MLBPAA Twins Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2014 Minnesota AL
2015 Minnesota AL

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2011 Mesa AFL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2011 Mesa AFL Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Minnesota AL

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/08/2011 New Britain EAS

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Fort Myers FSL

FSL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Fort Myers FSL

APP Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/17/2009 Elizabethton APP

APP Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Elizabethton APP

Brian Dozier Leaderboards

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2014 23 17th in AL
2015 28 14th in AL
2016 42 3rd in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2016 99 16th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2014 21 13th in AL
2016 18 14th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2016 .886 9th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2014 .345 21st in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2016 .546 6th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2014 112 2nd in AL
2015 101 5th in AL
2016 104 12th in AL


Season BB Rank
2014 89 3rd in AL
2015 61 16th in AL
2016 61 21st in AL


Season H Rank
2016 165 24th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2013 33 25th in AL
2014 33 20th in AL
2015 39 7th in AL
2016 35 14th in AL


Season 3B Rank
2013 4 16th in AL
2016 5 10th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2014 156 17th in AL
2015 157 16th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2014 598 18th in AL
2015 628 5th in AL
2016 615 15th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2014 707 3rd in AL
2015 704 3rd in AL
2016 691 12th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2014 249 22nd in AL
2015 279 16th in AL
2016 336 5th in AL


Season SO Rank
2014 129 22nd in AL
2015 148 9th in AL
2016 138 22nd in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2013 7 13th in AL
2014 7 10th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2013 6 25th in AL
2014 9 10th in AL
2016 8 12th in AL

Brian Dozier Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 4, 2012 Minnesota Twins recalled 2B Brian Dozier from Rochester Red Wings.
August 15, 2012 Minnesota Twins optioned Brian Dozier to Rochester Red Wings.
May 7, 2012 Minnesota Twins selected the contract of Brian Dozier from Rochester Red Wings.
April 4, 2012 Brian Dozier assigned to Rochester Red Wings from New Britain Rock Cats.
January 3, 2012 Minnesota Twins invited non-roster SS Brian Dozier to spring training.
June 19, 2011 New Britain Rock Cats activated SS Brian Dozier from the 7-day disabled list.
June 10, 2011 New Britain Rock Cats placed SS Brian Dozier on the 7-day disabled list.
June 6, 2011 SS Brian Dozier assigned to New Britain Rock Cats from Fort Myers Miracle.
January 11, 2011 Minnesota Twins invited non-roster SS Brian Dozier to spring training.
May 22, 2010 Brian Dozier assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Beloit Snappers.
April 3, 2010 Brian Dozier assigned to Beloit Snappers from Elizabethton Twins.
July 8, 2009 Brian Dozier assigned to Elizabethton Twins from GCL Twins.
June 23, 2009 Minnesota Twins signed SS Brian Dozier.
June 23, 2009 Brian Dozier assigned to GCL Twins.

James Brian Dozier Bio Info

James Brian Dozier (pronounced DOE-zher)...wife, Renee (Hrapmann)...2005 graduate of Itawamba Agricultural (MS) High School, where he also earned three letters in football, two in golf and one in basketball...was four-year starter while there...was two-time All-State selection and four-time All-Area and All-Division selection in baseball as well as "Player of the Year" in north Mississippi...attended the University of Southern Mississippi from 2006-09, hitting .355 (307-for-864) with 55 doubles, seven triples, 16 home runs, 152 RBI and 185 runs scored in 224 career games...named Second-Team All-C-USA as junior, NCAA All-Oxford Regional Team as sophomore and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and C-USA All Freshman Team...participates annually in Twins Winter Caravan...also travels annually to Central America with his wife, Renee, for mission trips involving such efforts as building a school, digging ditches to houses for clean water systems, etc. for an organization called Amigos for Christ...created Dozier's Heroes which purchases tickets for and visits with recently returning military members and their families... hosts the annual Celebrity Waiter Event which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.


Was Twins Opening Day second baseman and number two hitter, his third straight season as club's Opening Day second baseman....Set career-high with four hits May 3 vs. Chicago-AL. ATied career-high with four RBI, three times: April 30 vs. Chicago-AL, May 24 at Chicago-AL and July 10 vs. Detroit...had second career two-homer game May 24 at Chicago-AL....Hit .287 (31-for-108) with 10 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 15 RBI and 24 runs scored in 27 May games; the 20 extra-base hits tied the Twins record for the most extra-base hits in May (Zoilo Versalles - 1965, Kirby Puckett - 1990)...10 doubles were tied for third most in the AL and tied for fourth most in baseball....Hit eighth career leadoff home run May 10 at Cleveland off Danny Salazar, passing Shannon Stewart and moving into sole possession of fourth on Twins all-time list....Hit ninth career leadoff home run May 24 at Chicago-AL off Jose Quintana...hit 10th career leadoff home run June 14 at Texas off Nick Martinez....Stole 50th career base June 22 vs. Chicago-AL; along with his 61 career home runs at the time, he became the 16th Twin to ever reach 50 career steals and 50 career home runs....Hit 11th career leadoff home run June 26 at Milwaukee off Kyle Lohse.... Hit first career walk-off home run July 6 vs. Baltimore, a two-run shot off Tommy Hunter in the bottom of the 10th, giving the Twins the 4-2 win....Hit second career walk-off home run July 10 vs. Detroit, a three run shot off Joakim Soria in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Twins the win, capping a six-run comeback and seven-run ninth...he became the second player in Twins/Senators franchise history to record multiple walk-off homers in a single homestand...Roy Sievers achieved that feat for the Washington Senators in 1958, having hit game-ending homers against the Indians on July 16 and the White Sox on July 20....Hit 12th career leadoff home run July 17 at Oakland off Sonny Gray, tying Dan Gladden for third on Twins all-time leadoff homers list....Finished pre-All-Star break with 48 extra-base hits, the most in Twins/Senators franchise history....Was on AL's final vote ballot but was not elected...eventually named to AL All-Star team as a reserve, replacing Toronto's Jose Bautista...entered the game as pinch hitter in the eighth inning and homered off Pittsburgh's Mark Melancon...became 16th player to ever homer in his first All-Star Game at-bat and third Twin to ever homer in an All-Star Game, joining Kirby Puckett (1993) and Harmon Killebrew (1961, '65, '71)....Was named Twins winner of the Heart and Hustle Award near end of July, for the second straight season....Hit fifth leadoff home run of the season, and 13th career leadoff home run, July 30 vs. Seattle off J.A. Happ, passing Gladden and moving into sole possession of third on Twins all-time leadoff homer list....Hit 23rd home run August 2 vs. Seattle, tying his single-season career-high, done in 2014; set new season-high with 24th August 7 at Cleveland....Hit 30th double August 12 vs. Texas, marking his third straight season with 30-plus doubles.... Recorded 63rd extra-base hit with a triple August 30 vs. Houston, setting a Twins single-season record for extra-base hits by a second baseman, passing Chuck Knoblauch's 1996 total of 62....Set new single-season career-high with 34th double September 1 vs. Chicago-AL....Scored 100th run September 26 at Detroit, becoming the third Twin to score 100 runs in consecutive seasons (Knoblauch, 1995-97 and Tony Oliva, 1964-65)...also recorded 73rd RBI, setting Twins record for most RBI by second baseman in single season (Knoblauch, 72 in 1996)....Led the club in home runs (28), doubles (39) and runs scored (101) and ranked second in hits (148) and walks (61)....Finished tied for fifth in the AL in runs scored (101) and tied for ninth most in baseball. ...Played 1,383.0 innings at second base, the second most in club history, trailing Bernie Allen's 1962 total of 1,410.1....Ranked fourth among AL second basemen with a .990 fielding percentage (minimum 1,000.0 innings played) and led all of baseball in innings played at the position (1383.0)....Represented the Twins as a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award....Given Carl R. Pohlad Award for Twins Outstanding Community Service.


Made Twins Opening Day roster for second straight season and was Opening Day second baseman and leadoff hitter March 31 at Chicago-AL...Hit fourth career leadoff home run April 5 at Cleveland off Carlos Carrasco...Hit second leadoff homer of season, fifth of career, April 12 vs. Kansas City off James Shields, tying Cesar Tovar, Denard Span and Shane Mack for sixth most in club history...Hit third leadoff homer of season, sixth of career, April 17 vs. Toronto off Dustin McGowan, tying Zoilo Versalles for fifth most in club history...Hit safely in 12 straight home games April 30-May 18, hitting .367 (18-for-49) during the streak; third highest hit-streak for a Twin at Target Field in 2014...Led baseball in April in runs scored (25), fourth in AL in walks (19) and tied for fourth in AL in home runs (7)...25 runs in April set a club record for the month, passing Paul Molitor's 1996 total of 24...Hit safely in 10 straight games May 9-20, hitting .385 (15-for-39) during the streak...Hit 15th home run June 14 at Detroit and stole 15th base two days later on June 16 at Boston, marking the 15th time in club history and 12th different player to hit 15 homers and steal 15 bases in one season...did it in his 67th game which is the fastest ever by a Twin and fastest in baseball since the Dodgers Matt Kemp did it in his 68th game in 2011...according to Elias Sports Bureau, since 1914, Dozier and Larry Hisle (21 homers and 15 steals in 1977) are the only Twins in franchise history to hit 15 home runs and steal 15 bases in a first half of a season...Hit fourth leadoff homer of season, seventh of career, July 4 vs. New York-AL off Chase Whitley, tying Shannon Stewart for fourth most in club history...Had first career two-homer game July 13 at Colorado, one of two for the Twins in 2014 (Arcia the other)...Led AL and ranked second in baseball in runs scored pre-All-Star break (69)...Hit 18 home runs pre-All-Star break and was selected by AL Captain, Toronto's Jose Bautista, to participate in the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field; hit two home runs in the first round and did not advance...had brother Clay pitch to him...became the sixth different Twin to participate in the Home Run Derby (Tom Brunansky - 1985, Gary Gaetti - 1989, Torii Hunter - 2002, Justin Morneau - 2007 & '08, and Joe Mauer - 2009)...Became 17th player from host team to participate and second in club history, joining of six players ever to not be named to an All-Star team to participate (Rafael Palmeiro - 2004, Hee-Seop Choi - 2005, Ryan Howard - 2007, Yoenis Cespedes-2013, Justin Morneau - 2014)...Hit 19th home run July 22 vs. Cleveland, setting a single-season career-high and new all-time high for Twins second basemen...Recorded 20th stolen base August 20 vs. Cleveland, becoming the sixth different player (7th time) in club history to hit 20 homers and steal 20 bases, the first since Torii Hunter in 2004...Scored 100th run September 3 vs. Chicago-AL (Game 2), becoming the 13th different Twin (20th time) to reach 100 runs and first since Michael Cuddyer scored 102 times in 2006...Hit safely in career-high 11 straight games August 22-September 1, hitting .390 (16-for-41) during the streak...Finished with 112 runs scored, the most for a Twin since Chuck Knoblauch scored 117 in 1997 and seventh most for Twin all-time...Led Twins in hits (145), home runs (23), walks (89), runs (112), stolen bases (21), games (156), at-bats (598) and ranked second in RBI (71)...Ranked second in the AL and third in baseball in runs scored (112), ranked third in the AL in walks, tied for eighth in times on base (243)...Among all second basemen in baseball, he ranked first in runs and walks, tied for first in home runs, third in times on base (243), fourth in total bases (249), and tied for seventh in doubles (33)...Ranked fifth among second basemen in baseball in double plays (98)...Was only player in baseball with over 100 runs, 30 doubles, 20 home runs, 80 walks and 20 stolen bases; only player in Twins history also...Was given the Twins Heart and Hustle Award, voted on by the MLB Players Alumni Association...Given the Jim Kaat Award for Twins Defensive Player of the Year voted on by the Twin Cities Chapter of the BBWAA.


Made first career Opening Day roster and started Opening Day at second base April 1 vs. Detroit... Hit first home run of the season May 6 at Boston, a game-tying solo shot in the top of the ninth inning off Joel Hanrahan; Twins lost 6-5 in 11 innings... Reached base safely in 12 straight games May 27-June 9, posting a .318 batting average and a .400 on-base percentage in that span... Homered in three straight games June 19-21... Committed just two errors in first 80 games April 1-July 13, posting a .995 fielding percentage in that span... Hit safely in a career-high 10 games July 21-August 3... Hit game tying RBI-single in ninth inning August 2 vs. Houston, then later hit game-winning RBI-single in the 13th inning; according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he entered that game with 70 career RBI, but only one had either tied the game or put his team ahead in the seventh inning-or-later (game-tying home run on May 6, 2013)... Hit eight home runs with 20 RBI in 28 games August 6-September 3, posting a .576 slugging percentage in that span... Hit 30th double September 1 at Texas, becoming the fourth second baseman in club history to reach 30 doubles, and first since 1999 when Todd Walker hit 37... Hit 14th home run August 29 vs. Kansas City, tying Tim Teufel's 1984 total for most ever by a Twins second baseman...passed Teufel with his 15th August 31 at Texas... Played 146 games (141 starts) at second base, sixth most in baseball at the position; committed just six errors, tied for third fewest among AL second basemen...led all MLB second basemen in assists (461) and was involved in 110 double plays, second most among MLB second basemen... Led the Twins in home runs (18); was second in doubles (33), hits (136) and RBI (66), and third in walks (51)... Ranked second in home runs among AL second basemen; third in extra-base hits (55) and fifth in doubles... Finished as the Twins all-time leader in home runs by a second baseman, also finished second in RBI, fifth in slugging percentage (.414), tied for fifth in total bases (231), and sixth in doubles... Committed six errors, tying him with three others for fewest ever by a Twins second baseman: Luis Castillo (2006), Chuck Knoblauch (1992) and Steve Lombardozzi (1986)... Was given the Charles O. Johnson Award as Twins Most Improved Player and the Mike Augustin "Media Good Guy" Award, both voted on by the Twin Cities Chapter of the BBWAA.

2012 Was an invite to Twins spring training and started the season with Triple-A Rochester, hitting safely in first nine games, going 15-for-34 (.441) April 5-14. ... Named Twins minor league Player of the Week April 13, batting .391 (9-for-23) with three doubles, one home run and four RBI in six games. ... Had contract selected by Minnesota May 7, as the Twins placed Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list. ... Made major league debut May 7 vs. Los Angeles-AL, going 1-for-4 with his first major league hit, singling off David Carpenter; came around to score first major league run...recorded first career RBI in next game May 8 vs. Los Angeles-AL. ... Hit first career double May 12 vs. Toronto...had first career home run the next day, a solo shot off Ricky Romero May 13 vs. Toronto. ... Hit safely in 14 of first 18 major league games May 7-25. ... Had first career stolen base June 4 at Kansas City. ... Optioned to Triple-A Rochester August 14...was tied with Asdrubal Cabrera for the most errors by a shortstop in the AL (15) at the time. 2011 Was an invite to Twins Spring Training...reassigned to minor league camp, March 14 and reported to Single-A Ft. Myers...Named Twins Minor League Player of the Week for the week ending May 21, batting .433 (13-for-30) with two doubles, two triples, seven rbi, three runs scored and two walks in seven games...second career Player of the Week honor...Was named Twins Minor League Player of the Month for May after batting .337 (33-for-98) with seven doubles, three triples, 11 rbi, 14 runs scored, 14 walks and seven stolen bases...his first Player of the Month honor...Hit a grand slam in his final game with the Miracle, June 4 vs. Jupiter...transferred to Double-A New Britain, June 6...Named Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star but did not play in the game due to promotion...Placed on the 7-day disabled list with a left cheekbone fracture, June 10...reinstated, June 19...Named Eastern League Player of the Week, August 8, after batting .520 (13-for-25) with four doubles and four rbi in six games...Hit safely in 18 of 19 games, July 31-August 21, including his first career two-homer game, August 20 vs. New Hampshire...Batted .385 (52-for-135) against left-handed pitching and .295 (105-for-356) against right-handers at both levels combined...Made just 13 errors between both levels in 127 games (five errors at Ft. Myers and eight errors at New Britain)...Given the Sherry Robertson Award for the Twins Minor League Player of the Year, voted on by the Twin Cities chapter of the BBWAA...combined to bat .320 (157-for-491) with 33 doubles, 12 triples, nine home runs, 56 rbi, 92 runs scored and 24 stolen bases in 127 games at both levels combined...Led the Twins organization in runs scored and triples, was third in hits, stolen bases and total bases (241), sixth in doubles and eighth in walks...Named as the shortstop on the Minor League Baseball website's 2011 Twins organizational All-Star team...Played for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League, batting .296 (32-for-108) with 27 runs, eight doubles, three home runs and 22 rbi in 26 games...earned a roster spot in the AFL Rising Stars Game representing the East division as the starting second baseman...went 1-for-2 in the game with a solo home run...Ranked 10th-best prospect in the Twins' minor league system, Best Strike-Zone Discipline and Best Defensive Infielder by Baseball America, entering the 2012 season. 2010 Started the season with Single-A Beloit, playing 32 games at shortstop, three games at second base and three games at third base for the Snappers...made just seven errors in those games...Posted a season-high 12-game hitting streak, April 10-23...finished April with a .319 batting average...Transferred to Single-A Ft. Myers, May 22...hit his first professional home run, June 24 vs. Charlotte...Named Twins Minor League Player of the Week, June 25 after batting .412 with 14 hits, one double, one home run, five rbi and six runs scored in eight games...had season-high four hits, June 23 at Palm Beach...Batted .301 (25-for-83) vs. left-handed pitching and .266 (71-for-267) vs. righties, for the Rock Cats...Batted .313 (30-for-96) in 24 June games...batted .291 (83-for-285) post-All-Star break...Played 66 games at shortstop for the Miracle, 14 at third base and 12 at second base. 2009 Began season with Rookie-Level GCL Twins...played in five games before being promoted to Rookie-Level Elizabethton, July 8...named the Appalachian League Player of the Week, August 10...batted .321 (27-for-84) in 21 July games...had consecutive four-hit games, August 14 and 15 at Bristol...batted .369 (48-for-130) with 10 doubles in 31 August games...collected 25 multi-hit games...batted .406 (26-for-64) against left-handed pitching and .331 (51-for-154) vs. right-handers...played all 53 of his games at shortstop...finished second in the Appalachian League in batting average, hits and on-base percentage...was named an Appalachian League Postseason All-Star.