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Birth Date8-22-1991
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age27 years, 7 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
-0.12016
2017
-1.52018
-0.72019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2016 KCA 24 8 21 4 1 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 .211 .286 .263 63 -0.9 0.0 -0.2 -0.1
2018 KCA 26 102 388 83 19 4 11 24 109 1 2 3 .229 .278 .395 80 -7.9 -0.3 -13.4 -1.5
2019 KCA 27 16 67 17 2 0 5 8 12 1 0 1 .298 .388 .596 134 2.0 -0.5 0.4 0.4
Career1264761042241634129224.237.294.41687-6.8-0.8-13.3-1.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 LEX A SAL 15 59 .227 .296 .340 .360 85 4.3 1.7 0.1 165 0 1.1 -0.5 2.4 0.5
2013 IDA Rk PIO 54 258 .281 .350 .429 .326 109 16.3 7.9 0.6 166 0 -0.9 3.1 3.6 1.4
2014 WIL A+ CAR 66 267 .259 .324 .389 .371 85 19 7.8 0.7 152 0 -7.8 2.2 7.6 1.1
2014 NWA AA TEX 64 267 .249 .319 .371 .280 96 -10.1 7.3 0.8 76 0 -6.5 0.9 -11.6 -1.0
2015 NWA AA TEX 128 523 .256 .323 .389 .283 106 -12.5 14.0 0.8 78 0 -4.2 -0.7 -20.5 -1.1
2016 KCA MLB AL 8 21 .254 .304 .406 .364 105 -0.5 0.6 -0.2 63 13 -0.2 0.0 -0.9 -0.1
2016 NWA AA TEX 26 110 .243 .310 .380 .328 99 12 3.0 -0.2 178 0 -1.5 0.1 6.4 0.8
2016 OMA AAA PCL 103 434 .267 .332 .409 .358 94 22 12.2 -1.3 132 0 -6.6 0.9 7.8 1.3
2017 WIL A+ CAR 3 13 .264 .342 .401 .667 88 1.2 0.4 0 93 0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 0.0
2017 NWA AA TEX 6 20 .269 .331 .405 .500 101 0.3 0.5 -0.1 106 0 0.5 0.6 -0.3 0.1
2017 OMA AAA PCL 24 96 .266 .329 .416 .341 95 2.3 2.8 -0.9 73 0 -0.9 -0.3 -3.7 -0.3
2018 KCA MLB AL 102 388 .248 .315 .412 .296 102 -11.7 10.9 -3.7 80 10 -13.4 -0.3 -7.9 -1.5
2018 OMA AAA PCL 35 143 .257 .321 .389 .392 94 2 4.2 -0.6 115 0 1.8 -0.2 1.0 0.6
2019 KCA MLB AL 16 67 .239 .312 .417 .293 103 5.1 2.0 0.3 134 22 0.4 -0.5 2.0 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 LEX A SAL 59 55 6 18 6 0 0 24 9 3 5 0 0 .327 .373 .436 .109 0 0
2013 IDA Rk PIO 258 218 43 66 24 0 7 111 43 35 32 3 1 .303 .403 .509 .206 2 0
2014 NWA AA TEX 267 234 33 49 12 0 4 73 21 31 70 3 2 .209 .303 .312 .103 1
2014 WIL A+ CAR 267 224 36 66 18 0 4 96 39 35 56 7 3 .295 .397 .429 .134 3
2015 NWA AA TEX 523 475 65 101 27 1 12 166 53 45 151 6 2 .213 .281 .349 .137 2 0
2016 NWA AA TEX 110 95 14 29 8 0 8 61 21 14 23 4 0 .305 .400 .642 .337 0 0
2016 KCA MLB AL 21 19 4 4 1 0 0 5 1 2 8 0 0 .211 .286 .263 .053 0 0
2016 OMA AAA PCL 434 391 65 115 36 1 15 198 54 40 100 3 1 .294 .357 .506 .212 3 0
2017 WIL A+ CAR 13 11 1 4 1 0 0 5 1 1 5 0 0 .364 .462 .455 .091 0 0
2017 OMA AAA PCL 96 84 11 19 6 1 4 39 12 9 37 1 1 .226 .313 .464 .238 1 0
2017 NWA AA TEX 20 16 4 4 1 0 0 5 0 4 8 0 0 .250 .400 .313 .063 0 0
2018 KCA MLB AL 388 362 36 83 19 4 11 143 34 24 109 2 3 .229 .278 .395 .166 1 0
2018 OMA AAA PCL 143 118 18 30 7 0 1 40 11 24 43 2 1 .254 .385 .339 .085 0 0
2019 KCA MLB AL 67 57 9 17 2 0 5 34 10 8 12 0 1 .298 .388 .596 .298 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 86 0.5000 0.5116 0.7727 0.6279 0.3953 0.8889 0.5882 0.2273 0.0000
2018 1523 0.4819 0.5010 0.7156 0.6649 0.3485 0.8545 0.4691 0.2844 0.0000
2019 225 0.5022 0.3778 0.7882 0.5044 0.2500 0.9298 0.5000 0.2118 0.0000
Career18340.48520.48640.72720.64350.33860.86540.47850.27280.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 KCA $567,225
2018 KCA $
2017 KCA $
2016 KCA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$567,225
1 yrTotal$567,225

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 60 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Kansas City 9/2/16.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2013 (1-8) (Stephen F. Austin State). Signed 6/10/13, $2.2M signing bonus ($3.1378M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 535 60 125 32 3 17 68 50 144 4 2 .262 .335 .448 107 16.5 3B -8, 1B -2 1.3
80o 518 56 117 30 3 16 63 46 142 4 2 .252 .322 .432 100 11.5 3B -8, 1B -2 0.6
70o 506 53 110 28 3 15 60 44 141 4 2 .242 .312 .415 95 8.1 3B -8, 1B -2 0.0
60o 496 51 105 27 3 14 58 42 140 3 2 .235 .303 .403 91 5.2 3B -8, 1B -2 -0.4
50o 486 49 101 26 3 14 55 40 138 3 2 .230 .297 .399 87 2.7 3B -8, 1B -2 -0.7
40o 476 46 97 25 3 13 53 38 137 3 2 .225 .290 .387 83 0.3 3B -7, 1B -2 -1.2
30o 466 44 90 23 2 12 51 36 136 3 2 .213 .277 .362 79 -2.2 3B -7, 1B -2 -1.5
20o 454 42 86 22 2 12 48 34 134 3 2 .208 .272 .358 74 -5.0 3B -7, 1B -2 -1.9
10o 437 38 79 20 2 11 44 31 131 3 2 .198 .259 .340 68 -8.6 3B -7, 1B -2 -2.4
Weighted Mean4884910226314564013932.231.298.399883.13B -8, 1B -2-0.7

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-15 22:00:00 (link to chat)First, thanks for y'all's hard work. Makes the BP subscription an easy renew each year. Thoughts on some Royals guys: Chase Vallot, Hunter Dozier, and Josh Staumont.
(Danny G from Minnesota)
You're welcome! Thanks for reading!

I don't think it's hyperbole to say that Staumont has one of the best pure FB/CB combos in the minor leagues, and he'll flash a CH to go with 'em. But the delivery hasn't gotten much crisper this year and he just hasn't shown signs of developing the kind of baseline command to stick in a rotation. High-leverage potential if he can take even minimal steps forward in simplifying and better repeating.

Dozier doesn't really have much left to show anyone in the minors. The swing looked stiff and powerful in San Diego. There's plus power, but it's more of a strength swing. He moved around the bag pretty good at third, though the reactions and fluidity of a quality asset at the position weren't on display when I saw him.

Vallot seems to have hit a wall offensively in the second half, but he's 19, and these things happen to young catchers. The power and on-base combo was on full display earlier this season though. I don't have anything on his D development, sorry. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-06-16 21:00:00 (link to chat)Has Hunter Dozier reestablished himself as a future above average regular (on offense) at 3b? The K's are up at AAA but everything else is looking good to box score scouts. Thanks for the chat!
(Massy from EST)
I wouldn't go that far. But back on track to be a major leaguer capable of holding a job? Sure. (Bret Sayre)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's going on with Hunter Dozier? Looks like a year and a half of AA struggles. I thought he had some concern handling upper velocity but didn't expect things to be this drastic. How do you feel he's positioned going forward?
(Daniel from Texas)
I don't wanna say he's been exposed, but the reports I've gotten back are not good. A ton of swing-and-miss, and if your'e a third baseman who doesn't have plus power, you better be really good with the glove or have an average or better hit tool. Dozier looked to have the latter, but the length of the swing and lack of patience appears to have caught up with him a bit. Still time, but no longer a starter at the hot corner for me. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Dozier seems to be a fairly divisive prospect-- where do you stand, and has their been any chatter about him since the AFL?
(JT Smooth from Loveboat Cap'n)
Dozier was really impressive when I saw him in Wilmington and I won't forget that. I have him in as a role 6 3B. He will make adjustments at every level. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Hunter Dozier? Are the holes in his zone coverage "fixable" or is he destined to be a low-average hitter?
(Andy5 from MKE)
He's an extremely strong kid, who is a tad bit stiff, just because he's so muscular. But, he has huge levels of #want, and will stick at 3B. The bat may never be plus, but it has the potential to be average, and the power could play to a 6. It's an intriguing package overall. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Dozier. Impact bat?
(Marcus Wright from Delaware)
Potential impact bat that could settle as a solid average bat for his position. (NL West Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-11-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Hunter Dozier? Can he supplant Moustakas at 3b by 2016?
(jojo from Sd)
I liked Dozier when viewing him with Wilmington. Shows barrel control and has a good approach, showing ability to adapt in-game and not succumb to quality sequencing. I think more power is coming, but it's not quite there yet. Plus raw power, but the swing is more conducive for high-contact at the time. Once he starts to learn how to get some backspin and loft on the swing, I think we see more production in the power department. I think by 2016, you could reasonably see Dozier in the discussion. I don't think it's this season though. (Tucker Blair)
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Moustakas has been a great defender this year, but other than a decent home run total, has looked completely lost at the plate. What are your thoughts on his future, and who will be the Royals' third baseman in 2016?
(Frank from Kansas City)
We touched on this earlier, but I would think he'd be their third baseman again in 2016. Hunter Dozier made some noise in Wilmington at the start of the year, but stalled in Double A. (Andy McCullough)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Dozier struggling in AA after strong results earlier. Just a bump in the road for him/adjusting? An everyday 3B for you?
(Steven from Oh me oh oh my oh oh Cleveland Ohio)
It was an aggressive move to put him there, so an adjustment period shouldn't be surprising. I still believe. 2nd division regular for me, with the possibility of a few role 55 years in there. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rank these pitchers: Jose Berrios, Daniel Norris, Marco Gonzales Rank these hitters for their bats: Hunter Dozier, Michael Taylor, Rio Ruiz, Jesse Winker Thanks!
(FantasyFrodo from Washington)
Norris, Berrios, Gonzales. #BullDozier, Winker, Ruiz, Taylor. (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Dozier starting 3b for KC next year?
(scott from az)
2016. (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Another prominent baseball opinion had Hunter Dozier going from unranked this offseason to #39 on their update today. BP didn't include him. How close was he to the Top 50?
(Kurt from Milwaukee)
We've put a lot of eyes on Dozier this season, starting in camp and extending into the season. We have a very good handle on this player, and while we all certainly love his overall game, the reality is probably more of a role 5 (regular) than a huge impact talent with a higher upside. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)I had thought that Hunter Dozier was listed as a potential 6/6 in his last eye witness account. Does this mean that Nick Williams and Dozier have similar hit/power tools? What are your thoughts on Dozier?
(oakiegu007 from NY)
They do grade wise but get there in very... extremely.. titanically different ways. Williams is speed and Dozier is strength. Dozier's ceiling is a bit lower but much safer floor.

If everyone played baseball the way Dozier does there would be world peace. Look for the spring training notes on him. I. Love. #Bulldozier. (Ryan Parker)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)12-team dynasty, 6x6 (with BB for batters, K/BB for P) 7 player MiLB rosters: I have a couple fringier MiLB players right now (Winker, Berrios) and wondering if any of these avail. guys would be better adds: Hunter Dozier, Raimel Tapia (still don't quite get the hype but I'm not a scout), Michael Taylor, Daniel Norris, Josh Bell. Thanks!
(NorDub from PNW)
Definitely Tapia, Daniel Norris is worth a look. Winker and Berrios are good though, I'd probably wait and assess after next monday when the BP top 50 comes out. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Hunter Dozier our savior at the black hole known as 3B in KC? When and what can we expect from him? Thanks...
(KCHomer from KCK)
Our mid-atlantic guys who have seen Dozier a bunch this year really like him. He just got promoted to Double-A so that puts him on the doorstep, though he won't be up this year. Next summer could be possible though. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jeff: thanks for your frequent updates on prospects. When 2014 is over, what players do you anticipate will have made the biggest jump up the ranks of prospects?
(howling wolf from Bethesda MD)
Joey Gallo has to be among the leaders in the clubhouse for that honor. He was near the bottom of our Top 101 before the season because of the questions about his ability to make contact against better pitching. He's answered them with a vengeance. Any time a prospect makes great improvement at his biggest weakness, it's significant.

Other candidates include Raimel Tapia, David Dahl, and Hunter Dozier. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the ETA on Hunter Dozier? Do you think he is going to be an above average 3B option for the Royals?
(Dave from Scranton)
Two of our guys have filed reports on him. Both believe he can be an everyday third baseman and have his ETA at 2016. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)Hunter Dozier's stats look ordinary until you look at the splits and see he's raking away from Frawley Stadium. Is that enough to earn him a promotion this summer? What are your thoughts on Dozier?
(Bill from Bozeman)
I wouldn't pay too close of attention to the stats, especially in that park. Dozier is a gamer. He comes to play every day, has plenty of #want, and can hit. He'll do fine at 3B, and the scouting reports are far superior to the stats. He absolutely loves to play the game every day, which is underratedly important. He's going to work at his craft, and continue to hone it. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Two 3B prospects that seem to be hitting well: Hunter Dozier and Mitch Nay. What's your thoughts on them? High ceilings?
(Karl from San Angelo)
I'm a bigger fan of Dozier as he's the better hitter. Nay has a little more power, but his minor league numbers overstate his fantasy potential and I'm not sure how much of that power is usable. Dozier's ceiling is a high-average, decent power third baseman. Those are in pretty high demand these days. (Bret Sayre)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Has Hunter Dozier displayed enough to be deserving of his higher draft position and does this affect your outlook on him?
(Victor from Dumfries)
He's legit. At the time, it seemed like quite the reach, even after they were able to pop Manaea. But after watching him a ton in camp, and talking to teams that drafted soon after the Royals did, Dozier wasn't going to last very long in that draft. He has more industry fans that I initially realized. (Jason Parks)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Between Hunter Dozier and Mitch Nay, who has the higher ceiling and who has the higher floor? Also, what position do you see each most likely to settle into?
(digiderek from Nevada)
Based on what I know, I'd lean toward Dozier on both. He seems more likely to stick on the left side of the infield, presumably at third base, which takes pressure off his bat. I don't know where Nay lands defensively. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Dozier or Christian Arroyo?
(Kyle from Seattle)
Dozier (Jason Parks)


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