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PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date5-15-1987
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age32 years, 3 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.52015
4.32016
5.42017
1.92018
0.62019
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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
2012 MIN 25 84 340 74 11 1 6 16 58 1 9 2 .234 .271 .332 75 -9.6 -2.0 4.4 0.7
2013 MIN 26 147 623 136 33 4 18 51 120 6 14 7 .244 .312 .414 105 4.3 3.9 13.0 4.0
2014 MIN 27 156 707 145 33 1 23 89 129 9 21 7 .242 .345 .416 119 14.5 4.3 6.1 4.7
2015 MIN 28 157 704 148 39 4 28 61 148 7 12 4 .236 .307 .444 107 8.6 4.8 -8.2 2.5
2016 MIN 29 155 691 165 35 5 42 61 138 8 18 2 .268 .340 .546 128 24.7 1.1 -2.2 4.3
2017 MIN 30 152 705 167 30 4 34 78 141 8 16 7 .271 .359 .498 123 22.5 2.2 9.7 5.4
2018 LAN 31 47 170 26 9 0 5 24 33 1 4 0 .182 .300 .350 97 -0.2 -1.6 0.1 0.3
2018 MIN 31 104 462 93 21 2 16 46 96 3 8 3 .227 .307 .405 97 -0.1 1.6 1.9 1.6
2019 WAS 32 115 421 86 19 0 19 52 95 4 3 3 .236 .337 .445 105 4.7 -3.8 -2.8 1.0
Career111748231040230211914789584710535.245.325.44411069.410.522.024.6

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
2009 ELZ Rk APL 53 248 .255 .328 .381 .399 110 10.3 7.8 3.6 160 0 7.8 -0.6 33.0 5.1
2009 TWI Rk GCL 5 16 .216 .290 .297 .308 86 1.4 0.5 0 158 0 -0.9 -0.2 1.6 0.1
2010 BLT A MDW 39 170 .254 .333 .380 .304 104 -2.9 5.0 1.8 105 0 2.0 2.1 1.1 1.2
2010 FTM A+ FSL 93 410 .255 .330 .360 .291 91 -2.4 11.2 3.8 106 0 -12.4 -1.7 2.5 0.3
2011 FTM A+ FSL 49 218 .261 .327 .382 .350 100 14.9 6.5 1.9 157 0 5.0 2.6 12.0 2.8
2011 NBR AA EAS 78 351 .258 .324 .397 .357 89 20.6 10.3 3.4 137 0 -10.7 4.0 13.8 2.1
2012 MIN MLB AL 84 340 .260 .323 .416 .267 106 -12 9.3 4.3 75 10 4.4 -2.0 -9.6 0.7
2012 ROC AAA INT 48 200 .258 .327 .385 .270 94 -7.3 5.9 2.3 71 0 -2.6 0.2 -5.8 0.0
2012 MAR Wnt VWL 7 25 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MIN MLB AL 147 623 .250 .315 .393 .278 100 1.5 16.4 -0.8 105 8 13.0 3.9 4.3 4.0
2014 MIN MLB AL 156 707 .252 .315 .387 .269 106 14 18.2 -0.8 119 8 6.1 4.3 14.5 4.7
2015 MIN MLB AL 157 704 .252 .313 .402 .261 108 0.2 19.0 -0.9 107 8 -8.2 4.8 8.6 2.5
2016 MIN MLB AL 155 691 .257 .320 .422 .280 112 20.2 19.5 -1 128 7 -2.2 1.1 24.7 4.3
2017 MIN MLB AL 152 705 .259 .326 .438 .300 109 16.1 20.6 -1 123 10 9.7 2.2 22.5 5.4
2018 LAN MLB NL 47 170 .246 .313 .404 .196 100 -4.5 4.8 -0.2 97 9 0.1 -1.6 -0.2 0.3
2018 MIN MLB AL 104 462 .251 .318 .419 .256 104 -2.6 13.0 -0.6 97 9 1.9 1.6 -0.1 1.6
2019 WAS MLB NL 115 421 .258 .327 .442 .267 104 0.6 12.8 -0.4 105 11 -2.8 -3.8 4.7 1.0

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
2009 ELZ Rk APL 248 218 38 77 17 0 0 94 14 23 26 3 0 .353 .420 .431 .078 1 1
2009 TWI Rk GCL 16 14 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .000 0 0
2010 BLT A MDW 170 151 24 42 7 1 0 51 17 16 16 6 1 .278 .341 .338 .060 3 3
2010 FTM A+ FSL 410 350 44 96 11 1 5 124 42 44 41 10 4 .274 .349 .354 .080 9 9
2011 FTM A+ FSL 218 180 32 58 11 5 2 85 22 27 20 13 4 .322 .423 .472 .150 2 3
2011 NBR AA EAS 351 311 60 99 22 7 7 156 34 28 46 11 7 .318 .384 .502 .183 0 7
2012 MAR Wnt VWL 25 24 1 5 0 0 0 5 2 1 4 0 0 .208 .240 .208 .000 0 0
2012 MIN MLB AL 340 316 33 74 11 1 6 105 33 16 58 9 2 .234 .271 .332 .098 3 4
2012 ROC AAA INT 200 181 15 42 11 1 2 61 17 14 34 3 2 .232 .286 .337 .105 3 1
2013 MIN MLB AL 623 558 72 136 33 4 18 231 66 51 120 14 7 .244 .312 .414 .170 4 3
2014 MIN MLB AL 707 598 112 145 33 1 23 249 71 89 129 21 7 .242 .345 .416 .174 8
2015 MIN MLB AL 704 628 101 148 39 4 28 279 77 61 148 12 4 .236 .307 .444 .209 8 0
2016 MIN MLB AL 691 615 104 165 35 5 42 336 99 61 138 18 2 .268 .340 .546 .278 5 2
2017 MIN MLB AL 705 617 106 167 30 4 34 307 93 78 141 16 7 .271 .359 .498 .227 2 0
2018 MIN MLB AL 462 410 65 93 21 2 16 166 52 46 96 8 3 .227 .307 .405 .178 3 0
2018 LAN MLB NL 170 143 16 26 9 0 5 50 20 24 33 4 0 .182 .300 .350 .168 2 0
2019 WAS MLB NL 421 364 49 86 19 0 19 162 45 52 95 3 3 .236 .337 .445 .209 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 1255 0.5378 0.4661 0.8171 0.5881 0.3241 0.8615 0.7234 0.1829 -0.0042
2013 2593 0.5202 0.3926 0.8271 0.5263 0.2476 0.8887 0.6851 0.1729 -0.0093
2014 2926 0.4901 0.3811 0.8206 0.5160 0.2513 0.8757 0.7120 0.1794 -0.0106
2015 2797 0.4777 0.4455 0.7761 0.6198 0.2861 0.8345 0.6603 0.2239 -0.0028
2016 2768 0.4812 0.4350 0.7641 0.5863 0.2946 0.8399 0.6241 0.2359 0.0000
2017 2808 0.4957 0.4142 0.7524 0.5848 0.2465 0.8206 0.5931 0.2476 0.0000
2018 2593 0.4990 0.3938 0.7747 0.5811 0.2071 0.8165 0.6580 0.2253 0.0000
2019 1765 0.4980 0.3909 0.7536 0.5950 0.1885 0.7973 0.6168 0.2464 0.0000
Career195050.49680.41230.78490.57260.25440.84260.65640.2151-0.0035

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
2014-07-31 2014-08-01 DTD 1 1 Left Thumb Swelling -
2014-06-12 2014-06-14 DTD 2 1 - Low Back Tightness -
2013-07-29 2013-08-01 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Strain - -
2011-06-10 2011-06-19 Minors 9 8 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 WAS $9,000,000
2018 MIN $9,000,000
2017 MIN $6,000,000
2016 MIN $3,000,000
2015 MIN $2,000,000
2014 MIN $540,000
2013 MIN $497,500
2012 MIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$21,037,500
2019Current$9,000,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$30,037,500
7 yrTotal$30,037,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 100 dAll Bases Covered1 year/$9M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$9M (2019). Signed by Washington as a free agent 1/11/19. $2M is deferred without interest, to be paid 1/15/2020.
  • 4 years/$20M (2015-18). Signed extension with Minnesota 3/24/15, replacing one-year, $0.59M contract signed 3/3/15. 15:$2M, 16:$3M, 17:$6M, 18:$9M. Award bonuses: $25,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove. $0.1M each for MVP, WS MVP. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Minnesota 7/31/18 with $2,951,613 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$0.54M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4975M (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Minnesota 5/7/12.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2009 (8-252) (Southern Miss). $30,000 signing bonus.

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 155 24 37 8 1 6 22 19 30 4 1 .276 .372 .485 131 12.6 2B 0 1.2
80o 140 20 34 7 1 6 20 16 28 3 1 .281 .371 .504 125 10.1 2B 0 0.9
70o 130 18 30 6 1 5 18 15 26 3 1 .265 .354 .469 121 8.5 2B 0 0.8
60o 121 17 28 6 1 5 16 13 24 3 1 .267 .350 .486 117 7.2 2B 0 0.7
50o 112 15 25 5 1 4 15 12 23 3 1 .255 .339 .449 114 6.0 2B 0 0.6
40o 103 14 23 5 1 4 13 11 21 2 1 .253 .337 .462 110 5.0 2B 0 0.4
30o 94 13 19 4 0 3 12 10 20 2 1 .229 .316 .386 107 4.0 2B 0 0.3
20o 84 11 17 4 0 3 10 9 18 2 1 .230 .318 .405 102 3.0 2B 0 0.3
10o 69 9 13 3 0 2 8 7 15 1 0 .213 .304 .361 97 1.9 2B 0 0.2
Weighted Mean113162551415122331.253.336.4441146.22B 00.6

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DateQuestionAnswer
2018-06-20 19:00:00 (link to chat)who are your best buy low hitters and pitchers ROS?
(Frank from Brooklyn)
Manuel Margot, Gary Sanchez and Brian Dozier for hitters. Jon Gray, Luke Weaver and Yu Darvish on the pitching side. (Mike Gianella)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)How sad of a dynasty league team do you have if you've agreed to trade Brian Dozier and Dellin Betances for Mickey Moniak and Robert Gsellman?
(Zach G from OFFICIA)
You know those montages in sitcoms or dramedies where people walk around a park or a pier or sit on a bench and just like, contemplate life and how they've been led to this point? Maybe stare out a bay window as it rains and their coffee gets cold? Yeah. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)A Dozier trade for Baez specifically, or Happ to a lesser degree, would help boy teams, right? Baez could be moved to SS for the Twins and Polanco to 2B making the twins better defensively. While, Dozier would clearly be an affordable, and resifnanble, lineup improvement for the Cubs to try and repeat. Thoughts on a package that would make sense to help both teams?
(DJ from Mpls )
There is zero chance the Cubs would trade Javier Baez for what is essentially two seasons of Brian Dozier. They might not even make that trade for 2017 alone. Ian Happ is more realistic, although the Cubs would have no real need for Dozier with Baez at second base. I think Jose De Leon (from the Dodgers, at the time) was a perfectly reasonable offer. Dozier's pre-2016 performance is good rather than great, he's a free agent in two years, and he's either not an option or not a big asset anywhere other than second base. (Aaron Gleeman)
2017-03-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)"Low minors second base prospect is always a tough profile." Ahhh, so THAT'S why every scout crapped all over me, and Dustin, and Cano, and Mookie B., and on and on and on. Maybe second base shouldn't be looked at as a "tough profile" any more than any other position.
(Jose Altuve from Cooperstown, but later)
So Pedroia was a shortstop prospect until Double-A, Cano was mostly a shortstop until High-A (and looked like he would end up at third if we're counting), and Betts played all over the place. People will bring up Jose Altuve until the cows come home, but isn't the guy who turned out to have an 8 hit more the exception than the rule?

Here's an exercise: group your favorite X number of MLB second basemen and see how many were second basemen in the low-minors.

I'll start. Aside from the above, Daniel Murphy wasn't, Ian Kinsler wasn't, Ben Zobrist wasn't, Javier Baez wasn't, Brandon Phillips wasn't, Neil Walker wasn't, Dee Gordon wasn't, Logan Forsythe wasn't, Brian Dozier mostly wasn't, I think Jason Kipnis and Rougned Odor moved there in High-A, hell even Joe Panik moved there in Double-A. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you explain the excitement around Ozzie Albies as a prospect? I know he's a good defender, but it's at second base instead of shortstop. Offensively, there's no power and not great walks. So it's basically all batting average driven, right? How is this guy ranked so highly?
(Larry from Minnesota)
He's 19 and hit in the upper minors? That's usually a really good sign? Part of this is a function of the minors being down overall, so guys that might have fit better in the back half of a Top 101, now end up like 30-50 because of a shallow talent pool. But he's not bad at shortstop (and we don't consider that the Braves won't play him there for the purposes of ranking, they might also trade him for Brian Dozier and then he is a 50 SS for the Twins). And the hit tool is legit, and he's a plus-plus runner that will pick up some extra bases that way. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)Brian Dozier or Brandon Crawford ROS?
(hamsterjockey from Minnesota)
Depends on your needs. In a vacuum I want Crawford but if you need the power and the batting average isn't a big concern go Dozier. (Mike Gianella)
2016-06-07 12:00:00 (link to chat)Have to think Twins fans would be very disappointed if Buxton slashes .250-.300-.420, no?
(sbnbaseball from NYC)
Twins fans are disappointed that Brian Dozier doesn't make enough productive outs. It's a low bar. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)What do you expect out of Brian Dozier over the next three years. Do you like Jonathan Schoop as a sleeper this year, and if no someone you think that could become fantasy relevant.
(Drew from Rockford, IL)
I'd expect more of the same from Dozier. Good power with little help in AVG. I do like Schoop as a late-rounder. His AVG will drop from where it was last year, but the power is real. Spangenberg is another good late-round target. (Matt Collins)
2015-10-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect are you most disappointed in (that you thought would excel but didn't) and which are you most proud of (that exceeded your expectations; Jacob deGrom doesn't count!?
(Kate from Jersey City)
I thought Alex Meyer would have put it together by now and at worst be a dominant late-inning arm with a shot to start. I don't know if the command profile works more than as a generic middle guy. I won't say I'm proud of this, because I horribly missed here, but Brian Dozier turning into a good regular I did not see coming at all. Looked like a grindy, but very Twins, utility guy to me. I missed on few guys on those Rock Cats team. Colabello had a similar power jump in the majors. At least Aaron Hicks looks more like the guy I saw in the Eastern League now. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-10-19 19:00:00 (link to chat)Has Jonathan Schoop figured it out enough to make a solid impact instead of just HR and otherwise empty stat line? How far behind is he from Brian Dozier?
(Karl from San Antonio)
The answer is somewhere in the middle. Not quite a pure BABIP fluke but I would expect some regression. He's a few ticks behind Dozier for me, and I don't see enough speed or a sustained high batting average that will get him to where Dozier has been. (Tout Wars Champ Mike Gianella)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)25 February 2014 Team A trades $9 JJ Hardy and $10 Brian Dozier to Team B for $38 Justin Verlander Contract years are the same for all players. Team A was willing to give up 43 middle infield home runs in order to get Verlander, letting Team B off a pre-auction high salary hook. Dynasty league with salary inflation to kick in next year, normal $260 limit at auction. Unlimited keepers so long as under the salary limit. Now the team that traded for Verlander wants to trade him back to the same owner. Its clearly a dump trade. One thing that is bothersome besides the fact that were about two months before normal dumping time is that the dumping Team A is in THIRD PLACE in a league of 15 teams: #3 Team A trades $38 Justin Verlander and $12 Chase Utley to #1 Team B $1 Jose Fernandez and $1 Jedd Gyorko As a commissioner, would you allow this trade or call for a vote?
(TeamPineTar from KC)
As commissioner, the first thing I would do is eliminate trade vetoes. (Bret Sayre)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Would you sell me high in an OPB league or will i keep enough value moving forward?
(Brian Dozier from Min)
I got dinged on Twitter for saying I wouldn't trade Brian Dozier for Robinson Cano. So you might say I'm high on Dozier. It's not that I necessarily believe Cano will be worse than Dozier but that I could see the two being comparable ROS. Dozier's numbers over the last calendar year: 26/93/70/23/.242/.324. He'll hurt you in OBP but he does enough every where else that he's legit, and will be one of the better 2B in the bigs. (Mike Gianella)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts about Brian Dozier's improvement last year? Do you think the gains are for real--can he be a 15-16 HR guy the next few years? I really like the potential lineup he might be a part of in 2015 (Arcia,Buxton,Sano).
(balticwolf from Silver Spring)
I like BD. He seems to be selling out for power and I'd like to see the AVG improve some, but if he continues to sell out for power and you can take the AVG hit, he's a great option. Doesn't cost much, either (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Are you buying the Brian Dozier projection hype established by a few sites?
(jaymoff from Salem)
I haven't seen any Brian Dozier hype...I must be visiting the wrong sites. I think Dozier is going to slip somewhat this year and is more of an asset in deeper mixed and only leagues than in standard mixed. The power won't completely maintain and the batting average is going to slip. He'll keep the job, but isn't going to be a 25-30 HR guy. (Mike Gianella)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of production do you see from Brian Dozier now that he's the starter and do you see him holding onto the job?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
From what I know about Dozier, he'll be a solid, if unspectacular player. I'm skeptical about his defense at shortstop--he's been described as someone without the arm or range for the position--and frankly, I think Jamey Carroll is better than what he's shown. Still, why not give Dozier a shot if you're Minnesota? (R.J. Anderson)
2012-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)I noticed Brian Dozier and Jordany Valdespin did not make your list for impact prospects in the first question. I see opportunity potentially there for both. But, not sure on production. Thoughts???
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Yeah, that list was far from comprehensive. Behind potentially shaky middle infields, I could see either coming up a grabbing full-time at-bats and being fairly successful. Neither are super prospects, but in AL or NL-only, either is a worthy stash. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Brian Dozier? Can he be an above average MLB ss?
(Jen from England)
No, but he can be a solid 2B. (Kevin Goldstein)


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