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Mr. Ed
04-23-2012, 02:13 PM
The Twins 2011 prospect of the year is following up with a solid start in AAA.

not surprising to me, as I was hoping they'd leave him in the bigs, and cut ties with the inconsistent Alexi Casilla.

.311 BA in Rochester, and an OPS of .832

This is the kind of offense the Twins need in the bigs.

I've followed Brian since the Twins drafted him in the 8th round, and had high hopes for him after watching the CWS.

He handled himself well on the caravan, and am excited for him to solidfy the middle for the next several years.

It's only a matter of time.

5'11"/190 pound RH hitter, who turns 25 on the 15th of May.

Mr. Ed
04-23-2012, 02:17 PM
Minor League Baseball.com has Dozier's current numbers, as well as his numbers since being drafted in 2009:


http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=SS&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=572821

Mr. Ed
04-25-2012, 11:15 PM
1-4 night with a run scored, after a rain out, in a Roch loss for Brian.

Roch Democrat/Chronicle guy Jim Mandelaro cited Brian for a stellar defensive night.

http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/extrabases/

Mr. Ed
04-28-2012, 02:58 PM
Dozier got back into the hit column with a couple knocks today in Roch's 4-3 loss,a nd his 9th rbi. 4th error.

Average currently at .275

darin617
04-28-2012, 03:25 PM
Dozier got back into the hit column with a couple knocks today in Roch's 4-3 loss,a nd his 9th rbi. 4th error.

Average currently at .275

So a .275 average in the minors deserves a promotion? Let's wait until he has earned a promotion before recalling him in a rebuilding year. There is no reason to rush him.

Mr. Ed
05-01-2012, 12:35 PM
First month:

.274 in 24 games.Just 6 runs scored, despite hitting in the top 2 spots. 6 doubles/HR/10RBI, 7BB/13K, 1-3 steals.

.326 OBP, .381 SLG

Mr. Ed
05-06-2012, 04:47 AM
Dozier called up with Morneau going to the DL.

Good luck Brian!

Mr. Ed
05-07-2012, 05:00 PM
Debut tonight vs Meat Weaver.

Gardy puts Dozier at SS, 2nd in the lineup.

Nothing like a little pressure.

J-Dog Dungan
05-07-2012, 05:11 PM
Mr. Ed, how is Dozier defensively? I have heard more about his breakout as a hitter than being good or bad in the field. Is he an upgrade over Carroll-Casilla when combined with Carroll?

twinzgrl
05-07-2012, 05:17 PM
I wish him well...hope he can get a hit off Weaver.

Mr. Ed
05-07-2012, 10:00 PM
Mr. Ed, how is Dozier defensively? I have heard more about his breakout as a hitter than being good or bad in the field. Is he an upgrade over Carroll-Casilla when combined with Carroll?

I've read he is solid defensively. Some think he's more suited to 2nd,but i've heard no negatives as a fielder.

Mr. Ed
05-07-2012, 10:00 PM
And CONGRATS on that first ML hit in the 8th Brian Dozier!

NorthwestTwinsFan
05-07-2012, 10:23 PM
Dozier made a nice first impression tonight. He seems to have good discipline at the plate and a nice, level swing. Hopefully he can provide a little bit of a spark for a lineup in desperate need of one.

Mr. Ed
05-08-2012, 09:53 PM
Another nice Dozier evening at the Target. Multiple smooth fielding plays, a couple hits/first RBI, a walk. Handled the #2 spot in the lineup well.

Seth Stohs
05-12-2012, 11:17 PM
Awesome article on Dozier written by Ben Goessling of the Pioneer Press. It discusses where he's from and who he is and what's important and what baseball means. Great stuff!! Definitely recommend the article!

http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_20611087/minnesota-twins-brian-dozier-blends-people-skills-strong

Seth Stohs
05-13-2012, 08:47 PM
What did Dozier get his mom for Mother's Day? Story by FSN's Tyler Mason: http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/05/13/12/Dozier-giving-Mothers-Day-home-run-ball-/landing_twins.html?blockID=728434

Seth Stohs
05-13-2012, 08:49 PM
Video of Dozier's first career HR: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=21397801&c_id=min&partnerId=aw-8760615209240415202-1803

Mr. Ed
05-13-2012, 11:21 PM
PINK SHOES. Congrats Brian on the HR! Now I'm reading in Souhan's column/blog that the thought is out there to bring up Florimon at SS, and move Dozier to 3B to cover that gaping hole. Can't say I'd be thrilled with that.

Seth Stohs
05-14-2012, 06:36 AM
At John Sickels' Minor League Ball site, Brian Dozier is the Prospect of the Day: http://www.minorleagueball.com/2012/5/14/3016597/prospect-of-the-day-brian-dozier-ss-minnesota-twins

Seth Stohs
05-14-2012, 08:42 AM
Jim Souhan's article on the Twins Shortstop: http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/151323805.html

Mr. Ed
05-14-2012, 08:46 AM
Seth, what do you think of them toying with Florimon at SS, then moving Dozier to 3rd? I don't care for the idea. Just getting established at SS and bump over?

Of course, the Twins infield is so weak power-wise, what does it matter? What a team they have assembled.

Seth Stohs
05-14-2012, 08:58 AM
I'd like to see what Florimon does in Rochester for a month (rather than just 4-5 days) to see what they really have on him. Reports are quite good...

Mr. Ed
05-16-2012, 08:04 PM
Dozier with his 2nd big league HR. ALready 1 more than several guys up lots longer on this sad-sack hitting team.

lecroy24fan
05-16-2012, 10:35 PM
And equal to Albert Pujols!

Mr. Ed
05-21-2012, 07:57 AM
Holding his own through 14 games

.279 3 doubles/2HR/8RBI/2BB/11K

Room for improvement, .292 OBP

.426 SLG for a .719 OPS.

Mr. Ed
05-28-2012, 06:05 AM
.259 2HR/12 RBI. Gotta get the strike zone down,Brian, only 2 BB/19 K. Have faith in you BD, keep working hard.

Mr. Ed
06-07-2012, 07:12 AM
Since the last post, only 2 more walks 2 more rBI's, and too often playing kick the can on D. Settle Doze.

Mr. Ed
06-11-2012, 09:33 AM
Has hit safely in 8 of last 10 games.

A pair of 0-4s has dropped the avg back to .236

Craig in MN
06-22-2012, 04:03 PM
There is a Nishioka thread up, and it got me thinking that about Dozier struggles. Dozier really isn't hitting any better than Nishioka ever did and he's got 9 errors in a month and a half. He could obviously still use some time at AAA to get everything ironed out too. Dozier isn't close to one of the top 5 problems with the Twins, and there's not exactly anyone at Rochester playing better, but those really aren't the best excuses to keep him around. The Rays just DFAed Drew Sutton.....he's sort of a Luke Hughes-style infielder who has very spotty opportunities the past few years. I think I'd pick him up and send Dozier to AAA. Carroll, Sutton & Casilla can handle the middle infield for a while and we can hope that Sutton will respond to a chance to start the way Plouffe has.

Mr. Ed
06-25-2012, 09:35 AM
A couple of nice plays this weekend in Cincinnati. Looks like the Twins are going to hang w/Brian for the time being.

5BB/32K, 17 rBI in 43 games. here's to better offensive days ahead.

Mr. Ed
07-13-2012, 05:44 AM
Heading into the 2nd half

.242 BA 8 doubles/triple/3HR/21RBI
8BB/41K 6-8 stolen bases
.267 OBP

greengoblinrulz
08-26-2012, 06:05 PM
started his demotion 3/43 w/ 2runs scored, 0rbi in his first 12gms (all singles) with 8K 0bb

better news in 2nd game of DH as he looked like Dozier of last yr..... 3-3, double w/bb 4runs rbi