Dave Cameron: Dozier Baseball's New Most Underrated Player
Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:56 PM
Posted 25 May 2014 - 09:25 PM
Nice article on Dozier:
If Dozier can become Ben Zobrist, I'll be very happy.
That is a really entertaining story by Cameron - if you're a Twins fan. Cameron loves Zobrist and sees Dozier as the second coming. I loved this comparison:
Date back his performance one calendar year, rolling the last four months of last season and the first two months of this season into a total line, here's how he did from May 21, 2013 through May 20 of this season: 158 games, 696 plate appearances, 35 doubles, two triples, 28 home runs, 80 walks, 130 strikeouts and 23 stolen bases.
The total line adds up to a 122 wRC+, and that's just hitting; when factoring in baserunning and defense, Dozier has been a plus-5 WAR player over the last calendar year. The only American League second baseman with a higher WAR during that timeframe? Zobrist, of course.