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Dave Cameron: Dozier Baseball's New Most Underrated Player

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#1 JB_Iowa

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:35 PM

Nice article on Dozier:

http://msn.foxsports...d-player-052114


If Dozier can become Ben Zobrist, I'll be very happy.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:56 PM

It might have already been posted but there is another great Dozier article on there as well. The saber community is loving a Twin, I don't think that has happened before.

http://www.fangraphs...o-brian-dozier/
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:39 AM

Has Bert mispronounced his name yet? That will be the sure sign he's arrived.

Yeah, stupid Cameron. Everyone knows it's Ben Zobrith.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:03 PM

I'm glad to see Dozier's starting to gain national attention. Here's hoping some of that "spotlight' helps him make the All Star Game this year - he's earned it.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 09:25 PM

Nice article on Dozier:

http://msn.foxsports...d-player-052114


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[COLOR=#373737][FONT=Lucida grande], 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.
[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#373737][FONT=Lucida grande]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 [/FONT][/COLOR]only American League second baseman with a higher WAR during that timeframe[COLOR=#373737][FONT=Lucida grande]? Zobrist, of course.[/FONT][/COLOR]


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:14 PM

Those are legitimate "fun" with numbers.