I like that he has enough power to keep pitchers and fielders honest. I've said this before but I'll repeat it--my pet peeve is seeing major league players who can't under (almost) any circumstances reach the fence. It especially galls me to see outfielders cheating in to the point that an average runner can't score from second on a single. The Twins have had a succession of these guys--Al Newman, Jeff Reboulet, a whole host of middle infield suspects, and Ben Revere and Jamey Carroll.
I agree on Carroll, Newman and Reboulet.
Being the huge Revere supporter that I am... I can't go along with Revere because of his incredible speed. Speed will always be a part of the game in my opinion and his speed is just to off the charts.
I agree with you on Dozier... To me it's pretty simple... If you have the power to leave the yard... You can also hit doubles in the gap and singles up the middle.
If you can leave the yard... You can hit balls squarely... If you can hit balls squarely... You can produce!!!
So... Stop swinging at what the pitcher wants you to swing at so you can hit balls squarely. It's really pretty simple. When you do that... Your production increases. Very Hard to do though because these pitchers are quite good!
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Strike Zone Automation Advocate