John Sickels at Minor League Ball wrote a quick blog on Brian Dozier, wondering if he had a breakthrough season and will be able to do it again.
I rarely comment there, but I did put the following:
[FONT=Gotham Narrow SSm A]The thing I’m most encouraged about is that in late May, something clicked. He made a mechanical change and it worked. After May 27th, he hit .259/.335/.461 (.796) with 30 doubles, 2 triples and 17 home runs.
[/FONT][FONT=Gotham Narrow SSm A]I think that .750-800 [/FONT][FONT=Gotham Narrow SSm A]OPS[/FONT][FONT=Gotham Narrow SSm A] is realistic for Dozier. Is that all-star caliber, not quite, but it’s a guy that you can count on for years. Brian Dozier the person is the kind of guy that you want around. If he’s putting up these numbers, he can be a guy that will fit into the roster perfectly.[/FONT]