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#1 Mr. Ed

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:13 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.

#2 Mr. Ed

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:17 PM

Minor League Baseball.com has Dozier's current numbers, as well as his numbers since being drafted in 2009:


http://www.milb.com/..._pbp&pid=572821

#3 Mr. Ed

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:15 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.democra...com/extrabases/

#4 Mr. Ed

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:58 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

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:25 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.

#6 Mr. Ed

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:35 AM

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

#7 Mr. Ed

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:47 AM

Dozier called up with Morneau going to the DL. Good luck Brian!

#8 Mr. Ed

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:00 PM

Debut tonight vs Meat Weaver. Gardy puts Dozier at SS, 2nd in the lineup. Nothing like a little pressure.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:11 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?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:17 PM

I wish him well...hope he can get a hit off Weaver.

#11 Mr. Ed

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:00 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.

#12 Mr. Ed

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:00 PM

And CONGRATS on that first ML hit in the 8th Brian Dozier!

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:23 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.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:53 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.

#15 Seth Stohs

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:17 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.twincitie...e-skills-strong

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

What did Dozier get his mom for Mother's Day? Story by FSN's Tyler Mason: http://www.foxsports...?blockID=728434

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:49 PM

Video of Dozier's first career HR: http://mlb.mlb.com/v...9240415202-1803

#18 Mr. Ed

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 10:21 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.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:36 AM

At John Sickels' Minor League Ball site, Brian Dozier is the Prospect of the Day: http://www.minorleag...minnesota-twins

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:42 AM

Jim Souhan's article on the Twins Shortstop: http://www.startribu.../151323805.html

#21 Mr. Ed

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:46 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.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:58 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...

#23 Mr. Ed

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:04 PM

Dozier with his 2nd big league HR. ALready 1 more than several guys up lots longer on this sad-sack hitting team.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:35 PM

And equal to Albert Pujols!

#25 Mr. Ed

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:57 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.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:05 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.

Edited by Mr. Ed, 07 June 2012 - 06:12 AM.


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:12 AM

Since the last post, only 2 more walks 2 more rBI's, and too often playing kick the can on D. Settle Doze.

#28 Mr. Ed

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:33 AM

Has hit safely in 8 of last 10 games. A pair of 0-4s has dropped the avg back to .236

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:03 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.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:35 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.