January 7, 2010

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2010: #44 Brian Dozier

2010 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #44 | Brian Dozier

Position | Shortstop

Bats/Throws | Right/Right

| May 15, 1987 (Fulton, Mississippi)

School | Souther Mississippi

| 6'0''

| 185 lbs.

2009 Ranking | Not Ranked

The Twins drafted Brian Dozier in the 8th round of the 2009 draft. After a very successful career at Southern Miss. most expected Dozier to be drafted between the 3rd-6th rounds of the draft. But Dozier broke his collarbone early in April and missed two months due to the injury. Teams passed on Dozier in the draft due to the injury and he fell into the Twins' laps in the 8th round. Dozier doesn't have much power, hitting just 16 home runs in college, but he makes good contact and shouldn't have trouble hitting over .300. He's gotten on-base at a very high average throughout his career and should continue hitting at the top of the order. Defensively, Dozier played a great shortstop in college and shouldn't have a problem remaining there.

2009 Statistics
          Level      G     PA     AVG     OBP     SLG     XBH     HR    wRC+
          R (GCL)    5     16    .286    .375    .286       0      0     109
R (EZL) 53 248 .353 .417 .431 17 0 143

2010 Outlook

Dozier will begin the season as the everyday shortstop with the Beloit Snappers. With four years of college under his belt, he should be able to move quickly through the system. But that's also what we thought when they drafted Brian Dinkelman, so hopefully he forces their hand and makes them promote him.


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Anonymous said...

I think he will be Adam Everett with a decent batting average.