Brian Dozier
2B MIN
3 days ago

Dozier (oblique) plans to start taking swings later this month, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports

EDGE Analysis

Dozier took two months off following the end of the regular season in order to allow his oblique injury to heal. The star second baseman's future with the Twins is currently uncertain, as he has been the center of many trade rumors this offseason. It is possible he finds himself in a more advantageous situation next season, but it will be hard for him to improve upon what was likely a career year in 2016.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
2 months ago

Dozier (oblique) is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Doezier left Saturday's game with a sore oblique, which will keep him out Sunday as well. With Dozier sitting, Eduardo Escobar will start at second while Byron Buxton hits leadoff.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
2 months ago

Dozier left Saturday's game against the White Sox with right oblique soreness, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dozier nearly lasted the entire game but ultimately exited after three at-bats. With Sunday being the last game of the season for Minnesota, it wouldn't be surprising to see him rested as a precaution.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
2 months ago

Dozier is out of the lineup Thursday against the Royals, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday will mark just the second time that Dozier hasn't been in the lineup for the month of September. With Dozier out, Eduardo Escobar will start at second base while Jorge Polanco moves up to the leadoff spot.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
3 months ago

Dozier hit his 42nd home run of the season in Game 1 of the Twins' doubleheader Thursday against the Tigers. It was his 40th homer while playing second base, which set the American League single-season record, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He's also only the fourth player in Major League Baseball history to reach the 40-dinger mark while manning the keystone, joining the illustrious company of Rogers Hornsby, Davey Johnson and Ryne Sandberg. Dozier's power hasn't been a question: He'd increased his seasonal big-fly total from 18 to 23 to 28 before this year's eye-popping numbers. His biggest 2017 riddle, however, will be sustaining his .281 batting average, which looks like an outlier.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
3 months ago

Dozier went 1-for-3 with a two-run single and two walks in Thursday's 5-1 win at Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Dozier's two-run single in the second inning extended his hitting streak to 19 games. He has been on base 10 times over the last four games while driving in five runs thanks in large part to two doubles and two homers in that stretch. The second baseman is just one run and two RBI short of reaching 100.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
3 months ago

Dozier hit his 40th home run of the season Monday, setting a new career high and helping the Twins to a 4-2 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Dozier continues to hit bombs out of the leadoff spot for Minnesota, with 25 of his 40 homers coming while batting first in the order. The 40 homers are second in the majors only to Baltimore slugger Mark Trumbo. While his 96 runs are impressive, one can't help but think Dozier might have even more than the 94 RBI has has if he were batting in the middle of the lineup.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
3 months ago

Dozier hit his 39th home run, a solo blast, in a 1-for-4 game Tuesday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Dozier now has an 11-game hitting streak, but more importantly, he has homered in five straight games, amassing seven total blasts and 10 RBI in those five games. Since his first multi-homer game of the season when he hit two on July 31, Dozier is hitting an absurd .338/.385/.854 with 22 home runs in just 36 games.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
3 months ago

Dozier continued his ridiculous power streak with three home runs against the Royals on Monday, but it was not enough as the Twins fell 11-5.

EDGE Analysis

Dozier has been absolutely incredible this past week, hitting a whopping eight home runs, all out of the leadoff spot for the Twins. It was Dozier's first three homer game of his career, and brought his season haul to 38, second most in the MLB and easily the most among second basemen. While Dozier was hitting just .246 with 14 home runs at the All-Star Break, patient fantasy owners have been amply rewarded with a stellar second half from Dozier, who is looking like he'll finish the season as one of the most valuable players in all of fantasy.

Brian Dozier
2B MIN
3 months ago

Dozier hit his 35th home run of the season and fifth in the last six games as part of a 3-for-6 day in Sunday's extra-inning loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

His 21 home runs after the All-Star break leads the majors, and only Josh Willingham and the legendary Harmon Killebrew have hit more homers in a season as a Twin than Dozier. His career year extends beyond his power display too, as the second baseman's .276 batting average, .348 OBP and 87 RBI are also personal bests with almost a month left to further pad those numbers.