Sep 27, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (2) hits an RBI single in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
3. Brian Dozier (2014 total: 145)
Dozier paced the Twins in hits last season, as well as finishing second in the major leagues with 112 runs scored (behind only Mike Trout‘s 115). Dozier also broke out the boomstick with 23 home runs for the Twins a season ago.
What you saw last year from Dozier was not a fluke, he is the real deal, and one of the top second basemen in the major leagues. With that being said, it stands to reason that Dozier will also have more competition for the club’s hit leader this season.
Minnesota has added quality bats, and with regression due to set in for some players, Dozier will be pushed by some of his peers. Look for the Twins second basemen to continue to hit for power, as well as get on base. Brian Dozier should turn in another solid season for the Twins.