Sep 26, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (2) makes a throw to first in an attempted double play as Detroit Tigers shortstop Andrew Romine (27) slides into second in the sixth inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Why They’ll Be Better:
It’s really hard to imagine Brian Dozier being even better than he was a season ago, but it’s really not out of the question. He hit for what has become his career average (right around .240) but his power stroke so a significant uptick. Last season his 23 home runs were the best of his career and landed him in the home run derby. After the All-Star break however, the Twins watched Dozier lose that power, and look like a different hitter at the plate. Instead of having a tale of two seasons, Dozier could put himself on the same level as Robinson Cano with a campaign of consistency in 2015.
Why They’ll Be Worse:
At this point the Twins know they have one of the best second basemen in the major leagues in Dozier. With that in mind, the best thing to note here is that the floor is still very high. However, if Dozier continues to struggle at the plate as he did down the stretch for the Twins a season ago, his value would drop significantly. It’s not a likely scenario, but it’s probably the only one in which the Twins would find some cause for concern.