Is Brian Dozier the Best Second Baseman in Baseball?


When you think of the best second baseman in the game, most fans think Robison Cano or Dustin Pedroia. Some fans may even think Ian Kinsler. One name that likely won’t come up is, Brian Dozier.

The Minnesota Twins second baseman is the most underrated second baseman in the league. Playing for the Twins won’t draw you an media attention. Especially with the way they’ve performed over the past four seasons. Now that the Twins are winning, the more casual fan may start taking notice of Dozier. Make no mistake about it, Dozier is in discussion for best second baseman in baseball.

Dozier is currently hitting .251 and leads all second baseman with nine home runs. He has eight more than Cano and four more than Pedroia. He also leads all second baseman in runs scored, with 36. His 36 runs scored is good for third in the league behind Josh Donaldson and Bryce Harper. His 13 doubles has him in a three-way tie for the lead among second baseman.

While Dozier get’s it done at the plate, he’s also a good with the glove. He has committed just one error thus far this season, which is tied for the lead among second baseman.

This is Dozier’s fourth season at the big league level and he appears primed to have a breakout season. He signed a new four-year deal worth $20 million this off-seasona and he’s making sure the Twins get their money’s worth. People may not have brought his name up before this season when talking about the best second baseman in baseball. But, make no mistake about it, they’ll be talking about him by the end of the season.

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