Minnesota Twins: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not, Mid-May
Brian Dozier hasn’t been his normal self lately.
It’s really been going on just about all year long, but Brian Dozier is nowhere near the player he was in 2016. He blew up last year with a career high in home-runs and RBI’s, but it doesn’t seem like he’s going to follow it up too well.
Brian Dozier’s slash line is .237/..343/.407 with 5 home-runs and 11 RBI’s.
Brian Dozier is 9th on the Twins in batting average and has the 4th most strikeouts.
While it hasn’t been a horrible year for any normal player, it’s Brian Dozier. The Minnesota Twins expect a lot from him. In a way, they expect him to be their leader. So far in 2017, he has not been that.
There’s a lot of time for him to get his home-run numbers up and RBI’s higher, but the strikeouts concern me. Coming from a normal lead-off hitter, you don’t want to start off the game striking out. Dozier needs to avoid strikeouts to give the Twins more chances offensively.