Back on June 19 I wrote about some of the Twins' and how they'd looked so far this season and said I had pretty much given up on Brian Dozier being a future building block for the Twins. Lately, it seems like Dozier has been in the news almost constantly and pretty much always positively, always seeming to be getting big hits. It made me wonder if I was wrong, and maybe Dozier was starting to figure some things out at the plate. So I checked it out:
Pre All-Star Break: .235/.310/.386
Post All-Star Break: .226/.273/.403
So yeah. I'm still right and this guy still sucks. He's just been "clutch" in the past week or so and it's making everybody fall in love with his scruffy beard scruff. Turns out his future is maybe as a utility guy in the mold of Denny Hocking or Jeff Reboulet with less plate discipline and more power. And he's hitting lead off this year. Obviously everything is going according to plan.