2013 Fantasy Baseball: Add 2B Brian Dozier Off Waivers

By Adam McGill
Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The second base position grows thinner by the week and fantasy baseball owners are always looking for the hot stick at the position. This week that player is Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier.

Dozier has shockingly bashed seven home runs already this season, with four of them coming in the last seven games alone. He has also driven in seven runs in that span and added two doubles in his recent hot-streak.

In 84 games in 2012, Dozier hit just six home runs. He has already surpassed that total, though, and he has done it in just 61 games this season. The 26-year-old is really maturing as a power hitter and any Minnesota fan knows that he is one of the hardest workers in the cages.

The Bull-dozier has supplanted veteran Jamey Carroll as the everyday option at second, and since the return of Trevor Plouffe, Carroll has been strictly delegated to the bench. Dozier was originally thought of as just part-time player, but he has quickly earned his stripes in the Gopher State.

If you are desperate for a second baseman down the stretch, take a shot on the 26-year-old. He is hitting everything that crosses the plate right now and doesn’t appear to be leaving the starting lineup anytime soon. He may not make the All-Star game, but he can certainly have fantasy value as a mid-level starter.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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