2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Brian Dozier
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at the new Nationals second baseman and tells fantasy baseball owners what they can expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Representing of the more predictable profiles entering last season, Brian Dozier not only collapsed entering free agency, he did so without much warning. Due to his previous second half surges, Dozier owners patiently awaited the pending statistical corrections which did not occur. Trying to make sense of it all, Dozier will try to regain fantasy owner’s trust and better contract offers after accepting a one-year deal with the Nationals.
Dozier still finished with 21 home runs last year at a position where power can be difficult to find, but his four-year streak of at least 100 runs ended along with driving in fewer runs. But, it gets worse. His BABIP cratered to .240 fueling his .215/.305/.391 slash line. So, Dozier scored fewer runs, hit fewer home runs, drove in less runs and stole fewer bases last year.
Perhaps injury played a role? According to this piece from Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Dozier played through a lingering knee injury all season including...