Hunter Dozier

Position: 3B
Born: 8/22/1991
Height: 6'4
Weight: 200
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#8 overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .296 with 23 homers and 75 RBIs in 129 games between Northwest Arkansas (Double-A) and Omaha (Triple-A), adding 44 doubles and a .533 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Omaha on September 2.
MLB Debut Date: 9/12/2016

Debut Details
September 12, in a 16-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics. He was a late-game defensive replacement, inserted into right field in the top of the seventh inning and replacing Cheslor Cuthbert in the batting order. He had his lone at-bat leading off the top of the ninth inning against reliever Zach Neal and struck out swinging.

Player Notes
It must have seemed like an eternity for Dozier to finally get his first at-bat, since he was brought up on September 2 and didn’t debut for 10 days. Despite being the eighth pick in the country in 2013, Dozier had his struggles early on in his career, doing fine until he reached Double-A for the first time in 2014, when it seemed he hit a roadblock. After batting .295 at Wilmington (High A), his average dipped to .209 at Northwest Arkansas. When he returned there to start 2015, he hit just .213 with 12 homers and 53 RBIs in 128 games. But this year, Dozier took no prisoners with the Naturals, hitting .305 in his first 26 games with eight homers and 21 RBIs to earn a promotion to Omaha, where he batted .294 with 15 homers and 54 RBIs in 103 games, earning the call to the big leagues. Now that he has seemed to put it together and figure it out, one can look for him to put the struggles in his rear view mirror.