• Full name Hunter William Dozier
  • Born 08/22/1991 in Wichita Falls, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Stephen F. Austin State
  • Debut 09/12/2016
  • Drafted in the 1st round (8th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2013 (signed for $2,200,000).
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    Stephen F. Austin produced just one player selected above the 13th round in the first 48 drafts, and now Dozier should easily surpass Bryson Myles (sixth round, 2011) as the highest pick in school history. Scouts describe him as a Jeff Kent-style player in a Drew Stubbs body. Dozier has adjusted his approach this spring, abandoning a crouch and standing more upright, allowing him to use his hands better in his swing. He's also doing a better job of managing the strike zone and with a month to go before the draft, he was hitting .404 and ranked fourth in NCAA Division I in doubles (22), homers (14) and slugging (.770). Dozier carries a lot of strength in his 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame, and the righty slugger has exceptional power to the opposite field. He could hit 20-25 homers annually in the big leagues. Dozier also moves well for his size and may be able to stay at shortstop for a while, though he'll lack the quickness to play there in the big leagues. He has close to average speed and moves well enough to be an asset at third base and possibly at second. His arm isn't in question, as he showed a 91-93 mph fastball in relief appearances a year ago.

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  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the Kansas City Royals in 2014
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Kansas City Royals in 2014

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Career Transactions

  • Kansas City Royals released 1B Hunter Dozier.
  • Kansas City Royals designated 1B Hunter Dozier for assignment.

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