10 freaky stats about Brian Dozier’s incredible power surge
Brian Dozier is a monster and we’re here to tell you just how scary he is.
The Twins’ second baseman blasted three more home runs on Monday, giving him 38 on the season. He’s just three homers behind Baltimore’s Mark Trumbo for the most in the majors.
Entering play on June 1, Dozier was hitting .202 with 5 home runs and 17 RBIs. Now he’s hitting .279 with 38 home runs and 91 RBIs. Here are 10 other freaky stats about Dozier’s bonkers stretch.
1. 10 HR against the Royals this season, the most any player has hit in a single season against them
2. 30 HR in his last 70 games, 9 more than any other player in that stretch
3. 21 homers in his last 35 games; that’s the most in a 35-game stretch since Shawn Green hit 22 in 2002
4. First Twins player to hit more than 35 HR since Harmon Killebrew in 1971
5. Most HR for a second baseman in the PED era (2004-present day)
6. 24 homers since the All-Star break are 5 more than any other player
7. Broke Hall of Famer Joe Gordon’s 76-year-old record for most post-All-Star break homers for a second baseman
8. Dozier’s 75 extra-base hits are 1 behind David Ortiz for the most in the majors
9. He homered into the first, second and third deck at Target Field on Monday
10. Since Aug. 1 he’s hitting a home run once every 7.8 at-bats