Dozier is hitting .538 (21-39) over the past 10 games for Triple-A Omaha. During this stretch, Dozier has only struck out three times, which is a great sign for a player who whiffed 151 times for Double-A Northwest Arkansas in 2015. Dozier, a former top prospect in the Royals system, was challenged by the organization to simplify his approach this season at Triple-A. It's paid off in a big way as Dozier is hitting .341/.392/,550 in 220 at bats for Omaha. The 24-year-old third baseman is knocking on the door for a promotion to the big leagues for the first time in his career.
Dozier is hitting .371 over his past 10 games at Triple-A Omaha. Between Double-A and Triple-A so far this season, Dozier is hitting .295 with 15 home runs and 43 RBI. Dozier seems to be adjusting to Triple-A pitching well as he's really found a grove for Omaha the past couple of weeks, raising his average from .265 to .288. The eighth overall pick in the 2013 draft has taken longer than the Royals had hoped to develop, but it looks like things are really starting to click for the 24-year-old third baseman.
Dizzier, 25, is batting .341 with four home runs and 11 RBI over his last 10 games for Triple-A Omaha. Of note, Mike Moustakas tore his ACL and will likely miss the remainder of the season. However, the Royals also have Cheslor Cuthbert to fill the slot vacated by Moustakas. Nevertheless, the injury suddenly makes Dozier a player to watch, particularly if Cuthbert struggles.
Dozier was promoted to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday after a posting a .305/.400/.642 slash line with eight home runs in 26 games at Double-A. He might be something of a forgotten man in the Royals' system, as he played 218 games at Double-A before finally earning a promotion to Triple-A. Dozier has always had plus raw power, but getting that power into games had proved difficult prior to this year, but he seems to have figured some things out. He'll turn 25 in August, so the bar to clear to impress dynasty league owners should remain high, but Dozier has proven early on that he is still a prospect worth following.
Dozier had a slash line of .235/.381/.258 this spring in nine games and 21 plate appearances. Dozier's inability to put the ball in play continued this spring as he struck out seven times and only had four hits in his 21 at-bats. While he managed to draw four walks, he will need to dramatically improve his batting to hold onto his position in Double-A NW Arkansas as Mauricio Ramos, his counterpart at High-A Wilmington, had a solid performance last season and could step up to Double-A if Dozier continues to struggle.