AL Central Rankings: Who stands tall as best 2nd baseman?

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Brian Dozier (Minnesota Twins)

Sep 26, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (2) makes a throw to first in an attempted double play as Detroit Tigers shortstop Andrew Romine (27) slides into second in the sixth inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Stats
Batting Average: .242
HR: 23
RBI: 71
SB: 21
DWar: .7
Fielding Percentage: .980

Dozier had quite the year. He was the best offensive player for the Twins. He also did something you do no€™t see many second baseman do and that is go 20 home runs and 20 steals.

The only downside to his year was his relatively low batting average. The fact that he does no€™t project as a high average guy is the only thing keeping him from being No.1 on this list.

Dozier’€™s defense is not great but it is respectable. He had a positive DWar and while his fielding percentage isn’t super high it is not a cause of concern either.

Dozier will open the season as the starting second baseman for the Twins and has no competition. If he can produce similar power numbers with a slightly better average he could become the best second baseman not only in the division but the American League.

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