Full name is Hunter William Dozier…resides in Argyle, Texas, with wife, Amanda and son, Bodhi ... Graduated from Denton (Texas) High School...lettered in both baseball and football...missed his senior season on the gridiron due to a collarbone injury ... Attended Stephen F. Austin University…left as the school's career leader in hits and doubles...named Southland Conference Player of the Year in 2013 and a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award (best shortstop in college baseball).
Limited to a career-low 33 games due to a strained left oblique and a left hand injury ... Started the season on the 60-day DL with a strained left oblique…made three rehab appearances in Wilmington (A) and two in Omaha (AAA) before being reinstated on June 1 ... Placed on the 7-day DL on June 9 with a left hand injury…returned on Aug. 2 for a six-game rehab stint with Northwest Arkansas (AA), before being reinstated with Omaha on Aug. 15 ... All four of his home runs came in 17 games following his second DL stint, including a two-homer game on Aug. 19 at Round Rock ... Played in 19 games with Naranjeros de Hermosillo of the Mexican Winter League and hit .211 (16-for-76) with four homers and 12 RBI.
Hit .296/.366/.533 between Omaha (AAA) and Northwest Arkansas (AA), setting career highs in runs (79), hits (144), doubles (44), homers (23) and RBI (75)...Selected from Omaha on Sept. 2 and made his Major League debut on Sept. 12…recorded his first hit on Sept. 15 and first RBI - a go-ahead single in a 3-2 win over Chicago - Sept. 17...Played in eight games with Kansas City and made five starts, all in right field...Named Omaha Player of the Year, batting .294/.357/.506 (115-for-391) with 15 homers and 54 RBI in 103 games…finished second in the PCL with 36 doubles despite not making his debut until May 7...Recorded three multi-home run games, including two with Omaha on May 19 and July 25...Batted .305/.400/.642 (29-for-95) with eight home runs and 21 RBI in 26 games with the Naturals before his promotion to Triple-A.
Entered 2015 rated as the No. 5 prospect in the Royals' minor league system by Baseball America ... Spent the entire year with Northwest Arkansas (AA), playing in 128 games…tied for ninth in the Texas League in games played, 10th in runs scored and tied for 11th in doubles.
Tabbed Wilmington Player of the Year in 2014, leading the club in on-base (.397) and slugging (.429) ... Rated by Baseball America as the seventh-best prospect in the Royals' organization before the 2014 season…also named "Best Hitter for Average" and hitter with the "Best Strike-Zone Discipline." ... Played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League in 2014…hit .256 (22-for-86) with six doubles, a homer and a .390 on-base percentage…named to the AFL's All-Prospect Team.
Rated as the Pioneer League's top prospect by Baseball America in 2013 ... Led the Pioneer League in doubles…also finished fifth in walks and on-base percentage (.403), sixth in OPS (.912) and ninth in slugging (.509).