USM Alumnus Brian Dozier in MLB Home Run Derby

By: Louis Montesi, III
By: Louis Montesi, III
Former Southern Miss slugger Brian Dozier has been selected for Major League Baseball

Brian Dozier speaking to WTOK before Southern Miss' trip to the College World Sereis in 2009.

Former Southern Miss slugger Brian Dozier has been selected for Major League Baseball's 20th annual Home Run Derby.

Dozier is one of ten players, five in the American League, five in the National League, who will compete in the event. Dozier, who plays second base for the Minnesota Twins, will be competing in front of his home team's crowd at Target Field in Minneapolis, the host site of the All-Star Game. He leads the Twins with 16 home runs, which is tied for 12th in the American League, while his 63 runs scored is first in the A.L.

Dozier will play alongside defending derby champion Yeonis Cespedes, Adam Jones, Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista.

Troy Tulowitzki, Giancarlo Stanton, Yasiel Puig, Justin Morneau and Todd Frazier are the five National League competitors.


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