Likely Starter: Brian Dozier
2012 Stats: .234/.271/.332, 6 HR, 33 RBI, 33 R
Potential Backups: Jamie Carroll, Eduardo Escobar
From the outside, nothing about Brian Dozierís career path suggested stardom was in the cards. In fact, there was little to suggest that he possessed the capability of turning into an MLB regular.
A Southern boy out of Mississippi drafted in the eighth round, Dozier debuted in 2009 with good numbers
Likely Starter: Jamey Carroll
2011 Stats: .290/.359/.347, 0 HR, 17 RBI, 52 R, 10/10 SB
Potential Backups: Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Brian Dozier, Pedro Florimon
Welcome Jamey Carroll, the latest passenger on Minnesota's never-ending shortstop carousel.
Since Cristian Guzman's departure, the Twins have opened with six different players at the position in seven seasons. Their Opening Day shortstops have ended up averaging 68 starts