Former Denton and Stephen F. Austin standout Hunter Dozier continued his journey to the majors on Monday when he the Kansas City Royals announced his transfer to the Lexington Legends in Class A.
Dozier, who was drafted eighth overall by Kansas City in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, played in 47 games for the Idaho Falls Chukars in the Rookie Pioneer League. He primarily played third base and batted .293 with six home runs, 35 RBIs and 22 doubles.
In his last 10 games, the infielder batted .361 with two home runs, eight RBIs and an OPS of 1.187.
“It’s exciting news that the Royals are assigning this year’s first-round pick to the Legends,” Legends General Manager Seth Poteat told the team’s website. “The Legends are involved in a very tight race right now, and we’re looking forward to seeing Hunter Dozier in a Legends uniform.”
Dozier joined the team on Tuesday and was on the bench for the Lexington’s game against Charleston.
It’s a quick move up for Dozier, who made the jump after being drafted in June. The Royals’ team website currently have him listed No.7 in their 2013 Prospect Watch.
I’m surprised Zach Voight is still in the Rookie Pioneer League, playing for the Chicago White Sox affiliate, Great Falls. The former Ryan standout is hitting .309 for Great Falls and .333 in his last 10 games.
To see an example of Dozier’s power this summer, look no further than this blast from Aug. 5.