Kansas City’s Hunter Dozier is a rare sort of prospect. He’s both physically impressive and athletic — and appears, at least from a small professional sample, to have something in the way both of power and contact skills. At the same time, however, he attended a school (Stephen F. Austin State) not particularly well-known for baseball in a conference (the Southland) not particularly well-known for baseball.
All considered, there was decided uncertainty about where Dozier would be selected in the most recent draft. About 29th, was Baseball America’s best guess entering the draft. Definitely eighth, was the actual result — which is to say, 21 spots higher.
Until late, there’s been little extant video of Dozier. To amend that, in part, the author has produced the piece embedded above, which features footage of Dozier from a recent Pioneer League game paired, for unknown reasons, with the theme song to 1978 film The Deer Hunter.
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