Found October 11, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
It is here in the Arizona desert where the temperatures in mid-October still push regularly into the 90s that infielder Hunter Dozier stamps out the final validation of his first pro season. This is the Instructional League which seeks to hone and refine skills for minor-league players. For Dozier a shortstop when selected by the Royals in the first round of last June’s draft that means time and more time at third base. Even he realizes third base is where his future likely points. “I’m getting a lot of work there” he said. “I’m getting a lot of ground balls and extra work. I’m getting more and more comfortable each and every day. I’ve just got to keep trying to learn a new position.” Dozier 22 never fought the switch from shortstop because well...he’s seen Raul Mondesi the 18-year-old wonderkid who already looms as the heir apparent to Alcides Escobar on the big-league club. “He’s pretty good” Dozier allowed with a smile after playing alongside Mondesi again earlier this week i

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