Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City
By Jeffrey Flanagan  |  Last updated 8/1/14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have had internal discussions about moving third-base prospect Hunter Dozier to another position, perhaps right field, if Dozier develops and advances quickly through their minor-league system. Dozier was drafted as a shortstop in 2013 with the eighth overall pick in the draft. He was moved quickly to third base. But if Mike Moustakas, who leads the Royals with 13 homers, begins to show he can consistently hit at the big-league level, and if Dozier progresses quickly, the Royals likely would shift Dozier to another position to get his bat to the big leagues faster. Dozier hit .295 with an .826 OPS at high-A Wilmington before being promoted after 66 games to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Dozier got off to a quick start at Northwest Arkansas, hitting three homers in his first week there. He has cooled considerably and is in a 5-for-38 slump, hitting just .214 overall. The Royals, though, believe his swing and plate approach are grading out just fine, and ...
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