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Trevor Plouffe | Third Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Trevor Plouffe hit his first home run of the year in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Plouffe is known mostly for his power, but he's managed to stay fantasy relevant through the early weeks of the season by posting a high batting average and exercising surprising plate discipline. Despite the homer being his first, Plouffe has slashed .314/.426/.451 with nine RBI thus far. The average will go down -- he's just a .243 career hitter -- but the homers should increase, keeping him on fantasy radars in deep mixed and AL-only leagues for another year. Apr 16 - 12:10 AM

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Trevor Plouffe finished 3-for-5 with three RBI against the White Sox on Wednesday.

That's the good news. The bad is that he made a bad throw home on a play in the ninth, allowing the White Sox to tie up the game against Glen Perkins. Still, the Twins will take the offense, especially against a right-hander. Plouffe hit just .240/.290/.373 versus righties last year.
Apr 2 - 6:38 PM

Trevor Plouffe singled twice and walked Friday against the Red Sox.

Plouffe is hitting .280 this spring, but he's without a homer in 50 at-bats. Oddly enough, he's never homered in 215 spring training at-bats. He's hit one every 26 at-bats in regular-season play.
Mar 28 - 4:03 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 0-for-3 and struck out twice Saturday against the Mets.

Plouffe is hitting .222 with one extra-base hit (a double) and an 8/3 K/BB ratio through 27 at-bats. That Miguel Sano is no longer a threat to take his job come June or July made him a safer pick in AL-only leagues, but we're still not optimistic he'll be of much use.
Mar 15 - 4:36 PM

Trevor Plouffe gained 10-12 pounds of muscle over the offseason.

Plouffe seems to be pretty motivated to hold off top prospect Miguel Sano as long as possible. Coming off a season where he batted .254/.309/.392 with 14 home runs, Plouffe will handle third base for the Twins again this season until Sano is ready.
Feb 14 - 9:53 AM

Twins avoided arbitration with 3B Trevor Plouffe by agreeing to a one-year, $2.35 million contract.

Plouffe was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter after qualifying for Super Two status. The third baseman batted .254/.309/.392 with 14 home runs last year for the Twins. He'll handle the hot corner again in 2014 until Miguel Sano is ready.
Jan 17 - 10:27 AM

Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk, and a run scored Friday against the Indians.

Plouffe has had a disappointing year, especially from a power perspective, but he is finishing strong. With his three-hit performance on Friday, the 27-year-old is hitting .347 (33-for-95) this month.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 12:14:00 AM

Trevor Plouffe returned to the Twins starting lineup on Saturday and will hit third against the Athletics.

Plouffe sat out of Friday's game after leaving Thursday's contest due to a sore left wrist sustained when he tripped over the bullpen mound in Oakland.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 02:06:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe (wrist) is not in the Twins starting lineup for Friday's game against the Athletics.

Plouffe was forced to leave Thursday's contest early due to a sore left wrist, after he stumbled over the bullpen mound in Oakland. Continue to consider him day-to-day for now, but it's unclear when or if he'll return to the Twins lineup this season.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 07:12:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe left Thursday's game against the Athletics with a sore left wrist.

Plouffe was injured when he stumbled over the bullpen mound in Oakland and took a nasty fall. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 08:33:00 AM

Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-4 as the Twins were shut out by Chris Archer and the Rays on Friday evening.

As a team, the Twins managed just five singles in the ballgame, with Plouffe being the only Twins hitter to reach base twice. His production has fallen off sharply after his breakout 2012 campaign, hitting .248/.301/.401 with 14 homers and 49 RBI in 114 games.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 11:09:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 4-for-6 with his 14th home run in the Twins' 9-6, 12-inning win over the Astros on Tuesday.

Plouffe had four of the Twins' 16 hits on the night, with the big one coming in the third inning. It was the first time the 27-year-old has recorded four hits in a single game, and he's now homered in two straight games. The big fly gave him 14 homers in 387 at-bats this year.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 01:29:00 AM

Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk versus the Indians on Monday.

The homer was Plouffe's first of the second half. He entered the day 7-for-63 with no runs scored in 19 games since the All-Star break. He really needs to show some consistent production from here on in if he expects the Twins to pencil him back in as a regular next year.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 10:53:00 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Thursday against the Mariners.

Plouffe left five men on base. After batting .305 with five homers and 26 RBI in 31 games between May and June, he has struggled to the tune of a .192 batting average this month.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 01:15:00 AM

Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBI in the Twins' win over the Indians on Friday.

Plouffe is riding a modest four-game hitting streak that has his batting average up to .266. Minnesota's third baseman is batting .266/.326/.444 and is on pace for 17 homers and 63 RBI.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 11:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Pedro Florimon
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jason Bartlett
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Jason Kubel
2Chris Colabello
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Kevin Correia
3Phil Hughes
4Mike Pelfrey
5Kyle Gibson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Samuel Deduno