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Trevor Plouffe

28-Year-Old Third Baseman – Minnesota Twins

2014 Stats

AVG

.243

HR

7

RBI

45

R

43

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Plouffe's status as Minnesota's starting third baseman is in jeopardy, considering his disappointing year at the plate (.701 OPS) and in the field (-8.6 UZR at third base) along with top prospect Migu...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 6/15/1986   BORN: West Hills, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Trevor Plouffe Contract Information:

Avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal worth $2.35 million in January of 2014.

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Plouffe bumped his batting average up to .243 on the season as he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against the Rockies on Friday.

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Trevor Plouffe Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 19 A BEL 127 516 466 58 104 31 18 0 13 60 8 4 50 78 0 0 0 .223 .300 .345 .645
2006 20 A A 125 513 455 60 112 34 26 4 4 45 8 5 58 93 0 0 0 .246 .333 .347 .680
2007 21 AA NEW 126 555 497 75 136 48 37 2 9 50 12 7 38 89 15 3 2 .274 .326 .410 .736
2008 22 AA NEW 58 249 227 32 61 23 17 3 3 21 4 2 16 43 3 0 3 .269 .325 .410 .735
2008 22 AAA ROC 66 272 250 34 64 26 17 3 6 39 1 1 14 47 5 3 0 .256 .292 .420 .712
2009 23 AAA ROC 118 477 430 53 112 38 23 5 10 60 3 6 34 68 4 7 2 .260 .313 .407 .720
2010 24 AAA ROC 102 445 402 53 98 41 22 4 15 49 5 5 27 90 8 2 6 .244 .300 .430 .730
2010 24 MAJ MIN 22 44 41 7 6 3 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 14 2 1 0 .146 .143 .317 .460
2011 25 AAA ROC 51 220 192 33 60 29 11 3 15 33 3 1 21 39 1 3 3 .313 .384 .635 1.019
2011 25 MAJ MIN 81 320 286 47 68 27 18 1 8 31 3 3 25 71 2 3 4 .238 .305 .392 .697
2012 26 AAA ROC 2 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .111
2012 26 MAJ MIN 119 465 422 56 99 44 19 1 24 55 1 3 37 92 0 2 4 .235 .301 .455 .756
2013 27 AAA ROC 4 17 15 3 5 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .333 .412 .533 .945
2013 27 MAJ MIN 129 522 477 44 121 37 22 1 14 52 2 1 34 112 1 4 6 .254 .309 .392 .701
2014 28 MAJ MIN 82 355 317 43 77 38 29 2 7 45 0 0 32 76 0 3 3 .243 .315 .413 .728
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3-Year Averages     109 435 395 49 96 35 19 1 15 46 2 2 32 91 1 3 4 .243 .304 .410 .714
Career  (View All)     433 1,706 1,543 197 371 149 89 5 55 189 6 7 128 365 5 13 17 .240 .303 .412 .715

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Trevor Plouffe Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 23 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .315 .411 .726
Jul. 22 Cle 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .315 .413 .728
Jul. 21 Cle 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .320 .420 .740
Jul. 20 TB 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .318 .417 .735
Jul. 19 TB 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .316 .418 .734
Jul. 18 TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .317 .417 .734
Jul. 13 @Col 5 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .317 .409 .726
Jul. 12 @Col 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .313 .396 .709
Jul. 11 @Col 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .318 .403 .721
Jul. 10 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .316 .398 .714
Jul. 9 @Sea 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .316 .400 .716
Jul. 8 @Sea Did not play.
Jul. 7 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .315 .404 .719
Jul. 6 NYY 4 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .319 .410 .729
Jul. 5 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .314 .390 .704
Jul. 4 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .315 .396 .711
Jul. 3 NYY 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .316 .398 .714
Jul. 2 KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .317 .397 .714
Jul. 1 KC 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .317 .398 .715
Jun. 30 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .319 .398 .717
Jun. 29 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 28 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 27 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 26 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 25 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 24 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 22 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 21 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 20 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 19 CWS Did not play.
Last 7 Days 28 5 8 3 1 1 3 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .333 .571 .904
Last 14 Days 52 10 14 5 1 2 5 4 13 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .321 .519 .840
Last 30 Days 76 12 19 7 1 2 7 5 17 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .296 .447 .743

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Trevor Plouffe: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 76 6
2013 2 120 9
2012 3 4 95 1 17 2 15 2
2011 1 17 45 13 3 11 4
2010 2 9 9

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Trevor Plouffe Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20149011170.256.433.750
2013110142131.300.455.826
20121242012220.242.573.911

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014216316370.241.412.728
20133673012391.240.373.663
20122983612331.232.406.691

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014161195270.255.447.764
2013245248301.273.424.750
20122203515300.245.518.847

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014145232170.234.386.701
2013232206221.233.358.649
2012202219251.223.386.655
Trevor Plouffe Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 19 A BEL 516 466 9.7% 15.1% 0.64 83% .243 .122
2006 20 A A 513 455 11.3% 18.1% 0.62 80% .302 .101
2007 21 AA NEW 555 497 6.8% 16% 0.43 82% .318 .136
2008 22 AA NEW 249 227 6.4% 17.3% 0.37 81% .320 .141
2008 22 AAA ROC 272 250 5.1% 17.3% 0.30 81% .294 .164
2009 23 AAA ROC 477 430 7.1% 14.3% 0.50 84% .290 .147
2010 24 AAA ROC 445 402 6.1% 20.2% 0.30 78% .279 .186
2010 24 MAJ MIN 44 41 0% 31.8% 0.00 66% .160 .171
2011 25 AAA ROC 220 192 9.5% 17.7% 0.54 80% .326 .322
2011 25 MAJ MIN 320 286 7.8% 22.2% 0.35 75% .290 .154
2012 26 AAA ROC 9 8 11.1% 22.2% 0.50 75% .000 .000
2012 26 MAJ MIN 465 422 8% 19.8% 0.40 78% .245 .220
2013 27 AAA ROC 17 15 11.8% 17.6% 0.67 80% .364 .200
2013 27 MAJ MIN 522 477 6.5% 21.5% 0.30 77% .305 .138
2014 28 MAJ MIN 355 317 9% 21.4% 0.42 76% .299 .170
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3-Year Averages     435 395 7.4% 20.9% 0.35 77% .280 .167
Career     1,706 1,543 7.5% 21.4% 0.35 76% .281 .172

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2014 Stat Review for Trevor Plouffe    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.243 AVG
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76% Contact Rate
WEAK
.299 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.413 SLG
AVERAGE
.170 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
WEAK
9.0% BB Rate
GOOD
21.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.728 OPS
WEAK
.315 OBP
WEAK

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Trevor Plouffe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Plouffe is out of the lineup Tuesday.

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Plouffe is starting at third base and batting sixth in the order Monday versus the Royals, Tyler Mason of FOX Sports reports.

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Plouffe (ribs) was activated from the disabled list Monday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Plouffe (ribs) is expected to be activated from the 15-day DL on Monday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Plouffe (ribs) will join the Twins in Texas this weekend to work out on the field for three days before he's activated off the DL, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Plouffe (ribs) could join the Twins in Texas on Friday without a rehab stint, if he is pain-free this week, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Plouffe (ribs) still feels discomfort when he swings a bat and won't begin baseball-related activities until the discomfort goes away, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Plouffe (ribs) is feeling better and hopes he'll be ready to come off the disabled list when first eligible on June 30, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Plouffe had a breakout season in 2012 as he displayed outstanding power and became an everyday starter at third base. However, questions about his defense and his ability to make contact leave his role in 2013 a little unstable. Plouffe tore the cover off the ball at Triple-A in 2011 by hitting .313/.384/.635 with 15 home runs in 51 games, but he struggled in the majors as despite hitting eight home runs he had just a .697 OPS. He also struggled in the field at shortstop, which led the Twins to move him to the outfield and he began last season in a reserve role. However, he got another shot in the infield and made the most of it, taking over the starting third-base job in May and then hitting a blistering .327 with 11 home runs and a 1.126 OPS in June. He then hurt his thumb in July and was never the same at the plate as he hit .225 with a .666 OPS after July 20 (compared to a .909 OPS before the injury). Plouffe also began to struggle in the field as he had 17 errors in 95 games with a -6.8 UZR. There's been talk he could be moved to right field as a result. He has also hit lefties much better in his career (.850 OPS against vs. lefties compared to a .667 OPS vs. righties), which makes him vulnerable to slipping into the bad side of a platoon role. While his batting average is a risk due to too many strikeouts, there's some hope he could improve due to a low .245 BABIP last season. He will enter spring training as Minnesota's starting third baseman and could gain additional eligibility in the infield and outfield if he is moved to a platoon or reserve role.

2012

Plouffe will try to win a utility role with the Twins this spring after showing promise with his bat, but struggling with his glove at shortstop. Plouffe tore the cover off the ball at Triple-A by hitting .313/.384/.635 with 15 home runs in 51 games at Triple-A. However, when called up to the majors and given a shot to take over the everyday shortstop job, Plouffe struggled with his fielding. He made 11 errors in 45 games at shortstop, mostly with his inconsistent throws to first base. After the season, the Twins said they'd move Plouffe to the outfield and to a utility role. He has enough power to help fantasy owners in a utility role, especially since he'll qualify at shortstop in most leagues. However, he doesn't make enough contact or draw enough walks to think his bat can justify a long-term move to the outfield.

2011

Plouffe got his first taste of the majors last season and could win a utility job with the Twins this spring. Plouffe started off hot at Triple-A by hitting 303/.367/.493 before he was called up to the majors on May 20. He struggled in his brief stint in the majors, but did show some power with two home runs in 22 games. He cooled off in the minors by posting a .551 OPS in the second half, but his Triple-A numbers were still respectable for a shortstop ( .244/.300/.430 with 15 home runs). Plouffe has decent power and a strong arm at shortstop, which resulted in some calling him "J.J. Hardy lite" - though he has a lesser walk rate than Hardy, which may result in a weaker batting average. With an uncertain situation at shortstop, Plouffe could figure into the mix or win the starting job next summer.

2010

At age 24, the 2004 first-round pick has shown some power at Triple-A, but his bat just hasn't developed as Minnesota hoped. Plouffe's excellent arm strength and decent range could get him a trial as a utility player eventually.

2008

Plouffe rebounded as a prospect last season, showing improved offensive skills, particularly gap power, while continuing to provide steady defense at shortstop. He's a year away from being ready to help in the majors, but the former 2004 first-round pick doesn't look like a bust after several disappointing years.

2005

One of Minnesota's three 2004 first-round draft picks, Plouffe is thought to be the best defensive infielder in the Twins system. He hit .283/.336/.379 in his first pro season in rookie ball at Elizabethton. He'll need to show more power to get on the fast track for the majors, but at age 19 he has time to develop.

2004

A high school shortstop who is likely to stick at the spot, heís raw offensively and needs some work with a bat that looks to be gap power, but he has good tools and speed. Projected as a second-rounder, his bonus demands will be in the teamís budget in the first round.