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Minnesota Twins
2014 Avg.
.310
 
Career Avg.
.244
Name  Trevor Plouffe
Born  6/15/1986
Height  6-2
Weight  200
Number  24
Position  3B
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/20/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe bashed three hits Sunday in a win over Kansas City.
Insight: All three of his hits went for extra bases. Plouffe is on pace for 117 RBI, which would easily be a career-high. He's owned in 66 percent of ESPN leagues.
 
4/19/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe is 8-for-24 (.333) with three homers and a 1.235 OPS versus Royals left-hander Bruce Chen.
Insight: Plouffe is off to a solid start, batting .288 with an .801 OPS, but his long ball stroke is missing. He's hit one home run this season. He hit 24 homers over 119 games in 2012 and just 14 last season.
 
4/2/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-5 with three RBI Wednesday at Chicago.
Insight: Plouffe hit 24 homers over 119 games in 2012 but fell off to 14 in 129 games last season. He's an AL-only fantasy option at best.
 
9/20/2013 9:51:00 AM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe left Thursday's game against the Athletics with a sore left wrist, according to Twins beat writer LaVelle E. Neal III.
Insight: Plouffe (.249, 14 HR, 51 RBI) hasn't progressed from last season's 24 HR breakout effort and is fantasy bench material, not start worthy at this time.
 
Hot9/4/2013 9:37:00 AM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe crushed four hits in Tuesday's extra innings win over Houston.
Insight: He's had a phenomenal series with seven hits in his first nine at bats. Plouffe (.245, 14 HR, 45 RBI) has hit .448 during his eight-game hitting streak.
 
9/2/2013 9:31:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-3 with a solo homer Monday versus the Astros.
Insight: Plouffe (.239) had gone 10-for-45 (.222) with zero multi-hit games over his last 12 games. He has 13 home runs in 419 plate appearances (.031 HR/PA) this season after blasting 24 in 465 (.052 HR/PA) last season.
 
8/22/2013 9:34:00 AM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is just 3-for-20 (.150) with six strikeouts against Tigers starter Justin Verlander.
Insight: Plouffe is hitting a pitiful .155 with 28 strikeouts in 112 plate appearances since the All-Star break and .232 on the year. He has a 23.7 percent line-drive rate but his BABIP is just .263 due to a lack of production on flyballs (.171, 17 extra-base hits on 108 flyballs).
 
7/7/2013 6:17:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday at Toronto.
Insight: Plouffe hasn't had a multi-hit game since June 22 and is 5-for-26 (.192) in July, but he does have four homers in his last nine games.
 
7/4/2013 9:54:00 AM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe has hit three homers over his last five games.
Insight: The third baseman also has hit safely in 15 of 17 games since returning from the disabled list, but he hasn't had a multi-hit game since June 22.
 
6/29/2013 8:35:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe crushed a first-inning two-run homer and later drove in a run with a sacrifice fly Saturday against the Royals.
Insight: Plouffe is batting .327 with two homers and 12 RBI in 13 games since returning from the disabled list. The third baseman has a 28 percent line-drive rate this season and should see his average rise from .273.
 
6/15/2013 10:27:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe came off the DL and went 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs Saturday against Detroit.
Insight: Plouffe had not appeared in a game since May 21 a left calf strain. The third baseman had one of the top line-drive rates in baseball at 28.7 percent when he went on the DL, and yet his BABIP is only .299 and his average is .270 after Saturday's game.
 
6/15/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe is probable for Saturday's game against Detroit after being actibvated from the disabled list.
Insight: Plouffe hasn't appeared in a game since May 21st. He's batting .254 with four homers and 17 RBI. he hit 24 home runs last season and will have to get hot fast if he is going to match that total.
 
5/30/2013 5:53:00 PM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe is out with a strained calf. The Twins are expected to move him to the disabled list, which would sideline Plouffe until the middle of June. SOURCE: Tyler Mason, Fox Sports North
Insight: Plouffe hasn't appeared in a game since May 21st. Jamey Carroll will start at third Thursday against the Brewers.
 
5/29/2013 8:28:00 PM
Description: Though he was just activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list, Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with left calf tightness, according to Tyler Mason of FOXSportsNorth.com.
Insight: Wednesday was the first day Plouffe was eligible to come off the DL. He hasn't played since May 21. The infielder has one of the best line-drive rates in the majors this season at 28.7 percent but his BABIP is just .286. Once his luck begins to turn, his .254 average will increase. That is, if he can ever get back on the field.
 
5/29/2013 2:52:00 PM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe has been activated from the seven-day concussion list.
Insight: Wednesday was the first day he was eligible to return. Plouffe had a monster June last season (.327, 11 HR, 27 RBI, 1.126 OPS) and hopefully he can repeat that performance in the upcoming weeks.
 
5/26/2013 12:59:00 PM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe should return to the lineup Wednesday against Milwaukee. SOURCE: Rhett Bollinger, MLB.com
Insight: Plouffe went on the 7-day DL earlier this week because of a concussion. Wednesday would be the first day he is eligible to return.
 
5/24/2013 7:41:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe passed his concussion test Wednesday and did cardio Thursday with no issues, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.
Insight: Plouffe took a blow to the head while he was sliding into second base Tuesday night. He said he was placed on the 7-day disabled list due to his initial wooziness rather than an actual concussion.
 
5/22/2013 11:58:00 AM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Plouffe took a blow to the head while he was sliding into second base and came away a little wobbly. Given the team's history with Justin Morneau is a similar situation, they will play it safe and put Plouffe on the seven-day concussion list.
 
5/1/2013 11:29:00 AM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Plouffe was a big surprise in 2012 putting up 24 homers in 422 at-bats last season, but he's started slowly in 2013, batting .217 with two home runs and four RBI in 20 games.
 
4/29/2013 1:18:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is hitless in seven at-bats against Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer with five strikeouts.
Insight: Plouffe was a big surprise in 2012 putting up 24 homers in 422 at-bats last season, but he's started slowly in 2013, batting .226 with two home runs and four RBI in 18 games. Avoid this matchup.