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2014 Avg.
.254
 
Career Avg.
.244
Name  Trevor Plouffe
Born  6/15/1986
Height  6-2
Weight  200
Number  24
Position  3B
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/23/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-6 with a double, a homer, three RBI and four runs Friday against the Tigers.
Insight: Plouffe has driven in a career-high 63 runs in 420 at-bats this season and he's tied for second in the AL with 34 doubles, but he's only hitting .245 with 10 homers and a .719 OPS.
 
8/15/2014 12:30:00 PM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe is an ugly 1-for-12 with five strikeouts against Royals starter Danny Duffy.
Insight: Plouffe has not hit for the power he has in past seasons. He hit 24 in 2012 and fantasy owners were hoping for more than the 14 he blasted last season and the eight he's hit in 100 games this year. Avoid him Friday.
 
8/11/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe is questionable for Monday's game against Houston due to a bruised left foot.
Insight: Plouffe has hit .249 with 31 doubles, eight homers, 54 RBI and a .726 OPS this season, making him a low-end third baseman.
 
6/30/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe is expected to be activated from the disabled list in time for Monday's game against Kansas City.
Insight: Plouffe has hit .241 with 22 doubles, five homers, 38 RBI and a .720 OPS this season so he's not in great demand by fantasy owners.
 
6/15/2014 12:00:00 PM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe has been placed on the disabled list with a left oblique strain.
Insight: Plouffe suffered the injury in the bottom of the third inning Saturday when he attempted to make a diving stop on an Ian Kinsler ground ball. He has hit .241 with 22 doubles, five homers, 38 RBI and a .720 OPS this season so he's replaceable in fantasy leagues.
 
6/14/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe left Saturday's game with a left oblique strain, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Plouffe suffered the injury in the bottom of the third inning when he attempted to make a diving stop on an Ian Kinsler ground ball. He has hit .241 with 22 doubles, five homers, 38 RBI and a .720 OPS this season so he's replaceable in fantasy leagues.
 
5/26/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Minnesota 3B Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Monday against the Rangers.
Insight: Plouffe only has four home runs, but he's doubled 18 times and driven in 30 runs. He's shown much better plate discipline this season (20.6 O-swing%, 10.5 BB%) and his .309 BABIP is low for a player with a 28 percent line-drive rate.
 
Cold5/10/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Minnesota 3B Trevor Plouffe is 1-for-13 (.077) with seven strikeouts against Detroit ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Plouffe has zero hits in his last 16 at-bats. Add an unfavorable matchup and he shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups on Saturday. Update: Plouffe is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday
 
Cold5/10/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Minnesota 3B Trevor Plouffe is 1-for-13 (.077) with seven strikeouts against Detroit ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Plouffe has zero hits in his last 16 at-bats. Add an unfavorable matchup and he shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups on Saturday.
 
Cold5/9/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Minnesota 3B Trevor Plouffe has picked up zero hits in his last 16 at-bats.
Insight: He's hitting .119 (5-for-42) with 16 strikeouts in May after batting .307 in April. The third baseman has just one homer all season.
 
Cold5/9/2014 12:04:00 PM
Description: Minnesota 3B Trevor Plouffe is a .167 career hitter against Tigers starter Justin Verlander.
Insight: Plouffe certainly isn't alone in his failure against Verlander. What really concerns us though, is that he's hitting just .132 in May with a whopping 15 strikeouts in 38 at bats. Until Plouffe (.254, 1 HR, 22 RBI) figures it out, we don't recommend playing him in fantasy.
 
4/26/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe left Saturday's game with a bruised triceps. SOURCE: Mike Bernardino, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Insight: He's considered day-to-day. Plouffe is batting .306 this season with one homer, 15 RBI and 18 runs scored. Despite the one home run, he's posted an .894 OPS with 12 extra base hits.
 
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.
 

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