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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||535.00||18.00||.260||73.00||71.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland||7||1||0|| .250|| .143|| .143|
|vs Vargas (Career)||25||4||1|| .360||.192||.160|
|vs LHP||41||10||2|| .326|| .415|| .244|
|Last 10 Games|
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe crushes fifth homer of 2015
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/3/15) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe went 3 for 5 at the plate with five RBI in Minnesota' 13-3 win over the White Sox on Sunday.
Plouffe did his damage in the third when he crushed a 1-1 pitch from John Danks over the left field wall for a grand slam, his fifth home run of the season. Plouffe then singled to center in the fourth to drive home Joe Mauer.
Plouffe is now hitting .278 with 15 RBI in 90 at-bats this season.
Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe remains on roll Wednesday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/29/15) The hot streak of Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe continued Wednesday in a loss to Detroit. He slammed two more hits, including a three-run homer that gave his team a short-lived 7-3 lead.
Plouffe, who added a single, has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, raising his average from .133 to .250 in the process.
Plate discipline leads to success for Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) As cold as Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was to start the season, that's how hot he's been since.
Plouffe was batting a mere .133 with one RBI through nine games. He is 10-for-23 in six games since with two doubles, one homer, two RBI and an on-base percentage of .480. How does he explain that? Discipline at the plate.
"I think that's a product of laying off borderline pitches and getting myself into better counts," he told MLB.com. "If the pitcher sees you swinging at those borderline pitches, he's just going to continue to throw those and you're not going to have great at-bats. So if you're able to shrink the zone down, that helps. And when I'm going well, that's what I do."
Plouffe led the Twins with 80 RBI last year.
Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe gets two hits in loss to Royals
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/20/15) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe went 2 for 4 in Monday night's 7-1 loss to the Royals.
Ploufe was the only member of the Twins to record more than one hit. He hit two singles and struck out once. He now holds a slash line of .233/.298/.442.
Trevor Plouffe gets the afternoon off after Friday's walkoff HR
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/18/15) The Twins gave Trevor Plouffe the afternoon off after his heroic performance the previous night, per MLB.com. Plouffe belted a walkoff home run in the 11th inning to take down the Indians, 3-2. Utility man Eduardo Nunez will get the start and hit eighth for Minnesota against Danny Salazar.
Friday's home run was Plouffe's fifth hit of the season. He is hitting .143/.231/.343 with two homers and two RBI over 39 plate appearances.
|2014 summary: The old adage is that doubles become home runs for blossoming hitters, but as Trevor Plouffe settles into his peak years, it appears that his homers have become doubles. Plouffe had never hit more than 22 doubles in any previous season, but in 2014, he produced 40 for the Twins. However, for the second year in a row, he hit 14 home runs, well short of his career high of 24 established in 2012. Plouffe established career highs in batting average (.258), on-base percentage (.328), runs (69) and RBI (80), all of which contributed to his 12th-place ranking among third basemen in Rotisserie value and 13th-place ranking in Fantasy points.|
Playing time status: Plouffe has missed some time in each of the last three season with trips to the disabled list, and he has never played in more than 136 games in a year, but he is healthy this offseason.
2015 outlook: It's not clear where Plouffe's doubles binge came from, but it likely helped that he improved his plate discipline. There's still the chance that Plouffe adds home runs back into the mix, but most likely, he will offer owners a similar level of production to what he gave them last season. That would be enough to justify drafting him with a late-round pick in standard mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/6/15||OAK||8:10 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|5/7/15||OAK||1:10 pm||Drew Pomeranz|
|5/8/15||@ CLE||7:10 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|5/9/15||@ CLE||4:10 pm||Bruce Chen|
|5/10/15||@ CLE||1:10 pm||Danny Salazar|
|5/12/15||@ DET||7:08 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|5/13/15||@ DET||7:08 pm||Kyle Lobstein|