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Birth Date6-15-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age28 years, 3 months, 16 days
BatsR
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 MIN 24 22 44 41 7 6 1 0 2 13 0 14 0 1 2 6 0 0 .146 .143 .317 .170 -2.7 0.0 -0.3
2011 MIN 25 81 320 286 47 68 18 1 8 112 25 71 4 3 2 31 3 3 .238 .305 .392 .256 10.9 -7.8 0.3
2012 MIN 26 119 465 422 56 99 19 1 24 192 37 92 4 2 0 55 1 3 .235 .301 .455 .261 7.7 -3.7 0.4
2013 MIN 27 129 522 477 44 121 22 1 14 187 34 112 6 4 1 52 2 1 .254 .309 .392 .261 14.6 -13.7 0.1
2014 MIN 28 136 582 520 69 134 40 2 14 220 53 109 4 5 0 80 2 1 .258 .328 .423 .271 22.2 -0.6 2.4
Career487193317462234281005627241493981815522488.245.309.415.26152.7-25.83.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2004 ELZ Rk 60 264 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BLT A 127 532 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .239 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FTM A+ 125 524 .267 .253 .324 .379 .255 .300 98 3.2 13.3 4.9 -0.2 0.8 24.2 2.4 24.2 2.4
2007 NBR AA 126 555 .254 .266 .338 .403 .262 .307 107 -3.8 16.3 7.1 -8.2 1.6 21.5 1.4 21.5 1.4
2008 NBR AA 58 249 .254 .256 .332 .387 .254 .315 104 -1.5 7.2 2.6 -4.6 0.9 10.4 0.6 10.4 0.6
2008 ROC AAA 66 272 .263 .256 .322 .397 .258 .287 94 1 8.4 0.9 2.2 0.5 10.1 1.2 10.1 1.2
2009 ROC AAA 118 477 .244 .264 .329 .399 .249 .287 111 -8.2 13.9 5.7 2.9 0.2 14.6 1.7 14.6 1.7
2010 MIN MLB 22 44 .170 .267 .332 .422 .267 .154 109 -4 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.3 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2010 ROC AAA 102 445 .249 .257 .327 .393 .250 .272 99 -5.2 13.3 5.6 -10.5 0.4 16.0 0.5 16.0 0.5
2011 MIN MLB 81 320 .256 .257 .318 .402 .258 .286 103 -1.2 8.6 1.9 -7.8 -0.7 10.9 0.3 10.9 0.3
2011 ROC AAA 51 220 .326 .258 .327 .398 .254 .319 98 17 6.8 0.5 4.9 -1.9 23.9 2.7 23.9 2.7
2012 MIN MLB 119 465 .261 .256 .316 .407 .259 .244 105 0.3 12.7 0.6 -3.7 -2.6 7.7 0.4 7.7 0.4
2012 ROC AAA 2 9 .050 .256 .347 .360 .264 .000 91 -2.1 0.3 0 -0.0 0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2013 MIN MLB 129 522 .261 .250 .315 .394 .263 .301 100 0.7 13.7 1.1 -13.7 -0.4 14.6 0.1 14.6 0.1
2013 ROC AAA 4 17 .310 .245 .331 .369 .250 .364 108 0.9 0.5 0 -0.1 -0.1 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2014 MIN MLB 136 582 .271 .255 .316 .394 .263 .299 109 5.8 15.0 1.4 -0.6 -0.6 22.2 2.4 22.2 2.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2004 ELZ Rk 264 29 67 7 2 4 28 19 34 3 1 .283 .341 .380 .097 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BLT A 532 58 104 18 0 13 60 50 78 8 4 .223 .301 .345 .122 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FTM A+ 524 60 112 26 4 4 45 58 93 8 5 .246 .335 .347 .101 .267 24.2 -0.2 2.4
2007 NBR AA 555 75 136 37 2 9 50 38 89 12 7 .274 .319 .410 .137 .254 21.5 -8.2 1.4
2008 ROC AAA 272 34 64 17 3 6 39 14 47 1 1 .256 .290 .420 .164 .263 10.1 2.2 1.2
2008 NBR AA 249 32 61 17 3 3 21 16 43 4 2 .269 .321 .410 .141 .254 10.4 -4.6 0.6
2009 ROC AAA 477 53 112 23 5 10 60 34 68 3 6 .260 .315 .407 .147 .244 14.6 2.9 1.7
2010 ROC AAA 445 53 98 22 4 15 49 27 90 5 5 .244 .296 .430 .187 .249 16.0 -10.5 0.5
2010 MIN MLB 44 7 6 1 0 2 6 0 14 0 0 .146 .143 .317 .171 .170 -2.7 0.0 -0.3
2011 MIN MLB 320 47 68 18 1 8 31 25 71 3 3 .238 .305 .392 .154 .256 10.9 -7.8 0.3
2011 ROC AAA 220 33 60 11 3 15 33 21 39 3 1 .312 .384 .635 .323 .326 23.9 4.9 2.7
2012 ROC AAA 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .000 .050 -1.1 -0.0 -0.1
2012 MIN MLB 465 56 99 19 1 24 55 37 92 1 3 .235 .301 .455 .220 .261 7.7 -3.7 0.4
2013 ROC AAA 17 3 5 0 0 1 3 2 3 0 0 .333 .412 .533 .200 .310 1.3 -0.1 0.1
2013 MIN MLB 522 44 121 22 1 14 52 34 112 2 1 .254 .309 .392 .138 .261 14.6 -13.7 0.1
2014 MIN MLB 582 69 134 40 2 14 80 53 109 2 1 .258 .328 .423 .165 .271 22.2 -0.6 2.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 145 0.5655 0.4828 0.6857 0.5122 0.4444 0.8333 0.4643 0.3000
2011 1273 0.5326 0.4398 0.7657 0.5693 0.2908 0.8601 0.5549 0.2343
2012 1762 0.5306 0.4716 0.8087 0.6492 0.2709 0.8781 0.6205 0.1913
2013 1922 0.5250 0.4329 0.8113 0.5927 0.2563 0.8829 0.6282 0.1887
2014 2277 0.5072 0.4229 0.8027 0.6139 0.2264 0.8801 0.5866 0.1963
Career73790.5230.44120.79770.60710.26020.8760.59770.2017

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-25 2014-09-29 DTD 4 4 Left Forearm Surgery Fracture Sliding Into Player At Third Base 2014-09-29
2014-08-09 2014-08-09 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2014-06-15 2014-06-30 15-DL 15 14 Left Trunk Inflammation Ribcage -
2014-04-27 2014-04-30 DTD 3 0 Right Arm Contusion Triceps - -
2013-09-20 2013-09-21 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Inflammation - -
2013-05-30 2013-06-15 15-DL 16 14 Left Lower Leg Strain - -
2013-05-22 2013-05-29 7-DL 7 7 - Head Concussion Player Collision While Sliding Into Second Base - -
2013-03-09 2013-03-22 Camp 13 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2013-02-18 2013-02-25 Camp 7 0 Right Lower Leg Soreness Calf - -
2012-07-21 2012-08-13 15-DL 23 21 Right Thumb Contusion - -
2012-03-19 2012-03-30 Camp 11 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-05-09 2011-05-13 DTD 4 3 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-04-13 2011-04-17 Minors 4 3 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 MIN $
2014 MIN $2,350,000
2013 MIN $520,000
2012 MIN $485,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,005,000
2011Current$2,350,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$3,355,000
3 yrTotal$3,355,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 162 dNez Balelo1 year/$2.35M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2014). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13.
  • 1 year/$0.485M (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/7/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/08. Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2004 (1-20) (Crespi HS, Northridge, Calif.). $1.5M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .282 .356 .491 .301
11 vs R (Multi) .234 .288 .381 .243
18 Split (Multi) -.047 -.068 -.110 -.058
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .300 .371 .455 .301
31 vs R (2013) .240 .290 .373 .241
38 Split (2013) -.060 -.081 -.081 -.060
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for a low end roto third baseman. Thoughts on Trevor Plouffe? I know he was up and down last year but would you count on him for 20 homers? Any better suggestions from that position that would be a nice very low end guy (very deep league) to provide some value? Thanks so much Paul!
(Matt from NJ)
I like where your head is at with him. 18-20 is definitely doable. He has the job which is a big help. I like Callapso, too. Doesn't do any one thing extraordinarily well, but solid & has the job, too. Matt Carpenter doesn't have a job yet, but I like him a good bit, too. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Trevor Plouffe holding down the third base job and crushing bombs?
(Jeff from MN)
Should be able to do just that. Another 20+ should be no problem. (Paul Sporer)
2012-09-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Trevor Plouffe's power surge earlier this year? Was it a total fluke or is this an extreme example of some nice power potential for 2013?
(ChrisHopcroft from Glasgow, Scotland)
Given his walk rate and low batting average, I'm not sure it really matters. I don't know that it has to be an either-or choice; it could both be flukey AND an indicator of some increased power for next year. (Colin Wyers)
2012-07-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you believe in Trevor Plouffe?
(Andrew from Las Vegas)
Yeah, I did a quick hit of Plouffe in an article a couple weeks ago (
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=17394), and I'm starting to buy into him a little more. As I said, I like the swing, and HitTracker says 12 of his 18 home runs would have gone out in at least 28 parks. He doesn't hit the ball far, but when you account for direction (he's pretty much a strict pull power hitter), it works out. (Derek Carty)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)OK. List your top 5 late round, who the Hell is that guy sleepers. Any position.
(Billy from Wildwood, NJ)
Trevor Plouffe, Tyler Flowers, Brian Bogusevic, Hisashi Iwakuma, Brian Matusz (Jason Collette)
2011-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)The pool of available fantasy shortstops (especailly in the NL with HanRam and Drew hurt), is horribly shallow. Any thoughts on sleeper, breakout, under-the-radar guys for next year's auction?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
I haven't started digging too deep yet, but I like the potential of Trevor Plouffe in Minnesota, and I have a hard time believing his teammate Nishioka is this bad. Even Casilla is a decent deep play. In the NL, Chase D'Arnaud is interesting if he gets a chance to start, particularly for his speed. Dee Gordon is an even better play but is more well-known. (Derek Carty)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)Prepare to reap the whirlwind of taking the unpopular side of a raging debate. No question here, Steve. Just wanted to say I enjoy your writing and I'll catch you at the Yogi in March(ish?) if the promotion schedule allows a visit.
(Phil S. from NJ)
That's the fun part. Yes, we'll be at the Yogi. I think we'll be filming the event, too. And we look forward to seeing you as well. These events are the big payoff for spending a quarter of the year alone in your office checking that the correct number of Fs are in Trevor Plouffe. (Steven Goldman)
2009-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Two years ago, around this time of year, I asked you to tell me something good about the Twins' system. You mentioned, perhaps as a way of pointing out the relative dullness of that group in 2007, that Denard Span had a nice finish to the year. This year, another half-decade stale Twins' first rounder had a nice finish to the season playing a position where the team desperately needs help. So what's good about Trevor Plouffe? If the answer is "nothing", then I'd be pleased just to hear something good about the Twins' system. Thanks.
(Minneapolitan from Nashville)
I still think Plouffe has some kind of chance to get there as some kind of utility player. I do think there some solid stuff in the Twins system, including a nice group of young, toolsy outfielders, and as always, plenty of strike-throwing starters. (Kevin Goldstein)


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