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Portrait of Trevor Plouffe

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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date6-15-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age31 years, 8 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.52014
2.02015
-0.02016
-1.12017
0.32018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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 -2.3 -0.5 -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 8.5 -4.9 0.4
2012 MIN 26 119 465 422 56 99 19 1 24 192 37 92 4 2 0 55 1 3 .235 .301 .455 .261 11.0 -7.5 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 15.2 -14.4 0.1
2014 MIN 28 136 582 520 69 134 40 2 14 220 53 109 4 5 80 2 1 .258 .328 .423 .272 22.5 0.3 2.5
2015 MIN 29 152 632 573 74 140 35 4 22 249 50 124 4 4 1 86 2 1 .244 .307 .435 .261 13.5 5.2 2.0
2016 MIN 30 84 344 319 35 83 13 1 12 134 19 60 2 3 1 47 1 0 .260 .303 .420 .241 1.8 -2.0 -0.0
2017 OAK 31 58 199 182 22 39 5 0 7 65 16 58 0 1 0 14 1 1 .214 .276 .357 .209 -4.1 -1.8 -0.6
2017 TBA 31 42 114 101 9 17 2 0 2 25 12 30 1 0 0 5 0 1 .168 .263 .248 .209 -3.9 -1.4 -0.5
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Statistics for All Levels

'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 .265 .264 .339 .397 .262 .239 100 0.5 3.2 1.5 -16.1 -0.1 5.1 -1.1 5.1 -1.1
2006 FTM A+ 125 524 .267 .253 .324 .379 .255 .300 98 3.2 13.3 4.9 3.8 0.8 22.2 2.6 22.2 2.6
2007 NBR AA 126 555 .254 .266 .338 .403 .262 .307 107 -3.8 16.3 7.1 -7.8 1.6 21.2 1.4 21.2 1.4
2008 NBR AA 58 249 .254 .256 .332 .387 .254 .315 104 -1.5 7.2 2.6 -3.8 0.9 9.1 0.5 9.1 0.5
2008 ROC AAA 66 272 .263 .256 .322 .397 .258 .287 94 1 8.4 0.9 1.4 0.5 10.8 1.2 10.8 1.2
2009 ROC AAA 118 477 .244 .264 .329 .399 .249 .287 111 -8.2 13.9 5.7 5.6 0.2 11.5 1.7 11.5 1.7
2010 MIN MLB 22 44 .170 .267 .332 .422 .267 .154 109 -4 1.2 0.2 -0.5 0.3 -2.3 -0.3 -2.3 -0.3
2010 ROC AAA 102 445 .249 .257 .327 .393 .250 .272 99 -5.2 13.3 5.6 -9.0 0.4 14.1 0.5 14.1 0.5
2011 MIN MLB 81 320 .256 .257 .318 .402 .258 .286 103 -1.2 8.6 1.9 -4.9 -0.7 8.5 0.4 8.5 0.4
2011 ROC AAA 51 220 .326 .258 .327 .398 .254 .319 98 17 6.8 0.5 6.4 -1.9 22.5 2.8 22.5 2.8
2012 MIN MLB 119 465 .261 .256 .316 .407 .259 .244 105 0.3 12.7 0.6 -7.5 -2.6 11.0 0.4 11.0 0.4
2012 ROC AAA 2 9 .050 .256 .347 .360 .264 .000 91 -2.1 0.3 0 0.7 0.0 -1.8 -0.1 -1.8 -0.1
2013 MIN MLB 129 522 .261 .250 .315 .394 .263 .301 100 0.7 13.7 1.1 -14.4 -0.4 15.2 0.1 15.2 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 .272 .255 .316 .394 .263 .299 108 6.7 15.0 1.4 0.3 -0.6 22.5 2.5 22.5 2.5
2015 MIN MLB 152 632 .261 .252 .313 .400 .256 .274 106 0.6 17.1 1.2 5.2 -5.4 13.5 2.0 13.5 2.0
2016 MIN MLB 84 344 .241 .253 .316 .417 .257 .284 109 -6.6 9.7 -0.6 -2.0 -0.7 1.8 -0.0 1.8 -0.0
2016 FTM A+ 2 8 .049 .234 .288 .330 .232 .167 98 -1.8 0.2 0 0.5 0.0 -1.6 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1
2016 ROC AAA 5 20 .329 .242 .307 .383 .253 .385 95 1.4 0.6 -0.2 1.0 0.7 2.5 0.4 2.5 0.4
2017 OAK MLB 58 199 .209 .246 .314 .412 .252 .271 107 -10.7 5.8 0.5 -1.8 0.4 -4.1 -0.6 -4.1 -0.6
2017 TBA MLB 42 114 .209 .245 .314 .410 .252 .217 95 -6.1 3.3 -1 -1.4 -0.1 -3.9 -0.5 -3.9 -0.5
2017 DUR AAA 7 28 .230 .243 .327 .356 .252 .278 102 -0.9 0.8 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1

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 .265 5.1 -16.1 -1.1
2006 FTM A+ 524 60 112 26 4 4 45 58 93 8 5 .246 .335 .347 .101 .267 22.2 3.8 2.6
2007 NBR AA 555 75 136 37 2 9 50 38 89 12 7 .274 .319 .410 .137 .254 21.2 -7.8 1.4
2008 NBR AA 249 32 61 17 3 3 21 16 43 4 2 .269 .321 .410 .141 .254 9.1 -3.8 0.5
2008 ROC AAA 272 34 64 17 3 6 39 14 47 1 1 .256 .290 .420 .164 .263 10.8 1.4 1.2
2009 ROC AAA 477 53 112 23 5 10 60 34 68 3 6 .260 .315 .407 .147 .244 11.5 5.6 1.7
2010 ROC AAA 445 53 98 22 4 15 49 27 90 5 5 .244 .296 .430 .187 .249 14.1 -9.0 0.5
2010 MIN MLB 44 7 6 1 0 2 6 0 14 0 0 .146 .143 .317 .171 .170 -2.3 -0.5 -0.3
2011 ROC AAA 220 33 60 11 3 15 33 21 39 3 1 .312 .384 .635 .323 .326 22.5 6.4 2.8
2011 MIN MLB 320 47 68 18 1 8 31 25 71 3 3 .238 .305 .392 .154 .256 8.5 -4.9 0.4
2012 MIN MLB 465 56 99 19 1 24 55 37 92 1 3 .235 .301 .455 .220 .261 11.0 -7.5 0.4
2012 ROC AAA 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .000 .050 -1.8 0.7 -0.1
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 15.2 -14.4 0.1
2014 MIN MLB 582 69 134 40 2 14 80 53 109 2 1 .258 .328 .423 .165 .272 22.5 0.3 2.5
2015 MIN MLB 632 74 140 35 4 22 86 50 124 2 1 .244 .307 .435 .190 .261 13.5 5.2 2.0
2016 ROC AAA 20 4 6 2 0 1 2 1 5 0 0 .316 .350 .579 .263 .329 2.5 1.0 0.4
2016 MIN MLB 344 35 83 13 1 12 47 19 60 1 0 .260 .303 .420 .160 .241 1.8 -2.0 -0.0
2016 FTM A+ 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 .049 -1.6 0.5 -0.1
2017 DUR AAA 28 4 5 1 0 0 1 5 5 0 0 .227 .357 .273 .045 .230 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2017 OAK MLB 199 22 39 5 0 7 14 16 58 1 1 .214 .276 .357 .143 .209 -4.1 -1.8 -0.6
2017 TBA MLB 114 9 17 2 0 2 5 12 30 0 1 .168 .263 .248 .079 .209 -3.9 -1.4 -0.5

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2010 145 0.5655 0.4621 0.6866 0.4634 0.4603 0.8158 0.5172 0.3134 64 0.000604
2011 1272 0.5110 0.4277 0.7316 0.5600 0.2894 0.8214 0.5500 0.2684 607 -0.000620
2012 1762 0.5017 0.4677 0.7840 0.6527 0.2813 0.8648 0.5951 0.2160 786 -0.006027
2013 1922 0.5146 0.4298 0.7990 0.5784 0.2722 0.8794 0.6181 0.2010 927 0.015277
2014 2268 0.4996 0.4215 0.7939 0.6187 0.2247 0.8702 0.5843 0.2061 1086 -0.000049
2015 2381 0.4939 0.4452 0.7887 0.6454 0.2498 0.8498 0.6346 0.2113 1104 0.005752
2016 1294 0.5046 0.4490 0.8003 0.6355 0.2590 0.8554 0.6627 0.1997 0 0.000000
2017 1252 0.4585 0.4417 0.7505 0.6498 0.2655 0.8150 0.6167 0.2495 0 0.000000
Career122960.49940.44010.78080.61950.26230.8540.60810.2192735.17260.0026

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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
2018 TEX $
2017 OAK $5,250,000
2016 MIN $7,250,000
2015 MIN $4,800,000
2014 MIN $2,350,000
2013 MIN $520,000
2012 MIN $485,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$20,655,000
6 yrTotal$20,655,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 162 dNez Balelo1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/12/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.75M in majors. May earn additional $0.3M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2017). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/18/17. Performance bonuses: $0.15M for 350 plate appearances. $0.3M for 450, 525 PAs. Acquired by Tampa Bay 6/17/17 after being DFA by Oakland 6/15/17. Athletics to pay more than $2M of remaining $3,040,984 in 2017 salary. DFA by Tampa Bay 8/23/17. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/25/17. Contract selected by Tampa Bay 9/4/17.
  • 1 year/$7.25M (2016). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/25/16 (avoided arbitration, $7.95M-$7M). Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 11/18/16 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$4.8M (2015). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 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) .255 .337 .452 .276
11 vs R (Multi) .252 .299 .415 .247
18 Split (Multi) -.003 -.038 -.037 -.029
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .240 .314 .467 .266
31 vs R (2016) .266 .300 .406 .233
38 Split (2016) .026 -.014 -.061 -.033
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)What does Oakland do with Chapman? Is Chapman good enough to push Healy off of Third?
(Paul from DC)
I can honestly say I did not expect Matt Chapman to get pushed as high as he did, but our staff really went to bat for him. I could see the A's moving Healy across the diamond.

A check of roster resource reminds me the A's signed Trevor Plouffe, which I don't remember at all, but makes perfect sense as an Athletics signings. I think they could rotate those guys through 1B/3B/DH to get them all at-bats, which I guess is something you do as the 2017 A's. I don't think Yonder Alonso will be blocking Chapman from that rotation. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the Cardinals decided to upgrade at 3B, who would be reasonably available?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
This is a good question. If we're talking about "upgrade" as in over Jhonny Peralta–who had a couple of performance issues last year, and really isn't optimized as a 3B–you probably don't want to look on the FA market. I mean, Trevor Plouffe is out there and might come cheaply, but I bet you're looking for a more exciting answer. I think the Cards could make a compelling trade offer for Todd Frazier, who looks good in red. Otherwise, I'm not sure. Maybe it's worth taking a flyer on the recently-released Richie Shaffer? The best bet might be going after someone to handle 1B, and keeping Carpenter at third. (Bryan Grosnick)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Jeff!! What are your thoughts about a comp for Miguel Sano?? Also, when should we expect to see him in Minny?
(Mike from Minneapolis )
Troy Glaus. He could be up by the end of this year, though he's still getting his timing back. A year away from the game is a long time, especially for a guy who already struck out a lot. If he hadn't missed a full year, he'd already be in the majors. The Twins are also getting some production from Trevor Plouffe so there's no desperation there, though they need another bat, especially a power one, so they could find a way to squeeze him in the lineup somehow. (Jeff Moore)
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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