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Trevor Plouffe
Birthdate: 6/15/1986 (30 y, 9 m, 12 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/195     Position: 3B
Drafted: 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 20, Overall: 20, Team: Minnesota Twins
Contract: $5.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Plouffe (groin) is expected to return to the Athletics' Cactus League lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. (3/26/2017)
Injury: Groin, Day-To-Day
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Oblique injuries are never good for a hitter, and thus it's no surprise that two of them waylaid any possible progress for Plouffe in a pivotal year. He hit just .260/.303/.420 while getting into only 84 games as the injuries made both his offense and defense suffer. As a result, the Twins opted to release him after the season rather than pay him in his final year of arbitration/team control. Oakland is getting a player motivated for his first big payday, and if he's healthy, he should provide value both defensively at third and first base — less so if he's used in the outfield — and at the plate, at least against lefties. He's hit lefties at a .268/.344/.465 clip in his big-league career. He'll be more of a mix-and-match type in fantasy leagues no matter his role. (@Brandon_Warne)

The Quick Opinion: Plouffe is a better fit in Scoresheet and deeper leagues. He's the front-runner for the starting third base job in Oakland, but health will play a large role in how long he retains that spot.

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