Does Minnesota Twins’ Trevor Plouffe Have More Inside for 2014?
Trevor Plouffe is already a fairly recognizable name around the Minnesota Twins even though the young third baseman has only spent parts of three seasons at the MLB level. This year he has seized the third base job for Twins and made it his own. Still he has only played 110 games to this point so his time at this level hasn’t been full. With a surge towards the end of the 2013 season, is he showing that he will break out in the 2014 season for the Twins?
Plouffe is hitting a hefty .400 over his last ten games with 2 homers and 7 RBI. That is the example for what it looks like he could do over the full 162 game season soon. There are always ups and downs for a young player but all indications from Plouffe seem to suggest that he is capable of the type of play he is throwing out right now over the long haul. If this proves true next season and Joe Mauer remains healthy and sane, the Twins could be even better without Justin Morneau than most think.
Plouffe still has loads of team control built into his contract and will not be a free agent until 2018 at the earliest. He still makes less than a million dollars, perish the thought. I won’t go so far as to say that Plouffe will be the next Twins franchise player but honestly it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if he was there by 2015. The Twins will likely need someone else to built future teams around and Plouffe looks to be that type of player if things continue to develop for him.