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Parker Hageman
06-06-2012, 07:01 AM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?630-Plouffe-Answering-the-Call

YourHouseIsMyHouse
06-06-2012, 08:51 AM
Wish he would have "answered the call" last night with runners on first and second and 2 outs in the 9th.

Parker Hageman
06-06-2012, 09:07 AM
Wish he would have "answered the call" last night with runners on first and second and 2 outs in the 9th.

He stung the ball pretty good. Too bad Dyson is one fast mofro.

Steve Lein
06-06-2012, 09:12 AM
You're basically calling out Plouffe for not hitting a Home Run, because he put a really good swing on that ball and the OF just ran it down.

deanlambrecht
06-06-2012, 09:20 AM
Too bad we don't have a professional hitting coach to help him work on these issues. IIRC, Plouffe is a first round pick, no?

Parker Hageman
06-06-2012, 09:33 AM
Too bad we don't have a professional hitting coach to help him work on these issues. IIRC, Plouffe is a first round pick, no?

I don't put the burden for Plouffe's struggles on Vavra.

mike wants wins
06-06-2012, 10:49 AM
I just want to see him out there 5-6 times a week this year. They aren't winning anything, let's see what these younger guys have or don't have. Last year, they didn't do that much (mostly by choice). The Vikings are a great example of this. Rather than play young guys last year, they kept playing old, awful veterans for no reason. Now they have no idea who their RG is, and whether or not any of the backup OL are any good or not. I'm hoping the Twins don't make the same mistake.

On other topic, they should have meditation experts working with Benson. His mind is too fast. Meditation is shown (scientifically, in studies) to help with that.....it's not like this isn't widely known. Hopefully they are actually trying stuff, and not just hoping (which seems to be their normal MO).

Resoman
06-06-2012, 10:55 AM
Are the charts saying that Plouffe has only one ground ball hit this year - the one that looks like a bunt?

TwinsGuy55422
06-06-2012, 11:16 AM
I would take that line drive Plouffe hit in the 9th any day of the week. There are plenty of center fielders that don't make that play. It was a good poke by Plouffe.

Parker Hageman
06-06-2012, 01:48 PM
Are the charts saying that Plouffe has only one ground ball hit this year - the one that looks like a bunt?

No, the chart just indicates where the ball came to a stop/was fielded. In that case, it was likely a bunt. Plouffe's has five ground ball hits total this season.

clutterheart
06-06-2012, 07:47 PM
Why would anyone blame Vavra for Plouffe?
He didn't hit very well over his minor career.
And overall he is not hitting very well in his major league career. - But at least now he has some power in his swing.

Seems like Vavra should get some credit for getting something where there was nothing.

Ultima Ratio
06-06-2012, 10:30 PM
Tonight Plouffe answered, then hung up immediately. His swing looks similar to Willingham's, but his approach, eye and discipline draw no further comparison. Maybe Hammer can help him out, but here's one tip: don't swing at a first pitch 10 inches inside. That's stupid. I love aggressive hitting, but not that. I still have hope he can figure it out.

glunn
06-07-2012, 12:38 AM
Tonight Plouffe answered, then hung up immediately. His swing looks similar to Willingham's, but his approach, eye and discipline draw no further comparison. Maybe Hammer can help him out, but here's one tip: don't swing at a first pitch 10 inches inside. That's stupid. I love aggressive hitting, but not that. I still have hope he can figure it out.

With greater focus and confidence, Plouffe could be scary good. Although he will be 26 this month, he is still young enough to put together a great career.

This year Plouffe is on track for 19-20 home runs, and as stated in Parker's excellent article, he has been unlucky.

DK
06-07-2012, 07:50 PM
It would be good to see Plouffe step it up but he still looks like a stop gap player untel Sanu is ready.

chuchadoro
06-08-2012, 02:46 PM
Dear Target Field Patrons,
Can we please hold off on the "Plooooooouffe" chant until he becomes at least a replacement level player? I know it's really fun and I'm asking for a lot, but guys who are hitting .150, play subpar defense and run the bases with their asshat on should not be singled out every time they make a decent play. It's giving me terrible Lew Ford flashbacks.