2015 Projections and Rankings: Trevor Plouffe
Image courtesy of Jonathan Dyer, USA TODAYMINNESOTA TWINS – TREVOR PLOUFFE
2014 was a big season for Trevor Plouffe. With uber-prospect Miguel Sano looming, Plouffe put together his most productive season. He set career highs in most offensive categories. As important to Plouffe and the Twins, his defense at the hot corner was markedly improved. Plouffe considers his job with the Twins to be a run producer, and his 80 RBIs led the team in that category. Unfortunately his season ended a couple of games early with a fractured left forearm.
Sano is healthy again and still seems to be part of the Twins future, but unlike a year ago, it does feel as though there is a good chance that Plouffe will remain in the Twins plans as well. What kind of numbers can be expected from Plouffe in 2015? One key for him is, and has been, his health. 2015 is a big year for Trevor Plouffe on the field, but also off the field. He and his wife are excited to welcome their first child this summer.
Here are the projections of our Twins Daily writers:
Seth – .267/.337/.443 (.780) with 37 doubles and 19 HR.
Nick – .250/.335/.410 (.745) with 25 doubles and 15 HR
Parker – .260/.330/.420 (.750) with 20 doubles and 20 HR
AL CENTRAL THIRD BASEMEN
Opponent – Player – 2015 Age – 2014 Statistics
Chicago – Conor Gillaspie – 27 - .282/.336/.416 (.752) with 31 doubles, 7 HR
Cleveland – Lonnie Chisenhall – 26 - .280/.343/.427 (.770) with 29 doubles, 13 HR
Detroit – Nick Castellanos – 23 - .259/.306/.394 (.700) with 31 doubles, 11 HR
Kansas City – Mike Moustakas – 26 - .212/.271/.361 (.632) with 21 doubles, 15 HR
AL CENTRAL THIRD BASEMAN RANKINGS
#1 – Trevor Plouffe - Minnesota
#2 – Conor Gillaspie - Chicago
#3 – Lonnie Chisenhall – Cleveland
#4 – Mike Moustakas – Kansas City
#5 – Nick Castellanos - Detroit
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN
Give it some thought and then go to the comments section below and post two things. First, make your statistical projection for Trevor Plouffe in 2015. Second, how would you rank the AL Central third basemen? Of course, then discuss with the rest of the Twins Daily community. Finally, check back throughout this next week as we’ll do these same things for each of the positions.