Are you comparing him to starters or whatever your site lists as a 3b.There are 13 3b with qualified PA with a better WOBA. Ploufe is an average hitter. As a 2 WAR 3B that puts him in the average category. WAr is inprecise.
I'm not sure why you keep saying Plouffe's a "2 WAR 3rd baseman". As of today, BRef values Plouffe at 3.2 WAR, Fgrphs gives him 3.1 WAR. At this pace, Plouffe would project to a full-season WAR of 3.8. In 2013, only 9 players, in total and listed at 3rd base had fWARs of 3.0 or greater for the entire year. And as his current overall WAR ratings say- he's well above average in WAR..... you keep calling him an "average hitter", as well, but the stats for 2014 say he's at the least, slightly above average.
Here's a counting stat to further indicate how productive Plouffe has been, relative to the position, this season (even though he's played significantly fewer games than all of those listed):
XBH by 3rd Base
1) Rendon 58
2) Plouffe 53 (ranks third overall in doubles for all position players, behind only Lucroy and Cabrera)
2) Donaldson 53
4) Seager 50
5) Harrison 50
6) Beltre 44
7) Frazier 44
8) Sandoval 42
There are aspects to Plouffe's career and current status that might potentially make him a desired commodity, namely, 3 more years of cheap cost control, relative youth to most of his peers, possible positional flexibility, and that amazing home run streak in 2012 might remain intriguing in the backs of the minds of certain GMs who play in a park and/or are a team built for power.
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