Plouffe Heating Up In Rochester

Plouffe is tearing the cover off the ball.

Former Twins first round draft selection Trevor Plouffe is putting himself in position for a September call up in 2009, as he is starting to find his stroke in Rochester. He is currently riding a six-game hitting streak, and recently had his first three-hit night since July 6.

Trevor Plouffe is starting to heat up in Rochester, and could be called upon when the rosters expand on September 1. The young shortstop has hit safely in his last six games, and has picked up four multi-hit games in the span. Since June 28, Plouffe has raised his batting average from .239 to .254, and has not made an error in that span. Seemingly more comfortable at the plate, Plouffe has brought that confidence to the field.

For Plouffe, his season has gotten better month after month, as he has shaken off a two month slump that had a lot of scouts shaking their heads. After batting .228 and .215 in April and May respectively, Plouffe batted .273 and .272 in June and July, to go along with his .571 batting average through two August games. Since the All-Star break, Plouffe is batting .288, which is much higher than his .247 mark before the break.

On August 2, Plouffe had his first three-hit game since July 6, and has ten hits in his last five games. He has also pushed his on-base percentage over .300 in that span. Over his past ten games, Plouffe has put together a .317 batting average, and remember, he just turned 23.

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