Trevor Plouffe surges to top of Twins power chart 19 Jun 12

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Plouffe hasn’t hit a home run in two games.

That, in and of itself, is worth mentioning, which goes to show the kind of power binge the Minnesota Twins third baseman has been on lately. The first-round draft pick in 2004 is finally starting to validate the faith the Twins placed in him after an incredibly rocky start to his career, and this season.

Plouffe was hitting .133 with one home run and three RBIs on May 14.

Since that day, Plouffe is hitting .315 with 13 homers and 21 RBIs to cement himself as the everyday third baseman. His 13 homers in 22 games were more than any other player in the majors since May 16.

Plouffe suddenly leads the team in home runs with 14.