Updated: Projecting Your Minnesota Twins Opening Day Lineup

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Aug 27, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe (24) connects for a double in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

7. Trevor Plouffe 3B: Last season, Plouffe took advantage of Miguel Sano going down due to Tommy John surgery. With no one breathing down his neck, Plouffe turned out a .258/.328/.423 slash line while belting 14 home runs. His third base defense improved, and he was an offensive asset to the Twins. Sano will be healthy this season, and will likely push for playing time over the summer, but Plouffe has plenty of ability to earn his keep. Despite being thought of otherwise, the Twins lineup shows its depth with the placement of Plouffe at the bottom of it.