Trevor Plouffe has not yet seen the documentary "Ballplayer: Pelotero" but the Twins' third baseman has a vague understanding of what the film is about.

The movie takes a look at the life of baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic, and it focuses specifically on two teenagers, including one by the name of Miguel Sano. It's been several years since the movie was released, and Sano is now knocking on the door of the major leagues, closer than ever to making his debut with the Minnesota Twins.

When that time does come, Plouffe could be out of a job.

By all accounts, Sano is one of the best prospects in baseball and has the raw power to be a home run threat in the majors. While there are still some questions about his defense and his size as a third baseman, the Twins seem content on keeping Sano at that position -- which could push Plouffe out of the equation.

"I'm not really concerned with that," Plouffe said late last month at TwinsFest. "I want to help the team win. That's all I really care about. Miguel is a great player, and if he comes up and helps our team, we want him. We want anyone who can help the team."

For now, the job is Plouffe's to lose. The Twins and Plouffe avoided arbitration last month when the 27-year-old third baseman signed a one-year, $2.35 million contract. After hitting a career-high 24 home runs in 2012, Plouffe saw his power numbers slip in 2013 as he hit just 13 homers in 129 games. He batted .254/.309/.392 as Minnesota's everyday third baseman last year, his first full season at that position. His OPS dropped from .756 in 2012 to .701 the following season.

Since Plouffe was first called up in 2010, he's moved all over the field defensively. While he initially came up as a shortstop, his sometimes shaky defense led the Twins to try him at different positions. He spent 17 games in the outfield in 2012, as well as a handful of games at both second base and first base.