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Jorge Polanco

23-Year-Old Shortstop – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.282

HR

4

RBI

27

R

24

SB

4

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Polanco got a trial as Minnesota's shortstop over the final two months of last season and held his own with the bat at age 23, hitting .288 with a .751 OPS over his last 56 games. He didn't fare as we...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 198   DOB: 7/5/1993   BORN: San Pedro de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

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Polanco is the leading candidate for Minnesota's starting shortstop job as spring training approaches, manager Paul Molitor told Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.

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Jorge Polanco Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 16 R GUL 34 119 103 12 23 6 5 0 1 12 2 4 12 9 2 2 0 .223 .299 .301 .600
2011 17 R GUL 50 193 172 21 43 12 8 3 1 16 6 4 15 24 2 1 3 .250 .319 .349 .668
2012 18 R ELI 51 204 173 35 55 22 15 2 5 27 6 3 20 26 3 5 3 .318 .388 .514 .902
2013 19 A CED 115 523 465 76 143 47 32 10 5 78 4 4 42 59 3 10 3 .308 .362 .452 .814
2014 20 A+ FOR 94 432 378 61 110 29 17 6 6 45 10 8 46 60 1 6 1 .291 .364 .415 .779
2014 20 AA NEW 37 157 146 13 41 7 6 0 1 16 7 3 9 28 2 0 0 .281 .323 .342 .665
2014 20 MAJ MIN 5 8 6 2 2 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .500 .833 1.333
2015 21 AA CHA 95 431 394 55 114 26 17 3 6 47 18 10 35 63 0 2 0 .289 .346 .393 .739
2015 21 AAA ROC 22 94 88 7 25 6 6 0 0 6 1 0 4 10 0 2 0 .284 .309 .352 .661
2015 21 MAJ MIN 4 12 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 .300 .417 .300 .717
2016 22 AAA ROC 75 325 293 32 81 29 14 6 9 39 5 4 27 51 0 4 1 .276 .335 .457 .792
2016 22 MAJ MIN 69 270 245 24 69 23 15 4 4 27 4 3 17 46 2 3 3 .282 .332 .424 .756
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3-Year Averages     26 96 87 9 24 7 5 1 1 10 1 1 7 16 0 1 1 .276 .333 .391 .724
Career  (View All)     78 290 261 27 74 25 16 5 4 31 5 3 21 49 2 3 3 .284 .340 .429 .769

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Jorge Polanco Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .282 .332 .424 .756
Oct. 1 @CWS 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .335 .427 .762
Sep. 30 @CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .336 .418 .754
Sep. 29 @KC 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .333 .416 .749
Sep. 28 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .328 .415 .743
Sep. 27 @KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .333 .422 .755
Sep. 25 Sea 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 .281 .335 .424 .759
Sep. 24 Sea 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283 .338 .429 .767
Sep. 23 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .338 .417 .755
Sep. 22 Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 .288 .343 .425 .768
Sep. 22 Det 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .341 .426 .767
Sep. 21 Det Did not play.
Sep. 20 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .338 .415 .753
Sep. 18 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .289 .344 .423 .767
Sep. 17 @NYM 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .293 .346 .429 .775
Sep. 16 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .336 .423 .759
Sep. 15 @Det 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .338 .426 .764
Sep. 14 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .347 .438 .785
Sep. 13 @Det 4 2 3 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .348 .442 .790
Sep. 12 @Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .337 .412 .749
Sep. 11 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .333 .412 .745
Sep. 10 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .340 .422 .762
Sep. 9 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .296 .339 .426 .765
Sep. 7 KC 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .341 .430 .771
Sep. 6 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .339 .425 .764
Sep. 5 KC Did not play.
Sep. 4 CWS 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295 .341 .429 .770
Sep. 3 CWS 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .350 .447 .797
Sep. 2 CWS 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 .310 .354 .448 .802
Sep. 1 CWS 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .308 .351 .448 .799
Last 7 Games 26 2 7 0 0 1 5 1 7 0 0 0 1 3 .269 .286 .385 .671
Last 14 Games 47 3 11 2 0 2 7 3 14 0 1 0 2 5 .234 .269 .404 .673
Last 30 Games 104 9 26 6 0 3 14 11 23 1 3 1 2 7 .250 .322 .394 .716

Jorge Polanco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 5 9 47 1
2015 4
2014 4

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Jorge Polanco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20166882131.309.515.857
201531011.667.6671.333
201400000.000.0001.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016177162143.271.390.718
201570000.143.143.476
201462030.333.8331.262

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161149170.246.360.641
2015101011.300.300.717
201410000.000.000.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016131153204.313.481.855
201452030.4001.0001.571
Jorge Polanco Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 16 R GUL 119 103 10.1% 7.6% 1.33 91% .237 .078
2011 17 R GUL 193 172 7.8% 12.4% 0.63 86% .286 .099
2012 18 R ELI 204 173 9.8% 12.7% 0.77 85% .352 .196
2013 19 A CED 523 465 8% 11.3% 0.71 87% .344 .144
2014 20 A+ FOR 432 378 10.6% 13.9% 0.77 84% .333 .124
2014 20 AA NEW 157 146 5.7% 17.8% 0.32 81% .342 .061
2014 20 MAJ MIN 8 6 25% 25% 1.00 67% .500 .500
2015 21 AA CHA 431 394 8.1% 14.6% 0.56 84% .332 .104
2015 21 AAA ROC 94 88 4.3% 10.6% 0.40 89% .321 .068
2015 21 MAJ MIN 12 10 16.7% 8.3% 2.00 90% .333 .000
2016 22 AAA ROC 325 293 8.3% 15.7% 0.53 83% .309 .181
2016 22 MAJ MIN 270 245 6.3% 17% 0.37 81% .333 .142
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3-Year Averages     96 87 7.3% 16.7% 0.44 82% .329 .115
Career     290 261 7.2% 16.9% 0.43 81% .337 .145

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Jorge Polanco Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 SS 28 1 8 1 0 0 28 1 7 0 1 0 -1
2016 2B 43 1 8 1 0 0 18 0 2 0 0 0 1
2016 3B 77 0 13 -1 0 0 26 -2 15 -1 0 0 -1
2016 SS 406 -8 98 -8 0 0 205 -4 149 -4 0 -8 -1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 SS 0 0 -1 1 0 0
2016 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 SS 0 -1 -1 -6 0 -8

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2016 Stat Review for Jorge Polanco    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.37 BB/K
WEAK
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
17.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.756 OPS
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.332 OBP
AVERAGE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.282 AVG
GOOD
.333 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.424 SLG
WEAK
.142 ISO
WEAK

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jorge Polanco

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Jorge Polanco: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Polanco went 3-for-4 with a walk, home run, four RBI and two runs in Tuesday's win against the Tigers.

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Polanco is not in the lineup Monday against the Tigers.

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Polanco is out of the lineup Monday against the Royals, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Polanco went 3-for-4 with a double against the Indians on Wednesday.

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Polanco is out of Tuesday's lineup against Cleveland, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double in Monday's loss to the Indians.

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Polanco started at shortstop and hit second in the batting order, going 1-for-4, in Thursday's loss to Kansas City. He's hitting .348 (23-for-66) in August.

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Polanco started both games of Thursday's doubleheader loss to Houston and went 4-for-8. He's hitting .333 during a 13-game hitting streak and has started the last seven games. "I'm going to keep putting him out there,'' manager Paul Molitor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Polanco went 2-for-4 with a two-RBI single in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Rays.

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Polanco went 2-for-4 with two doubles in Tuesday's win over Cleveland. He's 7-for-18 in four games since being recalled from Triple-A.

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Polanco has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

Polanco may be the best infield prospect in the Minnesota system after a promising season at Double-A and then holding his own as a younger player at Triple-A. Polanco hit .289/.346/.393 at Double-A Chattanooga and was promoted to Triple-A at midseason. He was called up for a short stint in the majors when the team needed an emergency infielder for a second year, which shows the Twins feel strongly about his promise. While he had just a .661 OPS at Triple-A, he had a 89 percent contact rate and held his own at just 21. Polanco needs to hit for more power and it's not clear if his defense will keep him at shortstop (28 errors between three levels last year). However, he could take a big leap since he's been younger than his competition and makes outstanding contact. Polanco could be pushing for a major league role at some point this season.

2015

Polanco continued to make his case that he may be the best infield prospect in the Minnesota system by having a promising season at High-A and then holding his own as a younger player at Double-A. He hit .291/.364/.415 at High-A, which was a slight decline from his Low-A numbers, but he still drew walks at a strong rate and makes good contact. Polanco then hit .281/.323/.342 in 37 games at Double-A as a 20-year-old. Polanco also was called up to the majors in June when the team had a rash of infield injuries. Although he played just five games and wasn't called up in September, it likely indicates the Twins view him as part of their long-term rebuilding plans. He'll need to display more power to become an impact player in the majors, but a strong season at Double-A could put him in the mix for a starting job in the majors in 2016.

2014

Polanco may be Minnesota's top middle-infield prospect after hitting .309/.362/.452 at age 19 at Low-A Beloit. Polanco makes good contact (59:42 K:BB ratio) and draws walks at a decent rate. It's not clear if he'll stick at shortstop or second base at higher levels. He also hasn't shown much speed with only four stolen bases, which may limit his fantasy value. However, he's a player to watch as a strong season at High-A could put him on the fast track for the majors.

2013

Polanco may be the best middle infield prospect in the Minnesota organization after hitting .318/.388/.514 for Elizabethton in the Appalachian Rookie League at age 18. A strong season in Low-A could make him a part of Minnesota's rebuilding plans.