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Placido Polanco

38-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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At age 38, Polanco is finally showing signs of slowing down, batting .260 last season with just a single home run. Hampered by persistent injuries, Polanco's limited pop has all but vanished as the ve...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 189   DOB: 10/10/1975   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: Miami-Dade CC   DRAFTED: 19th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Placido Polanco Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million contract with the Marlins in December of 2012.

September 3, 2013  –  Placido Polanco News

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Polanco is out of the Marlins' lineup Tuesday at the Cubs, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Placido 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
2004 28 AA REA 1 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.334
2004 28 AAA SCR 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2005 29 MAJ DET 86 378 343 58 116 28 20 2 6 36 4 3 21 16 2 4 8 .338 .386 .461 .846
2005 29 MAJ PHI 43 173 158 26 50 10 7 0 3 20 0 0 12 9 0 0 3 .316 .376 .418 .793
2005  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ DET/PHI 129 551 501 84 166 38 27 2 9 56 4 3 33 25 2 4 11 .331 .383 .447 .830
2006 30 MAJ DET 110 495 461 58 136 23 18 1 4 52 1 2 17 27 8 2 7 .295 .329 .364 .693
2007 31 MAJ DET 142 641 587 105 200 48 36 3 9 67 7 3 37 30 2 4 11 .341 .388 .458 .846
2008 32 MAJ DET 141 629 580 90 178 45 34 3 8 58 7 1 35 43 4 4 6 .307 .350 .417 .768
2009 33 MAJ DET 153 675 618 82 176 45 31 4 10 72 7 2 36 46 7 5 9 .285 .331 .396 .727
2010 34 R GUL 1 3 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.333 2.333
2010 34 A+ CLE 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2010 34 MAJ PHI 132 602 554 76 165 35 27 2 6 52 5 0 32 47 1 8 7 .298 .339 .386 .726
2011 35 AAA LEH 2 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143
2011 35 MAJ PHI 122 523 469 46 130 19 14 0 5 50 3 0 42 44 1 8 3 .277 .335 .339 .674
2012 36 A+ CLE 3 12 12 3 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .417 .417 .417 .834
2012 36 MAJ PHI 90 328 303 28 78 17 15 0 2 19 0 0 18 25 4 1 2 .257 .302 .327 .629
2013 37 MAJ MIA 118 416 377 33 98 14 13 0 1 23 2 0 23 31 3 4 9 .260 .315 .302 .617
3-Year Averages     110 420 383 35 102 16 14 0 2 30 1 0 27 33 2 4 4 .266 .318 .319 .637
Career  (View All)     1927 7,884 7,215 1,009 2,142 484 348 32 104 723 81 30 429 538 83 56 101 .297 .343 .397 .740

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Placido Polanco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 109
2012 80
2011 1 118 1
2010 12 123
2009 151

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Placido Polanco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201312311091.317.382.731
2012937160.226.333.611

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013254221141.232.264.563
2012210211130.271.324.638

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013167211161.287.365.723
2012147152140.286.388.727

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201321012071.238.252.530
201215613050.231.269.536
Placido 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
2004 28 AA REA 3 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .667 .000
2004 28 AAA SCR 4 3 25% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2005 29 MAJ DET 378 343 5.6% 4.2% 1.31 95% .343 .123
2005 29 MAJ PHI 173 158 6.9% 5.2% 1.33 94% .322 .102
2005  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ DET/PHI 551 501 6% 4.5% 1.32 95% .336 .116
2006 30 MAJ DET 495 461 3.4% 5.5% 0.63 94% .307 .069
2007 31 MAJ DET 641 587 5.8% 4.7% 1.23 95% .349 .117
2008 32 MAJ DET 629 580 5.6% 6.8% 0.81 93% .321 .110
2009 33 MAJ DET 675 618 5.3% 6.8% 0.78 93% .295 .111
2010 34 R GUL 3 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% 1.000 .333
2010 34 A+ CLE 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2010 34 MAJ PHI 602 554 5.3% 7.8% 0.68 92% .317 .088
2011 35 AAA LEH 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .000 .000
2011 35 MAJ PHI 523 469 8% 8.4% 0.95 91% .298 .062
2012 36 A+ CLE 12 12 0% 0% 0.00 100% .417 .000
2012 36 MAJ PHI 328 303 5.5% 7.6% 0.72 92% .275 .070
2013 37 MAJ MIA 416 377 5.5% 7.5% 0.74 92% .281 .042
3-Year Averages     420 383 6.4% 7.9% 0.82 91% .287 .053
Career     7,884 7,215 5.4% 6.8% 0.80 93% .310 .100

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

Polanco knocked three hits in four at-bats, scoring once and driving in one run during a 7-0 win over the Braves.

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Polanco (concussion) was activated from the 7-day DL on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

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Polanco (concussion) fielded ground balls Saturday and could reportedly return as early as Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

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Polanco was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Monday, the Palm Beach Post reports.

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Polanco (head) is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Giants.

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Polanco left Friday's game in the eighth inning after being hit in the head with a pitch.

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Polanco went 2-for-3 with a sac fly during Monday's 3-1 victory over the Rockies.

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Making his first start since July 6, Polanco went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI against the Braves on Wednesday.

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Polanco went 2-for-4 Wednesday afternoon, hitting his first home run of the season.

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Polanco is not in the Marlins' lineup Wednesday at Arizona, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Polanco went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in his return to the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Polanco was limited to just 303 at-bats last season due to a wrist injury earlier in the season and then a back injury that ultimately forced him to finish on the disabled list. Polanco didn't do much with the bat when he was in the lineup, but he maintained a contact rate in line with his historical average. A low BABIP (.274) helped to push down his batting average, which gives some hope that his batting average could rebound toward his career average of .299 this year. Of course, he needs to stay on the field to be of much value, and at 37 years old the likelihood of injury is only going to increase. Still, Polanco could be a nice speculative pick in the end game as Miami's starting third baseman after signing a one-year deal with the Marlins.

2012

Polanco struggled with injuries for the second year in a row last season and failed to top 500 at-bats for the first time since 2006. Polanco continued to display his solid contact rate when he was in the lineup, but he also made a lot of outs in the air because he lacks the power to muscle the ball out of the yard. Polanco had surgery for two sports hernias after the 2011 season and his recovery in the offseason has gone well. He'll open the year as the Phillies' starting third baseman, but given his recent injury history it will be surprising if he makes it through the year fully healthy.

2011

Polanco played through most of the 2010 season with a painful bone spur in his left elbow that forced him to miss some time and to receive multiple cortisone shots to stay on the field. Despite the injury, Polanco was one of the most consistent hitters the Phillies had all season. He's one of the best contact hitters in the game and figures to score plenty of runs again this season hitting in front of Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. Polanco had surgery on his elbow to remove bone spurs in late October and is expected to be ready for spring training.

2010

Despite a slightly off season at the plate, Polanco remains one of the best contact hitters in the game. He only managed to hit .285 last season, but a .315 post All-Star break clip showed that the 34-year-old infielder still has his stroke. While the batting average took a slight dip overall, Polanco actually showed improvement in the power categories by reaching double-digit homers for the first time since 2004 and eclipsing 70 RBI for the first time in his career. Polanco will be moving over to third base after inking a three-year deal with the Phillies this offseason, and while his lack of power doesn’t make him an ideal option at the hot corner, his eligibility at second base and solid batting average contribution will make him a decent multi-positional play in most leagues.

2009

Polanco makes contact. That is the name of his game and it gets him an average around .300 every season. Polanco also scores a lot of runs thanks to his spot as the number two hitter in a lineup that can produce a lot of runs. He won't do much else other than hit for contact and score runs, however, so temper your expectations. As long as the Tigers keep him in the number two spot in the lineup he should continue to provide plenty of value as a solid option at second base.

2008

Polanco reached career highs in batting average, RBI, runs and hits last year. He isn't a patient hitter, walking only 37 times last season, but he also rarely strikes out. Polanco should continue to be a valuable asset in fantasy leagues this season because of his ability to hit for contact and the Tigers' ability to drive him in.

2007

Last year, Polanco put together the season we have come to expect from him: a near-.300 average, no power or speed to speak of and solid defense at second base. Unfortunately, he was also sidelined for a time because of a separated shoulder caused by an awkward landing on a dive for a pop fly. He came back from the injury at the end of the season and performed decently so there should be little concern for his health now that he's had the offseason to rest. Expect more of the same in 2007.

2006

Polanco hit .338 in 86 games with the Tigers after coming over from Philadelphia. He was the toughest batter in the major leagues to strike out, with one whiff for every 22 plate appearances. Unfortunately, he doesn't hit for much power and his steals are dropping every season, making him a contributor only in average and runs.

2005

Polanco had another good year for the Phillies, playing mostly second base. His 31 home runs from 2003-2004 are more than he hit in his entire professional career to that point (25). This shows he has progressed as a hitter, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect to see him duplicate those numbers. A free agent, Polanco might land a good contract, and he is a quality, versatile defender who hits for average. Just don't expect much power or speed out of him from now on.

2004

Despite injuries late in the season, Polanco posted his highest slugging numbers with 14 home runs and a .447 slugging percentage. Polanco was also used at third base near the end of the season when David Bell was injured. He will be hard pressed to match the home run total and RBI total (63) of 2003, but he is a versatile infielder.

2003

Polanco moves from third with the signing of David Bell. Polanco's career .296 average won't hurt you at second base. He stole 12 bases two seasons ago but offers virtually no pop. If you're stuck looking for a second baseman (although you may have to wait for him to play 20 games there this year for him to qualify) in the end-game, he's not a bad selection.