Jorge Polanco Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/5/1993 (27)
Jorge Polanco Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jorge Polanco News
Minnesota Twins second baseman/shortstop Jorge Polanco had one of the better games of his career at the plate Wednesday. Polanco went 4-for-6 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI in the 13-12 loss to the Athletics. The 27-year-old has raised his batting average from .091 to .212 over the last two weeks- and seems to be healthy after a 2020 campaign riddled by injury. Polanco has yet to hit his first home run, though he has always showcased better power when batting from the left side of the plate- and he'll get two matchups against Pirates' right-handed pitchers on Friday and Saturday after Thursday's off day.
Minnesota Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco went 1-for-3 with a two-run single in a 3-2 loss to the Red Sox, the first game of a doubleheader. Polanco had just five hits in 42 at-bats heading into the contest, so it was nice to see him come through with runners in scoring position, a potential booster to his confidence in the early going of the season. Still, his start is a bit concerning, given his high (for him) strikeout rate, but abnormally low launch angle and BABIP marks point to an early-season slump, which Polanco can certainly bust out of with good health on his side.
Minnesota Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco is not in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Red Sox. This is just a day off for Polanco, who has started in all nine of the team's games to start the season. Hopefully this will allow Polanco a chance to reset, as he is slashing .125/.186/.175 with nine strikeouts in 43 plate appearances. Luis Arraez will start at second in his place, while Willians Astudillo will take over at third.
Minnesota Twins middle infielder Jorge Polanco burst onto the scene in 2019 when he swatted 22 home runs with a .295/.356/.485 slash line. His truncated 2020 season paled in comparison, though. Polanco underwent offseason surgery to remove a bone spur and chip from his ankle. Twins president Derek Falvey noted that the shortstop played hurt for "a large portion of the 2020 season." His subpar .258/.304/.354 line with just four home runs and 19 RBI over 55 games would corroborate that fact. His barrel rate had improved every year from 2016 (2.5%) to 2019 (6.7%) before plummeting to 2.8% last season. The same can be said for his launch angle, which fell from a career-high 18.9 degrees in 2019 to 16.1 in 2020. On the positive side, Polanco's hard-hit rate (33.3%) stayed about the same between 2019 and 2020, and he's still a .278 career hitter with a zone-contact rate of 90.2% over seven MLB seasons. The addition of Andrelton Simmons should shift Polanco over to second base, which would grant him dual-eligibility in fantasy leagues once he qualifies. Polanco got a chance to get back on track in 2021 but he is hard to trust as a fantasy starter given his recent injury history -- he's now had right ankle surgery in consecutive offseasons. While 2019 could serve as the high-water mark for his career in terms of power, he's a solid contact hitter that gives you a piece of the potent Twins lineup. If his ankle rehab goes well and he enters spring training with a clean bill of health then he's a low-risk (current ADP of 206) middle-infield option with reasonable upside.