Jorge Polanco Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/5/1993 (28)
Jorge Polanco Season Stats
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Jorge Polanco News
Minnesota Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco (back) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list in time for his team's series against the Cleveland Guardians on Monday or Tuesday. Polanco has been on the sidelines since June 12 after coming down with tightness in his lower back. Manager Rocco Baldelli told reporters that he hopes to have Polanco back by Monday or Tuesday to take on the Guardians, with Polanco not needing a rehab assignment first. Polanco is hitting .245 with seven homers, 28 runs, 33 RBI, and three steals across 250 at-bats in 2022.
Minnesota Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco (back) will go on the injured list due to lower-back tightness. In a corresponding move, outfielder Alex Kirilloff is expected to be called up from the minors to join the Twins in Arizona. Polanco hasn't played since last Sunday, and he'll be out at least a little longer. The 28-year-old's MRI exam didn't show any major injury, so there's a good chance Polanco could return when he's eligible. Luis Arraez should continue to see most of the starts at the keystone with Polanco out. Kirilloff hit .359/.465/.641 with a 1.106 OPS, 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 35 games for Triple-A St. Paul to earn a trip back to the majors. The 24-year-old had just five hits in his first 29 at-bats for the Twins but it was likely due to inflammation in his surgically repaired right wrist.
Minnesota Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco (back) remains out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners. Polanco will miss his third straight game with back soreness. Luis Arraez will get the start at the keystone on Wednesday and will hit fifth against Mariners left-hander Marco Gonzales. Arraez makes a lot of contact and his hitting .354 with a great .436 on-base percentage, but he doesn't have a ton of power for fantasy managers with only three home runs and a .427 slugging percentage in 220 plate appearances over 54 games for the Twins. Meanwhile, rookie Jose Miranda is starting at first base and is batting sixth for the Twins. Miranda has been hot in June, going 12-for-39 (.308) with two homers and eight RBI in 11 games.
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.