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/shortstop Jorge Polanco went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Indians. Polanco was one of three Twins to homer in the third inning, as he sent a ball 425 feet into the seats at 104.1 MPH. The 28-year-old is having a career year for Minnesota- and has been one of the best draft values relative to ADP. The surging Polanco is a must-start right now, as he's batting .297 with seven homers in September.
Minnesota Twins second baseman/shortstop Jorge Polanco belted his 30th homer of the season in a losing effort to the Yankees Monday. Polanco reached the 30-homer milestone for the first time in his career, sending a 421-foot blast into the outfield seats at 105.5 MPH. The veteran infielder always had some pop in his bat but has taken the next step as a power hitter, posting career highs in exit velocity, barrel rate, launch angle, both expected statistics, and hard-hit rate. Polanco will get a doubleheader against the Indians Tuesday, which will give fantasy managers two games worth of production from the red-hot slugger.
Minnesota Twins second baseman/shortstop Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, and two RBI in Friday's loss to the Rays. Polanco got the scoring started for the Twins in the first inning with a solo homer off of Michael Wacha, then later collected an RBI double in the eighth inning. The homer, his 25th of the year, left his bat at 105.1 MPH. Polanco is slashing .276/.334/.498 with 25 homers, 80 RBI, 80 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases. The homers and RBI are new career-highs for Polanco, who has occupied a run-producing spot in the Twins lineup for much of the season. He'll continue to be a strong middle infield play in all formats.
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.