Jorge Polanco Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/5/1993 (29)
Jorge Polanco Season Stats
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Jorge Polanco News
Minnesota Twins infielder Jorge Polanco (knee) continues to deal with a lingering issue that could sideline him for the rest of the season. Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey mentioned that Polanco is still battling with his left knee soreness. That being said, it seems extremely unlikely that Polanco gets back on the field this season. He wasn't hitting that well, so the team will likely opt to rest him over taking a risk and having him suffer a worse injury. Before going down, Polanco was hitting .235/.346/.405 with 16 long balls, 56 RBI through 104 games. Fantasy managers should look for another option if they still roster Polanco.
Minnesota Twins middle infielder Jorge Polanco (knee) is set to start a rehab assignment for Triple-A St. Paul on Friday. The switch-hitter will play second base tonight and possibly tomorrow, and could rejoin the Twins in Cleveland this weekend depending on how things go. Polanco is having a down year after his breakout 2021 and was slashing just .234/.341/.364 with two homers in August before his injury. Still, he should be activated and started in most leagues if he returns this weekend, as he has five-category potential.
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco (knee) could return early-to-mid next week. According to Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, early to mid next week is probably a realistic timeline for Polanco to return from the injured list. The 29-year-old is eligible to return from the IL but will need extra days to recover from patellar tendinitis. He is slashing 235/.346/.405 with 16 home runs, 56 RBI, 54 runs, and three stolen bases in 445 plate appearances in 2022. Polanco is on track to return next week, and fantasy managers should continue to stash the Twins infielder in all league 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.