Jorge Polanco Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/5/1993 (30)
Jorge Polanco Season Stats
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Jorge Polanco News
Minnesota Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco was activated from the bereavement list on Wednesday and is back in the starting lineup to take on the visiting Tampa Bay Rays and right-hander Taj Bradley. The Twins sent infielder Gilberto Celestino back to Triple-A St. Paul in a corresponding move. Polanco will return to the lineup after missing the last three games. The switch-hitting 30-year-old Dominican has played in only 68 games this year due to injuries and is hitting .260 (66-for-254) with 12 home runs, 15 doubles, 41 RBI, four stolen bases and 31 runs scored in 290 plate appearances. So far in the month of September, he's gone 8-for-30 (.267) with two home runs, a double, five RBI, a stolen base and seven runs scored in eight starts.
Minnesota Twins infielder Jorge Polanco will take a day off on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Royce Lewis is manning third base and is batting cleanup, while Edouard Julien is serving as the designated hitter and batting leadoff against Brewers right-hander Corbin Burnes. Polanco is getting a day of rest after starting the last 13 games. In the month of August, Polanco is hitting .246 (16-for-65) with three home runs, two doubles, 10 RBI, two stolen bases and eight runs scored in 19 games (18 starts). The 30-year-old Dominican has an intriguing power/speed profile, but he's missed more time with injuries in 2023 and has played in just 52 games for the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins activated infielder Jorge Polanco (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list on Friday and optioned right-hander Cole Sands to Triple-A St. Paul in a corresponding move. Polanco is right back in the starting lineup on Friday against Kansas City Royals right-hander Brady Singer, playing third base and batting fifth for the Twins. The 30-year-old switch-hitter looked good during his minor-league rehab assignment and should be a lineup regular for Minnesota now that he's back. Because of his power/speed combination, Polanco is attractive in mixed fantasy leagues, although he's had a tough time staying healthy. In just 120 at-bats in 2023, he's hitting .250/.291/.450 with five homers, 16 RBI and 11 runs scored.
Minnesota Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco had a disappointing, injury-riddled 2022 season for fantasy managers after a standout 2021 season. The 29-year-old slashed .235/.346/.405 with 16 home runs and 56 RBI in 445 plate appearances while spending time on the injured list with low back tightness and left knee inflammation. Several things contributed to Polanco not repeating his stellar 2021 campaign. The first was injuries, which fantasy managers should not worry about as long as Polanco enters 2023 healthy, as he has not been injury-prone throughout his career. The second was over-expectations. Polanco's 2022 batted-ball profile was similar to 2021, but he hadn't hit more than 22 HR previously and typically hit more for average. Polanco is currently being drafted at pick 161 overall, a big drop from 78 last season. This places him as the 10th 2B overall. Polanco hasn't been the most exciting fantasy option outside of 2021, but he has been a reliable source of average, runs, and RBI while not killing fantasy managers in HR. Given his historical performance, Polanco's current ADP is a steal, assuming he enters the season healthy.