2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Jorge Polanco
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Instead of musing about a potential Jorge Polanco breakout in 2018, he missed 80 games due to a suspension for performance enhancing drugs. Polanco did appear in 77 games with 38 runs, six home runs, 42 RBI, seven stolen bases and a .288/.345/.427 slash line. On the precipice of his Age-25 season, Polanco will turn 26 in July.
Over analyzing his small sample size from last year could be misleading, but Polanco’s ability to produce home runs and stolen bases will be enticing when rounding out rosters in drafts. As a sweetener, Polanco will open the year hitting second for an improved Twins lineup. Last year, the second hitters on Minnesota accrued 657 at-bats with 92 runs and 79 RBI. If Polanco reaches 550 at-bats, his owners stand to profit.
During the last three years, Polanco’s played in 279 games with 122 runs, 23 home runs, 143 RBI, 24 stolen bases and a .271/.327/.418 slash. His isolated power dipped some last year but it’s a solid .147 in this sample with a 7.2 walk...