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Jorge Polanco
Birthdate: 7/5/1993 (23 y, 8 m, 25 d)     Bats/Throws: B/R     Height/Weight: 5-11/165     Position: SS
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Reported: 10/7/2014  Risk: 2  ETA: 2016  Team Rank: 7  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
HitGamePowerRawPowerSpeedFieldThrowsFuture Value
40 / 5530 / 4040 / 45+50 / 5050 / 5555 / 5550
RotoWire News: Polanco went 1-for-3 with his third home run of the spring in Friday's win over Tampa Bay. (3/17/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Just 23 years old entering 2017, Polanco already has part of three different big league seasons on his resume, making a short five game debut in 2014, and then playing in another four games with the Twins in 2015. With such a limited sample across two seasons, it’s safe to say Polanco’s 270 plate appearances in 2016 represent the best foundation for which to evaluate his future, and that future looks intriguing. The switch-hitting Polanco made solid contact last season (84%) in route to a respectable .282/.332/.424 batting line that indicates he has at least enough talent to control the major league strike zone, and the fact that the Twins also tried the Dominican shortstop at second (five games started) and third base (nine games started) may indicate Polanco could gain value-boosting position versatility in 2017 and beyond, too. Polanco doesn’t have a lot of power, but he actually led all MLB shortstops in line drive percentage (30%), and already shows he can pull the ball effectively (41%), so it wouldn’t be surprising to see just enough pop in 2017 to make Polanco a cheap middle infield source of slightly above average power/speed (think 20 HR+SB). Polanco is currently penciled in as the Twins starting SS, could bat as high as 2nd in the lineup, and could also be a sneaky source of runs scored, so be sure to target him during the later rounds of your draft. (Trey Baughn)

The Quick Opinion: Polanco was a solid prospect just a few years ago but didn’t really get a chance to show his talents until last season when he logged 69 games (mostly at SS) with the Twins and displayed some promising early batted ball skills. All indications are that he’ll play a much larger role for the Twins offense in 2017 and he could emerge as a valuable middle infield option after the top tier is gone.

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2010Twins (R)3411911212210.1 %7.6 %.078.232.223.299.301.28074    
2010Twins (R)186805718.8 %13.2 %.033.283.250.309.283.27672    
2011Twins (R)501931211667.8 %12.4 %.099.284.250.319.349.31995    
2012Twins (R)512045352769.8 %12.7 %.197.333.312.383.509.397143    
2013Twins (A)1155235767848.0 %11.3 %.144.336.308.362.452.368127    
2014Twins (A+)94432661451010.6 %13.9 %.124.327.291.364.415.359124    
2014Twins (AA)371571131675.7 %17.8 %.062.342.281.323.342.30686    
2014Twins58023025.0 %25.0 %.500.500.333.500.833.5372540.21.50.60.3
2015Twins (AA)9543165547188.1 %14.6 %.104.330.289.346.393.346111    
2015Twins (AAA)229407614.3 %10.6 %.068.313.284.309.352.30388    
2015Twins412011116.7 %8.3 %.000.333.300.417.300.3351100.40.50.20.1
2016Twins (AAA)753259323958.3 %15.7 %.181.304.276.335.457.353125    
2016Twins692704242746.3 %17.0 %.143.328.282.332.424.326101-1.3-0.8-9.3-0.1
2017Depth Charts1074488484896.2 %16.1 %.133.306.269.317.402.31091-0.5-5.40.91.1
2017Steamer11246495148106.4 %16.0 %.130.306.269.319.399.31191-0.5-5.3-0.51.0
2017Fans (7)13456485158137.3 %15.8 %.122.318.278.330.400.316950.2-3.4-0.41.6
2017ZiPS141598116367116.0 %16.2 %.136.307.269.315.405.31091-1.0-7.73.91.7
Total- - -782904273157.2 %16.9 %.146.332.284.340.429.332106-0.71.3-8.60.3

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010Twins (R)34103119231750112121209022224.223
2010Twins (R)186068151320057609020113.250
2011Twins (R)501721934331831211615024312464.250
2012Twins (R)5117320454321525352720026353263.312
2013Twins (A)11546552314396321057678422593103444.308
2014Twins (A+)943784321108117666145461601618108.291
2014Twins (AA)37146157413460113169028002073.281
2014Twins5682011023202000000.333
2015Twins (AA)9539443111488173655473506302071810.289
2015Twins (AAA)2288942519600764010020310.284
2015Twins410123300011201000010.300
2016Twins (AAA)7529332581521469323927151140554.276
2016Twins6924527069461544242717046332343.282
2017Depth Charts107412448111781958484828172242 96.269
2017Steamer112425464114812059514830074333 106.269
2017Fans (7)134515564143103257851584118926  135.278
2017ZiPS141553598149104268116367361973519117.269
Total- - -7826129074491654273121049332353.284

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010Twins (R)10.1 %7.6 %1.33.223.299.301.600.0783.0.232  -1.211-3.8.28074
2010Twins (R)8.8 %13.2 %0.67.250.309.283.592.0332.5.283  -1.06-2.4.27672
2011Twins (R)7.8 %12.4 %0.63.250.319.349.668.0996.3.284  -0.722-1.1.31995
2012Twins (R)9.8 %12.7 %0.77.312.383.509.892.1976.4.333  -0.33811.4.397143
2013Twins (A)8.0 %11.3 %0.71.308.362.452.813.1445.5.336  -1.27816.5.368127
2014Twins (A+)10.6 %13.9 %0.77.291.364.415.780.1245.9.327  -1.36111.6.359124
2014Twins (AA)5.7 %17.8 %0.32.281.323.342.665.0623.9.342  0.116-2.5.30686
2014Twins25.0 %25.0 %1.00.333.500.8331.333.5005.1.5000.20.00.021.4.537254
2014Average7.6 %20.4 %0.37.251.314.386.700.1355.0.299     .310 
2015Twins (AA)8.1 %14.6 %0.56.289.346.393.739.1045.5.330  -0.5535.4.346111
2015Twins (AAA)4.3 %10.6 %0.40.284.309.352.661.0683.1.313  0.19-1.2.30388
2015Twins16.7 %8.3 %2.00.300.417.300.717.0004.7.3330.10.10.220.2.335110
2015Average7.7 %20.4 %0.38.254.317.405.721.1504.8.299     .313 
2016Twins (AAA)8.3 %15.7 %0.53.276.335.457.793.1815.1.304  -0.7438.8.353125
2016Twins6.3 %17.0 %0.37.282.332.424.757.1435.0.328-1.20.5-0.6331.7.326101
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2017Depth Charts6.2 %16.1 %0.39.269.317.402.719.1335.2.3060.3 -0.850-2.8.31091
2017Steamer6.4 %16.0 %0.40.269.319.399.719.1305.2.3060.4 -0.952-2.7.31191
2017Fans (7)7.3 %15.8 %0.46.278.330.400.730.1225.4.318  0.265-1.1.31695
2017ZiPS6.0 %16.2 %0.37.269.315.405.720.1365.3.307  -1.066-4.0.31091
Total- - -7.2 %16.9 %0.43.284.340.429.769.1465.5.332-0.90.6-0.4373.3.332106

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2014Twins2.0025.0 %50.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %25.0 %25.0 %0.0 %75.0 %25.0 %
2015Twins2.5022.2 %55.6 %22.2 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %55.6 %11.1 %0.0 %88.9 %11.1 %
2016Twins0.8930.3 %32.8 %36.8 %2.7 %5.4 %7.6 %0.0 %40.7 %37.7 %21.6 %18.6 %57.8 %23.5 %
Total- - -0.9529.9 %34.1 %36.0 %2.6 %5.2 %6.8 %0.0 %40.6 %38.2 %21.2 %17.5 %59.4 %23.0 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2014Twins2110000161632
2015Twins5220000192847
2016Twins66746125303716831054
Total- - -73776425304067271133

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2014Twins0.34-0.070.412.900.300.990.7130.170.17
2015Twins0.06-0.080.131.430.150.460.0710.070.05
2016Twins0.14-4.154.293.830.380.891.0880.030.12
Total- - -0.53-4.304.838.170.830.880.90120.280.33

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Twins65.6% (91.8)3.1% (76.0)15.6% (85.0)15.6% (75.4)    
2015Twins55.3% (93.7)8.5% (84.8)6.4% (91.3)8.5% (76.8)17.0% (86.3)4.3% (87.0)  
2016Twins59.1% (92.5)9.7% (84.3)3.6% (88.8)10.0% (78.0)16.0% (84.0)1.1% (84.5)0.6% (76.8)0.1%
Total- - -59.1% (92.5)9.5% (84.3)4.1% (88.5)10.1% (77.8)15.5% (84.1)1.2% (84.9)0.5% (76.8)0.1%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Twins37.5 %12.5 %18.8 %  6.3 %9.4 %15.6 %      
2015Twins42.6 % 4.3 %6.4 % 12.8 %12.8 %4.3 %4.3 % 12.8 %   
2016Twins36.9 %14.3 %3.7 %1.1 % 7.2 %9.6 %7.3 %3.8 %0.1 %15.3 % 0.6 % 
Total- - -37.2 %13.7 %4.2 %1.3 % 7.5 %9.8 %7.5 %3.7 %0.1 %14.7 % 0.5 % 

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Twins91.992.588.6  88.281.275.5     
2015Twins94.0 89.988.9 92.386.375.178.4 84.7  
2016Twins92.792.088.985.3 91.784.978.578.980.483.8 76.9
Total- - -92.792.088.986.0 91.784.978.278.880.483.8 76.9

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Twins0.7-0.30.20.9   3.26-29.263.4917.73   
2015Twins0.30.0-0.4-0.10.50.0 1.34-0.59-13.52-1.686.051.20 
2016Twins4.51.7-1.6-0.7-2.00.7-0.40.721.67-4.08-0.65-1.176.06-7.06
Total- - -5.51.4-1.80.1-1.50.8-0.40.821.30-3.880.12-0.845.36-7.06

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Twins-0.60.31.2  0.0-0.30.9     
2015Twins-0.1 -0.2-0.2 0.4-0.20.00.0 0.7  
2016Twins2.50.8-1.10.3 1.00.41.0-0.6-0.2-2.4 -0.4
Total- - -1.71.1-0.10.1 1.4-0.11.9-0.6-0.2-1.7 -0.4

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Twins-5.347.7020.52  -1.52-9.8717.86     
2015Twins-0.46 -8.40-6.76 7.03-3.68-1.66-1.66 11.07  
2016Twins0.640.55-2.942.35 1.380.391.32-1.51-19.60-1.47 -7.06
Total- - -0.410.73-0.180.53 1.71-0.112.23-1.51-19.60-1.02 -7.06

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Twins13.0 %33.3 %18.8 %100.0 %66.7 %83.3 %28.1 %50.0 %3.1 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Twins28.6 %36.8 %31.9 %50.0 %100.0 %73.3 %40.4 %58.3 %8.5 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Twins33.5 %55.0 %42.7 %72.8 %93.2 %84.0 %42.8 %54.1 %6.8 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -32.6 %53.9 %41.6 %72.3 %93.0 %83.7 %42.3 %54.1 %6.8 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Twins5.9 %33.3 %18.8 %100.0 %80.0 %83.3 %46.9 %20.8
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Twins17.4 %45.8 %31.9 %25.0 %90.9 %73.3 %51.1 %20.1
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Twins30.5 %54.7 %42.6 %69.2 %92.4 %84.1 %50.2 %21.8
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -29.2 %53.7 %41.5 %68.3 %92.1 %83.8 %50.2 %21.7

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2016Twins2B5543.09141103120     .958 
Total- - -2B5543.09141103120     .958 
2016Twins3B9977.02173212200     .864 
Total- - -3B9977.02173212200     .864 
2014TwinsSS4112.0360003120     1.000 
2015TwinsSS4328.03122112110     .882 
2016TwinsSS4745406.04912811832414102     .941 
Total- - -SS5549446.05514613942916132     .939 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2016Twins2B43.0 0 0001110.9091   0 0.20.2-0.50.0-1.5
Total- - -2B43.0 0 0001110.9091   0 0.20.2-0.50.0-1.5
2016Twins3B77.0 0 0001912.6323   -1 0.11.0-1.7-0.6-11.8
Total- - -3B77.0 0 0001912.6323   -1 0.11.0-1.7-0.6-11.8
2014TwinsSS12.0 0 011331.0001     0.20.20.10.529.1
2015TwinsSS28.0 0 -11065.8335     0.00.8-0.80.01.2
2016TwinsSS406.0 -1 -1-6-812386.69932   -5 -0.6-5.5-4.9-10.9-32.3
Total- - -SS446.0 -1 -2-4-713294.71238   -5 -0.4-4.5-5.5-10.4-27.2

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2016Twins2B43.00.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)94.1%    (17)
Total- - -2B43.00.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)94.1%    (17)
2016Twins3B77.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)50.0%      (2)84.2%    (19)
Total- - -3B77.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)50.0%      (2)84.2%    (19)
2014TwinsSS12.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (4)
2015TwinsSS28.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)92.3%    (13)
2016TwinsSS406.00.0%      (3)0.0%    (14)16.7%      (6)33.3%     (9)66.7%      (9)94.9%  (138)
Total- - -SS446.00.0%      (3)0.0%    (16)14.3%      (7)30.0%    (10)72.7%    (11)94.8%  (155)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2016Twins526.0104253602836412941-6
Total- - -526.0104253602836412941-6

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Twins1.40.20.50.11.50.60.00.22.40.3$2.0 
2015Twins0.10.40.00.10.50.20.00.41.10.1$0.9 
2016Twins0.5-1.3-11.52.2-0.8-9.31.08.1-0.9-0.1($0.8) 
Total- - -2.0-0.7-11.02.41.3-8.61.18.72.60.3$2.2 

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