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Birth Date7-5-1993
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age25 years, 7 months, 13 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
0.02015
0.62016
0.92017
0.12018
0.92019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2014 MIN 20 5 8 2 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .500 .833 99 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1
2015 MIN 21 4 12 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .300 .417 .300 105 0.1 0.3 -0.5 0.0
2016 MIN 22 69 270 69 15 4 4 17 46 3 4 3 .282 .332 .424 96 -0.8 -0.7 -3.1 0.6
2017 MIN 23 133 544 125 30 3 13 41 78 2 13 5 .256 .313 .410 90 -5.1 0.8 -9.2 0.9
2018 MIN 24 77 333 87 18 3 6 25 62 2 7 7 .288 .345 .427 97 0.0 -3.0 -9.7 0.1
Career28811672866411238718972515.272.329.42094-5.9-2.4-22.31.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2010 TWI Rk 34 119 .244 .306 .340 .232 107 -2.1 4.4 1.3 91 0 -2.4 -0.2 -5.1 -0.2
2011 TWI Rk 51 193 .227 .307 .313 .284 87 4.3 6.1 0.9 104 0 -0.1 1.2 -5.6 0.2
2012 ELZ Rk 51 204 .259 .334 .390 .340 109 10.2 6.3 0.6 142 0 5.1 -1.4 1.7 1.2
2013 CDR A 115 523 .260 .331 .386 .336 109 20.1 14.7 1.7 131 0 -8.9 -0.4 12.2 2.0
2014 MIN MLB 5 8 .264 .332 .417 .500 103 1.4 0.2 0.1 99 10 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1
2014 FTM A+ 94 432 .258 .325 .370 .327 100 10.2 12.7 5 122 0 -1.4 1.0 2.4 2.0
2014 NBR AA 37 157 .264 .326 .402 .342 102 -2.5 4.3 1.8 90 0 0.7 0.8 -3.9 0.4
2015 MIN MLB 4 12 .260 .322 .400 .333 109 0.1 0.3 0.1 105 9 -0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0
2015 CHT AA 95 431 .252 .325 .372 .330 100 0.6 11.6 4.4 113 0 2.1 1.5 -1.9 1.9
2015 ROC AAA 22 94 .258 .321 .373 .313 96 -2.8 2.6 0.8 104 0 -0.5 0.2 -1.0 0.2
2016 MIN MLB 69 270 .258 .323 .424 .328 107 -0.3 7.6 2.6 96 11 -3.1 -0.7 -0.8 0.6
2016 ROC AAA 75 325 .249 .311 .375 .304 95 9 9.1 -1 127 0 5.9 0.3 5.6 2.0
2016 ESC Wnt 26 103 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 MIN MLB 133 544 .257 .325 .435 .278 111 -6.7 15.9 7.1 90 6 -9.2 0.8 -5.1 0.9
2018 MIN MLB 77 333 .251 .321 .412 .345 104 2.3 9.3 4.3 97 10 -9.7 -3.0 0.0 0.1
2018 FTM A+ 2 8 .254 .339 .377 .333 105 1.5 0.2 0 115 0 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0
2018 ROC AAA 4 15 .251 .311 .400 .545 91 2.6 0.4 0.1 140 0 -0.2 0.0 0.5 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2010 TWI Rk 119 103 12 23 5 0 1 31 12 12 9 2 4 .223 .299 .301 .078 2 2
2011 TWI Rk 193 172 21 43 8 3 1 60 16 15 24 6 4 .250 .319 .349 .099 1 2
2012 ELZ Rk 204 173 35 55 15 2 5 89 27 20 26 6 3 .318 .388 .514 .197 5 3
2013 CDR A 523 465 76 143 32 10 5 210 78 42 59 4 4 .308 .362 .452 .144 10 3
2014 FTM A+ 432 378 61 110 17 6 6 157 45 46 60 10 8 .291 .364 .415 .124 6
2014 NBR AA 157 146 13 41 6 0 1 50 16 9 28 7 3 .281 .323 .342 .062 0
2014 MIN MLB 8 6 2 2 1 1 0 5 3 2 2 0 0 .333 .500 .833 .500 0
2015 CHT AA 431 394 55 114 17 3 6 155 47 35 63 18 10 .289 .346 .393 .104 2 0
2015 MIN MLB 12 10 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 1 0 .300 .417 .300 .000 0 0
2015 ROC AAA 94 88 7 25 6 0 0 31 6 4 10 1 0 .284 .309 .352 .068 2 0
2016 ESC Wnt 103 89 12 21 1 2 1 29 8 11 19 2 0 .236 .317 .326 .090 1 2
2016 MIN MLB 270 245 24 69 15 4 4 104 27 17 46 4 3 .282 .332 .424 .143 3 2
2016 ROC AAA 325 293 32 81 14 6 9 134 39 27 51 5 4 .276 .335 .457 .181 4 0
2017 MIN MLB 544 488 60 125 30 3 13 200 74 41 78 13 5 .256 .313 .410 .154 6 7
2018 ROC AAA 15 13 0 6 0 1 0 8 0 2 2 0 0 .462 .533 .615 .154 0 0
2018 FTM A+ 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 5 1 2 2 0 0 .333 .500 .833 .500 0 0
2018 MIN MLB 333 302 38 87 18 3 6 129 42 25 62 7 7 .288 .345 .427 .139 1 3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 32 0.4688 0.1875 0.8333 0.3333 0.0588 0.8000 1.0000 0.1667 0.0010
2015 47 0.5106 0.3191 0.7333 0.4583 0.1739 0.9091 0.2500 0.2667 -0.0002
2016 1054 0.4962 0.4213 0.8266 0.5354 0.3089 0.9250 0.6585 0.1734 0.0000
2017 2051 0.5080 0.4252 0.8509 0.5854 0.2597 0.9279 0.6718 0.1491 0.0000
2018 1400 0.4986 0.4143 0.8397 0.5831 0.2464 0.9115 0.6705 0.1603 0.0000
Career45840.50220.41820.84060.57010.26470.92110.66630.15940.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2024 MIN $1,000,000
2023 MIN $7,500,000
2022 MIN $5,000,000
2021 MIN $4,333,334
2020 MIN $3,958,333
2019 MIN $3,958,333
2018 MIN $575,000
2017 MIN $540,000
2016 MIN $
2015 MIN $
2014 MIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,115,000
2018Current$3,958,333
3 yrPvs + Cur$5,073,333
5 yrFuture$21,791,667
8 yrTotal$26,865,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 24 dOctagon5 years/$25.75M (2019-23), 2024-25 optio

Details
  • 5 years/$25.75M (2019-23), plus 2024-25 club options. Signed extension with Minnesota 2/14/19. 19:$3,958,333, 20:$3,958,333, 21:$4,333,333, 22:$5M, 23:$7.5M, 24:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout), 25:$12M club option ($0.75M buyout). 2024 option is guaranteed if Polanco has 550 plate appearances in 2023 and is healthy at season's end. 2024-25 salaries may increase $0.5M each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger in preceding two seasons, with a maximum increase of $1M. Award bonuses for top six finish in MVP vote, LCS MVP, WS MVP, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All Star selection.
  • 1 year/$0.575M (2018). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/13. Re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14.
  • Signed by Minnesota 7/6/09 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Now that Jorge Polanco is hitting, is Nick Gordon a future 2B or does he take short and Polanco shifts to 2B? Are we looking at a future infield of Polanco/Gordon up the middle and Wander Javier at third? And how far off might we see that?
(Jordan from Dakota)
Jorge Polanco is a useful player, but not the kind of guy that blocks your top position player prospects. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the Twins starter at SS this year, Polanco ?
(Phil from Chicago)
Jorge Polanco to begin the season. My guess it that they won't want to live with his defense there long term, so eventually he'll go to second base. Could happen midseason if Dozier is traded. (Aaron Gleeman)
2016-12-01 19:00:00 (link to chat)Standard 16 team mixed roto league, who do you prefer out of Naquin, Jorge Polanco, Kuhl or Lugo next season?
(Anthonyb from Ottawa)
I'd take Tyler Naquin, but none of these names is inspiring. (Mike Gianella)
2016-08-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can Jorge Polanco be valuable enough to draft (towards the bottom) next spring? What he's shown is all smoke, small sample size, and mirrors, right?
(Paul from DC)
Depends on the depth of the league. In deep AL-only leagues, he's definitely going to be purchased at auction. His ceiling looks like it's around a .280 average with 10 homers and 10 steals. His performance this year isn't *all* smoke, small sample size, and mirrors, but it's certainly part of it. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Jorge Polanco can hold his own defensively at SS and be a league average bat?
(Jack from MN)
Same deal, don't wanna spoil, but I will. yes, I do. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Breaking news: the Twins called up Jorge Polanco. Hot take?
(MN Transplant from D.C.)
I like Jorge Polanco quite a bit. I think he hits .275 with a few homers this year, and I think he can play shortstop for at least a couple years -- even if he eventually moves to second base. Polanco is one of those players who doesn't receive a lot of hype because he doesn't do anything *really* well, but he's solid across the board with a real feel for hitting. Thumbs up from me. (J.P. Breen)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Did you get a chance to see Jorge Polanco last year in New Britain? Stats were not impressive, but wondering if you thought he had the tools to be an above average regular at either MI spot. Thanks.
(Jack from Minn)
I did not see him there, but I often cover Twins backfields in Spring and saw a him a few times the last few years. Didn't do a lot for me. Some bat speed, but not much power and best fit is 2B. Didn't see a carry tool... I think he may start for a couple years here and there, but best as a utility guy on a good team. Lot of Twins prospect I'd take before Polanco. (Al Skorupa)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Everything you know about Jorge Polanco?
(Myrick from Charleston, SC)
I'm not sure that's a question, but I'll accept the invitation to dance. I like Jorge Polanco. There's very little chance that he's up in the big leagues to stay this year, but he has a good approach at the plate and is likely to hit for a pretty good average at the big-league level. Little power, maybe will steal 15-to-20 bags in his best years, could be a solid defender up the middle. Good bet to eventually be a big leaguer. I know I just acquired him in my 20-team dynasty league. But, ya know, there are obvious limitations to his overall game. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jorge Polanco just got called up. Worth dropping Nick Franklin for?
(WickedCurve26 from Atlanta, GA)
Depends on the type of league, I guess. Polanco almost certainly won't be up for long this year. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Lots of wild experiments in MIN this year. Danny Santana learning CF in the bigs, now Jorge Polanco getting a call up from high A. Is this as unusual as it seems?
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
I don't think so. The Twins are not going to compete this year. They need a short-term answer in CF until Buxton is ready, and Santana is not a long-term answer anywhere. He's likely a utility guy, which is how they're treating him at the moment. I don't think the Jorge Polanco promotion will be for too long. It surprised the mess outta me, but I think it's just a reflection on how much they like him and is a convenient move given the current 40-man roster construction. (J.P. Breen)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Jorge Polanco is having a great season so far but does hit size severely limit his upside? I can't imagine where the power will come from
(EricJ from SF)
Excellent bat-to-ball skills, but not the physical profile for big game power. The lack of power will limit the profile, but as long as he hits, he will have a chance to make an impact. (Jason Parks)


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