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Birth Date7-5-1993
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age26 years, 3 months, 10 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
0.02015
0.62016
0.92017
0.12018
0.02019
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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
2019 MIN 25 153 704 186 40 7 22 60 116 4 4 3 .295 .356 .485 119 20.9 4.9 -0.7 5.3
Career44118714721041845147305112918.281.339.44410315.12.4-23.07.0

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2010 TWI Rk GCL 34 119 .244 .306 .340 .232 107 -2 4.4 1.3 91 0 -2.4 -0.2 -5.1 -0.2
2011 TWI Rk GCL 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 APP 51 204 .259 .334 .390 .340 110 9.5 6.3 0.6 140 0 5.1 -1.4 8.0 1.8
2013 CDR A MID 115 523 .260 .331 .386 .336 112 17.3 14.7 1.7 131 0 -8.9 -0.4 12.2 2.0
2014 MIN MLB AL 5 8 .264 .332 .417 .500 101 1.5 0.2 0.1 99 10 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1
2014 FTM A+ FSL 94 432 .258 .325 .370 .327 100 10 12.7 5 122 0 -1.4 1.0 2.4 2.0
2014 NBR AA EAS 37 157 .264 .326 .402 .342 103 -2.6 4.3 1.8 90 0 0.7 0.8 -3.9 0.4
2015 MIN MLB AL 4 12 .260 .322 .400 .333 110 0.1 0.3 0.1 105 9 -0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0
2015 CHT AA SOU 95 431 .252 .325 .372 .330 104 -1.1 11.6 4.4 113 0 2.1 1.5 -1.9 1.9
2015 ROC AAA INT 22 94 .258 .321 .373 .313 97 -2.9 2.6 0.8 104 0 -0.5 0.2 -1.0 0.2
2016 MIN MLB AL 69 270 .258 .323 .424 .328 109 -0.3 7.6 2.6 96 11 -3.1 -0.7 -0.8 0.6
2016 ROC AAA INT 75 325 .249 .311 .375 .304 100 6.8 9.1 -1 127 0 5.9 0.3 5.6 2.0
2016 ESC Wnt DWL 26 103 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 MIN MLB AL 133 544 .257 .325 .435 .278 110 -6.1 15.9 7.1 90 6 -9.2 0.8 -5.1 0.9
2018 MIN MLB AL 77 333 .251 .321 .412 .345 104 2 9.3 4.3 97 10 -9.7 -3.0 0.0 0.1
2018 FTM A+ FSL 2 8 .254 .339 .377 .333 105 1.5 0.2 0 119 0 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.0
2018 ROC AAA INT 4 15 .251 .311 .400 .545 91 2.6 0.4 0.1 149 0 -0.2 0.0 0.7 0.1
2019 MIN MLB AL 153 704 .256 .326 .446 .328 100 26.6 21.3 8 119 5 -0.7 4.9 20.9 5.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2010 TWI Rk GCL 119 103 12 23 5 0 1 31 12 12 9 2 4 .223 .299 .301 .078 2 2
2011 TWI Rk GCL 193 172 21 43 8 3 1 60 16 15 24 6 4 .250 .319 .349 .099 1 2
2012 ELZ Rk APP 204 173 35 55 15 2 5 89 27 20 26 6 3 .318 .388 .514 .197 5 3
2013 CDR A MID 523 465 76 143 32 10 5 210 78 42 59 4 4 .308 .362 .452 .144 10 3
2014 FTM A+ FSL 432 378 61 110 17 6 6 157 45 46 60 10 8 .291 .364 .415 .124 6
2014 NBR AA EAS 157 146 13 41 6 0 1 50 16 9 28 7 3 .281 .323 .342 .062 0
2014 MIN MLB AL 8 6 2 2 1 1 0 5 3 2 2 0 0 .333 .500 .833 .500 0
2015 CHT AA SOU 431 394 55 114 17 3 6 155 47 35 63 18 10 .289 .346 .393 .104 2 0
2015 MIN MLB AL 12 10 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 1 0 .300 .417 .300 .000 0 0
2015 ROC AAA INT 94 88 7 25 6 0 0 31 6 4 10 1 0 .284 .309 .352 .068 2 0
2016 ESC Wnt DWL 103 89 12 21 1 2 1 29 8 11 19 2 0 .236 .317 .326 .090 1 2
2016 MIN MLB AL 270 245 24 69 15 4 4 104 27 17 46 4 3 .282 .332 .424 .143 3 2
2016 ROC AAA INT 325 293 32 81 14 6 9 134 39 27 51 5 4 .276 .335 .457 .181 4 0
2017 MIN MLB AL 544 488 60 125 30 3 13 200 74 41 78 13 5 .256 .313 .410 .154 6 7
2018 ROC AAA INT 15 13 0 6 0 1 0 8 0 2 2 0 0 .462 .533 .615 .154 0 0
2018 FTM A+ FSL 8 6 1 2 0 0 1 5 1 2 2 0 0 .333 .500 .833 .500 0 0
2018 MIN MLB AL 333 302 38 87 18 3 6 129 42 25 62 7 7 .288 .345 .427 .139 1 3
2019 MIN MLB AL 704 631 107 186 40 7 22 306 79 60 116 4 3 .295 .356 .485 .190 7 2

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 32 0.4375 0.1875 0.8333 0.2857 0.1111 0.7500 1.0000 0.1667 0.0010
2015 47 0.5319 0.3191 0.7333 0.4400 0.1818 0.9091 0.2500 0.2667 -0.0002
2016 1054 0.4858 0.4213 0.8266 0.5273 0.3210 0.9222 0.6782 0.1734 0.0000
2017 2046 0.5029 0.4262 0.8509 0.5841 0.2665 0.9351 0.6642 0.1491 0.0000
2018 1400 0.5029 0.4143 0.8397 0.5810 0.2457 0.9120 0.6667 0.1603 0.0000
2019 2737 0.4702 0.4384 0.8242 0.6294 0.2690 0.9012 0.6641 0.1758 0.0000
Career73160.48810.42600.83440.59000.27010.91520.66550.16560.0000

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
2019Current$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.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 43 10 2 0 1 4 7 1 1 .263 .333 .395 112 2.4 SS -1 0.0
80o 29 8 2 0 1 2 5 1 0 .308 .357 .500 106 1.4 SS 0 0.0
70o 19 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .235 .278 .294 102 0.8 SS 0 0.0
60o 10 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .400 .444 99 0.4 SS 0 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 96 0.1 SS 0 0.0
Weighted Mean300000000.000.000.000960.1SS 00.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-09-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Craij! Who has the better multi-year offensive upside, starting in 2020: Jorge Polanco or Tim Anderson?
(Ron from Texarkana)
I think I'd have to go Anderson though I've continued to be wrong on Polanco. I know Anderson's walk rate is terrible and he's had some BABIP luck, but the steals really account for a lot there and I think he can adapt as a hitter. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jorge Polanco’s breakout for real? I can’t trade him because no one is buying in, but have had many offers for Tatis Jr and thinking about pulling the trigger. Thanks
(Kkelly from Il)
It's definitely been a heck of a turnaround since the 2019 annual roundly panned him as a hitter, baserunner, and fielder. A 143 DRC+ is really something, suggesting he's more than earned his .952 OPS, with the most important step having been finding his "over the fence" power. Given that he made a concrete step we thought he couldn't, I think Polanco is at least partly for real. Maybe not 143 DRC+ real, but 125 seems viable. (Ginny Searle)
2019-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jorge Polanco’s breakout for real? I can’t trade him because no one is buying in, but have had many offers for Tatis Jr and thinking about pulling the trigger. Thanks
(Kkelly from Il)
It's definitely been a heck of a turnaround since the 2019 annual roundly panned him as a hitter, baserunner, and fielder. A 143 DRC+ is really something, suggesting he's more than earned his .952 OPS, with the most important step having been finding his "over the fence" power. Given that he made a concrete step we thought he couldn't, I think Polanco is at least partly for real. Maybe not 143 DRC+ real, but 125 seems viable. (Ginny Searle)
2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Of the players getting their first extended look at regular playing time who weren't huge prospects/names, are there any that you buy more than others? E.g. Voit, Christian Walker, Hunter Dozier, Yandy Diaz? Similarly, any of the hot start guys like Jorge Polanco, Josh Bell, or Max Kepler have you considering raising your idea of their "true talent" so to speak?
(nschaef from NYC)
I'm buying into Voit and Diaz to varying extents and still in wait and see on Dozier. I'm not buying Walker doing this for an extended period but he's probably better than I ever gave him credit for. Voit I think has been pretty well explained, and I'd encourage you to read Lindsey Adler's recent piece on him in The Athletic. Diaz has always had particular skills, but he really needs to continue to move that launch angle up for me to keep buying it as it has been going. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the answer and link! Another Q: Prefer Jorge Polanco or Jean Segura in OBP keeper league? Segura's got the speed but hard to ignore Polanco's early stats, and worried Segura is more a 10 HR hitter than 20.
(mordecofe1 from NYC)
Anytime! I'm still going with Segura. I like the lineup and park better, and think we'll start seeing a few more dingers as the weather warms up. (Mark Barry)
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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