2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Jorge Polanco
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
Fueled by a .312/.368/.514 slash line with 13 home runs in 85 games at the All-Star break, it appeared Jorge Polanco would make good on his breakout performance during his limited sample in 2017. However, in the second half Polanco played through lingering ankle issues. He made zero stolen base attempts after the break with his slash line dropping to .273/.341/.447 with nine home runs during his last 68 contests. Polanco underwent ankle debridement surgery in November with eyes on a pain free 2020 season.
Despite the second half dip in average, Polanco still provided pop increasing his home run per fly ball percentage. Overall, Polanco appeared in 153 games in 2019 with 107 runs (10th in the American League), 22 home runs, 79 RBI, four stolen bases and a .295/.356/.485 slash. He amassed over 700 plate appearances hitting second for most of the season in one of the most prolific offenses last year. Noting the improved power, Polanco’s isolated power spiked to .190 in 2019 while...