Who Should I Draft?

Amed Rosario or Jorge Polanco (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
41 of 59 experts
31%
Recommended by
18 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 98# 116
Best Rank# 78# 65
Worst Rank# 180# 214
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 172# 233
Best Rank# 141# 202
Worst Rank# 191# 395
   
Projections 
   
Runs6974
Home Runs1114
RBI5667
Stolen Bases2313
Batting Average.262.274
   
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The Athletic
# 109# 131
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 116
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 107# 127
   
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The Athletic
# 95# 129
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 95# 99
   
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USA Today
# 78# 119
   
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Razzball
# 86# 174
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 102# 134
   
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# 117# 125
   
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# 122# 165
   
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CBS Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 87# 117
   
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Fake Teams
# 82# 81
   
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Razzball
# 86# 69
   
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The Athletic
# 99# 93
   
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# 99# 83
   
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# 102# 99
   
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The Athletic
# 108# 98
   
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The Athletic
# 109# 88
   
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The Athletic
# 109# 91
   
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RotoBaller
# 110# 80
   
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# 113# 87
   
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# 121# 65
   
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# 125# 108
   
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# 132# 95
   
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# 139# 95
   
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# 141# 81
   
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# 145# 124
   
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# 150# 100
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 180# 150
   
  Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats554302
   
Runs7638
   
Hits14287
   
Singles9960
   
Doubles2618
   
Triples83
   
Home Runs96
   
RBI5142
   
Stolen Bases247
   
Caught Stealing117
   
Walks2925
   
Strikeouts11962
   
Batting Average.256.288
   
On Base Pct.295.346
   
Slugging Pct.381.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.676.773
   
  Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats562544
   
Runs6974
   
Hits147149
   
Singles103100
   
Doubles2631
   
Triples85
   
Home Runs1114
   
RBI5667
   
Stolen Bases2313
   
Caught Stealing107
   
Walks3044
   
Strikeouts12099
   
Batting Average.262.274
   
On Base Pct.299.328
   
Slugging Pct.394.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.693.752
   
  Amed Rosario
SS - NYM
Amed Rosario
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
News 
 Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over the Reds. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 21st
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 1-for-3 with a run in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
 Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Rockies. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 2-0 win over the Indians in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
 Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 1-for-3 with a run scored, a walk, and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks. The steal was his 17th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 6-2 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 12th
 Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 2-for-3 with an RBI in Monday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 2-for-5 with an RBI in a 6-2 loss to Cleveland on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 7th
 Mets shortstop Amed Rosario went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, an RBI, and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Nationals. The steal was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 5th
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and two RBI in a 10-7 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 1st
Notes 
 Rosario is a former top prospect but that doesn't mean he has much more upside with the bat that we have already seen early in his career. A dozen homers and a .260 batting average is likely his cap, but with 25 stolen bases, that makes for a decent depth piece.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Polanco batted .288 for fantasy owners in a shortened season last year and offers respectable power and speed. Don't be surprised if he knocks 15 homers with 15 steals this season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Rosario's speed may top out at around 25 stolen bases, his plate discipline is poor. He isn't a standout in any other offensive category at the moment, so he will need to develop some more power to even become a Tim Anderson-kind of performer. That said, he was a highly-regarded prospect and is just 23 years old, so we can't rule out a big step forward. He's not an awful pick if you're looking for an upside selection to stash on your bench early in the season.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Polanco missed 80 games last year due to a PED suspension, but looked like his usual 15-15 self upon returning and could be a bit underrated.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Rosario was only 22 years old when everyone started losing faith. After failing to immediately become the next Francisco Lindor, he came to life by batting .284 with five homers and 15 steals over the final two months. He spent most of that stretch atop the Mets' lineup, a distinction he likely won't reclaim now that walks machine Brandon Nimmo can set the table for Jed Lowrie, Robinson Cano, Wilson Ramos, and Michael Conforto. Getting shunned to the bottom of the batting order is the only reason not to go all in on Rosario, a former top prospect who could still deliver 10 homers and 25 steals with a higher ceiling.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Upon returning from an 80-game PED suspension, Polanco sustained 2017's late progress by batting .288/.345/.427 with six homers and seven steals. Although he doesn't hit the ball with much authority, the 25-year-old shortstop makes contact regularly (85.3%) and rarely whiffs (6.1%). Perhaps drafters don't see enough upside to drive up his price, but he's a strong candidate to hit for a steady-to-strong average with around 15 homers and steals apiece. That could especially make him a middle-infield bargain since a power-heavy Twins lineup has no better fit for the leadoff role.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros