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Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Lowe or Jorge Polanco (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
29 of 43 experts
33%
Recommended by
14 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 52
Best Rank# 34# 32
Worst Rank# 89# 94
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 70# 78
Best Rank# 61# 74
Worst Rank# 93# 91
   
Projections 
   
Runs9190
Home Runs3526
RBI9185
Stolen Bases710
Batting Average.251.272
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 53
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 49# 54
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 56
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 56# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 52
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 56
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 58
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 39# 50
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 45# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 43# 48
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 47# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 47# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 45
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 59
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 52# 69
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 63
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 62# 94
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 45# 58
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 54
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 45# 53
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 37# 49
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 43# 55
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 39# 32
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 33
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 46# 38
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 47# 46
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 46
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 48# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 49
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 53# 49
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 58# 56
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 67# 54
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 68# 45
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 72# 54
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 78# 43
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 89# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats535588
   
Runs9797
   
Hits132157
   
Singles6288
   
Doubles3134
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3933
   
RBI9998
   
Stolen Bases711
   
Caught Stealing16
   
Walks6845
   
Strikeouts167118
   
Batting Average.247.267
   
On Base Pct.340.321
   
Slugging Pct.523.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528577
   
Runs9190
   
Hits133157
   
Singles6795
   
Doubles2833
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3526
   
RBI9185
   
Stolen Bases710
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks6447
   
Strikeouts166112
   
Batting Average.251.272
   
On Base Pct.332.327
   
Slugging Pct.502.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Lowe
2B,LF,RF - TB
Brandon Lowe
Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
News 
 Brandon Lowe has started to take batting practice.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Jun 28th
Jorge Polanco is not in the lineup Thursday against the Guardians.
Vince DiSilvio
Thu, Jun 30th
 Brandon Lowe took dry swings on Friday as he works his way back from a stress reaction in his back. He was placed on the injured list on May 16.
Devon Bruce
Sat, Jun 11th
Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs, and a walk in a win over Cleveland Tuesday night.
Jesse Garcia
Tue, Jun 28th
 Rays 2B Brandon Lowe has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower back. He will be held out of baseball activities for three weeks and then be re-evaluated.
Vince DiSilvio
Tue, May 17th
Jorge Polanco was activated from the injured list ahead of Game 2 of the Twins doubleheader Tuesday against the Guardians.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Jun 28th
 Tampa Bay Rays 2B Brandon Lowe will officially be placed on the IL on Monday as he deals with a back issue.
Josh Thiessen
Mon, May 16th
Jorge Polanco will not return from the 10-day IL on Thursday, his first eligible day to return. Rocco Baldelli stated that Polanco has not started full baseball activities yet.
Jesse Garcia
Wed, Jun 22nd
 Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe went 0-for-3 against the Angels on Tuesday. The entire lineup was held hitless. Tampa Bay was ultimately defeated in Los Angeles by a score of 12-0.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 11th
Jorge Polanco, who hasn’t played since June 12, will be placed on the IL Friday with lower back tightness.
Scott Youngson
Fri, Jun 17th
Notes 
 In 2021, Lowe became a full-time player for the first time in his career and responded with 39 HRs, 99 RBI and 97 runs. He batted only .247 last year and struck out 167 times in 615 plate appearances. Lowe has also struggled against lefties throughout his career. But Lowe's first-half/second-half splits were eye-opening. He was batting .208 at the All-Star break; Lowe batted .292 after the break and dramatically reduced his strikeout rate without sacrificing any power. If the second-half adjustments stick, Lowe might actually be able to improve upon his breakout season.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Polanco enjoyed the finest season of his career in 2021, batting .269 with 33 HRs, 98 RBI, 97 runs and 11 SBs. He went nuclear after the All-Star break, batting .287 with 21 homers. Could it be that Polanco feels less pressure as a second baseman than as a shortstop, and his hitting has benefitted as a result? Polanco has always been a line drive machine, so even if the power gains don't stick (and there's a good chance they won't), he should still deliver a healthy batting average. Dual 2B-SS eligibility is a plus. Polanco is a worthy investment, but don't pay for a full repeat of the power.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros