Who Should I Draft?

Elvis Andrus or Jorge Polanco (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
38 of 59 experts
36%
Recommended by
21 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 96# 116
Best Rank# 45# 65
Worst Rank# 167# 214
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 164# 233
Best Rank# 150# 202
Worst Rank# 196# 395
   
Projections 
   
Runs7574
Home Runs1114
RBI6367
Stolen Bases1413
Batting Average.273.274
   
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Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 79# 131
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 112
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 95# 127
   
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# 101# 128
   
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The Athletic
# 91# 129
   
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USA Today
# 102# 119
   
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RotoChamp
# 83# 124
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 102# 174
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 100# 134
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 87# 91
   
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Beast Dome
# 45# 125
   
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The Athletic
# 66# 93
   
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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The Fake Baseball
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RotoBaller
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FanGraphs
# 113# 115
   
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RotoBaller
# 108# 136
   
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Freeze Stats
# 92# 104
   
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Razzball
# 98# 100
   
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# 95# 122
   
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# 77# 160
   
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# 91# 126
   
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# 99# 159
   
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# 88# 93
   
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# 115# 121
   
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Fake Teams
# 72# 91
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 103# 117
   
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The Athletic
# 96# 88
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 100# 83
   
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FantasyPros
# 104# 95
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 104# 103
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 104# 99
   
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RotoBaller
# 105# 80
   
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Fake Teams
# 106# 81
   
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FanGraphs
# 107# 99
   
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DailyOverlay
# 109# 100
   
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Razzball
# 118# 69
   
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Razzball
# 120# 107
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 124# 100
   
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# 127# 108
   
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FanGraphs
# 128# 87
   
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The Athletic
# 128# 98
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 131# 112
   
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# 139# 81
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 152# 95
   
KJ
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# 154# 107
   
Tim Young
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# 156# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 167# 102
   
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats395302
   
Runs5338
   
Hits10187
   
Singles7260
   
Doubles2018
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs66
   
RBI3342
   
Stolen Bases57
   
Caught Stealing37
   
Walks2825
   
Strikeouts6662
   
Batting Average.256.288
   
On Base Pct.308.346
   
Slugging Pct.367.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.676.773
   
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats555544
   
Runs7574
   
Hits151149
   
Singles104100
   
Doubles3231
   
Triples45
   
Home Runs1114
   
RBI6367
   
Stolen Bases1413
   
Caught Stealing67
   
Walks4044
   
Strikeouts8899
   
Batting Average.273.274
   
On Base Pct.321.328
   
Slugging Pct.407.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.729.752
   
  Elvis Andrus
SS - TEX
Elvis Andrus
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
News 
 Elvis Andrus went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
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
 Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 10-9 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
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
 Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Friday's 7-6 win over the Orioles. He was also caught stealing, which was the seventh time he had been thrown out this year.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
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
 Elvis Andrus went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Orioles.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 6th
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
 Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 1st
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 
 Andrus was downright awful in the 97 games he played last year, batting .256 with 6 homers and 5 steals. With full health, however, don't be surprised if he returns to the .300 hitting, 20 homer, 25 steal player that finished 2017 as a top fantasy shortstop.
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
 After years of producing stolen bases but little else, Andrus rode a career high 20 HRs to finish as the number one fantasy shortstop in 2017. But he crashed back to Earth last year, managing just six homers and five steals across 97 games. The 2017 season is certainly looking like an outlier, but it won't cost much to see if he can bounce back.
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
 Andrus went from 20 homers and 25 steals to six and five, respectively. The speed drop-off is especially jarring, as he had reached at least 20 steals in each of his last nine MLB seasons. The 30-year-old should bounce back a bit from an elbow injury that contained him to 97 games, but there's some concern since he attempted just eight steals in 2017's second half. While drafters shouldn't pay a significant price for a recovery, there's enough of a track record to bite as an inexpensive middle infielder.
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