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Who Should I Draft?

Jake Cronenworth or Jorge Polanco (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
35 of 50 experts
30%
Recommended by
15 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 120# 128
Best Rank# 90# 88
Worst Rank# 163# 249
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 236# 190
Best Rank# 210# 185
Worst Rank# 283# 238
   
Projections 
   
Runs7261
Home Runs169
RBI6451
Stolen Bases710
Batting Average.275.271
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 119# 162
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 108# 144
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 132# 135
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 125# 129
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 90# 166
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 116# 202
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 103# 158
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 125# 134
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 117# 137
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 118# 129
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 113# 139
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 101# 113
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 113# 126
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 115# 135
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 115# 122
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 112# 113
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 119# 130
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 117# 129
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 125
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 142# 152
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 110# 142
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 128# 146
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 134# 177
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 126# 128
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 105# 173
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 122# 145
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 121# 124
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 132# 165
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 116# 154
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 101# 128
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 99# 123
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 118# 123
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 108# 249
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 101# 125
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 119# 145
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 159# 88
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 120# 89
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 147# 91
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 128# 98
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 113# 99
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 132# 109
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 140# 112
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 118# 113
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 117# 114
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 124# 121
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 132# 129
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 135# 134
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 138
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 163# 148
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 179
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats209172
   
Runs2226
   
Hits5449
   
Singles4327
   
Doubles715
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs44
   
RBI1920
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1318
   
Strikeouts3530
   
Batting Average.258.285
   
On Base Pct.304.354
   
Slugging Pct.349.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.653.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats515435
   
Runs7261
   
Hits141118
   
Singles9376
   
Doubles2926
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs169
   
RBI6451
   
Stolen Bases710
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks4544
   
Strikeouts9589
   
Batting Average.275.271
   
On Base Pct.333.338
   
Slugging Pct.435.413
   
On-base Plus Slugging.768.752
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
News 
 Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco was productive in his team's Wednesday doubleheader against the Red Sox. Polanco combined to go 3-for-6 with a double and two RBI across the two games.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 14th
Jake Cronenworth went 1-4 with a home run and a strikeout in the Padres' win over the Dodgers on Sunday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 19th
 Minnesota shortstop Jorge Polanco went 1-for-5 with a run in an 8-6 loss to the Mariners on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Apr 11th
Jake Cronenworth went 2-2 with two doubles, two walks, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Padres' win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Matt Flipi
Fri, Apr 16th
 Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 0-for-5 with a steal in a 4-3 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 6th
Jake Cronenworth went 2-5 with two singles in San Diego's win over the Pirates on Monday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 12th
 Jorge Polanco (hip) ran sprints, hit, and took ground balls on Friday in Twins camp. Polanco reported that everything felt good during the workout.
Matt Flipi
Fri, Mar 19th
Jake Cronenworth went 3-5 in the Padres loss to the Giants on Monday.
Matt Flipi
Tue, Apr 6th
  Jake Cronenworth is playing first base and hitting fifth on Saturday against the D'Backs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 3rd
Notes 
 Polanco has generally been a bit underrated in his career, but the fantasy community seems to have abandoned him in full after 2020. But there's little reason to do so. Polanco should gain second base eligibility quickly this year, as he moves over to accommodate Andrelton Simmons at shortstop. Polanco's quality of contact isn't great, but he rarely strikes out, doesn't hurt you in batting average, and has enough speed to throw in a handful of steals. With soon-to-be multi-position eligibility, he's an ideal bench candidate.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Cronenworth wound up being one of the best waiver pickups of the 2020 season. He provided a great batting average (.285) with multi-position eligibility. The counting stats - mainly the four homers and three steals - left a lot to be desired, however. Cronenworth ultimately profiles as a better "real life" player than he does as a fantasy option. Still, in deeper roto leagues that use batting average, his contact skills and defensive versatility give him a fantastic floor. I just don't expect him to be a fantasy difference-maker in most 10-12 team leagues.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros