Who Should I Draft?

Jorge Polanco or Andrelton Simmons (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 116# 114
Best Rank# 65# 76
Worst Rank# 214# 176
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 233# 221
Best Rank# 202# 162
Worst Rank# 395# 252
   
Projections 
   
Runs7469
Home Runs1411
RBI6768
Stolen Bases1312
Batting Average.274.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 131# 171
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 128# 129
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 99# 130
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 95# 110
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 65# 150
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 91# 100
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 93# 123
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 135# 170
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 69# 103
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 123# 125
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 98# 116
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 112# 130
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 88# 100
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 103# 105
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81# 124
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 87# 124
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 102# 142
   
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RotoBaller
# 80# 103
   
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FantasyPros
# 81# 111
   
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FanGraphs
# 115# 126
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 108# 124
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 107# 176
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 136# 153
   
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FantasyPros
# 95# 124
   
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Freeze Stats
# 104# 116
   
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Razzball
# 100# 111
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 159# 160
   
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Fantrax
# 93# 120
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 83# 122
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 91# 123
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 99# 97
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 100# 76
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 100# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 107# 104
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 113# 109
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 114# 102
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 117# 112
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 119# 106
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 119# 108
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 120# 115
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 121# 119
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 122# 114
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 124# 86
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 125# 121
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 126# 111
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 127# 114
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 127# 77
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 129# 109
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 134# 107
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 137# 111
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 150# 112
   
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RotoBaller
# 159# 106
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 160# 115
   
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CBS Sports
# 165# 135
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 174# 154
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 177# 148
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 214# 113
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 120
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 173
   
  Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats302554
   
Runs3868
   
Hits87162
   
Singles60120
   
Doubles1826
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs611
   
RBI4275
   
Stolen Bases710
   
Caught Stealing72
   
Walks2535
   
Strikeouts6244
   
Batting Average.288.292
   
On Base Pct.346.337
   
Slugging Pct.427.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.773.754
   
  Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats544565
   
Runs7469
   
Hits149160
   
Singles100116
   
Doubles3128
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI6768
   
Stolen Bases1312
   
Caught Stealing73
   
Walks4439
   
Strikeouts9955
   
Batting Average.274.283
   
On Base Pct.328.329
   
Slugging Pct.424.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.752.735
   
  Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Andrelton Simmons
SS - LAA
Andrelton Simmons
News 
 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
Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Astros.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 21st
 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
Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-3 in Thursday's 9-1 loss to the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 20th
 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
Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-4 in Friday's 11-4 loss to the Rays.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday’s 7-5 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 4th
 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
Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-5 with two walks in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Red Sox.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 31st
Notes 
 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
It is too bad we can't track web gems for fantasy baseball because Simmons just isn't as valuable in fantasy. Despite the lack of power, he doesn't offer some value in the fact that he should hit in the .280s with double-digit steals and near 70 runs scored.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Simmons is the very definition of a boring draft pick, but he's finished as top-12 shortstop in roto/categories leagues in two of the last three seasons. He will provide a solid batting average and should chip in some steals as well.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Simmons gets slept on because he doesn't stuff a single category, but don't overlook his contact skills. His microscopic 7.3% strikeout rate bested all qualified hitters last season, resulting in a .292 batting average. Yet a rise in value hit rate (10.3%) led xStats to ascribe an even higher .313 xBA. Having stolen 19 bases in 2017, last year's 10 represents a floor rather than the ceiling. He's a boring player to roster during the season, but he'll end up delivering a positive ROI with a high average flanked by around 10 homers and 10-15 steals.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros