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Who Should I Draft?

Jorge Polanco or Anthony Rendon (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
39 of 43 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 64
Best Rank# 32# 43
Worst Rank# 94# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 99
Best Rank# 74# 50
Worst Rank# 91# 112
   
Projections 
   
Runs9077
Home Runs2622
RBI8587
Stolen Bases102
Batting Average.272.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 69
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 54# 61
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 49# 56
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 64
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 76
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 42# 64
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 46# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 63
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 62
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 90
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 56# 58
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 58# 71
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 67
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 43# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 74
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 48# 64
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 60
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 52# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 68
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 65
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 46# 70
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 59# 60
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 51# 65
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 72
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 91
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 65
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 58# 76
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 60
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 53# 65
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 54# 110
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 32# 105
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 53
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 56# 70
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 49# 79
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 55# 58
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 62
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 82
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 58
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 69# 54
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 43
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 94# 54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats588217
   
Runs9724
   
Hits15752
   
Singles8833
   
Doubles3413
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs336
   
RBI9834
   
Stolen Bases110
   
Caught Stealing60
   
Walks4529
   
Strikeouts11841
   
Batting Average.267.240
   
On Base Pct.321.329
   
Slugging Pct.500.383
   
On-base Plus Slugging.821.712
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats577500
   
Runs9077
   
Hits157138
   
Singles9583
   
Doubles3331
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2622
   
RBI8587
   
Stolen Bases102
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks4771
   
Strikeouts11293
   
Batting Average.272.275
   
On Base Pct.327.366
   
Slugging Pct.469.471
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.837
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said that Jorge Polanco has some soreness in his right ankle.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 26th
Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk and an RBI in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, May 26th
 Jorge Polanco went 1-for-4 at the plate including an RBI single in the third inning to start the scoring during the 3-1 win over the A's.
Brad Richter
Tue, May 17th
Los Angeles Angels 3B Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 at the plate on Friday, hitting a double along with an RBI single, and striking out once in the Angels' 4-2 loss to the Athletics.
Josh Thiessen
Sat, May 21st
 Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-RBI doubles and a run scored in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Rays.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 1st
Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, two walks and an RBI single in Tuesday's 10-5 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Wed, May 18th
 Jorge Polanco went 1-for-3 with a single and a run scored in Thursday's 7-1 win over the Tigers.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, Apr 28th
Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a double in Sunday's 4-1 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Mon, May 16th
 Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco went 1-for-5 with a single and strikeout against the White Sox on Saturday. He added an RBI and scored once in the contest. Minnesota ultimately defeated Chicago by a score of 9-2.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Apr 24th
Anthony Rendon batted 1-for-1 with an RBI single in his lone at bat in the loss to the Oakland As.
Nate Lowenthal
Sat, May 14th
Notes 
 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
A medley of injuries limited Rendon to 58 games and 249 plate appearances in 2021. He batted over .300 in each of his last three seasons with the Nationals, but Rendon's BA slipped to .286 in the COVID-shortened 2020 season and bottomed out at a career-low .240 last year. When he's at his best, Rendon is a choosy hitter who racks up extra-base hits and makes significant contributions in every category except stolen bases. He's slightly past prime age, but we should still expect a bounce-back season from Rendon, and he's very affordable in drafts.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros