Who Should I Draft?

Jorge Polanco or Garrett Hampson (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Garrett Hampson
2B,SS - COL
Garrett Hampson
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
42 of 58 experts
28%
Recommended by
16 of 58 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 116# 142
Best Rank# 65# 66
Worst Rank# 214# 253
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 233# 202
Best Rank# 202# 175
Worst Rank# 395# 288
   
Projections 
   
Runs7447
Home Runs146
RBI6735
Stolen Bases1318
Batting Average.274.279
   
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# 127# 136
   
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# 100# 194
   
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USA Today
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# 124# 187
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 95# 162
   
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Brewer Rat
# 65
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 91# 147
   
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Beast Dome
# 125# 171
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 93# 98
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 135# 152
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 137# 150
   
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The Fantasy Fix
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  Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Garrett Hampson
2B,SS - COL
Garrett Hampson
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats30240
   
Runs383
   
Hits8711
   
Singles607
   
Doubles183
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs60
   
RBI424
   
Stolen Bases72
   
Caught Stealing70
   
Walks257
   
Strikeouts6212
   
Batting Average.288.275
   
On Base Pct.346.396
   
Slugging Pct.427.400
   
On-base Plus Slugging.773.796
   
  Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Garrett Hampson
2B,SS - COL
Garrett Hampson
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats544350
   
Runs7447
   
Hits14998
   
Singles10069
   
Doubles3118
   
Triples55
   
Home Runs146
   
RBI6735
   
Stolen Bases1318
   
Caught Stealing75
   
Walks4433
   
Strikeouts9969
   
Batting Average.274.279
   
On Base Pct.328.340
   
Slugging Pct.424.408
   
On-base Plus Slugging.752.749
   
  Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Garrett Hampson
2B,SS - COL
Garrett Hampson
News 
 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
Garrett Hampson went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored on Monday versus the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 17th
 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
Garrett Hampson went 3-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored in the Rockies' 10-8 win over the Padres on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
Garrett Hampson went hitless in three at-bats on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 26th
 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
The Rockies have recalled Garrett Hampson from Triple-A on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with two runs in a 10-5 win over the White Sox on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Aug 29th
The Rockies are demoting Garrett Hampson to Triple-A Albuqurque prior to Tuesday's game versus the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 14th
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
Entrenched in a heated battle for Colorado's second-base gig, Hampson has teased immense fantasy upside with three homers and five steals in his first 13 spring games. The career .315/.389/.457 minor league hitter has swiped 125 bases in three professional seasons, so he could be a major difference-maker if given the opportunity to start regularly while calling Coors Field home. Drafters still must be careful, as Ryan McMahon and Pat Valakia are also making compelling cases for playing time this spring. Hampson, however, would help fantasy investors the most, and thus warrants a late-round gamble.
Andrew Gould - 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
The Rockies' likely starter at second base on Opening Day, Hampson has managed at least 35 SBs with a .300 batting average in each of his three minor league seasons to date. He likely won't be good for more than around 10 HRs over a full season, but that hardly matters if he is piling up hits and stolen bases while playing half his games in Coors Field. He's a very enticing sleeper, especially in roto/categories leagues.
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
The signing of Daniel Murphy should cause Hampson's ECR to drop another 50 spots, as that transaction shifts Ryan McMahon over to second base. Hampson could force the Rockies hands with a strong Spring, but more than likely, he won't get the call until someone hits the DL. At that point, McMahon could slide over to first, third or the outfield. If it is Story that goes down, Hampson would fill the gap. He could eventually be a better version of D.J. LeMahieu offensively, posting a batting average near .300 with more power and speed. Right away, he will merely hold his own in the batting average department while contributing nearly 30 steals per 162 games.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros