Who Should I Draft?

Jorge Polanco or Marcus Semien (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
34 of 58 experts
41%
Recommended by
24 of 58 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 116# 117
Best Rank# 65# 64
Worst Rank# 214# 176
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 233# 220
Best Rank# 202# 201
Worst Rank# 395# 289
   
Projections 
   
Runs7477
Home Runs1417
RBI6769
Stolen Bases1313
Batting Average.274.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 131# 134
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 100# 121
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 99# 134
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 119# 132
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 124# 146
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 95# 98
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 91# 122
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 93# 112
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 165# 169
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 135# 146
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 119# 122
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 69# 123
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 123# 171
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 98# 120
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 88# 125
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81# 116
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 87# 89
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 102# 166
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 80# 121
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 81# 100
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 108# 126
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 107# 148
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 120# 126
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 136# 176
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 95# 108
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 104# 110
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 100# 112
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 159# 165
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 93# 126
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 121# 147
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 83# 131
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 91# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 99# 112
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 117# 142
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 65# 64
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 100# 98
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 103# 101
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 107# 96
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 112# 101
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 113# 108
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 114# 106
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 115# 105
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 122# 120
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 125# 123
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 126# 112
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 127# 83
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 127# 117
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 128# 124
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 129# 117
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 134# 105
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 137# 134
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 150# 102
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 159# 117
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 160# 124
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 174# 87
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 177# 105
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 214# 166
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 92
   
  Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats302632
   
Runs3889
   
Hits87161
   
Singles60109
   
Doubles1835
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs615
   
RBI4270
   
Stolen Bases714
   
Caught Stealing76
   
Walks2561
   
Strikeouts62131
   
Batting Average.288.255
   
On Base Pct.346.318
   
Slugging Pct.427.388
   
On-base Plus Slugging.773.706
   
  Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats544569
   
Runs7477
   
Hits149145
   
Singles10095
   
Doubles3131
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs1417
   
RBI6769
   
Stolen Bases1313
   
Caught Stealing74
   
Walks4455
   
Strikeouts99122
   
Batting Average.274.254
   
On Base Pct.328.320
   
Slugging Pct.424.408
   
On-base Plus Slugging.752.728
   
  Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
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
Marcus Semien went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 16th
 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
Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday’s 21-7 win over Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
 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
Marcus Semien went 4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and a stolen base in Thursday's 10-6 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
 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
Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 5th
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
You won't get much help from Semien in terms of batting average, but he is a good bet for 15 homers and 15 steals, plus last season he provided fantasy owners with 89 runs scored. Expect more of the same from this durable and reliable depth piece.
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
Semien is the very definition of a boring draft pick, but he's finished as a top-12 shortstop in roto/categories leagues in two of the last three seasons. Semien will provide decent power and 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
Semien always seems to stick around long enough for drafters who want double-digit homers and steals from a cheap middle infielder. He has never reached a 100 wRC+ or batted above .261, so there's limited upside now that 2016's 27 homers stands out as a career outlier. There's also a chance he moves down the batting order, which guarantees he'll come nowhere close to 2018's 703 plate appearance and 89 runs. Here's the good news: You don't need to pay for last year's results. Even if he plates 20 fewer runs, Semien will get the job done with another .250, 15/15-type campaign.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros