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Who Should I Draft?

Jorge Polanco or Tommy Edman (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Tommy Edman
2B,RF,SS - STL
Tommy Edman
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
40 of 43 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 77
Best Rank# 32# 48
Worst Rank# 94# 143
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 78# 113
Best Rank# 74# 92
Worst Rank# 91# 129
   
Projections 
   
Runs9080
Home Runs2612
RBI8557
Stolen Bases1022
Batting Average.272.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 76
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 126
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 54# 72
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 49# 91
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 56# 72
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 52
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 42# 87
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 46# 64
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 55# 70
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 74
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 68
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 60
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 97
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 56# 79
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 58# 106
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 70
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 43# 115
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 77
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 48# 59
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 72
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 52# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 99
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 46# 143
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 59# 72
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 69# 109
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 51# 78
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 45# 70
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 54# 116
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 103
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 70
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 53# 96
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 54# 88
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 32# 48
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 41# 115
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 56# 69
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 49# 57
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 55# 69
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 46# 63
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 60
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 58# 57
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 55
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 94# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Tommy Edman
2B,RF,SS - STL
Tommy Edman
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats588641
   
Runs9791
   
Hits157168
   
Singles88113
   
Doubles3441
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3311
   
RBI9856
   
Stolen Bases1130
   
Caught Stealing65
   
Walks4538
   
Strikeouts11895
   
Batting Average.267.262
   
On Base Pct.321.308
   
Slugging Pct.500.387
   
On-base Plus Slugging.821.695
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Tommy Edman
2B,RF,SS - STL
Tommy Edman
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats577550
   
Runs9080
   
Hits157148
   
Singles95101
   
Doubles3331
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs2612
   
RBI8557
   
Stolen Bases1022
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks4736
   
Strikeouts11293
   
Batting Average.272.269
   
On Base Pct.327.314
   
Slugging Pct.469.405
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.719
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Tommy Edman
2B,RF,SS - STL
Tommy Edman
News 
 Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with a walk, a two-run home run, and a solo home run in Wednesday’s loss to the White Sox.
Jesse Garcia
Wed, Jul 6th
Tommy Edman went 2-for-4 Tuesday, singling, doubling, stealing one base, scoring two runs, and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Marlins.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Jun 29th
 Jorge Polanco went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, two walks, and two runs scored in a win over Chicago Tuesday.
Jesse Garcia
Wed, Jul 6th
Tommy Edman went 1-for-5 Saturday, singling, stealing one base, and driving in one run in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Cubs.
Chris Schommer
Sun, Jun 26th
 Jorge Polanco went 1-for-4 with a game tying solo home run in the ninth inning. The Twins would go on to rally past the Orioles with a 4-3 win Saturday.
Jesse Garcia
Sat, Jul 2nd
Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 Friday, singling in the Cardinals' 3-0 loss to the Cubs.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Jun 25th
 Jorge Polanco is not in the lineup Thursday against the Guardians.
Vince DiSilvio
Thu, Jun 30th
Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 Wednesday, doubling in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Brewers.
Chris Schommer
Thu, Jun 23rd
 Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs, and a walk in a win over Cleveland Tuesday night.
Jesse Garcia
Tue, Jun 28th
Tommy Edman went 1-for-5 Tuesday, singling and scoring one run in the Cardinals' 6-2 win over the Brewers.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Jun 22nd
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
There's a lot to like here. The biggest draws are speed and multi-position (OF/2B) eligibility. Edman stole 30 bases last year, tying for fourth in MLB. Statcast says he's in the 92nd percentile for sprint speed. There's a little bit of power here, too. Edman hit only 11 HRs last year but clubbed 41 doubles. Edman has a .272 batting average over three seasons, and there could be room for growth there. His contact rate improved to 85% last year, and he sprays hits to both sides of the diamond. Edman doesn't take many walks, but that's a minor nit to pick.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros