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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Altuve or Jorge Polanco (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
37 of 43 experts
14%
Recommended by
6 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 52
Best Rank# 27# 32
Worst Rank# 64# 94
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 55# 78
Best Rank# 32# 74
Worst Rank# 69# 91
   
Projections 
   
Runs10290
Home Runs2626
RBI7685
Stolen Bases710
Batting Average.274.272
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 53
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 37# 54
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 33# 49
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 27# 56
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 36# 61
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 35# 46
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 34# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 36# 49
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 32# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 51# 56
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 58
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 52
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 50
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 44# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 48
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 40# 52
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 34# 46
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 57# 59
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 40# 69
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 40# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 52# 54
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 63
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 44# 94
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 42# 58
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 54
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 39# 53
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 50# 54
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 29# 41
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 39# 56
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 47# 49
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 45# 55
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 46
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 33
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 35# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 47# 43
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 47# 42
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 45
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 64# 38
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats602588
   
Runs11797
   
Hits166157
   
Singles10288
   
Doubles3234
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3133
   
RBI8398
   
Stolen Bases511
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks6645
   
Strikeouts91118
   
Batting Average.276.267
   
On Base Pct.348.321
   
Slugging Pct.487.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.835.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats574577
   
Runs10290
   
Hits157157
   
Singles10195
   
Doubles3033
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2626
   
RBI7685
   
Stolen Bases710
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks5847
   
Strikeouts96112
   
Batting Average.274.272
   
On Base Pct.340.327
   
Slugging Pct.464.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.805.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Altuve
2B - HOU
Jose Altuve
Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
News 
 Jose Altuve put together another solid game for the Astros. He finished 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI in the 4-2 win over the Angels Sunday.
Kendall Capps
Mon, Jul 4th
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
 Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks in a 6-3 loss to the Yankees Sunday. He also stole his fourth and fifth base of the season.
Kendall Capps
Mon, Jun 27th
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
 Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in Houston's 3-0 win over the Yankees. It was his 14th home run of the season.
Kendall Capps
Sat, Jun 25th
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
 Astros 2B Jose Altuve had a solid night Thursday, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs in a 7-6 loss to the Yankees.
Kendall Capps
Fri, Jun 24th
Jorge Polanco is not in the lineup Thursday against the Guardians.
Vince DiSilvio
Thu, Jun 30th
 Jose Altuve hit his 13th home run of the year Tuesday, helping the Astros to an 8-2 win over the Mets.
Kendall Capps
Wed, Jun 22nd
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
Notes 
 After a forgettable short season in 2020, Altuve tied a career high with 31 home runs last year, scored a career-high 117 runs and had 83 RBI despite hitting in the leadoff spot. The peripherals suggest that Altuve's 2021 HR total was somewhat fluky and park-aided. Altuve used to be good for 30+ stolen bases a season, but he's had 11 SBs in his last two full seasons combined. The days of .300 batting averages may be gone, too. Altuve has been below .300 in each of the last three seasons and has batted .277 over that span. We should at least be able to count on a lot of runs with Altuve batting at the top of a stacked lineup, but the ceiling here isn't what it used to be. Exercise caution as Altuve enters his age-32 season.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
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