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Who Should I Draft?

Kyle Schwarber or Jorge Polanco (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - WSH
Kyle Schwarber
Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
36 of 50 experts
28%
Recommended by
14 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 108# 120
Best Rank# 75# 90
Worst Rank# 148# 163
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 186# 236
Best Rank# 167# 210
Worst Rank# 228# 283
   
Projections 
   
Runs7572
Home Runs3216
RBI8064
Stolen Bases37
Batting Average.239.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 108# 119
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 107# 108
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 80# 132
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 125
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 84
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 93# 116
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 97# 103
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 124# 125
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 98# 117
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 112# 118
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 105# 113
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 105# 113
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 111# 115
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 110# 115
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 100# 132
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 103# 119
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 93# 125
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 114# 135
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 112# 142
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 75# 110
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 107# 118
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 106# 128
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 146# 163
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 111# 134
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 92# 120
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 122# 147
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 111# 126
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 101# 122
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 109# 159
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 119# 132
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 111# 121
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 103# 132
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 106# 116
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 108# 118
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 94# 119
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 109
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 105# 101
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 108# 105
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 111# 108
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 116# 90
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 118# 99
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 121# 117
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 123# 117
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 124# 101
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 125# 124
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 126# 112
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 130# 128
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 132# 101
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 139# 113
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 148# 140
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - WSH
Kyle Schwarber
Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats191209
   
Runs3022
   
Hits3654
   
Singles1943
   
Doubles67
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs114
   
RBI2419
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3013
   
Strikeouts6635
   
Batting Average.189.258
   
On Base Pct.308.304
   
Slugging Pct.393.349
   
On-base Plus Slugging.701.653
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - WSH
Kyle Schwarber
Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats470515
   
Runs7572
   
Hits111141
   
Singles5793
   
Doubles2129
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs3216
   
RBI8064
   
Stolen Bases37
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks7045
   
Strikeouts15195
   
Batting Average.239.275
   
On Base Pct.338.333
   
Slugging Pct.492.435
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.768
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kyle Schwarber
LF - WSH
Kyle Schwarber
Jorge Polanco
2B,SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
News 
 In Saturday's 6-2 win, Kyle Schwarber finished with three hits in four at-bats. Schwarber hit a double as one of those hits with one run scored.
Corbin Young
Sat, Apr 17th
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco combined to go 1-for-6 across both games of a Tuesday doubleheader against the Athletics. The Twins were swept by Oakland by scores of 7-0 and 1-0.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 21st
 In Friday's 1-0 win against the Diamondbacks, Kyle Schwarber hit a solo walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th. He went 1-for-4 in a pitchers duel with only eight total hits combined between both teams.
Corbin Young
Fri, Apr 16th
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco was productive in his team's Wednesday doubleheader against the Red Sox. Polanco combined to go 3-for-6 with a double and two RBI across the two games.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Apr 14th
 In his only two games of the season, Kyle Schwarber has four hits in nine plate appearances. Schwarber hit his second double of the season in Tuesday's loss.
Corbin Young
Tue, Apr 13th
Minnesota shortstop Jorge Polanco went 1-for-5 with a run in an 8-6 loss to the Mariners on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Apr 11th
 After being reinstated off the COVID-19 injured list, Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout. He hit his first double of the season with an exit velocity of 104.5 mph.
Corbin Young
Mon, Apr 12th
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 0-for-5 with a steal in a 4-3 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 6th
 The Nationals have reinstated Kyle Schwarber from the COVID-19 IL.
Dan Harris
Mon, Apr 12th
Jorge Polanco (hip) ran sprints, hit, and took ground balls on Friday in Twins camp. Polanco reported that everything felt good during the workout.
Matt Flipi
Fri, Mar 19th
Notes 
 Schwarber gave back many of his 2019 gains last year, seeing a rise in strikeout rate (29.5%) and his batting average dropping to an abysmal .188. But Schwarber's season was far from linear: over the first half of the season, he slashed .230/.343/.448, but those numbers dropped to .154/.279/.346 over the second half. At the same time, he continued to hit the ball extremely hard, with a 92.8 MPH average exit velocity, which was top 5% in the league. Given his consistently hard contact, the better course of action seems to forgive Schwarber for what amounted to an extremely poor 24-game stretch to close out the season. Now batting in the middle of the Nationals lineup with a fresh start and entering his age-28 season, Schwarber should rebound to somewhere between his 2018 and 2019 numbers.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Polanco has generally been a bit underrated in his career, but the fantasy community seems to have abandoned him in full after 2020. But there's little reason to do so. Polanco should gain second base eligibility quickly this year, as he moves over to accommodate Andrelton Simmons at shortstop. Polanco's quality of contact isn't great, but he rarely strikes out, doesn't hurt you in batting average, and has enough speed to throw in a handful of steals. With soon-to-be multi-position eligibility, he's an ideal bench candidate.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros