Who Should I Draft?

Paul DeJong or Jorge Polanco (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 97# 116
Best Rank# 70# 65
Worst Rank# 172# 214
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 170# 233
Best Rank# 152# 202
Worst Rank# 205# 395
   
Projections 
   
Runs7174
Home Runs2514
RBI7867
Stolen Bases213
Batting Average.256.274
   
Misc 
   
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# 106# 131
   
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# 118
   
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# 76# 99
   
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# 81# 119
   
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Razzball
# 99# 174
   
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# 92# 95
   
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  Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats436302
   
Runs6838
   
Hits10587
   
Singles6060
   
Doubles2518
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs196
   
RBI6842
   
Stolen Bases17
   
Caught Stealing17
   
Walks3625
   
Strikeouts12362
   
Batting Average.241.288
   
On Base Pct.313.346
   
Slugging Pct.434.427
   
On-base Plus Slugging.746.773
   
  Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats509544
   
Runs7174
   
Hits130149
   
Singles76100
   
Doubles2931
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs2514
   
RBI7867
   
Stolen Bases213
   
Caught Stealing17
   
Walks3744
   
Strikeouts14399
   
Batting Average.256.274
   
On Base Pct.306.328
   
Slugging Pct.463.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.769.752
   
  Paul DeJong
SS - STL
Paul DeJong
Jorge Polanco
SS - MIN
Jorge Polanco
News 
 Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
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
 Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI double in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
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
 Paul DeJong went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
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
 Paul DeJong went 2-for-5 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Giants.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
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
 Paul DeJong went 1-for-2 with two walks, a two-run home run, two runs scored, and three RBI in Monday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 27th
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
Notes 
 DeJong is one of the better power options at shortstop, but he doesn't project to be of any help in batting average or stolen bases, meaning he'll need a big boost in runs and RBIs to become interesting in standard 5x5 leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
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
 Since joining the league, DeJong is fifth among shortstops in homers per trip to the plate. He is right behind Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story, who are being drafted in the first and second rounds. Granted, the speed is a major difference but the batting average isn't at .275, .267 and .263. If DeJong can stay on the field this year, consensus projections like him to produce a very similar season to Carlos Correa who is being drafted 140 picks higher.
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
  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