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Jorge Polanco | Shortstop | #11

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / MIN
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Jorge Polanco had another strong game Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a homer against the White Sox.
Polanco was turning into a non-factor at this time a month ago -- he started two games in a 12-day span at one point -- but he's on a big roll at the moment, homering in four straight contests. He had just three homers all season going into this series against the White Sox. Aug 23 - 11:34 PM

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Jorge Polanco slugged a three-run homer as the Twins split Monday’s doubleheader against the White Sox.

Polanco entered Monday’s action with three homers through his first 94 games this season, so of course he connected for three-run homers in both games of the doubleheader. The 24-year-old is now riding a modest six-game hitting streak. He’s batting .245/.294/.363 overall.
Aug 22 - 12:08 AM

Jorge Polanco hit a three-run homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs but the Twins fell to the White Sox in the first half of Monday's doubleheader.

Polanco scored on a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh and brought the Twins to within one run with his three-run shot in the top of the eighth, but that is where the offense ended for Minnesota. Polanco, 24, is batting .245/.294/.356 with four home runs, 44 RBI, and 40 runs scored in 95 games this season.
Aug 21 - 8:52 PM

Jorge Polanco went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the Twins to a 5-4 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Polanco found himself glued to the bench for the final week of July, but now that the Twins have pretty much conceded, it makes sense to resume playing him regularly. As disappointing as he's been offensively -- he has a .602 OPS -- he has been a little better than expected at shortstop and he just turned 24 last month. His upside seems limited, but he could still prove to be a decent regular.
Aug 8 - 12:56 AM

Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Royals on Saturday.

He drove in a run with an infield single in the third inning, then doubled home a run in the sixth. Polanco has taken a big step backward at the plate this year, slashing just .247/.296/.353 with three homers, 28 RBI, 26 runs and three steals in 258 plate appearances. He will turn 24 years old next week.
Jul 1 - 6:30 PM

Jorge Polanco went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts versus the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Polanco's average has barely budged from .250 these last two months, but at least he wasn't striking out until recently. Now he's fanned 18 times in 19 games after striking out just 15 times in his first 40 starts. It doesn't seem like a great sign.
Jun 28 - 10:44 PM

Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double Friday against the Indians.

It was part of a four-run second inning against Trevor Bauer. The home run was Polanco’s fourth this season and his first since May 14. The 23-year-old is batting just .254/.302/.366 through 54 games.
Jun 23 - 10:57 PM

Twins activated SS Jorge Polanco from the bereavement list.

Polanco was excused from the club last week following a death in his family. The young shortstop returns Monday to a .251/.299/.358 season slash line.
Jun 12 - 2:24 PM

Twins placed SS Jorge Polanco on the bereavement list.

Polanco was scratched from the Twins' starting lineup Tuesday night in Seattle following a death in his family. He'll be away from the club for a couple more games.
Jun 7 - 1:31 PM

Jorge Polanco has been scratched from the Twins' lineup Tuesday due to a death in his family.

Polanco could be placed on the bereavement list so that the Twins don't have to play a man short while he's gone. Ehire Adrianza is starting at shortstop Tuesday night against the Mariners.
Jun 6 - 7:05 PM

Jorge Polanco went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI against the Orioles on Monday.

Even though he's been really good at avoiding the strikeout, Polanco's season has been pretty meh so far, as he's hitting .268 with just two homers in 137 at-bats. Still, his defense at shortstop has been better than expected, especially considering that Twins gave up on him at that position going into last year.
May 22 - 11:11 PM

Jorge Polanco delivered a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lead the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Royals on Friday.

The game-winner was set in motion after Al Albuquerque walked Joe Mauer and Ehire Adrianza to begin the frame. Royals manager Ned Lost then turned to Travis Wood, who walked Max Kepler before Polanco lined out to left and Mauer scampered home. Polanco went 1-for-4 on the night and is batting .248/.301/.364 with two homers and 17 RBI through 34 games this season.
May 20 - 1:06 AM

Jorge Polanco hit his second home run of the season Sunday in the Twins' loss to the Indians.

It was a solo shot in the top of the seventh off Indians starter Trevor Bauer. Polanco finished the day 1-for-4 and is batting .254/.308/.373 on the season.
May 14 - 4:21 PM

Jorge Polanco went 0-for-4 on Friday, dropping his average to .243.

Polanco got off to a nice start offensively, but he hasn't kept it up the last couple of weeks and he's now sporting just a .661 OPS. Since he lacks range at shortstop, he has to hit in order to help the Twins. Still, the team won't be quick to bench him, even if it seems Eduardo Escobar might be the superior option.
Apr 29 - 1:05 AM

Jorge Polanco will hit third in the Twins' order Tuesday versus the Tigers.

Polanco slides up in the order with Joe Mauer getting a breather. The 23-year-old is hitting .389 (7-for-18) with one homer and two doubles over five games to begin the year.
Apr 11 - 10:42 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Mitch Garver
3Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Hector Santiago
4Adalberto Mejia
5Bartolo Colon
6Kyle Gibson
7Dietrich Enns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Belisle
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Dillon Gee
9Alan Busenitz
10Nik Turley
11John Curtiss
12Trevor May
13Phil Hughes