Description: Miami third baseman Placido Polanco is questionable for Monday's game against the LA Dodgers.
Insight: Polanco doesn't offer fantasy owners enough offense and is unlikely to be on any fantasy rosters at this point with a .253 batting average, 1 HR, 21 RBI, 1 SB and a .600 OPS.
6/22/2013 12:38:00 PM
Description: Miami third baseman Placido Polanco is an unreal 12-for-19 (.632) against Giants left-hander Barry Zito.
Insight: The bad news is that 11 of the 12 hits were singles, but he's still worth a play on Saturday.
6/10/2013 9:56:00 PM
Description: Miami third baseman Placido Polanco exited in the sixth inning Monday because of a sore back. SOURCE: Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post
Insight: It sounds like he shouldn't miss too much time. Polanco hasn't been a viable fantasy option this season (.227 AVG, 0 HR in 53 games) so this won't affect many lineups.
5/26/2013 12:28:00 PM
Description: Marlins third base Placido Polanco isn't in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox.
Insight: Polanco went a combined 1-for-9 in the first two games of the series. He's only produced seven RBI in 45 appearances this season. Polanco shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues until he breaks out of his season-long slump.
5/25/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Miami Marlins infielder Placido Polanco is 9-for-17 (.529) against White Sox starter Jake Peavy.
Insight: Polanco doesn't hit for power or steal bases and he hasn't hit for a high average in the last two seasons, but he's got a favorable matchup on Saturday.
12/20/2012 2:54:00 PM
Description: The Miami Marlins have signed infielder Placido Polanco to a one-year contract. SOURCE: Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post
Insight: Polanco doesn't hit for power or steal bases and he hasn't hit for a high average in the last two seasons. That makes him a fantasy non-factor, even in NL-only leagues.
8/29/2012 6:39:00 PM
Description: Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco won't be on the field Wednesday night against New York.
Insight: The 36-year-old Polanco's days of being a fantasy asset appear to be over. Kevin Frandsen (.337, 1 HR, 7 RBI) has been getting most of the starts at third base since Polanco's return from the DL and that will be the case again tonight versus the Mets.
8/26/2012 1:00:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia third baseman Placido Polanco is on the sidelines again Sunday against Washington. He's still dealing with a sore back.
Insight: Polanco (.258, 2 HR, 19 RBI) hasn't played since Thursday and has only seen nine at bats since being activated from the disabled list earlier in the week. This isn't a very promising situation and we'd advise fantasy owners to look elsewhere for production at third base.
8/25/2012 5:48:00 PM
Description: Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco is out for Saturday night's game against the Nationals because of a sore back.
Insight: Polanco (.258, 2 HR, 19 RBI) wasn't available for Friday night's game either. For now, consider him day-to-day.
8/23/2012 6:54:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia third baseman Placido Polanco isn't in the lineup for Thursday night's game versus Cincinnati.
Insight: Polanco has gone 3-for-8 since his return from the disabled list Monday night. Kevin Frandsen (.358, 1 HR, 7 RBI) will draw the start at third tonight for the Phillies.
7/26/2012 3:04:00 PM
Description: Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with back inflammation.
Insight: Polanco no longer carries any fantasy value, even in NL-only leagues. His replacement Ty Wigginton is not a good option either, but he does have more value than Polanco.
7/23/2012 6:23:00 PM
Description: Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco won't start Monday night's game against Milwaukee.
Insight: With Polanco getting the night off, Ty Wigginton (.238, 9 HRs, 35 RBIs) will make his 18th start of the season at third base for Philadelphia.
7/22/2012 11:47:00 AM
Description: Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco has completely dominated Barry Zito throughout his career. In 16 at bats, he's recorded 12 hits (.750) against the San Francisco lefthander.
Insight: Polanco (.256, 2 HRs, 19 RBIs) is hoping to bust out of a 3-for-25 (.120) slump Sunday in Philadelphia's series finale.
7/14/2012 7:05:00 PM
Description: Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game versus the Rockies.
Insight: Mike Fontenot (.325, 1 HR, 5 RBIs) will man the hot corner Saturday against Colorado.
7/5/2012 9:54:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia third baseman Placido Polanco is 7-for-29 (.241) with a .508 OPS in his career against Mets starter R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Polanco hasn't provided much to fantasy owners in any category this season, batting .270 with two homers and 18 RBIs. He shouldn't be started Thursday against Dickey.
6/29/2012 2:27:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia third baseman Placido Polanco will draw a tough assignment Friday against Marlins righthander Josh Johnson. Polanco has only one hit in 10 career at bats against him.
Insight: Polanco has been pretty average at the dish this season, compiling a .278 batting average to go along with just two homers and 18 RBIs in 66 games. You'll probably be better off without him in your lineup on Friday.
6/23/2012 10:14:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia third baseman Placido Polanco is a career .471 hitter (8-for-17) versus Tampa Bay starter James Shields including a pair of homers.
Insight: Polanco has done very little over the past few weeks, batting just .172 while dealing with a finger injury.
6/13/2012 5:48:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia third baseman Placido Polanco, out since last Tuesday because of an injured finger, will start Wednesday night in Minnesota.
Insight: He had been 8-19 (.421) in the five games before his injury so it looks like Polanco is on the right track offensively. Look for him to be a decent high-average, low-power third base option going forward.
6/11/2012 9:44:00 PM
Description: There is a good chance Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco will return to action Tuesday against Minnesota.
Insight: Ty Wigginton (.262, 6 HRs, 27 RBIs) will probably move back to first base if Polanco is able to play on Tuesday with Jim Thome (.242, 1 HR, 4 RBIs) serving as the DH.
6/11/2012 2:55:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia third baseman Placido Polanco is expected to miss Tuesday's game against Minnesota with a partially torn tendon in left wrist.
Insight: Polanco can no longer be counted on as an everyday player. When he was with Detroit he scored enough runs and hit for a high enough average to be fantasy-worthy, but in his two and a half seasons with Philadelphia he's not reached expectations. At this point its time to drastically lower those expectations.
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