Placido Polanco # - 3B

  • Age: 38
  • DOB: 1975/10/10
  • POB: Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.
  • Height: 5-9 Weight: 190lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 16
  • Drafted by St. Louis in 1994 (19th round).

Scouting Report

AssetsAn ideal No. 2 hitter, he makes consistent contact and comes through with runners in scoring position. His defensive ability (and versatility) adds value. Is also a smart base-runner.
FlawsLacks power and could stand to draw more walks, so he isn't an ideal third baseman. Also, his production isn't as good against right-handed pitching. Can be somewhat injury-prone.
Career potentialSavvy contact hitter and versatile infielder.

Honours and Awards

2011NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2011Named to the All-Star Game
2009AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2007AL - Silver Slugger
2007AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2007Named to the All-Star Game
2006AL - American League Championship - Most Valuable Player
1997Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team
1997Double-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1996Florida State League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/08/27Missed 9 games (concussion).
2013/08/19Concussion, 7-day DL (retroactive to August 17th, 2013).
2013/08/17Head injury, day-to-day.
2013/06/15Missed 3 games (back injury).
2013/06/11Back injury, day-to-day.
2013/06/08Missed 3 games (illness).
2013/06/03Illness, day-to-day.
2012/12/20Signed as a free agent by the Miami Marlins to a one-year contract.
2012/10/29Philadelphia Phillies declined their contract option for next season.
2012/10/03Missed the last 25 regular season games (back injury).
2012/09/07Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to September 5th, 2012).
2012/08/28Missed 2 games (sore back).
2012/08/25Sore back, day-to-day.
2012/08/20Missed 25 games (various injuries).
2012/07/26Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 23rd, 2012).
2012/07/23Sore back, day-to-day.
2012/06/13Missed 6 games (left wrist injury).
2012/06/06Left wrist injury, day-to-day.
2012/05/21Missed 1 game (sprained left ankle).
2012/05/20Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
2012/05/19Missed 2 games (sprained left ankle).
2012/05/17Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
2011/08/22Missed 12 games (sports hernia).
2011/08/16Sports hernia, 15-day DL.
2011/08/07Sports hernia, sidelined indefinitely.
2011/07/30Missed 19 games (back injury).
2011/07/15Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 5th, 2011).
2011/07/05Pinched back nerve, day-to-day.
2010/10/08Missed the last playoff game (back injury).
2010/10/06Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/10/02Missed 3 games (left elbow injury).
2010/09/28Left elbow injury, day-to-day.
2010/07/17Missed 18 games (left elbow injury).
2010/06/29Left elbow injury, early September (retroactive to June 26th, 2010).
2010/06/26Left elbow injury, day-to-day.
2010/06/13Missed 1 game (illness).
2010/06/12Illness, day-to-day.
2010/06/04Missed 6 games (left elbow injury).
2010/05/28Left elbow injury, day-to-day.
2009/12/03Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies to a three-year contract.
2009/06/22Missed 1 game (left leg injury).
2009/06/21Left leg injury, day-to-day.
2008/09/29Missed the last 3 regular season games (sprained left ankle).
2008/09/27Sprained left ankle, day-to-day (retroactive to September 27th, 2008).
2008/08/22Missed 2 games (knee injury).
2008/08/19Knee injury, day-to-day.
2008/04/24Missed 5 games (hip flexor).
2008/04/19Hip flexor, day-to-day.
2008/04/14Missed 1 game (back injury).
2008/04/13Back injury, day-to-day.
2008/04/08Missed 1 game (back injury).
2008/04/06Back injury, day-to-day.
2007/08/21Missed 6 games (flu).
2007/08/14Flu, day-to-day.
2007/08/12Missed 1 game (thumb injury).
2007/08/11Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2007/07/14Missed 3 games (rib injury).
2007/07/08Rib injury, day-to-day.
2007/05/29Missed 2 games (oblique injury).
2007/05/27Oblique injury, day-to-day.
2007/05/15Missed 1 game (back injury).
2007/05/14Back injury, day-to-day.
2006/09/22Missed 34 games (separated left shoulder).
2006/08/16Separated left shoulder, 15-day DL.
2006/07/25Missed 1 game (jaw injury).
2006/07/23Jaw injury, day-to-day.
2006/05/10Missed 4 games (back injury).
2006/05/06Back injury, day-to-day.
2005/08/02Re-signed by the Detroit Tigers to a four-year contract.
2005/07/27Missed 10 games (hamstring).
2005/07/22Hamstring, 15-day DL.
2005/07/18Hamstring, day-to-day.
2005/06/08Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2005/01/18Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2004/12/20Re-signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies.
2004/10/29Filed for free agency.
2004/06/06Missed 27 games (calf injury).
2004/05/08Calf injury, 15-day DL.
2004/02/14Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2003/09/17Missed 16 games (quadriceps injury).
2003/09/01Quadriceps injury, day-to-day.
2003/07/31Missed 1 game (quadriceps injury).
2003/07/30Quadriceps injury, day-to-day.
2003/05/01Missed 14 games (finger injury).
2003/04/23Finger injury, 15-day DL.
2003/04/16Finger injury, day-to-day.
2003/01/30Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2002/07/29Acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals.
2002/04/21Missed 2 games (hand injury).
2002/04/19Hand injury, day-to-day.
2002/02/13Re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals.
2001/07/12Missed 1 game (right knee injury).
2001/07/08Right knee injury, day-to-day.


2012/12/20Signed as a free agent by the Miami Marlins.
2009/12/03Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies.
2005/06/08Detroit Tigers traded Ugueth Urbina and Ramon Martinez to the Philadelphia Phillies for Placido Polanco.
2002/07/29Philadelphia Phillies traded Scott Rolen and Doug Nickle to the St. Louis Cardinals for Placido Polanco, Bud Smith and Mike Timlin.
1994/06/02Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 19th round in 1994.

Career Stats

2011Lehigh ValleyAAA260000001100-.
2010GCL PhilliesR131310020000-1.0001.0001.3332.333
2005Total Phi/DetMLB129501841662729563325433.331.383.447.830
2002St. LouisNL9434247971915271227316.284.316.389.705
2002Total StL/PhiNL147548751583229492641539.288.330.403.733
2001St. LouisNL1445648717326433825431234.307.342.383.725
2000St. LouisNL118323501021235391626443.316.347.418.765
1999St. LouisNL892202461931191524138.277.321.359.680
1998St. LouisNL4511410293211159207.254.292.342.634
1996St. PetersburgA137540651572950512434444.291.323.363.686
1994AZL CardinalsR321271727401107154210.


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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