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Gregory Polanco | Outfielder | #25

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / PIT
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Gregory Polanco is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Tigers.
It looks to be a routine day of rest for the 26-year-old outfielder, who's fallen into a bit of a slump after getting off to a scorching-hot start. Adam Frazier is in right field and Sean Rodriguez is in left field Wednesday versus Detroit. Apr 18 - 11:42 AM

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Gregory Polanco drew a walk but went 0-for-3 Tuesday versus the Rockies to drop his season average to .197.

Polanco has gone 1-for-19 at the dish since his two-homer game on April 12. He still has five home runs and 15 RBI on the season but is clearly in a funk right now. It might be a good time for a day off Wednesday with the Rockies throwing lefty Kyle Freeland in an afternoon game.
Apr 17 - 9:46 PM

Gregory Polanco hit his fourth and fifth homers of the year as the Pirates topped the Cubs 6-1 on Thursday.

Polanco joins Bryce Harper (six), Matt Davidson and Eric Thames in the five-homer club. He's batting just .262 because he lost some hits to the shift, but we're not sure anyone in the league is making better contact than Polanco is right now.
Apr 12 - 5:46 PM

Gregory Polanco hit his third homer of the season in a victory over the Reds on Sunday.

Polanco's blast was a two-run shot off of Tyler Mahle. If he's still battling a foot injury that scratched him on Saturday, you couldn't tell in this one. The young left-handed outfielder is off to a scorching start, registering a line of .310/.440/.759 in the first nine games of the season.
Apr 8 - 4:30 PM

Gregory Polanco (foot) is back in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Polanco was scratched from Saturday's lineup with a sore right foot, but he's back in there for this one. He's in right field and batting second against Tyler Mahle and the Reds.
Apr 8 - 11:20 AM

Gregory Polanco was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup due to right foot discomfort.

He fouled a ball off the foot in Friday's game, but he didn't leave the game or show any signs of it. The hope is that it's a day to day issue and he'll be back in there Sunday, or in the next few days. Adam Frazier started in right field and batted second in Polanco's absence.
Apr 7 - 5:01 PM

Gregory Polanco had a two-run double, a walk, and two runs scored in Friday’s blowout win over the Reds.

Polanco currently leads the majors with 11 RBI. Keep in mind that he knocked in just 35 runs in 108 games last season. The 26-year-old was plagued by hamstring issues in 2017, but he appears determined to not only rebound, but take the next step many have predicted for him.
Apr 6 - 11:08 PM

Gregory Polanco hit a two-run home run and drove in three runs altogether to lead the Pirates to a 5-2 win over the Reds on Thursday.

Polanco got a center-cut fastball from Reds starter Homer Bailey in the fifth inning and knew what to do with it, depositing it in the Pirates-themed shrubbery beyond the center field wall at PNC Park. The homer was his second of the season and the 26-year-old has now got nine RBI to go with a .286/.448/.714 line out of the gate. After a disappointing 2017 season, it's shaping up to be a very big bounce-back year for Polanco.
Apr 5 - 10:11 PM

Gregory Polanco doubled in a run and then walked in his next four plate appearances Monday against the Twins.

Polanco has six walks in four games this season, which is one more than he had in 36 games after the All-Star break last year. He also already has a homer and three doubles in what is looking like it's going to be a breakthrough season.
Apr 2 - 4:50 PM

Gregory Polanco drove in the only run of the game in a 1-0 victory over Detroit on Sunday.

Polanco has gotten off to an excellent start in his first two games, and his RBI double off of Michael Fulmer was the difference in this one.
Apr 1 - 3:53 PM

Gregory Polanco blasted a three-run homer in the 13th inning to help the Pirates beat the Tigers 13-10 on Friday.

Polanco was excellent on Friday, as he also scored two more runs, stole a base and had three knocks on the afternoon. He is still just 26-years-old, and while Polanco has yet to put it all together, he's shown flashes of brilliance in his time in the Pittsburgh organization. This could finally be the breakout season we've been anticipating for the last five years.
Mar 30 - 6:40 PM

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 and doubled as the Pirates beat the Twins 11-8 on Monday.

Polanco has eight extra-base hits in 36 at-bats, fueling hopes that he's ready to turn into an All-Star-type outfielder after disappointing last year. He's a fine value pick in fantasy leagues at the moment.
Mar 19 - 5:05 PM

Gregory Polanco homered and doubled in the Pirates' 12-9 defeat of the Braves on Friday.

In something of a surprise, the Pirates, minus Andrew McCutchen, have boasted the Grapefruit League's best offense to date. Polanco, Starling Marte, Adam Frazier, Francisco Cervelli and Jose Osuna are all boasting 1.000+ OPSs. Polanco is batting .379/.419/.828 with three homers in 29 at-bats.
Mar 16 - 5:09 PM

Gregory Polanco launched his second home run of the spring Sunday in the Pirates' 5-0 Grapefruit League win over the Blue Jays.

Polanco took Joe Biagini deep for a solo shot to cap off a four-run second inning for the Bucs. The 26-year-old outfielder put in a ton of work this offseason to try to improve his durability after landing on the disabled list three times last year because of hamstring issues. He has the talent to pull off a big bounceback in 2018.
Mar 11 - 4:18 PM

Gregory Polanco was scratched from Friday's Grapefruit League lineup with a bruised left knee.

Polanco banged the knee up on a slide into third base Wednesday. It sounds like merely a day-to-day situation at this point. Polanco is 3-for-8 with a home run in the early going this spring. Todd Cunningham replaced him in the lineup Friday.
Mar 2 - 8:56 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
1B1Josh Bell
2B1Josh Harrison
2Adam Frazier
3Sean Rodriguez
4Max Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Colin Moran
2David Freese
3Jung Ho Kang
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Adam Frazier
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ivan Nova
2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Joe Musgrove
6Steven Brault
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Vázquez
2Michael Feliz
3George Kontos
4Edgar Santana
5Kyle Crick
6Enny Romero
7Tyler Glasnow
8A.J. Schugel
9Richard Rodriguez
10Nik Turley
11Nick Burdi