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Gregory Polanco | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 222
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Gregory Polanco went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a stolen base, and an RBI in Monday's victory over the Marlins.
Polanco singled and scored in the third inning to help the Pirates take a 2-0 lead. In the eighth, he singled, stole second base (his 21st of the season) and advanced to third on a throwing error, but was stranded. The 23-year-old has had a terrific August, batting .366 (34-for-93) with three doubles, three triples, three home runs, and nine RBI. Polanco is starting to show why he was a highly-regarded prospect. Aug 24 - 11:14 PM

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Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

He's on the bench with the Giants throwing Madison Bumgarner. Sean Rodriguez is in Polanco's place in right field.
Aug 21 - 3:22 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Dodgers.

Polanco has something to tell his grandchildren about now, as his solo home run off of Clayton Kershaw in the first inning snapped the southpaw ace's 37-inning scoreless streak. The homer was his sixth of the season. Just 23 years old, Polanco's hitting .247/.319/.371 with the six homers, 33 RBI and 18 steals.
Aug 7 - 11:51 PM

Gregory Polanco started Wednesday's win against the Cubs with a solo home run, finishing 2-for-5.

Polanco greeted Cubs starter Dan Haren rudely, starting the bottom of the first inning with a home run. He added an RBI single in the sixth as well. The 23-year-old has flashed potential at times, but has compiled a meager .245/.318/.363 triple-slash line with five home runs, 32 RBI, 52 runs scored, and 18 stolen bases on the year.
Aug 5 - 10:36 PM

Gregory Polanco started Thursday and went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk against the Reds.

Polanco left Wednesday's game because of knee discomfort. He's quietly hit .274 with a .361 OBP and 10 doubles in 95 at-bats this month, which should lessen the Pirates' desire for any outfield help. Unfortunately for his fantasy owners, he's stopped running, going 0-for-1 in July after swiping 17 bases over the first three months. Perhaps the knee has played a role there.
Jul 30 - 11:55 PM

Gregory Polanco departed Wednesday's game versus the Twins due to left knee discomfort.

He didn't appear to suffer the injury on one play, although it's worth noting that he had an issue with the same knee last month after banging into the outfield wall. More should be known on Polanco after Wednesday's game.
Jul 29 - 2:57 PM

Gregory Polanco hit a three-run double in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Polanco broke a tie with his bases-loaded double in the eighth inning. He came around to score later in the inning. The 23-year-old finished 1-for-5 in the game. Polanco has come through with some big hits this year but has been up and down, batting .243/.314/.358 with 30 RBI, 48 runs scored and 17 stolen bases on the season.
Jul 29 - 12:06 AM

Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a double in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

Polanco hit his double off Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez. It was his 21st two-bagger of the season. The 23-year-old is hitting a somewhat lackluster .243/.316/.359 with four homers, 26 RBI and 46 runs scored this season, though his .276/.375/.434 line for July likes slightly better. If still a little disappointing.
Jul 25 - 11:30 PM

Gregory Polanco had a big day at the plate Friday, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a 7-5 win over the Nationals.

Polanco hit a game-tying two-run homer to cap off a 12-pitch at-bat against Max Scherzer in the fifth inning. He then hit an RBI single in the sixth to give the Pirates a valuable insurance run. The 23-year-old hasn't progressed as hoped so far, but he's currently enjoying his best month of the season.
Jul 24 - 10:54 PM

Gregory Polanco delivered a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning on Sunday, leading the Pirates to a 6-5 win, their second consecutive extra-inning walk-off victory against the Cardinals.

The two teams were knotted up at three heading into extras, where the Cardinals struck for two in the top half of the inning. The Pirates were able to rally with two outs against Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal though, with Starling Marte and Francisco Cervelli delivering RBI singles before Polanco's heroics. He finished the night 3-for-4 with two RBI and will enter the All-Star break slashing .237/.315/.338 with three homers and 23 RBI.
Jul 12 - 11:58 PM

Gregory Polanco came through late with a go-ahead hit for the second day in a row, going 1-for-4 in Wednesday's win against the Padres.

Polanco delivered an RBI triple in the eighth inning to bring the Pirates to a victory on Tuesday. This time, it was an eighth-inning double that brought in the go-ahead run and sparked a three-run outburst. Despite the timely hitting, Polanco still hasn't been of much use at the plate overall, batting .232/.304/.335 with three home runs and 21 RBI. He does have 17 stolen bases, at least.
Jul 8 - 9:57 PM

Gregory Polanco delivered a run scoring triple late to help the Pirates edge the Padres on Tuesday.

Polanco finished 1-for-3 with a pair of walks on the evening. He tripled to bring in Sean Rodriguez and break a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning. All the Pirates had to do was bring in Mark Melancon from there. The 23-year-old has otherwise had a quiet year offensively, batting .232/.304/.336 with three home runs and 20 RBI.
Jul 7 - 11:45 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said that the idea of sending the struggling Gregory Polanco to Triple-A "hasn't even been a conversation."

That's a very strong endorsement from Huntington. He elaborated by saying, "We believe Gregory Polanco is going to be a quality major league player but there are growing pains. There is an evolution for a young player." The 23-year-old outfielder is hitting .231/.300/.330 with three homers, 19 RBI and 17 steals across 273 at-bats this season.
Jul 6 - 12:29 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

It's rare to see Polanco sitting versus a righty, but Danny Salazar has fared a bit better against left-handed batters in his career. Josh Harrison is in right field Sunday, with Jung-Ho Kang handling third base.
Jul 5 - 12:12 PM

Gregory Polanco will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Tigers.

Polanco took a seat Sunday against Braves left-hander Alex Wood, but he's back in there against right-hander Justin Verlander. The 23-year-old owns a .691 OPS against right-handers this season compared to a .301 OPS vs. southpaws.
Jun 30 - 3:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3B1Josh Harrison
2Aramis Ramirez
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5J.A. Happ
6Jeff Locke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Joakim Soria
3Tony Watson
4Antonio Bastardo
5Jared Hughes
6Arquimedes Caminero
7Rob Scahill
8Joe Blanton
9Deolis Guerra
10Brandon Cumpton