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Gregory Polanco | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 222
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Pirates optioned OF Gregory Polanco to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Polanco's major league career got off to a roaring start, but he was stuck in a 1-for-30 slump and had batted just .197/.247/.310 in 156 plate appearances since July 9. Some low-intensity games in the minors might help the 22-year-old outfielder get back on track. He's likely to return to Pittsburgh when rosters expand September 1. Aug 25 - 9:14 AM

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Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Polanco hasn't started a game since Monday. The rookie has just one hit in his last 27 at-bats, while Travis Snider has tallied four straight multi-hit games. The Pirates are fighting for a playoff spot, so they figure to continue to ride the hot hand.
Aug 22 - 4:39 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

Starling Marte had a big game Monday night and Travis Snider is swinging the bat well, so Polanco will be the one to sit with Andrew McCutchen back in the lineup. It will be interesting to see how Clint Hurdle juggles this situation moving forward.

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Polanco took Padres starter Tyson Ross deep for a two-run shot in the first inning. The homer was Polanco's sixth of the year, and the multi-hit game was his sixth in his last 10 games. The young outfielder is hitting .268/.333/.390 overall.
Aug 10 - 5:14 PM

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored Friday against the Padres.

Polanco had an RBI single in the first inning and later added a double and a triple. With five multi-hit games in his last eight, it's safe to say that the rookie outfielder is out of his recent funk.
Aug 8 - 10:06 PM

Gregory Polanco knocked in four runs as the Pirates defeated the Marlins on Thursday.

Polanco singled in a pair of runs in the fourth, part of a three-run inning. He then doubled in two more runs in the eighth to pad the Pirates' lead to 7-0. Polanco hadn't been an offensive force in a game in a while, so it was good to see. He's slashing .259/.329/.363 with five home runs, 25 RBI, and 9 stolen bases.
Aug 7 - 10:34 PM

Gregory Polanco knocked in a run with a single, his only hit in four trips to the plate as the Pirates fell to the Marlins 6-3 on Tuesday.

Polanco extended his hitting streak to six games and also stole a base, his ninth. His seventh-inning RBI single gave the Pirates a temporary 2-1 lead, but it was spoiled by the bullpen. The 22-year-old rookie came into the big leagues with lofty expectations, and his current .258/.327/.361 line with five home runs and 21 RBI isn't quite what fantasy owners have expected, but the talent is certainly there.
Aug 5 - 10:27 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-5 with a double, stolen base and run scored against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

The 22-year-old rookie had an exceptional start to his career in June, but came into tonight slashing a sickly .204/.262/.312 in July. Hopefully this promising game portends a return of his prodigious gifts in August. Polanco is batting only .249 with five homers in 44 contests. His wheels (eight steals) have kept his fantasy value somewhat afloat as he struggles to make contact, specifically against same-sided pitching.
Aug 1 - 1:09 AM

Gregory Polanco was moved down to the No. 7 spot in the batting order during Saturday's loss to the Rockies.

Polanco has slumped after a hot start, batting just .178/.260/.256 over his last 23 games. He's hit only .137/.185/.196 against left-handers and will, at the very least, continue to hit lower in the order versus southpaws. However, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday of Polanco's move out of the leadoff spot that he's "hoping it's just a temporary deal."
Jul 27 - 10:49 AM

Gregory Polanco went 0-for-5 in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

Polanco got off to a red-hot start in the majors, but he's hitting just .125 (6-for-48) over his last 11 games. Ups and downs are to be expected for the 22-year-old rookie and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle continues to stick with him out of the leadoff spot. We wouldn't panic quite yet in fantasy leagues.
Jul 26 - 12:59 AM

Gregory Polanco drove in three of the Pirates' 12 runs in a slugfest win over the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Polanco belted a solo home run in the third inning and singled in two runs in the sixth. The 22-year-old rookie has been mired in a slump, but the Pirates certainly hope Tuesday's effort is the slump-buster. Polanco owns a .253/.339/.349 slash line with four home runs, 17 RBI, and six stolen bases.
Jul 22 - 10:59 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Monday night against the Dodgers.

Polanco went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts on Sunday and is batting .194 with a .533 OPS in July. He'll get a mental break in Monday's series-opener with Los Angeles. Pedro Alvarez is also sitting out on Monday night.
Jul 21 - 3:37 PM

Gregory Polanco finished 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in the Pirates' win over the Rockies on Sunday.

Polanco was the only Pirates position player held hitless in the victory. He had an exceptional June but is struggling mightily in July and now owns a weak .246/.331/.324 batting line overall. The Bucs might have to stop hitting him leadoff against left-handed pitchers.
Jul 20 - 4:55 PM

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Polanco had singles in each of his first three at-bats, scoring on an Andrew McCutchen homer in the fifth inning. Perhaps more impressively, the 22-year-old stole second base off Yadier Molina after leading off the game with a single. Polanco hasn't failed to impress in his first month in the majors, batting .299/.385/.402 with three home runs, 13 RBI, 21 runs scored and five stolen bases in 27 games.
Jul 8 - 11:46 PM

Gregory Polanco went 1-for-5 with an RBI ground out as the Pirates lost to the D'Backs on Thursday.

Polanco singled in the fifth. As a result, he has now reached base in 20 of his first 22 major league games. The outfielder is slashing .300/.382/.422 with three home runs, 13 RBI, and four stolen bases.
Jul 3 - 10:31 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Travis Snider
2Jose Tabata
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Justin Wilson
4Jared Hughes
5John Axford
6Jeanmar Gomez
7Brandon Cumpton
8Stolmy Pimentel