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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 3-for-4 with a stolen base, an RBI single, and an RBI double to help the Pirates take down the Cubs on Thursday.
Polanco doubled in a run in the sixth inning, sparking a three-run rally to tie the game at 4-4. In the seventh, Polanco singled in what turned out to be the game-deciding run. Back-to-back productive games move the 23-year-old's triple-slash line to .300/.323/.450. Apr 23 - 3:52 PM

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Gregory Polanco's solo home run was the deciding factor as the Pirates topped the Cubs 4-3 on Wednesday.

Polanco clubbed a solo home run to right field in the bottom of the fifth, pushing the Pirates' lead to 4-1 at the time. The bullpen would leak later in the game, though, so the home run proved important. Polanco, who finished 2-for-4 with a double along with the homer, had been rather quiet at the plate prior to Wednesday's game. He's batting .268/.293/.411 with just the one home run and four RBI.
Apr 22 - 10:49 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.

It appears to be just a routine day of rest for the young outfielder. Andrew Lambo is making the start in left field and hitting seventh against Jimmy Nelson and the Brewers on Saturday.
Apr 11 - 2:57 PM

Gregory Polanco finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a steal in the Pirates' loss to the Reds on Thursday.

Polanco singled and stole second base in the fourth inning and then slapped a run-scoring single to center field in the top of the fifth. He did, however, fail to secure a line drive in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the Reds their walkoff run. The ultra-talented 23-year-old outfielder has recorded at least one hit in each of the Pirates' first three games.
Apr 9 - 4:32 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates and Gregory Polanco have agreed to table contract extension negotiations until the offseason after talks broke down Monday.

Heyman says that the Pirates' offer was for "slightly more money" than the proposal they made last May, which was for seven years and $50 million plus, in addition to three club options. The report also states that the "sticking point" both last May and now "is believed to be over the salaries in the option years." Polanco, 23, has less than a year of service time and is under team control through 2019, so the two sides have plenty of time to make something work.
Apr 6 - 9:27 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates have rekindled extension talks with outfielder Gregory Polanco.

Heyman reiterates that the two sides discussed a deal last May, where the Pirates offered a seven-year contract north of $50 million which included three team options. It's believed that Polanco opted against it because of low salaries involving the option years. Details of these new discussions aren't yet known and it's unclear if there will be a resolution by Opening Day. The 23-year-old Polanco has only been in the majors for less than one year and is under team control through 2020.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 30 - 5:16 PM

Gregory Polanco homered off Randy Wolf as the Pirates beat a Blue Jays split-squad 8-3 on Saturday.

It was a two-run shot. Polanco also homered Friday against the Twins. Prior to yesterday, he had one extra-base hit in 37 at-bats for the spring.
Mar 28 - 4:35 PM

Gregory Polanco, who had just one extra-base hit in 37 at-bats this spring, homered and doubled Friday against the Twins.

That's better. The Pirates' faith in Polanco hasn't seemed to wane, and it still appears that the plan is to hit him second ahead of Andrew McCutchen. It's a great spot for his fantasy value, if he can hold on to it.
Mar 27 - 5:18 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Tuesday that "right field is probably Gregory Polanco's job to keep."

Travis Snider was the Pirates' main right fielder down the stretch last season with Polanco struggling, but the club will give their top prospect a chance to run away with the job next year. Polanco, 23, was a career .285/.356/.432 hitter in the minors and has loads of fantasy potential as a power/speed threat.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 07:42:00 PM

According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pirates are hesitant about Gregory Polanco or Starling Marte playing a full season of winter ball in the Dominican Republic.

Because Polanco and Marte each amassed well over 500 at-bats this season (in Polanco's case, that includes the minor leagues), they qualify for the "extreme fatigue" list, which means that the Pirates can limit a player's participation in winter ball. It sounds like they plan to do exactly that. "We are still working through how much we want them to play (in the Dominican Winter League)," said Pirates general manager Neal Huntington. "Gregory played a lot for us this year, as did Starling."
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 1-for-5 with his first home run since August 10 as the Pirates easily defeated the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Polanco put the Pirates on the board in the first inning with his homer off of Clay Buchholz. Entering the game, Polanco had mustered a .397 OPS since his last home run. The 23-year-old rookie now has seven homers, 33 RBI, and a .240/.314/.351 slash line. Polanco has struggled this season, but big things are still expected of him in 2015.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Polanco's RBI infield single with the bases loaded capped the Pirates' scoring in their six-run fifth inning. Heading into the day he'd had just two hits in 14 at-bats since being recalled in early September. Polanco is batting .241/.315/.342 in what's been an up-and-down rookie season.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Gregory Polanco is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Thursday against the Phillies.

Polanco is just 1-for-8 (.125) since being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on September 2. He's barely even a part-time player at this point. Travis Snider will start in right field Thursday for the Bucs.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Pirates recalled OF Gregory Polanco from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Polanco was sent to the minors on August 25 in the midst of a 1-for-30 slump. The Pirates need him to get back on track offensively as they try to work their way to the top of the National League Central standings. The 22-year-old outfielder is capable of carrying significant fantasy value down the stretch if he gets right.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 04:33:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 09:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Radhames Liz
6Arquimedes Caminero
7Rob Scahill
8Brandon Cumpton