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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 outfield prospect Gregory Polanco hit his second home run of 2014 on Saturday as part of a 4-for-4 day.
Polanco is hitting an otherworldly .500/.537/.763 through the season's first ten games with two doubles, one triple, and two home runs. The only negative is that he has been caught stealing twice and only has one stolen base. With Travis Snider hitting .289/.341/.447, Polanco is unlikely to be called up until there is a need. Apr 13 - 12:16 PM

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Pirates top prospect OF Gregory Polanco had a big game on Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI against Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Polanco was assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis after a strong showing in major league camp, and he's opened the season on a tear by batting .400 (6-for-15) with a double, home run and four RBI through the first four games. The 22-year-old outfielder won't need much time in the minors this year and could be ready to join the Pirates by midseason.
Apr 7 - 11:54 AM

Pirates optioned OF Gregory Polanco to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The top prospect never had a real chance to crack the Opening Day roster, but there's a good chance he'll be starting for them in right field at some point this season. Polanco batted .273/.304/.500 with one homer and one steal in 10 Grapefruit League games.
Mar 14 - 8:38 AM

Top Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI on Tuesday against the Tigers.

The 22-year-old outfielder has asserted his proximity to the major leagues this spring by going 5-for-15 (.333) with two doubles, a home run and two RBI through five games. Polanco played at three minor league levels in 2013 and batted .285/.386/.434 with 12 home runs, 71 RBI and 38 stolen bases in 127 games. He's likely ticketed for Triple-A to open the season, but the potential exists for him to parlay a strong spring and hot start in the minors into an ahead-of-schedule call-up.
Mar 5 - 10:29 AM

Top Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco homered in his first at-bat of the spring Thursday against the Yankees.

The 22-year-old Polanco yanked a David Phelps curveball out to right field. He started in center field today and he might actually be better than Andrew McCutchen out there, but expectations are that he's the Pirates' right fielder of the future.
Feb 27 - 4:23 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of OF Gregory Polanco from Triple-A Indianapolis.

An easy call. Regarded as the one of the top position player prospects in the game, Polanco batted .285/.356/.434 with 12 home run, 71 RBI, and 38 stolen bases in 127 games this past season. The 22-year-old should make his major league debut at some point during 2014.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 02:08:00 PM

Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco is batting .318/.437/.529 with four home runs, 21 RBI and a 19/18 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 23 games in the Dominican Winter League.

Moved up to High-A Bradenton after a remarkable full-season debut in 2012, the 22-year-old was even better this past season, batting .285/.356/.434 with 44 extra-base hits (12 home runs), 71 RBI, 38 stolen bases and 73/52 a strikeout-to-walk ratio in 127 games between Bradenton and Double-A Altoona, and he concluded the regular season with two games at Triple-A Indianapolis. With a strong showing this winter in the DWL, Polanco could contend for a spot in the Pirates' Opening Day outfield in 2014. However, a debut during the second half of the season is more realistic.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 06:26:00 PM

Pirates prospect OF Gregory Polanco is batting .406/.472/.688 with two home runs, eight RBI and three stolen bases over his last 10 games for Double-A Altoona.

The 21-year-old has been incredibly consistent once again this year, batting .299/.370/.454 with 126 hits (41 extra-base hits), 37 stolen bases and a 66/47 K/BB ratio in 114 games between High-A Bradenton and Altoona. Polanco has a chance to make an impact in the major leagues in 2014 and should be owned in all deep keeper and dynasty formats.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 12:49:00 PM

Gregory Polanco has continued to thrive since his promotion to Double-A Altoona, hitting .313/.371/.500 with a homer, six RBI and three stolen bases in his first eight games.

The 21-year-old outfielder is rapidly advancing up many prospect ranks with strong hit tools and dazzling combination of power and speed. Across two minor league levels, he's hitting .312/.365/.476 with seven homers and 27 RBI through 65 games.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 11:32:00 PM

The Pirates are promoting prospect outfielder Gregory Polanco to Double-A Altoona.

Polanco earned the promotion after batting .312/.364/.472 with six home runs, 30 RBI, and 24 stolen bases over 54 games this season with High-A Bradenton. The 21-year-old is quickly emerging as one of the top outfield prospects in the game.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Travis Ishikawa
2Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Jose Tabata
2Travis Snider
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Wandy Rodriguez
5Edinson Volquez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Mark Melancon
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Bryan Morris
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Jeanmar Gomez