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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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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

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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

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the D'Backs.

Polanco got the night off on Tuesday and returned to the top of the Pirates' lineup with a vengeance on Wednesday. He doubled and scored in the first inning, then blasted a two-run homer to right field in the second as the Pirates quickly took a 3-0 lead. The 22-year-old is having a great start to his major league career, slashing .306/.392/.435 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 98 plate appearances.
Jul 2 - 10:21 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said after Sunday's victory that Gregory Polanco is likely to receive a day off for Tuesday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.

It's merely a chance for the rookie outfielder to "catch his breath" as Hurdle noted. The 22-year-old has been a staple in the Pirates lineup since being recalled earlier in the month, and is slashing an impressive .288/.374/.375 with two homers, 10 RBI and four stolen bases in his first 19 contests.
Jun 29 - 5:16 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Pirates have offered Gregory Polanco a long-term contract extension spanning 10 years or more.

That deal, which would keep Polanco in Pittsburgh through the 2024 season would be in the neighborhood of $75 million. Polanco is interested in working out an extension and has made a counteroffer to the Pirates, but the two sides are reportedly still very far apart in negotiations.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 28 - 11:35 AM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Mets.

Polanco gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead with a third inning ground out, then made it 5-1 with a three-run home run off of Daisuke Matsuzaka in the fifth inning. It's his second homer of the season and first at PNC Park. The 22-year-old rookie is having a great start to his career, slashing .338/.416/.441 with 10 RBI and four stolen bases.
Jun 26 - 10:03 PM

Gregory Polanco told ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas that he and the club are having ongoing discussions about a contract extension.

Polanco reportedly turned down on offer while at Triple-A that would have guaranteed him just under $25 million, with the possibility to earn as much as $50-60 million. It's not clear what figures the teams are exchanging at this point, but obviously talks are still ongoing. For what it's worth, Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com hears that the two sides are "nowhere near close" on a long-term extension. Polanco is off to a blistering .344/.420/.410 start over his first 14 games in the majors.
Jun 25 - 2:10 PM

Gregory Polanco went 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Polanco has now hit safely in 13 of 14 games to begin his major league career. He stole second base and moved to third on Jose Molina's throwing error, then later scored the Pirates' first run of the game. The rookie is slashing .344/.420/.410 with one home run, six runs batted in, and three stolen bases.
Jun 24 - 11:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-6 with a run scored Thursday against the Reds.

Polanco has now hit safely in all nine games since coming up from Triple-A. The 22-year-old outfielder owns a cool .378/.417/.467 batting line to go along with one home run, one double, six RBI and nine runs scored. He has provided a much-needed jolt at the top of the lineup for Pittsburgh.
Jun 19 - 5:45 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI single, and a double in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

Polanco has now hit safely in each of his first eight games in the major leagues since his promotion. Big league pitching doesn't seem to have him fazed, as he's now slashing a healthy .385/.429/.487 in 42 plate appearances.
Jun 18 - 11:49 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

The Pirates scraped together just two runs over 10 innings, but Polanco continues to rake. The exciting rookie outfielder has a six-game hitting streak to kick off his career and is now sporting a healthy .387/.406/.484 batting line.
Jun 15 - 4:56 PM

Gregory Polanco went 5-for-7 with a go-ahead two-run homer and three runs scored in an 8-6 win over the Marlins in 13 innings on Friday.

A monster game for the rookie outfielder. Polanco was 3-for-14 over his first three games in the majors, but he bested that all in one night on Friday. His first four hits were singles, but he played hero for the Pirates in the 13th inning by taking Mike Dunn deep for his first career home run. It looks like the wait will be worth it for fantasy owners.
Jun 14 - 12:09 AM

Making his major league debut, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-5 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Polanco's first major league hit game in the third inning when he drove a Travis Wood fastball to the opposite field for a single. The 22-year-old is just getting started and should be a fixture in Pittsburgh for a long time. Polanco hit second in the lineup -- manager Clint Hurdle showing full confidence in his outfielder.
Jun 10 - 10:42 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
1B1Ike Davis
2Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
3Michael Martinez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Ernesto Frieri
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Jared Hughes
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Jeanmar Gomez