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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 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

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Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's on the bench against a southpaw (Alex Wood) as he usually is. Gorkys Hernandez is starting in right field in Polanco's place.
Jun 28 - 1:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 0-for-6 in the 13-inning loss to the Reds on Thursday.

Polanco also had an 0-for-7 game earlier this month. He seemed to have things turned around in the last week of May and the first week of June, but he's struggled again these last 2 1/2 weeks. While there's still reason to hope better days are ahead, only the 17 steals have prevented him from being a big disappointment for fantasy purposes.
Jun 26 - 12:55 AM

Gregory Polanco will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Reds.

Polanco got the day off Sunday against left-hander Gio Gonzalez, but he's back in there against right-hander Josh Smith. Josh Harrison, who has been hitting leadoff of late, will bat fifth Tuesday.
Jun 23 - 3:55 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's on the bench with the Nationals throwing lefty Gio Gonzalez. Jose Tabata is in right field in Polanco's place.
Jun 21 - 10:56 AM

Gregory Polanco (knee) is in the Pirates starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Nationals.

Polanco was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons after crashing into the outfield wall, but appears good to go. He'll hit seventh against opposing right-hander Max Scherzer on Saturday.
Jun 20 - 1:35 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Friday that Gregory Polanco was removed for precautionary reasons after crashing into the outfield wall.

Polanco did have his left knee wrapped after the game, but remained optimistic that he could return to the lineup on Saturday. It sounds as though he was able to avoid any type of serious injury here.
Jun 20 - 8:22 AM

Gregory Polanco was removed from Friday's game against the Nationals after crashing face first into the outfield wall.

He'll presumably be examined and put through the concussion protocol to ensure that everything is alright. As long as he checks out, he should return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
Jun 19 - 9:26 PM

Gregory Polanco is absent from the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's on the bench versus a lefty as he often is. Sean Rodriguez is in right field in Polanco's place.
Jun 14 - 10:59 AM

Gregory Polanco went 0-for-7 against the Phillies on Friday.

Polanco has just one hit in 19 at-bats over his last five games. His batting average has dropped from .266 to .246 in the process.
Jun 13 - 1:18 AM

Gregory Polanco banged his left knee Saturday.

Which helps explain his absence from the Pirates' lineup Sunday, though he was unlikely to play anyway with the Braves throwing left-hander Alex Wood. Polanco banged the knee diving back to first base on a pickoff throw Saturday, but he was able to pinch-hit in Sunday's game. It's not a serious issue.
Jun 8 - 10:23 AM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's on the bench in favor of Jose Tabata with the Braves throwing southpaw Alex Wood. Polanco is hitting .185/.214/.185 versus lefties this season.
Jun 7 - 11:30 AM

Gregory Polanco belted his third home run of the season on Sunday, accounting for the team's lone run in a losing effort against the Padres.

His solo shot came courtesy of Odrisamer Despaigne in the seventh inning. Polanco also singled in the ballgame, finishing 2-for-4. He's now hitting .256/.314/.378 with three long balls and 14 RBI on the season.
Jun 1 - 12:02 AM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-5 and stole his 13th base Saturday against the Padres.

Polanco's steal total has helped offset an otherwise disappointing showing over the first two months. He does seem to be stepping it up a bit of late, and it's still quite possible he'll prove to be a top-30 fantasy outfielder over the rest of the season.
May 31 - 2:51 AM

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

He'll take a seat against right-hander Jose Urena. Josh Harrison will start in right field while Jung Ho Kang plays third.
May 26 - 3:37 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
3Sean Rodriguez
2B1Neil Walker
2Steve Lombardozzi
SS1Jung Ho Kang
2Jordy Mercer
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
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
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Deolis Guerra
8Brandon Cumpton