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Gregory Polanco | Outfielder | #25

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / PIT
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Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs in Tuesday's win over the Astros.
Polanco singled in a run in the first inning before launching solo shots in the third and fifth innings. The second one came off of southpaw Tony Sipp, giving Polanco five dingers off of lefties this season. He appears to be over his shoulder issue and is now up to .278/.345/.503 on the season with a career-high 19 home runs. Aug 23 - 10:53 PM

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Gregory Polanco doubled twice and scored a run in Monday's loss to the Astros.

He tallied the only run of the night for the Pirates, scoring on a David Freese infield single in the ninth inning. Polanco missed time earlier this month with a sore shoulder and hasn't done much at the plate in August, batting only .190. Hopefully this will get him going.
Aug 22 - 9:35 PM

Gregory Polanco had a two-run homer and a two-run single in the Pirates' 8-5 win over the Giants on Monday.

Polanco shouldn't have been hitting eighth like he was tonight, but it worked out nicely, especially with No. 7 hitter Francisco Cervelli reaching three times in front of him. Polanco has 17 homers in 103 games this year after combining for 16 in 242 games in his first two seasons.
Aug 16 - 2:29 AM

Gregory Polanco will bat eighth against the Giants on Monday.

Polanco was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Sunday and will hit in the lower part of the order against lefty Matt Moore. The 24-year-old is hitting just .146 (6-for-41) with three homers and a .595 OPS over his last 13 games.
Aug 15 - 6:45 PM

Making his first start in nearly a week, Gregory Polanco blasted a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

Polanco's shot off of Luis Perdomo was the game's decisive blow, as it broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning and proved to be the winning runs. He's battled a shoulder injury of late and might require additional days off down the stretch, but Polanco obviously needs to be in the lineup for fantasy owners anytime he's on the field.
Aug 9 - 11:56 PM

Gregory Polanco (shoulder) is back in the Pirates' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

He will start in right field and bat cleanup versus Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo. Polanco missed several games in a row because of soreness in his left shoulder.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Perdomo has allowed a .364 wOBA to LH bats this year including a poor 1.76 HR/9 rate, so Polanco's upside out of the clean-up spot is worth targeting. Polanco doesn't strike out much against RHP (17.0%), but it's worth noting that Perdomo doesn't miss many LH bats (5.71 K/9). The Pirates outfielder is sporting a .368 wOBA, .218 ISO and 35.4 hard% against RHP in 2016.
Aug 9 - 5:14 PM

Gregory Polanco (shoulder) flied out as a pinch-hitter on Sunday afternoon against the Reds.

Polanco was held out of the starting lineup for a fourth straight game due to soreness in his left shoulder. He should return to full-time action early this week.
Aug 8 - 8:33 AM

Gregory Polanco (shoulder) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Polanco has missed four straight contests with a sore left shoulder, although he remains available to pinch-hit. Matt Joyce is in right field in his place. The Pirates also have Eric Fryer catching in place of Francisco Cervelli, who is getting a breather.

Gregory Polanco (shoulder) remains out of the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.

It's the third straight contest that he has missed with a sore left shoulder. Once again, Matt Joyce is starting in right field and will bat cleanup for the Pirates on Saturday.
Aug 6 - 3:20 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup for the second straight day due to left shoulder soreness.

It's something that's bothered him on occasion in the past. Polanco is available off the bench and should be back in the lineup soon. Matt Joyce is handling right field Friday.
Aug 5 - 5:07 PM

Gregory Polanco hit his 14th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

The home run, a solo shot in the eighth inning, came off lefty reliever Will Smith, his third homer of the year against a southpaw. Polanco hit some rough patches in June and July, but he's shown signs of a resurgence in recent games. After Saturday's game, the 24-year-old is hitting .287/.360/.499 on the year.
Jul 31 - 12:02 AM

Gregory Polanco is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Mariners.

Polanco went 4-for-5 and slugged his 13th home run of the season on Tuesday night against Seattle, but Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and bat seventh Wednesday versus Mariners lefty James Paxton.
Jul 27 - 2:17 PM

Gregory Polanco went 4-for-5 and hit his 13th homer Tuesday against the Mariners.

Polanco has been a thoroughly mediocre hitter since the beginning of June, but we'd like to think he still has a nice run in him prior to season's end. A big game against Felix Hernandez would be a nice way to start to turn it around.
Jul 26 - 10:53 PM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) is back in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

Polanco hasn't played since July 8 due to a tight left hamstring, but he apparently feels ready to give it a go. He's batting second against righty Junior Guerra in his return to action.
Jul 19 - 3:26 PM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Polanco hasn't played since July 8 due to a strained hamstring. If he's not ready to play by Tuesday after Monday's off day, the Pirates could consider a disabled list stint. Josh Harrison is also sitting out Sunday, as the Bucs have Matt Joyce in right field and Adam Frazier at second base.
Jul 17 - 11:06 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Eric Fryer
1B1John Jaso
2Josh Bell
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Adam Frazier
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Tyler Glasnow
4Ivan Nova
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Chad Kuhl
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Watson
2Neftali Feliz
3Felipe Rivero
4Jared Hughes
5Juan Nicasio
6Antonio Bastardo
7Jeff Locke