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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 started Thursday and went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk against the Reds.
Polanco left Wednesday's game because of knee discomfort. He's quietly hit .274 with a .361 OBP and 10 doubles in 95 at-bats this month, which should lessen the Pirates' desire for any outfield help. Unfortunately for his fantasy owners, he's stopped running, going 0-for-1 in July after swiping 17 bases over the first three months. Perhaps the knee has played a role there. Jul 30 - 11:55 PM

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Gregory Polanco departed Wednesday's game versus the Twins due to left knee discomfort.

He didn't appear to suffer the injury on one play, although it's worth noting that he had an issue with the same knee last month after banging into the outfield wall. More should be known on Polanco after Wednesday's game.
Jul 29 - 2:57 PM

Gregory Polanco hit a three-run double in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Polanco broke a tie with his bases-loaded double in the eighth inning. He came around to score later in the inning. The 23-year-old finished 1-for-5 in the game. Polanco has come through with some big hits this year but has been up and down, batting .243/.314/.358 with 30 RBI, 48 runs scored and 17 stolen bases on the season.
Jul 29 - 12:06 AM

Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a double in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

Polanco hit his double off Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez. It was his 21st two-bagger of the season. The 23-year-old is hitting a somewhat lackluster .243/.316/.359 with four homers, 26 RBI and 46 runs scored this season, though his .276/.375/.434 line for July likes slightly better. If still a little disappointing.
Jul 25 - 11:30 PM

Gregory Polanco had a big day at the plate Friday, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a 7-5 win over the Nationals.

Polanco hit a game-tying two-run homer to cap off a 12-pitch at-bat against Max Scherzer in the fifth inning. He then hit an RBI single in the sixth to give the Pirates a valuable insurance run. The 23-year-old hasn't progressed as hoped so far, but he's currently enjoying his best month of the season.
Jul 24 - 10:54 PM

Gregory Polanco delivered a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning on Sunday, leading the Pirates to a 6-5 win, their second consecutive extra-inning walk-off victory against the Cardinals.

The two teams were knotted up at three heading into extras, where the Cardinals struck for two in the top half of the inning. The Pirates were able to rally with two outs against Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal though, with Starling Marte and Francisco Cervelli delivering RBI singles before Polanco's heroics. He finished the night 3-for-4 with two RBI and will enter the All-Star break slashing .237/.315/.338 with three homers and 23 RBI.
Jul 12 - 11:58 PM

Gregory Polanco came through late with a go-ahead hit for the second day in a row, going 1-for-4 in Wednesday's win against the Padres.

Polanco delivered an RBI triple in the eighth inning to bring the Pirates to a victory on Tuesday. This time, it was an eighth-inning double that brought in the go-ahead run and sparked a three-run outburst. Despite the timely hitting, Polanco still hasn't been of much use at the plate overall, batting .232/.304/.335 with three home runs and 21 RBI. He does have 17 stolen bases, at least.
Jul 8 - 9:57 PM

Gregory Polanco delivered a run scoring triple late to help the Pirates edge the Padres on Tuesday.

Polanco finished 1-for-3 with a pair of walks on the evening. He tripled to bring in Sean Rodriguez and break a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning. All the Pirates had to do was bring in Mark Melancon from there. The 23-year-old has otherwise had a quiet year offensively, batting .232/.304/.336 with three home runs and 20 RBI.
Jul 7 - 11:45 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said that the idea of sending the struggling Gregory Polanco to Triple-A "hasn't even been a conversation."

That's a very strong endorsement from Huntington. He elaborated by saying, "We believe Gregory Polanco is going to be a quality major league player but there are growing pains. There is an evolution for a young player." The 23-year-old outfielder is hitting .231/.300/.330 with three homers, 19 RBI and 17 steals across 273 at-bats this season.
Jul 6 - 12:29 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

It's rare to see Polanco sitting versus a righty, but Danny Salazar has fared a bit better against left-handed batters in his career. Josh Harrison is in right field Sunday, with Jung-Ho Kang handling third base.
Jul 5 - 12:12 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
3Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5J.A. Happ
6Jeff Locke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Bobby LaFromboise
8Brandon Cumpton
9Joe Blanton