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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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According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pirates are hesitant about Gregory Polanco or Starling Marte playing a full season of winter ball in the Dominican Republic.
Because Polanco and Marte each amassed well over 500 at-bats this season (in Polanco's case, that includes the minor leagues), they qualify for the "extreme fatigue" list, which means that the Pirates can limit a player's participation in winter ball. It sounds like they plan to do exactly that. "We are still working through how much we want them to play (in the Dominican Winter League)," said Pirates general manager Neal Huntington. "Gregory played a lot for us this year, as did Starling." Oct 6 - 4:31 PM

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Gregory Polanco went 1-for-5 with his first home run since August 10 as the Pirates easily defeated the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Polanco put the Pirates on the board in the first inning with his homer off of Clay Buchholz. Entering the game, Polanco had mustered a .397 OPS since his last home run. The 23-year-old rookie now has seven homers, 33 RBI, and a .240/.314/.351 slash line. Polanco has struggled this season, but big things are still expected of him in 2015.
Sep 17 - 11:04 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Polanco's RBI infield single with the bases loaded capped the Pirates' scoring in their six-run fifth inning. Heading into the day he'd had just two hits in 14 at-bats since being recalled in early September. Polanco is batting .241/.315/.342 in what's been an up-and-down rookie season.
Sep 14 - 4:37 PM

Gregory Polanco is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Thursday against the Phillies.

Polanco is just 1-for-8 (.125) since being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on September 2. He's barely even a part-time player at this point. Travis Snider will start in right field Thursday for the Bucs.
Sep 11 - 3:50 PM

Pirates recalled OF Gregory Polanco from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Polanco was sent to the minors on August 25 in the midst of a 1-for-30 slump. The Pirates need him to get back on track offensively as they try to work their way to the top of the National League Central standings. The 22-year-old outfielder is capable of carrying significant fantasy value down the stretch if he gets right.
Sep 2 - 4:33 PM

Pirates optioned OF Gregory Polanco to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Polanco's major league career got off to a roaring start, but he was stuck in a 1-for-30 slump and had batted just .197/.247/.310 in 156 plate appearances since July 9. Some low-intensity games in the minors might help the 22-year-old outfielder get back on track. He's likely to return to Pittsburgh when rosters expand September 1.
Aug 25 - 9:14 AM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Polanco hasn't started a game since Monday. The rookie has just one hit in his last 27 at-bats, while Travis Snider has tallied four straight multi-hit games. The Pirates are fighting for a playoff spot, so they figure to continue to ride the hot hand.
Aug 22 - 4:39 PM

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

Starling Marte had a big game Monday night and Travis Snider is swinging the bat well, so Polanco will be the one to sit with Andrew McCutchen back in the lineup. It will be interesting to see how Clint Hurdle juggles this situation moving forward.

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Polanco took Padres starter Tyson Ross deep for a two-run shot in the first inning. The homer was Polanco's sixth of the year, and the multi-hit game was his sixth in his last 10 games. The young outfielder is hitting .268/.333/.390 overall.
Aug 10 - 5:14 PM

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored Friday against the Padres.

Polanco had an RBI single in the first inning and later added a double and a triple. With five multi-hit games in his last eight, it's safe to say that the rookie outfielder is out of his recent funk.
Aug 8 - 10:06 PM

Gregory Polanco knocked in four runs as the Pirates defeated the Marlins on Thursday.

Polanco singled in a pair of runs in the fourth, part of a three-run inning. He then doubled in two more runs in the eighth to pad the Pirates' lead to 7-0. Polanco hadn't been an offensive force in a game in a while, so it was good to see. He's slashing .259/.329/.363 with five home runs, 25 RBI, and 9 stolen bases.
Aug 7 - 10:34 PM

Gregory Polanco knocked in a run with a single, his only hit in four trips to the plate as the Pirates fell to the Marlins 6-3 on Tuesday.

Polanco extended his hitting streak to six games and also stole a base, his ninth. His seventh-inning RBI single gave the Pirates a temporary 2-1 lead, but it was spoiled by the bullpen. The 22-year-old rookie came into the big leagues with lofty expectations, and his current .258/.327/.361 line with five home runs and 21 RBI isn't quite what fantasy owners have expected, but the talent is certainly there.
Aug 5 - 10:27 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-5 with a double, stolen base and run scored against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

The 22-year-old rookie had an exceptional start to his career in June, but came into tonight slashing a sickly .204/.262/.312 in July. Hopefully this promising game portends a return of his prodigious gifts in August. Polanco is batting only .249 with five homers in 44 contests. His wheels (eight steals) have kept his fantasy value somewhat afloat as he struggles to make contact, specifically against same-sided pitching.
Aug 1 - 1:09 AM

Gregory Polanco was moved down to the No. 7 spot in the batting order during Saturday's loss to the Rockies.

Polanco has slumped after a hot start, batting just .178/.260/.256 over his last 23 games. He's hit only .137/.185/.196 against left-handers and will, at the very least, continue to hit lower in the order versus southpaws. However, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday of Polanco's move out of the leadoff spot that he's "hoping it's just a temporary deal."
Jul 27 - 10:49 AM

Gregory Polanco went 0-for-5 in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

Polanco got off to a red-hot start in the majors, but he's hitting just .125 (6-for-48) over his last 11 games. Ups and downs are to be expected for the 22-year-old rookie and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle continues to stick with him out of the leadoff spot. We wouldn't panic quite yet in fantasy leagues.
Jul 26 - 12:59 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Josh Harrison
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
2Jose Tabata
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Travis Snider
2Jose Tabata
3Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Justin Wilson
4Jared Hughes
5John Axford
6Jeanmar Gomez
7Brandon Cumpton
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Casey Sadler
10Bobby LaFromboise
11John Holdzkom