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Gregory Polanco | Outfielder | #25

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 222
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / PIT
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Gregory Polanco said Saturday that he had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left knee after the end of the season.
Polanco noted that the knee injury slowed him down near the end of the 2015 campaign. Even so, the 24-year-old certainly held his own in his first full season at the big league level, slashing .256/.320/.381 with nine homers, 52 RBI and 27 stolen bases. While it doesn't sound like a major issue, knee injuries traditionally have a high level of recurrence, so fantasy owners should at least take it into account when considering the Bucs' outfielder on draft day. Sat, Dec 12, 2015 12:12:00 PM

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Gregory Polanco collected the Pirates' lone hit as they were shut out by Jake Arrieta and the Cubs on Sunday night.

Arrieta had retired the first 18 hitters in order before Polanco lined a single to left field leading off the seventh inning. That would wind up being their only base knock on the evening. Polanco made the most of his time on base as well, swiping his 27th base of the season. He's now hitting .254/.318/.377 with nine homers and 49 RBI on the season.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:02:00 PM

Gregory Polanco (knee) is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.

They're continuing to play things cautiously with Polanco who has been battling a left knee injury in recent days. Travis Snider will start in his place against Jason Hammel and the Cubs on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 11:02:00 AM

Gregory Polanco (knee) is back in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Polanco sat out Thursday with a left knee injury but is ready to go in the big showdown versus the Cubs. He has a tough matchup against lefty Jon Lester.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Gregory Polanco is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Thursday due to a left knee injury.

Polanco said he tweaked the knee on his awkward slide into second base on Wednesday night at Coors Field, but the young outfielder expects to be fine for Friday afternoon's big series opener against the Cubs.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an RBI single in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Cubs.

Polanco hit the second of three Pirate homers surrendered by Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks. His was of the solo species and it drew the Pirates to within 3-2 in the third inning. The dinger was his ninth of the season. In addition, he sports a .258/.323/.385 triple-slash with 46 RBI and 25 steals. The overall triple-slash might not look too hot, but he entered Thursday's contest hitting a much more solid.281/.331/.434 in 54 games since the All-Star Break.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 03:54:00 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Travis Snider is in right field in Polanco's place.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 10:57:00 AM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Polanco had two of the Pirates' 11 hits on the evening, driving in the game's first run with an RBI single in the third inning. The 23-year-old now has 42 RBI and 67 runs scored on the season. Polanco is batting .260/.326/.382 in his first full go-round with the Bucs.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 10:42:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Tough game for Polanco. The 23-year-old had been swinging a blistering bat in August, entering the game hitting .343 (37-for-108) with four doubles, three triples, three home runs and 11 RBI for the month. Such success did not exist on Sunday, but the strong month has boosted his season triple-slash to .265/.332/.393, which he pairs with seven homers and 41 RBI. The overall line might be somewhat lackluster, but the 23-year-old is at least showing signs of what he's capable of doing.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 04:47:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a stolen base, and an RBI in Monday's victory over the Marlins.

Polanco singled and scored in the third inning to help the Pirates take a 2-0 lead. In the eighth, he singled, stole second base (his 21st of the season) and advanced to third on a throwing error, but was stranded. The 23-year-old has had a terrific August, batting .366 (34-for-93) with three doubles, three triples, three home runs, and nine RBI. Polanco is starting to show why he was a highly-regarded prospect.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 11:14:00 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

He's on the bench with the Giants throwing Madison Bumgarner. Sean Rodriguez is in Polanco's place in right field.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 03:22:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Dodgers.

Polanco has something to tell his grandchildren about now, as his solo home run off of Clayton Kershaw in the first inning snapped the southpaw ace's 37-inning scoreless streak. The homer was his sixth of the season. Just 23 years old, Polanco's hitting .247/.319/.371 with the six homers, 33 RBI and 18 steals.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 11:51:00 PM

Gregory Polanco started Wednesday's win against the Cubs with a solo home run, finishing 2-for-5.

Polanco greeted Cubs starter Dan Haren rudely, starting the bottom of the first inning with a home run. He added an RBI single in the sixth as well. The 23-year-old has flashed potential at times, but has compiled a meager .245/.318/.363 triple-slash line with five home runs, 32 RBI, 52 runs scored, and 18 stolen bases on the year.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 10:36:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 11:55:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 02:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Ed Easley
1B1John Jaso
2Michael Morse
3Jason Rogers
4Josh Bell
5Jake Goebbert
2B1Josh Harrison
2Gift Ngoepe
3Maxwell Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2Sean Rodriguez
3Cole Figueroa
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Antoan Richardson
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Harold Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jeff Locke
4Jon Niese
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Tyler Glasnow
7Kyle Lobstein
8Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Arquimedes Caminero
3Tony Watson
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6Rob Scahill
7Juan Nicasio
8Trey Haley
9John Holdzkom
10Jim Fuller
11Wilfredo Boscan
12Robert Zarate
13Curtis Partch