TBO.com: Tampa Bay Online, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times - breaking news and weather.
  • Home
Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.235
 
Career Avg.
.235
Name  Gregory Polanco
Born  9/4/1991
Height  6-4
Weight  220
Number  25
Position  RF
Bats  L
Throws  L
Cold8/25/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco was all the rage after he began his major league career with an 11-game hitting streak, but that was June and after a 1-for-30 slide he was sent to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Insight: He'll likely return for September call ups, but the bloom is certainly off the rose.
 
Cold8/22/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game Friday.
Insight: Andrew McCutchen returned from the disabled list on Tuesday and the Pirates opted to keep Travis Snider in the lineup rather than Polanco, who has gone 1-for-27 (.037) with eight Ks over his last seven games. Snider has gone 17-for-37 (.459) with six doubles, three homers, seven RBI and a 1.365 OPS over his last 10 games.
 
Hot8/10/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and two RBI Sunday against the Padres.
Insight: Polanco has bounced back from the first slump of his career (12-for-74 from June 27 to July 20) by going 22-for-71 (.310) with six doubles, three homers, 14 RBI, 13 runs and four steals in his last 18 games.
 
Hot8/8/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco has gone 13-for-32 (.406) with five doubles, six RBI, seven runs and three steals in his last eight games.
Insight: Polanco's average dropped to .243 on July 30, but he's back up to .268 after going 3-for-4 Friday against the Padres. Fantasy owners shouldn't give up on the super-talented prospect.
 
7/22/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI, a walk and three runs Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Polanco entered the game in a 3-for-35 (.086) slump, but fantasy owners shouldn't give up on the talented prospect.
 
Cold7/21/2014 3:37:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco went 0-for-10 this weekend and will sit on Monday in favor of Michael Martinez.
Insight: Fantasy owners shouldn't give up on the talented prospect, but the 11-game hitting streak to start his career is a distant past. His average has dropped to .246 and he'll likely share time the remainder of the way.
 
Cold7/20/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco has gone 3-for-35 (.086) in his past eight games.
Insight: The skid has cut down his average from .299 to .246. Fantasy owners shouldn't give up on the talented prospect.
 
7/7/2014 4:13:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is not in Monday's starting lineup, it will be Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison in the outfield tonight.
Insight: After an 11-game hitting streak to start his career, he's batted just .204 over the past 14 games.
 
7/2/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Pirates highly touted outfielder Gregory Polanco has lived up to expectations so far. Through 85 at-bats, he's hitting .306 with three homers, 12 RBI, 17 runs, 12 walks and four steals.
Insight: Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, two RBI, a walk and two runs Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
 
6/26/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Gregory Polanco drove in four of Pittsburgh's five runs Thursday in a win against the Mets.
Insight: He plated three of those runs with one swing in the fifth inning. Polanco has played well in his first month in the bigs, collecting a .338 average in 68 at bats.
 
Hot6/23/2014 4:22:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco lost his 11-game hitting streak Sunday afternoon, but is still batting .345 with 11 runs scored in 12 career games.
Insight: Polanco tore up Triple-A and he's doing the same in the majors. It's interesting to note, however, his first hitless game came facing Travis Wood for the second time. Perhaps Wood learned something the first time around.
 
Hot6/21/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco brings a 10-game hitting streak to the plate Saturday night.
Insight: Polanco has only played 10 major leagues games, so you do the math. He tore up Triple-A and he's doing the same in the majors, hitting .367 with a homer, six RBI and nine runs scored. He'll face Travis Wood for a second time so it will be interesting to see how Wood pitches to him the second time around.
 
Hot6/19/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco has hit safely in all nine games since he was called up.
Insight: Polanco tore up Triple-A and he's doing the same in the majors, hitting .378 with a homer, six RBI and nine runs so far. He would have been up in April if not for the Super Two classification.
 
Hot6/17/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is 12-for-31(..387) in the six games since being called up and put at the top of the lineup.
Insight: Polanco tore up Triple-A and he's doing the same in the majors, having hit safely in all six games he's played. Pittsburgh is 4-2 in those six games.
 
Hot6/14/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is 12-for-31(..387) in the six games since being called up and put at the top of the lineup.
Insight: Polanco tore up Triple-A and he's doing the same in the majors, having hit safely in all six games he's played. Pittsburgh is 4-2 in those six games.
 
6/10/2014 2:32:00 PM
Description: Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco is in Tuesday's starting lineup, batting second and playing right field.
Insight: Polanco hit .347 with seven homers, 49 RBI, 15 steals and a .945 OPS in 62 games for Triple-A Indianapolis before his promotion. He would have been up earlier if not for the Super Two cutoff. He'll replace Neil Walker, who underwent an appendectomy Monday, on the active roster.
 
6/9/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: The Pittsburgh Pirates will call up top prospect Gregory Polanco for Tuesday's game.
Insight: Polanco has hit .347 with seven homers, 49 RBI, 15 steals and a .945 OPS in 62 games with Triple-A and would have been up earlier if not for the Super Two cutoff point. He'll replace Neil Walker, who underwent an appendectomy Monday, on the active roster and is a must own in all leagues.
 
6/4/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: A "high-ranking Pirates official" told Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that top prospect Gregory Polanco is NOT coming up Friday.
Insight: That conflicts reports from Tim Williams of PiratesProspects.com and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Polanco has hit .351 with 27 extra-base hits (6 HR), 14 steals and 42 runs in 57 games with Triple-A Indianapolis this season and only remained in the minors this long because of the Super Two cutoff. He should be in the majors at some point in June and must be owned in all leagues.
 
6/4/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco is expected to make his MLB debut Friday, according to Tim Williams of PiratesProspects.com.
Insight: Polanco has hit .351 with 27 extra-base hits (6 HR), 14 steals and 42 runs in 57 games with Triple-A Indianapolis this season and only remained in the minors this long because of the Super Two cutoff. He should be owned in all leagues.
 
Hot5/15/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfield prospect Gregory Polanco is batting .373 with five homers, 35 RBI and a 1.054 OPS at Triple-A Indianapolis.
Insight: MLB.com ranked the 22-year-old Polanco as the 13th overall prospect in baseball this preseason and given his hot start he should be up with the big club right after the "Super Two" date. Expect Jose Tabata and Travis Snider to lose all fantasy value when that happens.