|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||225.00||4.00||.258||22.00||24.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Colorado||20||2||0|| .100|| .100|| .100|
|vs Matzek (Career)||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||48||6||1|| .176|| .188|| .125|
|07/26/2014||Hunter Pence, RF SF|
Chris Carter, DH HOU
|Gregory Polanco, RF PIT|
Justin Masterson, SP CLE
Drew Smyly, SP DET
|07/26/2014||Gregory Polanco, RF PIT|
Wil Myers, RF TB
|Adam Wainwright, SP STL|
Huston Street, RP LAA
Michael Morse, LF SF
Cliff Lee, SP PHI
|07/26/2014||Byron Buxton, CF MIN|
Kris Bryant, 3B CHC
|Corey Seager, SS LAD|
Gregory Polanco, RF PIT
|Last 10 Games|
|Gregory Polanco enters break amidst slump |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/15/14) Pirates rookie outfielder Gregory Polanco secured just one hit in 20 at-bats over his final five games before the All-Star break.
Polanco entered the majors on June 10 amidst much well-deserved fanfare and started out hot over his first handful of games before his offense turned south. He has hit just .187/.307/.280 line while suffering from an unfortunate .237 BABIP. With the 1-for-20 slump, Polanco owns a .260/.352/.346 line with three home runs, 14 RBI and six stolen bases in 127 at-bats.
|Gregory Polanco to get a day off Tuesday |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/30/14) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said rookie outfielder Gregory Polanco will receive a day off Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. He's started 19 straight games since his promotion in mid-June.
"He's been out there, been through a lot," Hurdle said Sunday, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "A lot of energy had to be spent, not just on the field but with all the other demands. Just the move up, emotionally, as well as just going out and playing the game. So it will be a good time for him to catch his breath, as well."
|Gregory Polanco swats first career home run in extras |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(6/13/14) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco had a career night against the Marlins in extras, belting his first career home run to give his team an 8-6 victory.
Polanco broke a deadlock 6-6 tie with a two-run blast off reliever Mike Dunn in the 13th innings. He added four singles and finished his breakout performance 5 for 7 with three runs scored and two RBI. He is hitting .381 with three RBI in 21 at-bats.
|Expectations for Gregory Polanco |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(6/10/14) Well ... here we are. After weeks of anticipation, Gregory Polanco is in the big leagues and ready to contribute for the Pirates. So then, what does that mean for your Fantasy team?
I've said before I'm hoping for numbers like the ones Andrew McCutchen put up as a rookie way back in 2009. I'll save you the trouble of looking: He hit .286 with 12 homers, 22 steals and an .836 OPS in 108 games. The Pirates have only 99 games to go, making those totals less likely for Polanco, but if he's as good on a per-game basis, he'll be a must-start in Fantasy the rest of the way.
And again, it's realistic -- a best-case scenario, maybe, but realistic considering Polanco has comparable speed and plate discipline. He was actually better in the minors than McCutchen was prior to his promotion. He still hasn't peaked in terms of power, but clearly, McCutchen hadn't either, and it didn't stop him from wreaking havoc.
Now, it's possible if Polanco stumbles out of the gate and Josh Harrison continues to rake filling in at second base for Neil Walker, the Pirates could send Polanco down for more seasoning whenever Walker is ready to return. But the way most people perceive it, Polanco was overdue for a promotion anyway. The Pirates were just waiting for an opportunity such as this one to pull the trigger.
|Gregory Polanco bats second in MLB debut |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/10/14) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco will hit second in his MLB debut Tuesday against the Cubs. Polanco, who is considered the 10th-best prospect by Baseball America and the 12th-best prospect by MLB.com, was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to Tuesday's game.
Prospects Report: Cubs bank on Soler power
We've talked about the Cubs' Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara, but Scott White explains why Jorge Soler could be the best of the bunch in his latest Prospects Report.
Polanco, Walker help Pirates outlast Dodgers in slugfest
Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a solo home run and a tiebreaking two-run single, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Start and sit hitters for Week 17
Which hitters are facing favorable matchups in the first full week after the All-Star break? Our Scott White shares his recommendations for the upcoming scoring period.
Pirates 4, Rockies 2
Travis Snider 's pinch-hit double in the eighth scored Neil Walker to spark the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
Start and sit hitters for Week 16
The schedule for the truncated scoring period ahead is fairly uniform, but one doubleheader adds some value to a few hitters. Our Scott White helps set your post-break lineups.
|In terms of pure ability, Gregory Polanco is the complete package, but he hasn't maximized all his tools yet. He has had no shortage of stolen bases during his minor-league career, and his plate discipline has remained exemplary even with his ascension to the upper levels of the minors. But as a power hitter, he's a work in progress, his slugging percentage dropping by 100 points from his breakthrough season at low Class A West Virginia last year. In the grand scheme, it doesn't change his Fantasy value too much, but it may slow his climb to the big leagues, particularly if Jose Tabata or Andrew Lambo take a step forward this year. As a future 20-homer, 30-steal guy (if not better) with no glaring weaknesses, Polanco is one of the best prospects you could own in long-term keeper leagues, but if he makes a Fantasy impact in 2014, it might not be until late in the year. He's an OK stash in NL-only leagues, but mixed-league owners should look elsewhere on Draft Day.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/26/14||@ COL||8:10 pm||Tyler Matzek|
|7/27/14||@ COL||4:10 pm||Franklin Morales|
|7/28/14||@ SF||10:15 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
|7/29/14||@ SF||10:15 pm||Tim Hudson|
|7/30/14||@ SF||3:45 pm||Tim Lincecum|
|7/31/14||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Josh Collmenter|
|8/1/14||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Vidal Nuno|