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25 Gregory Polanco RF
Height/Weight: 6-5/220 | Birthdate: 9/14/1991 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 95/79 | Average Draft Position: 159.58
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Pirates' Gregory Polanco gets two hits, stolen base


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco went 2 for 3 with a walk in Saturday's 11-inning loss to St. Louis. 

Polanco scored the Pirates' only run of the game and lifted his average to .291. He also stole his eighth base of the season. 


Pirates RF Gregory Polanco to hit leadoff Friday vs. Cardinals


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco his hitting leadoff for the first time this season on Friday. Polanco had been mainly been batting in the No. 2 position for manager Clint Hurdle. But he has been hitting well lately, slashing .310/.333/.517 over his last eight games. 

Josh Harrison, who had been the Pirates' leadoff hitter, is batting second against the Cardinals on Friday. 


Pirates OF Gregory Polanco returns to lineup Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco returned to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Cubs after missing two starts due to a groin injury.

Polanco is batting .359 (14 for 39) with one home run, five doubles, five RBI, 10 runs and five stolen bases in his last 11 games (nine starts).


Gregory Polanco out of Pirates lineup for second straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) A groin injury will keep Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco out of the lineup for the second straight game. 

Sean Rodriguez gets his second start of the season in right field for the Pirates, replacing Polanco. He's hitting eighth in the order. 

The Pirates are +107 money line underdogs at the Cubs. 


Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco scratched from lineup Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco was scratched from Monday's game against the Cubs with groin tightness, the team announced.

"It really wasn't loosening up, so we stayed away from him," manger Clint Hurdle said, per MLB.com.

Polanco will receive treatment and be re-evaluated during the game, according to the report. Manager Clint Hurdle said after the game Polanco is day to day with the injury and suffered it while running the bases against the Diamondbacks over the weekend, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Andrew Lambo will replace him in the starting lineup and bat second. Lambo is hitting .056 with one hit in 18 at-bats this season.


Pirates' Gregory Polanco gets 3 hits in win over Diamondbacks


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco recorded three hits during Sunday afternoon's 8-0 win over the Diamondbacks. 

Polanco went 3 for 5 with one RBI. He also scored three runs in the game. One of his hits went for a double, his seventh of the season. He's now hitting .288/.307/.425 for the season. 


Pirates, Polanco came within $1 million of a seven-year agreement


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Pirates and outfielder Gregory Polanco came within approximately $1 million on a seven-year agreement before the start of the season, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.

The two sides previously discussed a deal, but talks stalled over the three team options, which were said to be in the $11-to-13-million range. The 23-year-old is off to a solid start this season, batting .323 (18 for 60) with six doubles, a home run and six RBI in 15 games.


Pirates OF Polanco remains on roll with three-hit Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is officially hot. He has not only hit safely and scored at least one run in six of his last seven games, he recorded his second three-hit performance in a week Thursday against the visiting Cubs.

Polanco slammed a double and two singles in the win, driving in runs in the sixth and seventh innings and raising his batting average to .300 for the first time this season. He has 11 hits in his last 25 at-bats.


Pirates left fielder Gregory Polanco rips first homer of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Pirates left fielder Gregory Polanco went 2 for 4 at the plate in Pittsburgh's 4-3 win over the Cubs Wednesday. Polanco did his damage in the fifth inning when he ripped a lead off home run over the right field wall off of Jason Hammel, his first of the year.

Polanco, who also struck out once, is hitting well to begin the season, posting a .268 average with four RBI in 56 at-bats.


Pirates' Gregory Polanco, Pedro Alvarez back in the lineup Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco and first baseman Pedro Alvarez are back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, the team announced.

Polanco got the day off Tuesday with Sean Rodriguez getting the start in right. Polanco is hitting .250 with four doubles and three RBI in 52 at-bats this season. Alvarez got his first day off of the season Tuesday, allowing Corey Hart to take over at first. Alvarez is hitting .227 with four home runs and seven RBI in 44 at-bats this season.

The Pirates are currently the favorites (-110) against Chicago.


Pirates bench Polanco, Alvarez on Tuesday against Cubs lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco and first baseman Pedro Alvarez had missed one start between them heading into Tuesday. But both are absent from the lineup against Cubs southpaw Travis Wood.

Alvarez has been particularly unproductive against Wood. He is 1 for 18 against him lifetime. Polanco has just one hit agianst lefties this season.


Pirates, OF Gregory Polanco came close to seven-year guarantee


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) The Pirates and outfielder Gregory Polanco were on the verge of a seven-year guarantee, but got hung up on the option years again, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Per the report, Polanco met with some teammates for advice, and they didn't necessarily advise Polanco to rush to sign a long deal with team options.

Polanco is hitting .200 (7 for 35) with a walk, two stolen bases, two doubles and two RBI in eight games.


Pirates outfielder Starling Marte out of the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has decided to go with Corey Hart in right field Tuesday and moved Gregory Polanco to left, pushing Starling Marte to the bench, the team announced.

Hart has made one start so far this season and is hitting .500 in six at-bats. He is a career .269 hitter while playing right field and .268 while batting fifth.

"He's just being challenged right now," Hurdle said. "We've seen Starling get in some funks. He's been able to work his way out of them. One of the ways you help him is just to sit him down, give him a chance to catch his breath."

 He is hitting just .115 with 14 strikeouts in 26 at-bats this season. The Pirates are currently the favorites (-120) over the Tigers Tuesday.


Pirates' Andrew McCutchen returns to lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is back in the lineup Sunday and batting third in his team's matchup with the Brewers.

McCutchen came out of Friday's game with knee soreness and did not play Saturday. He's 2 for 16 with one home run this season but has extensive experience against Sunday starter Kyle Lohse, batting .317 with two home runs and eight RBI in 41 at-bats.

The Pirates are resting third baseman Josh Harrison Sunday, with Jung Ho Kang making the start at the hot corner. Gregory Polanco is leading off for the Pirates Sunday.

The Pirates are underdogs (+105) against the Brewers Sunday.


Pirates discussing new contract with OF Gregory Polanco


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) The Pirates and outfielder Gregory Polanco have begun negotiating a new contract a week before the season is set to begin, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

The two sides previously discussed a deal in the seven-year, $50 million range before talks stalled. It's uncertain if the Pirates and Polanco will work out a deal before the start of the season. 

Polanco hit .235 with seven home runs and 33 RBI in 2014. He turned the initial offer down due to low prices on his option years. The goal for both sides is to work something out so that negotiations don't carry into the season. 


Pirates' Gregory Polanco wants to improve bat speed in 2015


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco said he hopes to speed up his hands at the plate in order to get better results this season, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Saturday.

Polanco revealed that when he's swinging, he normally stops his hands when it passes over home plate. But late last season (particularly in August and September), he said that fatigue led to his hands stopping behind the plate, and not over it.

"My hands weren't as fast as in the beginning. I started getting tired," Polanco said. "I was missing a lot.

"If you see my at-bats in September, you can see I was missing a lot. ... I was taking a lot of walks. My eyes, I can see the ball good, but my hands were late."

Polanco made his much-anticipated debut in 2014, and slashed .247/.317/.348 through June 10 through July 31. He batted .212, with a .291 on-base percentage over 99 at-bats in August and September.


Pirates OF Gregory Polanco refreshed after taking time to rest


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco had a very disappointing rookie season following his promotion to the majors in 2014. The highly touted prospect hit just .235 with a .650 OPS in 89 games.

Part of Polanco's struggles appeared to be from fatigue. In 2013, he totaled 171 games played, which included games in the minors and the Dominican winter league.

"I got my rest. I took a vacation," Polanco said of this offseason, per MLB.com. "I'm ready now. I feel refreshed and ready to play.

"That was my focus -- take some rest and prepare my body, prepare for spring training. That was my goal the last offseason."

Polanco, who was listed at 220 pounds last year, said Wednesday he is up to 235 pounds. He added he isn't worried about the added bulk slowing him down this year.

"I feel very good," Polanco said. "I gained weight and I maintained my speed, too. I'm ready, 100 percent ready. Every time I get a chance to play, I'm going to give it my 100 percent, for sure."


Pirates expecting Gregory Polanco to be starting right fielder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) It appears the Pirates are preparing for Gregory Polanco to be the team's starting right fielder. General manager Neal Huntington said right field is "probably Polanco's job to keep" entering spring training, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"We think Gregory Polanco has the chance to be a really good major-league player," Huntington said Tuesday at the second day of the winter meetings.

Polanco made his much-anticipated debut in 2014, but the 23-year-old outfielder hit a disappointing .235 with seven home runs, nine doubles and 33 RBI in 89 games.


Manager liking Gregory Polanco's approach


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco, who was abruptly sent to the minors Aug. 25, has gotten only six plate appearances since returning Sept. 2 -- all as a reserve. He has three walks in those six appearances, though, and manager Clint Hurdle likes what he's seen.

"There's a lot more than just looking at the result," Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "The fact that he's hung in and battled after taking two strikes is always a good takeaway. He stayed in there, stayed on the pitches. He's always shown a good eye and some discipline."


Pirates add six to expanded roster


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Pirates added six players to the active roster Tuesday, as part of their September roster expansion.

The team purchased the contract of infielder Chase d'Arnaud from Triple-A Indianapolis, and recalled pitchers Bobby LaFromboise , John Holdzkom, Jeff Locke and Casey Sadler , as well as outfielder Gregory Polanco from Triple-A.  


Gregory Polanco to be added back to Pirates' roster this week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said outfielder Gregory Polanco will be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis in time for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals. Polanco has gone 4 for 19 (.211) with four singles, two walks and three strikeouts in five games since being demoted.

"After the four-day layoff where Travis (Snider) was swinging the bat so well and deserved to continue to play, Gregory looked a little rough," Huntington said, per MLB.com. "... Most importantly, he's been out and competing. We look forward to getting him back. If we're going to play October baseball, Gregory Polanco is going to have a hand in that."


Don't be so quick to drop Gregory Polanco


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/25/2014) Fantasy owners were concerned about Gregory Polanco well before Monday's news of his demotion. He had started just one of the team's last four games, replaced by a red-hot Travis Snider.

Of course, most had assumed it was just a short-term switch -- a chance for the Pirates to take advantage of Snider's hot streak and give the slumping Polanco time to clear his head -- and even now, I'm not so convinced it isn't. Getting sent to the minors this time of year isn't the big deal it normally is. Rosters expand in less than a week. Rest assured, he'll be back.

I'm thinking the Pirates just wanted to give Polanco a chance to work through his struggles, but not in a way that might impact their playoff chances. Manager Clint Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette over the weekend they were working with Polanco to fix a few things.

"I think we're trying to show him the fact once his front foot hits, that his hands are set in a position. There's been, I think, a little more movement than necessary with his hands," Hurdle said.

Those changes can't take effect unless he gets a chance to implement them, though. As long as Polanco shows improvement over the next few days at Triple-A, I think the Pirates will switch back to him once Travis Snider cools off. And you'll want to own him in Fantasy when they do. For all his struggles, he has still averaged more Head-to-Head points per game than Khris Davis this year.


Pirates make several roster moves Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) The Pirates announced a few roster moves prior to Monday's game against the Cardinals. The team has recalled and reinstated infielder Clint Barmes from the 15-day disabled list and designated infielder Jayson Nix for assignment. They have also officially selected the contract of outfielder Jose Tabata from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned outfielder Gregory Polanco to Indianapolis. 

Gregory Polanco optioned to Triple-A


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(8/25/2014) FOXSports.com reports that Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco was sent down to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday. Polanco had been the Pirates' primary right fielder since his June callup, starting 60 games there.

The rookie had recently fallen on hard times, getting just one hit in his last 30 at-bats. He was held out for four consecutive starts, as Travis Snider took over in right field before Polanco got the call to start Sunday's game at the Brewers.

Polanco could return as soon as Sept. 1, when major league rosters expand. He is batting .241 with six home runs, 41 runs scored, 30 RBI and 12 stolen bases.


Travis Snider raking while Gregory Polanco learning


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Travis Snider has continued to take away at-bats from far-more-ballyhooed Pirates rookie Gregory Polanco.

Despite an 0-for-5 night on Friday, Snider has earned the playing time. He owned an 11-game hitting streak previously in which he had six multi-hit games, scored seven runs and rose his batting average from .242 to .277. Polanco, on the other hand, has just one hit in his last 27 at-bats.

"Snider's been torrid," Clift Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday. "Thirty-five games left, another day, another opportunity for Polanco to get some work done. The good side of it is when we've  had some time to settle him down a little bit, when he has been back plugged in he's been very fresh and usually shows a lot of improvement."

Hurdle added that he wants Polanco to revert to the swing that proved successful upon his promotion from the minors. He began the season on an 11-game hitting streak that vaulted his average to .365 and allowed him to score 11 runs.

"I think we're trying to show him the fact once his front foot hits, that his hands are set in a position," Hurdle said. "There's been, I think, a little more movement than necessary with his hands. ... Sometimes you don't know whether it's fatigue, whether it's anxiety, whether it's the ptiches, but they're pitching him up a lot more. That's no secret. He's doing a lot more up-chasing than he had done when he first got here."