Gregory Polanco Pittsburgh Pirates

Age: 29 (September 14, 1991) | 6' 5" | 235lbs. | Bats: Left OF-36 RF-36 DH-1 PH-8
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
PIT NL 2016 144 527 79 136 53 119 34 4 22 86 17 6 .258 .323 .463 9 20 .291 39/24/37 24 22
PIT NL 2017 108 379 39 95 27 60 20 0 11 35 8 1 .251 .305 .391 7 15 .272 42/20/38 10 9
PIT NL 2018 130 461 75 117 61 117 32 6 23 81 12 2 .254 .340 .499 11 22 .287 34/19/48 23 22
PIT A+ 2019 4 13 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .154 .353 .154 24 12 .182 n/a
PIT AAA 2019 13 45 5 12 9 16 4 0 1 11 2 0 .267 .389 .422 17 30 .393 n/a
PIT NL 2019 42 153 23 37 12 49 8 1 6 17 3 1 .242 .301 .425 7 30 .316 37/19/44 4 4
PIT NL 2020 50 157 12 24 13 65 6 0 7 22 3 1 .153 .214 .325 8 38 .193 33/21/46 0 0
Career 7yrs 716 2547 361 626 251 590 144 17 85 326 84 26 .246 .313 .416 9 21 .286 n/a
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The Pirates swept the Brewers and yesterday's was the only game that was close.

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Gregory Polanco (PIT)

Pitcher: David Phelps (MIL)

Situation: Bottom 8th, 2 out, 1-1 count, Runner On 1st

Score:  MIL 4, PIT 3

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2 runs scored on the play, and PIT's win probability increased 61% points, to 84%
PIT went on to win the game, 5-4

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 24

Gregory Polanco (OF) PIT - Jul. 30

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=746130

Polanco went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Brewers, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The right fielder, who sat out Tuesday's tilt, played in just his second game since coming back from COVID-19 and admitted his timing at the plate is off. "I feel good," Polanco said. "I feel healthy. But the timing is tough. The only way you get better for your timing is by playing, taking at-bats." Depending on how he feels Thursday, manager Derek Shelton said the 28-year-old will either DH or play right field Friday against the Cubs. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 31

He'll be back.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jul 22

To the IL today.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 21

Gregory Polanco (OF) PIT - Jul. 17

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=743590

Polanco has tested positive for coronavirus, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The positive test explains why Polanco had been absent from practice for the past few days. Given the timing of the test, it seems almost certain that the outfielder will miss at least a few games at the start of the regular season, though it's not yet clear exactly when he's expected back on the field. Guillermo Heredia and Jose Osuna are the top candidates to fill in for him in right field. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 18

Gregory Polanco (OF) PIT - Jul. 06

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=742512

Polanco received rave reviews for both his batting and throwing over the weekend from his teammates at PNC Park's summer camp, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: "Homers to all fields, definitely homers in the river, said first baseman Josh Bell, referring to Polanco. "And then right after that, after having not thrown for maybe 40 or 50 minutes, he went right into right field and made a few throws to third, a few throws to second, a few throws to home. That was the best I've seen his arm since surgery." The 28-year-old has shown glimpses of potential during his five MLB seasons but hasn't been able to stay healthy. Perhaps the shorter season will give him a better opportunity to stay on the field. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 7

Gregory Polanco (OF) PIT - Jun. 25

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=741451

Polanco is expected to see time at DH in addition to his right field duties, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: After undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery last summer, the Pirates may want to limit his playing time in the outfield. Polanco will be expected to produce offensively from the middle of Pittsburgh's lineup. Serving as an occasional DH should help to keep him healthy. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 26

From Rotoworld in December:


12.16.2019
... Gregory Polanco (shoulder) is throwing up to 120 feet with no issues.
Spin: Polanco was shut down in September to receive PRP injections in his surgically-repaired left shoulder, but Pirates medical director Todd Tomczyk said Monday that everything is progressing well. There are still hurdles to cross, but the hope is that he'll have no restrictions going into the spring. Polanco, 27, batted just 242/.301/.425 line over 42 games with the Pirates in 2019.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 24
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 2.5 Bat 15 Field -1 Run -1 HR/FB 14% Pull 46% Hard 34% IFFB 12%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR -0.2 Bat -3 Field -3 Run 0 HR/FB 13% Pull 47% Hard 39% IFFB 15%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19