Latest Update Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Friday. Fri Aug, 22, 05:06 PM
A consistent contact hitter who has excellent base-stealing speed and the ability to draw walks, he's also an athletic outfielder with a strong arm. Also displays the ability to hit for home-run power.
Flaws: : So far, he has yet to show enough power to be categorized as a legitimate five-tool talent. Also, he will have to prove capable of hitting quality left-handed pitching at the big-league level: the jury is still out.
This has been a recent trend for the Pirates rookie outfielder. As is usually the case with rookies, Polanco has hit peaks and valleys throughout the season, but overall his numbers are decent. He's in a slump at the moment, but could break out of it at anytime. Given his ceiling, I wouldn't be dropping him in shallower leagues just yet.Analyst: David Kerr
Aside from the fact that he is just 2-for-29 (.069) over his last seven games, he is also slashing just .156/.193/.254 against left-handed pitching this season. He'll take a seat on Wednesday in favor of Travis Snider.Analyst: Howard Bender
Given the fact that he is 1-for-26 over his last six games, Polanco is getting the day off to clear his head. Travis Snider has been given the nod in right field Tuesday. The youngster is going to need to get himself back on-track soon or he's going to start losing a lot more at-bats moving forward.Analyst: Howard Bender
Polanco has had a rough go at it the last few days, going just 3-for-27 (.111 BA) with two RBI , four runs scored and two stolen bases over his last seven games. Like with every young player, there are going to be struggles along the way, but there is still plenty of upside to Polanco has he sits on a .250 average with six home runs, 30 RBI and 12 steals through his first 240 at-bats. Analyst: Matthew Beck