Latest Update Polonco has monster game Tuesday Wed Jul, 23, 07:19 AM
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.
Polonco logged his second multi-hit game of the second half on Tuesday night, but is hitting only .211 with one extra-base hit since returning from the All-Star break (five games). Although the sample size is small, it would have been nice to see the Pirates top prospect heat up to start the second half, considering his production up to this point has been rather underwhelming. He is now slashing .253/.339/.349 with four home runs, 17 RBI and six stolen bases through 146 at-bats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
He's just 3-for-31 (.097) over his last seven games and he's hitting just .246 on the season now. The cool-off has been dramatic, and while he's losing value rapidly in re-draft leagues, he's still going to be the man come next season. Michael Martinez will handle the work in right field Monday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Just a regular day of rest for Polanco who has started all but one game since he was called up on June 10. Josh Harrison will replace him in right field Monday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Polanco ended a three-game 0-for-12 drought with a pinch-hit single Tuesday and backed it up with a nice, strong game here. He's now batting .306 with three home runs and 12 RBI over 85 at-bats this season and with a 12.2-percent walk rate and high-contact rate, has maintained a fantastic .392 on-0base percentage. He's "as advertised," folks so enjoy the ride.Analyst: Howard Bender