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Daily Prospect Profile: Gregory Polanco

Daily Prospect Profile: Gregory Polanco

Polanco has a .361 average in his last 10 games.

One of the things that stood out to me in Spring Training this year were the amount of tall, lean, speedy, projectable outfielders the Pittsburgh Pirates had playing for their Gulf Coast League affiliate.  One of those players was Gregory Polanco.  Polanco is 6' 4", 170 pounds, and is currently playing in his second season at the GCL level.  Last year he struggled with a .202/.245/.287 line in 188 at-bats in his jump to the GCL.  This year the results haven't been much better.

Polanco currently has a .241/.348/.352 line in 54 at-bats in the GCL.  He has nine stolen bases, after stealing 19 in 2010. He's also been impressive with an 8:10 K/BB ratio, cutting his strikeout rate down to 14.8%, from 21.8% in 2010.  Recently he's been on a h...

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