Gregory Polanco Promoted to Altoona

Gregory Polanco has been promoted to Altoona.

Gregory Polanco has been promoted to Altoona.

According to Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus, Gregory Polanco is being promoted to Altoona.

Polanco has been having a great season, hitting for a .312/.364/.472 line in 218 at-bats, with 17 doubles and six homers. The offensive numbers are even more impressive when you consider that Polanco has been playing in one of the most pitcher friendly leagues in all of minor league baseball. We recently rated him the second best prospect in the system behind Jameson Taillon now that Gerrit Cole has graduated. The jump to Double-A is the most difficult to make for any hitter, so this will be a huge test for the 21 year old outfielder. If he handles it well, he could make the jump to Indianapolis at the start of next season, and arrive in Pittsburgh by the middle of 2014.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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