Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco’s Grand Slam Helps Team to Victory

Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco’s Grand Slam Helps Team to Victory
John Dreker

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Gregory Polanco extended his hitting streak to 11 games, then made his night one to remember. Polanco walked his first time up, then lined a single to right field in the third inning. In the fifth inning, he came up with the bases loaded and his team down by three runs. Polanco put his team ahead with a grand slam, his fourth homer of the DWL season. The game ended up going 13 innings and he finished 2-for-4 with three walks and five RBI's. Polanco has 13 RBI's and a .378 average this year.

Gregory Polanco hit his fourth homer in the Dominican

Mel Rojas Jr made his first start this season for Estrellas de Oriente. In his only other appearance, he came in during the ninth inning as a pinch hitter. Rojas batted ninth and played right field, going 1-...

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Winter Leagues
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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