In the Dominican on Monday night, Gregory Polanco extended his hitting streak that started on Opening Day, to nine games. In his second at bat, he lined a single up the middle for his only hit of the night.
Gregory Polanco has hits in all nine Winter League games
On Monday, we posted a season recap of the 2013 Pirates right fielders, then questioned whether signing a free agent right fielder this off-season was the right thing to do. One thing of interest this Winter League season, is the fact that all three strong possibilities for the 2014 right field job will be playing this Winter.
Obviously, Gregory Polanco is making a strong pitch for that job and he will get an extended look in Spring Training this year, but it is highly unlikely that he will be the Opening Day right fielder. One reason is due to his AAA experience, which consists of a couple late season games and the playoffs. The main reason is team control. If they wait a couple weeks to call him up, they will get an...
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.