The Dominican Winter League wrapped up it's regular season on Sunday and Gregory Polanco finished with a .331/.428/.494 slash line in 44 games. He had 55 hits, 28 runs scored, 28 RBIs and 28 walks. Polanco hit ten doubles, one triple and five homers, while stealing seven bases in eight tries. He lost the batting title on the last day when Rafael Ynoa went 2-for-3 to move from .326 to .333 to overtake the lead. Ynoa left the game after six innings.
Gregory Polanco lost the batting title, but led the league in OPS
While he won the batting title, Ynoa had a slim chance to catch Polanco for the OPS title. Polanco finished with a .922 mark and Ynoa finished second with an .892 mark. A home run in his next at-bat would have left him just point behind Polanco, with another at-bat possible, while an out would have cost him the batting title. Polanco also finished as the league leader in runs scored and tied for the lead in hits.
In the Dominican from Sunday, Andy Vasquez went 0-for-4 ...
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