Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, and Gregory Polanco Taking BP (Video)

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, 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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  • Nate James

    Damn does polanco have a smooth swing! A left like that at PNC Park, gives me chills thinking about that outfield!!!!

  • joshuabobby

    What a sweet sound off Polanco’s bat! His arrival in May/June is the most anticipated event of the season for me. Can’t wait!

  • http://@gwbicster gwbicster

    Watching this makes me so, so happy. Thanks, Tim!

  • Scott Skink

    If the three of them were playing for anything, Marte lost.

    Yeah, Polanco looks good. I don’t see any of the Strawberry I hear people talking about though.

    • Brian Bernard

      I’ve heard the comparison is more Dave Parker than the Straw. I like that.

  • buster09

    FWIW Dept. : Jayson Stark said last night on MLB Radio that he watched Polanco the other day and said that he is going to be a real star.Scott,you watched 10 or so swings and you see no Strawberry ? Have you seen him run or throw ? What did you think you were going to see ,a clone ?

    • Y2JGQ2

      I don’t want to see a strawberry in any way shape or form. I’ve never seen such a flash in the pan waste of God given talent. Please compare Polanco to someone who actually used his talent for other than making his nostrils bleed

  • IC Bob

    Watching guys hit BP in the cage or throw from behind the catcher. I don’t really know what any of you guys are looking for or are seeing. To me I have no idea on what the guys are working on. Are the working on taking the ball the other way, Hitting down on the ball, driving gap to gap, swinging at strikes (Marte took a few) or just stroking the ball? I like the videos but really I get nothing out of them from where they are shot except that I can see we are closer to baseball time then we were a couple of days ago.

  • glassers

    Polanco looks like he is starting fill out a little . The last time I saw him in August he looked almost skinny to me . Not so much today .

  • phil_d

    Seems to me like polanco has shortened his swing. He did load his hands real high like in the past. Hopefully this will help him against big league velocity.