There has been a lot of prospect discussion today on Twitter involving the Pittsburgh Pirates and their prospects. Most of this is a result of the top 100 lists that were released last week. Here are some of the highlights.
**First, over at U Gotta Believe, Imokemp posts a series of GIFs with highlights of Gregory Polanco's speed and hitting. There are several GIFs where Polanco beats out infield hits using bunts, and also one where he steals a base. It's probably going to be frustrating for Pirates fans to see Polanco attempting to bunt. However, I feel that adds a new dimension to his game. His speed makes the bunt a weapon, and makes that something for the infield defense to respect. Meanwhile, he's got the power and the hit tool to line one through a drawn in infield. Basically this is a way of saying that Polanco can beat you in many ways with his bat.
**Baseball Prospectus was lower on some of the Pirates prospects than most, at least in terms of where they fell in the top ...
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