Gregory Polanco is the top prospect in the system, and should be up by mid-season.

Prospect Highlights: Doubles From Polanco and Rojas

A couple Pittsburgh Pirates prospect highlights from the last two days. The first one is from baseball’s version of the human highlight reel(sorry Dominique Wilkins). Gregory Polanco hits a ball that looks like an easy chopper to first base and he ends up on second base with a double. Watch the highlight for yourself to see him pull that off.

The second one is from Mel Rojas Jr., who reaches down for a ball and puts it down the right field line for a stand-up double. He is hitting .303 with an .833 OPS from the left side, but he is just 3-for-16 with three singles as a righty.

And finally, just for the heck of it, we go back to Polanco from the other night. He rips an opposite field single off Chien-Ming Wang, the two-time 19 game winner in the majors with the Yankees, who now pitches for Louisville.

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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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