Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco With An Outfield Assist

During the first couple weeks of the season, we have seen Gregory Polanco hit for power, hit for average, show off his speed and make a fine defensive play. On Friday night, we got a glimpse of the fifth tool, picking up an outfield assist by throwing out a runner at home plate. It was his third outfield assist of this season and 39th of his career.

One other highlight from Friday night’s Indianapolis game. While he isn’t a prospect anymore at this stage, who doesn’t enjoy seeing The Hit Collector do what he does best? Matt Hague collects his 436th hit in an Indianapolis uniform with a three-run homer in the fourth inning.

John Dreker

Author: 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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  • jschwartz

    It’s time to bring him up. We’re losing games by one run on a consistent basis. Polanco has proven, through the early season and the winter league (please don’t devalue that experience), that he is the real deal. He is one of the top three outfielders we have. It’s time for him to learn while logging big league innings.

    • John Dreker

      Someone big mentioned on Twitter a week or so ago that he had just six swing and misses, so nine by now sounds about right. There is no denying he is a special player

  • Nickmid13

    Did anyone read the article on CBS Sports about Polanco? I don’t know if they were being facetious, but with the way he is hitting, people decided to track the total amount of pitches that he swung and missed. Per the article, he has only swung and missed on 9 pitches so far.