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Gregory Polanco Named to Baseball America’s April All-Prospect Team

Gregory Polanco Named to Baseball America’s April All-Prospect Team
John Dreker

Baseball America has announced their All-Prospect Team for the month of April and Gregory Polanco was named as one of the three outfielders on the team. Players are chosen based on their April performance and the team consists of just prospects. Polanco is the only Pittsburgh Pirates representative that BA chose for the squad. He was named as our own Player of the Month earlier this week.

Polanco batted .400 in 24 April games, with four homers, four stolen bases and a 1.089 OPS. He currently leads the International League in batting average, runs scored, total bases, OBP and RBIs, plus he is second in the league in both slugging percentage and OPS....

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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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