Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco Shows Off Defense and Speed

Indianapolis put up a game highlight video that shows off a couple of Gregory Polanco’s strengths, fielding and running. He makes a nice shoestring catch early in the video, then steals third base a couple highlights later. The video starts with a three-run bomb from Matt Hague, who has suddenly become a power threat with his seven homers.

A couple highlights from Altoona’s games over the weekend that went up too late for yesterday’s Prospect Highlights. The first one is a great video because you get to see an entire at-bat against Adrian Sampson that ends in a strikeout. He threw eight shutout innings on Friday and this strikeout was a big one, keeping the game scoreless in the third and it came right after a two out triple.

Video #2 is a single from Alen Hanson from Friday. When a game ends 1-0 and your team has the zero, this is the type of highlights you get. Still good to see a hit from Hanson, who drove in the Curve’s only run on Sunday

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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  • Ron Loreski

    Sorry, I just don’t see his speed being MLB ready. And that defense is quite shaky. I think he needs a full season at AAA before calling him up. – said no one ever.

    • lonleylibertarian

      Yep – work on those flaws and really learn the nuances of batting lead off – he MAY be ready late June 2015

      • Ron Loreski

        I’m thinking maybe the Pirates want to see how he handles being on the disabled list. So I would expect that to be the next step in his development.

  • deacs

    Super Two deadline passed maybe yesterday? So they wait a week or 10 days to be sure the deadline passes and also to make things look a little better? Not that anyone would be fooled.

    • Doug

      Who said it passed yesterday?

      • Ron Loreski

        I did.