Analysis

About Those Pirates Outfield Assists From Last Night

About Those Pirates Outfield Assists From Last Night

Yesterday I wrote about the Pirates finally having a Dream Outfield© with the emergence of Gregory Polanco this year. A big part of what makes that outfield so good is the defense. Last night the defense was on full display from the corner spots.

Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco both had outfield assists, throwing runners out at third base. Polanco's throw was a perfect strike from right field, completing a double play after the runner tagged up at second on a fly out.

https://twitter.com/Pirates/status/636589600564224000

"Gregory just shows off," Clint Hurdle said today before the game about the play. "That's strong. That's power, accuracy. Very special."

Marte's assist, on the other hand, wasn't so text-book. A ball was hit down the line and into the corner, leading to an e...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in Analysis

Jameson Taillon Continues Recent Struggles in Pirates Loss to the Dodgers

Alan SaundersAugust 22, 2017

Pirates Notebook: Pirates Still Working with a Short Bullpen Tonight After Roster Moves

Alan SaundersAugust 22, 2017

Despite Early Setback, Scooter Hightower has Put Together an Impressive Season

John DrekerAugust 22, 2017

A Short Bullpen Helps Lead to a Pirates 6-5 Loss Against the Dodgers

Alan SaundersAugust 21, 2017

Pirates Notebook: Dovydas Neverauskas Appears to Be Getting an Increased Role Lately

Alan SaundersAugust 21, 2017

Austin Meadows Out With Minor Oblique Tightness

Brian PelozaAugust 21, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects