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Gregory Polanco Ranks Among the Top Ten Right Fielders

Gregory Polanco has ranked among the top ten right fielders each of the last two years. Photo Credit: David Hague
Gregory Polanco Ranks Among the Top Ten Right Fielders
John Dreker

On Tuesday morning, Buster Olney continued his rankings of the top players at each position. The Pittsburgh Pirates came up empty in the four infield positions, as well as starting pitchers and relievers, but all three outfielders have now placed in the top ten for their position. Starling Marte was rated as the second best left fielder on Sunday, while Andrew McCutchen was named the fifth best center fielder yesterday. Olney went with right fielders today and Gregory Polanco was ranked as the seventh best in the game.

This is a slight jump in the rankings for Polanco, who was rated as the tenth best right fielder by Olney going into the 2016 season. Olney believes Polanco is just starting to tap into his power, pointing to his increased slugging percentage throughout the 2016 season, a...

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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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