More Details on Gregory Polanco’s Extension Offer
May13

More Details on Gregory Polanco’s Extension Offer

Ken Rosenthal has a few more details on Gregory Polanco’s extension offer from the Pirates. Rosenthal says that Polanco’s deal would have guaranteed $20-25 M, and adds the detail that the length and value of the contract would have hinged on whether he was Super 2 eligible. As I’ve written a lot the last few weeks, and as I pointed out when evaluating Polanco’s extension, teams usually add a Super 2 clause to a...

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Scout: Gregory Polanco has a chance to be a star
May13

Scout: Gregory Polanco has a chance to be a star

With the media and fan attention that has been thrown at Gregory Polanco, almost everything has been said about the super prospect. With this kind of attention comes Major League pressure. The pressure and the attention allow some people to forget that Polanco is only 22. In fact, he has had only five at bats this season against pitchers who are younger than him. The numbers don’t lie for Polanco, with an OPS of 1.015 through 36 games...

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Prospect Highlights: Homers From Gregory Polanco and JaCoby Jones
May13

Prospect Highlights: Homers From Gregory Polanco and JaCoby Jones

In yesterday’s Indianapolis game, Gregory Polanco hit his fifth homer of the season. He had two hits in the game, including his tenth double and he also drew a walk. Polanco leads all Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players with 19 extra base hits and a 1.015 OPS. From Sunday’s West Virginia game, JaCoby Jones hits a solo homer over the Greenville Monster in left field. He is having a pretty good first full season in the...

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First Pitch: Could the Pirates Be Sellers This July?
May13

First Pitch: Could the Pirates Be Sellers This July?

Today I was reading a few articles about how the Tampa Bay Rays might have to start thinking about trading David Price this summer due to their record. This was before their loss tonight, when they were sitting 16-22. That had me thinking two things. 1. I need to go up to St. Pete to see David Price soon. 2. If the Rays need to start thinking about selling because they’re 16-22 and four games out of the wild card, then what...

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Prospect Watch: Gregory Polanco Hits His Fifth Homer
May13

Prospect Watch: Gregory Polanco Hits His Fifth Homer

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Stolmy Pimentel #13). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him...

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Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco’s Triple, Alen Hanson’s Homer
May12

Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco’s Triple, Alen Hanson’s Homer

Today’s version of the Prospect Highlights takes a look at video of Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson, two of the top hitting prospects in the system, along with Chris Dickerson, who continues his hot stretch in Triple-A. Also, some rare video from West Virginia. The first video is of Polanco, who is a regular feature in this series of articles, legging out a triple. Then there’s Chris Dickerson, who also tripled, continuing...

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