How Good Are The Pitchers Facing Gregory Polanco?
Nov04

How Good Are The Pitchers Facing Gregory Polanco?

A popular question during the Winter League season is “How good are these leagues the Pirates players are competing in?” When a player like Gregory Polanco starts tearing up the league, people question how good the pitchers are that he is facing. It happened last year with Starling Marte when he was picking up Player of the Week awards consistently in the Dominican. So I broke down the competition just so people could see...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Loses Hitting Streak In Loss
Nov04

Winter Leagues: Polanco Loses Hitting Streak In Loss

In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco had his 13 game hitting streak snapped, but he was still able to reach base once via walk. He finished the game 0-for-3, flying out to deep RF in the eighth to end his streak. In 14 games this season, he has reached base 30 times. Matt Hague came on in the eighth inning as a pinch hitter for Toros del Este. He stayed in the game at first base and ended up going 0-for-1 with a walk. In Venezuela, Elias...

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Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco Reaches Lucky Thirteen
Nov03

Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco Reaches Lucky Thirteen

In the Dominican League on Saturday night, Gregory Polanco had a sixth inning single to extend his season-long hit streak to 13 games. Polanco finished the game 1-for-3, scored a run and also drew two walks. He has seven walks in his last three games. Polanco is hitting .380 in 50 AB’s with 13 runs scored and 13 RBI’s. In Puerto Rico, Ivan De Jesus Jr went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk. He went 1-for-3 with two walks in...

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Winter Leagues: Three Hits For Hague, Polanco Continues Streak
Nov02

Winter Leagues: Three Hits For Hague, Polanco Continues Streak

In the Dominican Winter League on Friday night, Gregory Polanco extended his hitting streak to 12 games with an eighth inning single off Manny Delcarmen. Earlier in the game, Polanco drew two walks. He finished the game 1-for-2 with two walks. In his previous game, Polanco reached base five times. Atahualpa Severino faced three batters on Friday, striking out one and issuing two walks. Severino was replaced with one out in the inning...

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Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco’s Grand Slam Helps Team to Victory
Oct31

Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco’s Grand Slam Helps Team to Victory

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Gregory Polanco extended his hitting streak to 11 games, then made his night one to remember. Polanco walked his first time up, then lined a single to right field in the third inning. In the fifth inning, he came up with the bases loaded and his team down by three runs. Polanco put his team ahead with a grand slam, his fourth homer of the DWL season. The game ended up going 13 innings and he...

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