Winter League Recap: Double For Polanco, Tejeda Homers and Triples
Oct21

Winter League Recap: Double For Polanco, Tejeda Homers and Triples

From the Dominican on Sunday, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in his team’s 5-3 loss. Through three games, he is hitting .364 with two homers, five RBI’s and three outfield assists. In that same game, relief pitcher Atahualpa Severino was on the opposing side and he allowed one run in 2/3 of an inning. He struck out two batters and allowed two hits, one of which was a solo home run. Oscar Tejeda had a big...

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2013 Bradenton Marauders Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects
Oct21

2013 Bradenton Marauders Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

The Bradenton Marauders started the 2013 season as one of the most exciting teams to follow in the system. That was largely due to the presence of the top two hitting prospects in the system — Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson — and one of the top pitching prospects in Nick Kingham. By mid-season, Polanco and Kingham were promoted to Altoona, and Hanson was soon to follow. What remained was a roster filled with talented...

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Winter League Recap: Gregory Polanco Homers Again
Oct20

Winter League Recap: Gregory Polanco Homers Again

On Opening Night on Friday, Gregory Polanco homered, reached base two other times and he had two outfield assists. On Saturday night, he showed that power stroke again, hitting his second homer in two games. Polanco also showed that strong throwing arm for a second straight game, adding his third outfield assist. He finished the game 1-for-4 with an RBI. The home run from Friday night can be viewed here. Joely Rodriguez was added to...

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Winter League Recap: Polanco Goes Deep in Season Opener
Oct19

Winter League Recap: Polanco Goes Deep in Season Opener

Yesterday, Jake Oswalt posted an article about the tools displayed by Gregory Polanco. Hours later, on Opening Night in the Dominican Winter League, Polanco put on a show with those tools. In his team’s 4-1 victory, he hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning, added a single and a walk, plus threw out two runners at home plate. The home run had a couple Pirates from this season involved. It was given up by Atahualpa...

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Gregory Polanco: “The Walking Toolshed”
Oct18

Gregory Polanco: “The Walking Toolshed”

In order to get out of the Dominican Republic as a baseball player, the saying goes, “No one walks off the island.” In a country with so much baseball talent per capita, scouts want to see Dominican players hit. Showing a good eye at the plate would not be enough to project future success. Scouts have to have faith that they could handle the bat and “hit their way off the island.” It is impossible to walk off an island, right? Not...

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