First Pitch: Super Two Unfair For Gregory Polanco; MLB Unfair For the Pirates
May20

First Pitch: Super Two Unfair For Gregory Polanco; MLB Unfair For the Pirates

I’m not sure if I can recall a player who has been anticipated as much as Gregory Polanco, at least for the Pittsburgh Pirates. I also don’t know if I can recall a Super Two debate as big as the one currently taking place with Polanco. Then again, I didn’t cover guys like Wil Myers (June 18th debut), Mike Trout (July 8th debut), Stephen Strasburg (June 8th debut), or other impact prospects over the last few years who...

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Top 10 Hitters: Big Week For the Top Prospects, Led By Gregory Polanco, Of Course
May19

Top 10 Hitters: Big Week For the Top Prospects, Led By Gregory Polanco, Of Course

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level, rather than combining their stats. Notes on the top ten players from the last...

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Gregory Polanco Named International League Player of the Week
May19

Gregory Polanco Named International League Player of the Week

Gregory Polanco has won his second International League Player of the Week award and it’s tough to imagine there was much competition for this one. In six games, he hit .591 with six extra-base hits, drove in nine runs and drew four walks, plus stole two bases. He won his first Player of the Week award during the first full week of the season. On the year, Polanco is hitting .389/.453/.623 and leads the International League in...

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Week In Review: Pirates Revert Back, Polanco Stays Down, Draft News Picks Up
May19

Week In Review: Pirates Revert Back, Polanco Stays Down, Draft News Picks Up

If you want a summary of the last week in 140 characters or less, then Ed Giles has you covered with this tweet from Saturday night. The old Bucs are back! Terrible vs. Milwaukee, bad in interleague, terrible on road. Tough to counter the view 2013 was a fluke right now. — Ed Giles (@InClementeWthr) May 17, 2014 I don’t know if I agree with the last sentence. I don’t think the 2013 season and the 2014 season have to...

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Prospect Highlights: Double From Gregory Polanco, Home Run By Stetson Allie
May18

Prospect Highlights: Double From Gregory Polanco, Home Run By Stetson Allie

In yesterday’s 6-5 loss to Gwinnett, Gregory Polanco continued his incredible season, collecting three hits, including the double in the video below. Polanco has proven he can hit in any situation. He has a .396 average vs right-handed pitchers and the same .396 mark in road games. He’s hitting .373 against lefties and .380 at home. With runners on base, he is hitting .455, but if you put those runners in scoring position,...

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