Winter Leagues: Mixed Results For Top Pirates Prospects In Winter Ball
Jan26

Winter Leagues: Mixed Results For Top Pirates Prospects In Winter Ball

For the last three weeks, we have been releasing the reports for the top twenty Pittsburgh Pirates prospects in our 2014 Prospect Guide. Starting tomorrow and running through Friday, we will post the reports for the top five spots and there should be no surprise over who is number one on that list. This year in  Winter ball, six of the top twenty prospects got into action and two of them are still playing. Below is a brief summary of...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Reaches Base Four Times In Playoff Win
Jan25

Winter Leagues: Polanco Reaches Base Four Times In Playoff Win

In the Dominican League finals on Friday night, Gregory Polanco had a big game in his team’s 8-0 win. Polanco went 3-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base. He was moved up to second in the batting order from his usual third spot. His average is at just .220 in the playoffs(including round robin) so he hasn’t been hitting well since winning the Dominican Winter League MVP and Rookie of the Year award. His Escogido team is now...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco Helps Team to Playoff Victory
Jan24

Winter Leagues: Polanco Helps Team to Playoff Victory

On Thursday night in the Dominican League finals, Gregory Polanco went 0-for-3, but he walked twice and scored two runs in his team’s 6-5 victory. Escogido now trails 3-1 in the best-of-nine game series. Polanco had an 0-for-4 night on Wednesday, when all four at-bats were against Major League pitchers in Esmil Rogers and Victor Marte. Polanco was ranked the 13th best prospect by MLB.com last night. Earlier in the week, he was...

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Winter Leagues: Harold Ramirez Collects Two Hits In Playoff Win
Jan23

Winter Leagues: Harold Ramirez Collects Two Hits In Playoff Win

On Wednesday night in the Dominican League Finals, Gregory Polanco had a tough game and the rest of his team didn’t do any better. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and his team lost 1-0, dropping them to 0-3 in the best-of-nine series. Polanco has struggled for the most part in the playoffs, hitting .176 in nine games. Game four of the series will take place tonight at 6:35 EST and it can be viewed here online. Earlier on...

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Winter Leagues: Polanco’s Hustle Not Enough in Escogido Loss
Jan21

Winter Leagues: Polanco’s Hustle Not Enough in Escogido Loss

From the Dominican League finals on Monday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 in his team’s 2-1 loss. It was the opening game of the best-of-nine series. Polanco’s only hit was a single and he didn’t hit it hard, but it impressed Baseball America’s Ben Badler, who was in attendance. Badler tweeted shortly after the play that Polanco showed off his impressive speed by beating out a routine grounder to second...

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