Prospect Highlights: Lead-Off Homer From Gregory Polanco
Jun07

Prospect Highlights: Lead-Off Homer From Gregory Polanco

On Friday night in Syracuse, Gregory Polanco homered to lead-off the game, which turned out to be the only run of the game for the Indians. It was his seventh homer of the season. Polanco has been getting on base a ton in the lead-off spot, a total of 15 times in his seven games at the top. He’s also making amazing contact at the plate, striking out just once in his last 49 plate appearances. He also has 15 stolen bases this...

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Prospect Highlights: Heads Up Play By Gregory Polanco
Jun04

Prospect Highlights: Heads Up Play By Gregory Polanco

The last two days were basically Gregory Polanco showing off tools, with a nice shoestring catch and a stolen base on Monday, then a terrific catch and an RBI hit yesterday. We need to see something else though, so how about a heads up play in the outfield, followed by a strong throw to second base for an out? I’m assuming he will complete the five tool show tonight with a home run so we can feature it tomorrow. While Gregory...

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Prospect Watch: Glasnow Continues Hot Streak; Pimentel Starts Rehab
Jun03

Prospect Watch: Glasnow Continues Hot Streak; Pimentel Starts Rehab

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ┬áNote 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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Top 10 Hitters: A Week Profiling Depth and Trade Deadline Candidates
Jun02

Top 10 Hitters: A Week Profiling Depth and Trade Deadline Candidates

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. Notes on the top ten players from the last week can be found below the chart. *Runs Created is a stat created by Bill James used to estimate how many runs an individual...

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Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco Moves to Lead-Off Spot
Jun01

Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco Moves to Lead-Off Spot

Gregory Polanco moved to the lead-off spot last night for Indianapolis, which led to speculation that he will bat lead-off for the Pittsburgh Pirates when he comes up. That is probably a safe assumption and the move gives him about ten days to get used to batting in the top spot. Polanco already has a solid approach at the plate and the speed to make things happen once he gets on base. He eventually will hit for more power, so he...

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