Winter Leagues: Gregory Polanco’s Streak Reaches Double Digits

Gregory Polanco has a hit in ten straight games.
Gregory Polanco has a hit in ten straight games.

In the Dominican League on Tuesday night, Gregory Polanco kept his hitting streak going, though he has being doing the minimum the last five games. Polanco now has hit in ten straight games, a streak that started on Opening Day. In his last five games, he is 5-for-21 with one extra base hit, no RBI’s and eight strikeouts. In his first five games, he went 10-for-20 with four doubles, three homers and eight RBI’s, so he has cooled off despite continuing the streak. Polanco went 1-for-5 with a run scored on Tuesday.

Matt Hague went 1-for-4 on Tuesday. He is hitting .296 in 27 AB’s this year and has picked up at least one hit in six of his seven games played.

Atahualpa Severino pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing one hit and striking out one batter. In five appearances, he has allowed two runs in 3.1 innings with five strikeouts.

In Venezuela, Jhonathan Ramos allowed one run on one hit in 2/3 of an inning. In seven appearances, he has given up four runs in 4.2 innings.

In Mexico, Ali Solis went 0-for-1 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt. He was pinch hit for in the ninth. He is hitting .294 in 34 AB’s

The Australian Baseball League starts tomorrow and the Pittsburgh Pirates are not well represented in the league, though that could change as the season goes along. Sam Kennelly of the Perth Heat and Danny Arribas of the Sydney Blue Sox are the only Pirates farmhands on Opening Day rosters. Neither of their teams play on Thursday. Both teams begin play on Friday, squaring off in a four game series that includes a doubleheader on Saturday.

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Is Kennelly the young shortstop?


How did Kennelly look at the instructs, overmatched? comfortable? How does he project versus some of the older SS in the lower levels?


Too bad Cutch is no playing winter ball, would like to see Cutch, Marte and Polanco in the same outfield. Did see Polanco in ST, but I don’t remember Cutch and Marte playing with him.
John do you know if Marte and Polanco will be on the same team when Marte starts.

Bryan Huber

How is it determined which fall league you go to? I’ve been trying to figure it out. Is it based on readiness level, or when you are able to start the league, or a combination? Does the player have much input. I know if I was going to go, I’d much rather go to Australia than, say, Venezuela.

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