Prospect Highlights: Polanco Crushes a HR, McGuire Shows Off a Cannon

All of the scheduled minor league games tonight were rained out, which means there is no Prospect Watch. In it’s place, here are a few videos from the weekend, highlighting some top plays by guys like Gregory Polanco, Reese McGuire, and more.

Gregory Polanco crushed a home run in Sunday’s game against Columbus.

Earlier in the weekend series, Polanco reached on an infield hit to second. The second baseman didn’t field the ball well, but he might not have had a shot at Polanco.

Chris McGuiness got in on the action over the weekend, crushing a hanging breaking ball for his first homer of the year.

Jeff Roy had a really impressive catch in Bradenton. There’s not a good view of the catch, although between the pictures and the far away video, you kind of get the idea.

They did have video for West Virginia’s games this weekend, which allows us to see Reese McGuire gunning down a runner at second.

Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.

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lfhlaw

How good was the base stealer McGuire was throwing out? because it seemed like, McGuire threw him out quite handily.

jaygray007

Awesome!

If that kid’s bat translates to the majors one day…. man he could be special.

Ian Rothermund

That was very nice. I think the runner was still about 10-15 feet away when the ball got there.

benh444

tim, did you happen to get/know a pop time on mcguire? that release was crazy fast

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