Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco Shows Off Defense and Speed

Indianapolis put up a game highlight video that shows off a couple of Gregory Polanco’s strengths, fielding and running. He makes a nice shoestring catch early in the video, then steals third base a couple highlights later. The video starts with a three-run bomb from Matt Hague, who has suddenly become a power threat with his seven homers.

A couple highlights from Altoona’s games over the weekend that went up too late for yesterday’s Prospect Highlights. The first one is a great video because you get to see an entire at-bat against Adrian Sampson that ends in a strikeout. He threw eight shutout innings on Friday and this strikeout was a big one, keeping the game scoreless in the third and it came right after a two out triple.

Video #2 is a single from Alen Hanson from Friday. When a game ends 1-0 and your team has the zero, this is the type of highlights you get. Still good to see a hit from Hanson, who drove in the Curve’s only run on Sunday

  • Super Two deadline passed maybe yesterday? So they wait a week or 10 days to be sure the deadline passes and also to make things look a little better? Not that anyone would be fooled.

  • Ron Loreski
    June 2, 2014 9:12 am

    Sorry, I just don’t see his speed being MLB ready. And that defense is quite shaky. I think he needs a full season at AAA before calling him up. – said no one ever.

    • lonleylibertarian
      June 2, 2014 9:23 am

      Yep – work on those flaws and really learn the nuances of batting lead off – he MAY be ready late June 2015

      • Ron Loreski
        June 2, 2014 4:32 pm

        I’m thinking maybe the Pirates want to see how he handles being on the disabled list. So I would expect that to be the next step in his development.

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