Jhan Polanco

JHAN POLANCO, CATCHER
Born: November 4, 2000
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 175
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2017, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

The Pirates signed Polanco at age 17.  He wasn’t a prominent signing.

2018
DSL:  200/300/229, 35 AB, 1 2B, 3 BB, 4 K

Polanco played sparingly in his debut.

2019
DSL:  252/386/367, 139 AB, 10 2B, 2 HR, 30 BB, 16 K, 1-1 SB

Polanco was the primary catcher for one of the Pirates’ DSL affiliates.  He threw out 40% of base stealers.  At the plate, he had a solid season with outstanding walk and K rates.

Polanco was in fall instructionals and seems likely to be in the GCL in 2020.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
December 22, 2017: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.