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Gregory Polanco

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 Stats

AVG

.258

HR

22

RBI

86

R

79

SB

17

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Polanco seemingly played two totally different seasons in 2016. In 78 games through July 4, he batted .297/.374/.521 with 12 home runs, 50 RBI and nine steals in 330 plate appearances. Though he hit 1...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 9/14/1991   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Gregory Polanco Contract Information:

Signed a five-year extension with the Pirates in April of 2016.

February 26, 2017  –  Gregory Polanco News

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Gregory Polanco Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 18 R GUL 53 200 188 21 38 9 5 1 3 23 19 2 9 41 0 1 2 .202 .245 .287 .532
2011 19 R GUL 48 203 169 34 40 11 4 4 3 34 18 0 24 33 2 5 3 .237 .333 .361 .694
2011 19 A STA 3 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200
2012 20 A WES 116 485 437 84 142 48 26 6 16 85 40 15 44 64 1 1 2 .325 .388 .522 .910
2013 21 A+ BRA 57 241 218 29 68 23 17 0 6 30 24 4 16 37 2 2 3 .312 .364 .472 .836
2013 21 AA ALT 68 286 243 36 64 21 13 2 6 41 13 7 36 36 1 5 1 .263 .354 .407 .761
2013 21 AAA IND 2 9 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
2014 22 AAA IND 69 305 274 51 90 29 17 5 7 51 16 6 28 49 0 2 1 .328 .390 .504 .894
2014 22 MAJ PIT 89 311 277 50 65 16 9 0 7 33 14 5 30 59 2 2 0 .235 .307 .343 .650
2015 23 MAJ PIT 153 652 593 83 152 50 35 6 9 52 27 10 55 121 1 2 1 .256 .320 .381 .701
2016 24 MAJ PIT 144 587 527 79 136 60 34 4 22 86 17 6 53 119 1 6 0 .258 .323 .463 .786
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3-Year Averages     128 515 465 70 117 41 26 3 12 57 19 7 46 99 1 3 0 .252 .317 .398 .715
Career  (View All)     386 1,550 1,397 212 353 126 78 10 38 171 58 21 138 299 4 10 1 .253 .318 .404 .723

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Gregory Polanco Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .323 .463 .786
Oct. 1 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .324 .467 .791
Sep. 30 @StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .262 .326 .470 .796
Sep. 29 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 28 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 27 ChC 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .262 .325 .471 .796
Sep. 26 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 25 Was Did not play.
Sep. 24 Was Did not play.
Sep. 23 Was 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .324 .472 .796
Sep. 22 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .324 .472 .796
Sep. 21 @Mil 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .262 .326 .475 .801
Sep. 20 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .260 .325 .475 .800
Sep. 18 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .326 .477 .803
Sep. 17 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .328 .481 .809
Sep. 17 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .328 .482 .810
Sep. 16 @Cin 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .330 .486 .816
Sep. 15 @Phi 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .329 .480 .809
Sep. 14 @Phi 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .263 .328 .479 .807
Sep. 13 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .325 .479 .804
Sep. 12 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .328 .483 .811
Sep. 11 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .330 .487 .817
Sep. 10 Cin 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .330 .488 .818
Sep. 9 Cin 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .333 .494 .827
Sep. 8 Cin 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .329 .487 .816
Sep. 7 StL 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .331 .490 .821
Sep. 6 StL 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .329 .488 .817
Sep. 5 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .331 .491 .822
Sep. 4 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .333 .494 .827
Sep. 3 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 .268 .335 .498 .833
Last 7 Games 16 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 5 2 0 0 0 1 .188 .278 .188 .466
Last 14 Games 32 1 6 0 0 0 1 2 8 4 0 0 1 2 .188 .229 .188 .417
Last 30 Games 90 9 18 4 0 1 7 7 20 5 0 0 1 2 .200 .255 .278 .533

Gregory Polanco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 134 29 5 111 4
2015 149 8 2 144
2014 83 83

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Gregory Polanco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20169895161.245.469.781
201512692161.190.278.528
201482122100.171.244.466

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201642970177016.261.462.786
20154677473626.274.409.747
20141953852314.262.385.727

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016253439426.296.506.858
20152903562711.228.379.670
2014135265224.252.400.722

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201627436134411.223.423.718
20153034832516.284.383.730
20141422421110.218.289.582
Gregory Polanco Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 18 R GUL 200 188 4.5% 20.5% 0.22 78% .243 .085
2011 19 R GUL 203 169 11.8% 16.3% 0.73 80% .278 .124
2011 19 A STA 10 10 0% 20% 0.00 80% .125 .000
2012 20 A WES 485 437 9.1% 13.2% 0.69 85% .353 .197
2013 21 A+ BRA 241 218 6.6% 15.4% 0.43 83% .354 .160
2013 21 AA ALT 286 243 12.6% 12.6% 1.00 85% .289 .144
2013 21 AAA IND 9 9 0% 0% 0.00 100% .222 .000
2014 22 AAA IND 305 274 9.2% 16.1% 0.57 82% .381 .176
2014 22 MAJ PIT 311 277 9.6% 19% 0.51 79% .275 .108
2015 23 MAJ PIT 652 593 8.4% 18.6% 0.45 80% .309 .125
2016 24 MAJ PIT 587 527 9% 20.3% 0.45 77% .295 .205
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3-Year Averages     515 465 8.9% 19.2% 0.46 79% .297 .146
Career     1,550 1,397 8.9% 19.3% 0.46 79% .297 .151

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Gregory Polanco Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 52 1 12 1 1 49 0 10 0
2015 CF 8 -1 0 0 -1 7 0 5 0
2015 RF 1220.3 19 239 10 19 599 3 448 7
2016 LF 202.3 -3 39 -1 -3 180 -1 70 -1
2016 CF 21.3 -2 6 -1 -2 10 0 7 -1
2016 RF 906.7 10 199 4 10 388 5 375 3
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2015 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 RF 3 1 6 0 0 5 -4 10 0 11
2016 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 CF 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 RF 4 1 -1 0 0 3 -3 4 0 4

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2016 Stat Review for Gregory Polanco    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.45 BB/K
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9.0% BB Rate
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20.3% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.786 OPS
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.323 OBP
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Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.258 AVG
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.295 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.463 SLG
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.205 ISO
GOOD

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Gregory Polanco

Overall Ratings

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Gregory Polanco: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Polanco is set to participate in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Polanco will play left field for the Pirates in 2017.

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Polanco received PRP injections during the second half of 2016 to help with his injured shoulder and knee. "It's a little tough to deal with it," Polanco told DK Pittsburgh Sports. "I just kept fighting and kept playing, because I don't like to be sitting down. Focus next year to keep healthy, because if I stay healthy and I keep fighting, I can go through the whole season."

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Polanco, who will start in center field and bat cleanup Saturday, has stolen a base in four of his last five starts.

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Polanco (neck) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals.

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Polanco is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs due to a stiff neck, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Polanco is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

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2016

There are few things Polanco can’t do on a baseball field — good or bad. For example, he finished second among NL outfielders in assists (13) but committed a league-high eight errors. Therein lies the rub with the 24-year-old. Which player is going to show up in 2016? He stole 27 bases in 37 attempts but his AB/HR rate dropped from 39.6 to 65.9. The outfielder gives fantasy owners flashes of his potential — he hit .339/.391/.521 from July 12 to Aug. 28, yet goes on stretches of futility — .148/.239/.222 from June 7 to July 5. Of course he’s entering only his second full season in the big league, so there’s plenty of room to grow — just expect a few bumps along the way.

2015

Polanco proved to be the posterchild for fantasy caution with youth in 2014. After tearing up Triple-A to the tune of a .347/.405/.540 batting line in 274 plate appearances, Pittsburgh called up its super-prospect June 10. He started strong with an 11-game hit streak, but eventually fell off the table -- he hit .068 (3-for-44) from Aug. 13 to Sept. 13 -- and was benched in favor of Travis Snider in right field. Polanco offers a unique mix of speed and power, but will battle Snider for playing time again in 2015. In the long run, he represents the future in right but playing time (or even a roster spot) isn't guaranteed to begin 2015. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound outfielder remains a great pick in keeper leagues, though owners in single-season leagues will want watch his battle with Snider closely in spring training.

2014

Polanco's estimated time of arrival is sometime in the summer of 2014, once the Super 2 arbitration deadline passes in June. Signed out of the Dominican Republic as a free agent, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound center fielder is blessed with a rare mix of speed and power. Polanco has averaged 25 steals in five minor-league seasons. He's also hit 28 homers in his last two years. The 22-year-old put together a .285/.356/.434 combined line between three levels -- High-A, Double-A and Triple-A -- in 2013. The left-handed hitting Polanco hit .366 against lefties last year and has always done well against southpaws, a rare commodity. Blessed with good plate discipline (52:73 K:BB ratio), the outfielder could impact fantasy teams as soon as June.

2013

A breakout 2012 has put Polanco squarely on the map as one of Pittsburgh's top two offensive prospects, along with Alen Hanson. Plate discipline sets the center fielder apart from others. He compiled a 44:64 BB:K ratio in 437 at-bats for Low-A West Virginia. More remarkably, the left-handed hitter registered a 1.087 OPS against southpaws, better than his fine .850 mark versus righties. Polanco hit .325/.388/.522 with 16 homers and 40 stolen bases (in 55 attempts) as a 20-year-old. He suffered an ankle injury that forced him out of the lineup in late 2012, but he played winter ball and is expected to be 100-percent healthy for 2013. He'll likely start the season with High-A Bradenton, but could move up to Double-A Altoona by season's end.