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Hurdle's pep talk boosted Polanco's confidence to new heights

Gregory Polanco doesn't have to worry about going back down to the minors anymore. Because he once certainly was until manager Clint Hurdle set the then-struggling youngster straight. Hurdle, according to, told Polanco: "'You're not going down. 'You're going to stay here. You're going to play." Those words set Polanco free. At the time in early July, Polanco was hitting just...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The most promising thing about Polanco right now

The funny thing is, Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte are so good the Pirates would be in the conversation for baseball’s best outfield no matter who the third guy was. But more often than not, the third guy has been Gregory Polanco, and Polanco came with enormous hype. He’s had his good days and bad days, his good moods and bad moods, but these days Polanco’s on a tear....
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco’s hot second half, and the confluence of future and present

With two outs in the third inning last night, something happened that Pirate fans have been dreaming about for three years. Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte both laced hard-hit singles off of Marlin starter Tom Koehler, then Andrew McCutchen brought them home with a double. The Pirates didn’t look back en route to a 5-2 win. Back in the last year of the Pirates’ Dark Age, it...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 123: Pirates 5 Marlins 2

It’s only the Marlins, but JA Happ’s Pirate resurgence continued tonight with six shutout innings, scattering four hits, striking out six, and issuing just one walk. Happ actually gave up half of those hits in the first inning, and he only allowed one base runner after the third. Happ’s now only allowed one run in his last three starts (17 1/3 innings), striking out 16, walking...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Polanco’s Hot Streak

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 254, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) recap a weekend of fantasy baseball news and talk about some player that can help your team down the stretch. Topics include: Whether Gregory Polanco can sustain his recent hot streak How much value we place on David Wright’s rest of season...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: The Potential of Polanco

Gregory Polanco             Polanco is a player of immense potential, but throughout the first half of the season he failed to deliver on it. That has changed of late however, as since August 4, Polanco has seen his average climb from .243 to .264 and is batting .392 for the month of August. This weekend was no exception to this trend as he recorded a multi-hit game each...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Polanco slips, misplays routine fly ball to give Cubs win

The Chicago Cubs used this past offseason to put a new regime in place and give the team a new identity, and they hope that the days of often being on the losing end of embarrassing gaffes and unfortunate events are behind them. It seems that they may be onto something, as luck was on their side during Friday afternoon’s game against the Pirates. The two teams battled it out...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Three prospects that can make a difference this year

Jeff Locke Two months into the season and the Pittsburgh Pirates are 25-30 and have a struggling starting rotation, many defensive miscues and a streaky offense.  That being said the Indianapolis Indians have three prospects that may have the best chance of helping the Pirates out. 1. Gregory Polanco- Polanco could help the Pirates out sooner rather than later as June first is...
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates offered Polanco a long term deal

On Tuesday night, Yahoo and CBS reported that the Pirates offered top prospect Gregory Polanco a seven year contract during spring training–which he turned down. The deal was reportedly worth about $25 million over seven years, and it also had three club option years which could have made the contract worth between $50 million and $60 million. This is pretty big news. Everyone’s...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Indy Indians are teasing us with Gregory Polanco

Any Pirate fan should know all about Gregory Polanco by now, but if you don’t, he’s the Pirates’ top prospect – an outfielder with sky high potential, all the tools (OBP/plate discipline, power, speed, arm, etc), and ridiculous numbers in Triple-A Indianapolis. Through 23 games, he is hitting .400/.460/.644 with 4 HR and 24 RBI. After a couple of national feature stories...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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