Results tagged ‘ Gregory Polanco ’

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 9

By Jake Seiner / MiLB.com

MiLB.com news:

Pirates OF Gregory Polanco will be called up to Pittsburgh on Tuesday

MiLB.com game stories:

Astros 3B Matt Duffy finds Triple-A stroke, clubs three homers

Rangers 3B Joey Gallo clubs walk-off homer in Double-A debut

Nationals RHP Lucas Giolito tosses four hitless frames

Blue Jays RHP Frank Viola reinventing self with knuckler, debuts in Lansing

D-backs RHP Charles Brewer strikes out career-high 13

Cubs RHP Rob Zastryzny, Phillies LHP Ryan Demmin duel 

Other top prospect performances:

Astros OF Domingo Santana, Triple-A Oklahoma City — 2-for-4, HR, 2B, 2 R, RBI, K — Santana is up to 10 homers on the season and is slashing .295/.360/.494. If he can cut down on the strikeouts (76 in 64 games), he could join George Springer and Jon Singleton in Houston late in the season. (more…)

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 6

By Jake Seiner / MiLB.com

MiLB.com game stories:

Dodgers SS Corey Seager goes long twice, stays red hot

Red Sox RHP Anthony Ranaudo in control for Pawtucket

Braves RHP Tyler Brosius tosses six hitless in third career start

Rangers RHP Alec Asher works perfectly into fifth

Brewers RHP Jimmy Nelson stellar out of bullpen

Twins 1B Kennys Vargas launches grand slam, drives in six

Mets RHP Gabriel Ynoa strikes out career-high 11

Royals 1B Matt Fields clubs two long balls for Storm Chasers

Cardinals LHP Jimmy Reed using ‘closer mentality’ in starting role

Giants SS Juan Ciriaco goes 5-for-5 for Grizzlies

Other top prospect performances:

Pirates OF Gregory Polanco, Triple-A Indianapolis: 1-for-3, HR, RBI, R, 2 BB — The long ball was Polnco’s seventh of the season and just his third since the start of May. The outfielder could hit for more power down the road. Over his past 10 games, Polanco has four walks and just one strikeout. (more…)

One-stop shopping for Gregory Polanco highlights

There are conflicting reports out there about Gregory Polanco’s potential move to the Majors. Pirates Prospects’ Tim Williams first reported Wednesday that the Bucs were expected to promote their top farmhand Friday before adding that the front office denied the move. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports wrote Thursday that the outfielder is “close to joining [the] Pirates,” although he pointed out next week is the more likely time for his arrival and that he isn’t likely to sign a long-term deal like Jonathan Singleton did with the Astros last week.polanco

No matter when he officially gets the call, we all know Polanco’s time in the Minors is surely up soon, since the Super Two deadline passes this month. That means there’s only a limited time that we can enjoy seeing the talented outfielder in an Indianapolis Indians uniform. With that in mind, here are some of Polanco’s best highlights from the 2014 season so far, as seen on MiLB.TV.

Polanco came into pro ball as a center fielder, where his plus speed and arm have always placed nicely. But the Pirates already have a Gold Glove-winning fielder (and the reigning NL MVP) out in center in Andrew McCutchen, so the organization moved Polanco over to right, where he can still show off his arm as seen here:

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Prospect Roundup: Games of June 1

By Jake Seiner / MiLB.com

MiLB.com features:

2009 Draft Retrospective: Year of Mike Trout

MiLB.com news:

Astros RHP Mark Appel ‘humbled’ by tough loss

MiLB.com game stories:

Twins RHP Jose Berrios strikes out 13 in one-hitter

Dodgers OF Scott Schebler hits for cycle for Chattanooga

Orioles OF Mike Yastrzemski triples twice, drives in six

Tigers 2B Devon Travis riding adjustment on recent hot streak

Mariners C Christian Carmichael triples twice on 5-for-5 day

Rangers SS Travis Demeritte goes long in third straight game

Other top prospect performances:

Pirates OF Gregory Polanco, Triple-A Indianapolis: 2-for-5, 3 R, 2 SB — Indy bumped Polanco into the lead-off spot and he responded by getting on base twice and stealing two bags, swiping second and third consecutively after one of his singles. He also made this nifty grab in right field:

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Prospect Roundup: Games of May 23

By Jake Seiner / MiLB.com

MiLB.com news:

Albuquerque looking to move on from Olivo-Guerrero incident

MiLB.com game stories:

Cardinals LHP Marco Gonzales turns Midland’s patience against it

Tigers RHP Jonathon Crawford fans nine over seven shutout frames 

Mariners OF Leon Landry hitting .700 over past six games

Rangers RHP Luke Jackson keeps curve in command in gem

Rays C Jake DePew tosses 3 1/3 scoreless frames in extras win

Yankees 3B Dante Bichette Jr., busts out with five RBIs

Marlins 1B Felix Munoz collects five hits in Greensboro blowout

Yankees LHP Jeremy Bleich fans 10 over seven shutout frame

Padres OF Yeison Asencio goes long twice in five-hit game

Mariners 3B D.J. Peterson goes long twice for Mavericks

Other top prospect performances:

Pirates OF Gregory Polanco, Triple-A Indianapolis: 1-for-5, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB, 2 K — Polanco’s three-run blast — a long ball most would require a nine iron to hit — tied the game for Indianapolis in the fourth inning. For all he’s done this season to prove his readiness for the Majors, the homer was just Polanco’s sixth.

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Prospect Roundup: Games of May 17

By Jake Seiner / MiLB.com

MiLB.com game stories

Cubs RHP Tyler Skulina lifts Cougars to no-hitter

Mariners OF Gabriel Guerrero goes 5-for-5 for Mavericks

Nationals RHP A.J. Cole spins first seven-inning complete game

Pirates SS Alen Hanson goes yard, swipes two bags

Astros OF Jordan Scott triples twice, homers, drives in five

Rangers RHP Colin Wiper shuts down Intimidators

Rockies 3B Ryan McMahon returning to form for Tourists

Rays LHP Blake Snell tosses five shutout innings

Other top prospect performances:

Pirates OF Gregory Polanco, Triple-A Indianapolis: 3-for-4, 2 2B, RBI, R — Polanco has four doubles in his past six games. Pirates right fielders have four doubles so far this season.

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Prospect Roundup: Games of May 16

By Jake Seiner / MiLB.com

MiLB.com features:

Indy rock: Chris Smith’s journey from $0 contract to the Yankees

MiLB.com game story:

Rangers 3B Joey Gallo gets fourth three-homer game

Giants RHP Kyle Crick earns win in longest start of season

Pirates OF Gregory Polanco plates tying run, scores winner

Astros SS Carlos Correa gets best of Dodgers LHP Julio Urias

Indians RHP Robbie Aviles retires first 17 batters he faces

White Sox LHP Chris Sale sharp in rehab outing

Nationals LHP Sammy Solis tosses six scoreless in season debut

Red Sox RHP Justin Haley tosses complete-game shutout

Padres RHP Bryan Rodriguez strikes out career-high 10

Other top prospect performances:

Rays LHP Enny Romero, Triple-A Durham: 4 IP, 5 H, ER, HR, BB, 7 K — The 23-year-old is still surprisingly raw for his age and level. One of the Rays’ target goals for Romero was to gain better control of his curveball with the Bulls, and Romero was supposed to throw the pitch more in games and in side sessions. (more…)

Polanco’s hitting coach on what he’s working on in Triple-A

By Josh Jackson / MiLB.com

It’s not an easy concept to wrap your head around, but Gregory Polanco still has more to learn in Triple-A ball.

True, as of May 14, the guy leads the International League in batting average (.373) and on-base percentage (.440), as well as triples (five) and runs scored (28). He’s also endured a few cold streaks this year, but none of them have lasted long.

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“The consistency is part of his game, and so the results are consistent. He has a consistent, steady, everyday work ethic. We work with him before, after and during games on things very specific to his game and his swing,” said Indianapolis hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo, who played from 1984-95 in the big leagues.

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Prospect Roundup: Games of May 13

By Jake Seiner / MiLB.com

MiLB.com game stories:

Astros LHP Josh Hader, JetHawks combine for no-hitter

Pirates OF Gregory Polanco gets four hits in shortened game

Orioles RHP Parker Bridwell takes no-hitter into ninth inning

Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong delivering following demotion

Brewers LHP Brad Mills effective in Sounds’ two-hitter

Giants LHP Luis Ysla takes a perfect game into the sixth

Cubs OF Albert Almora has career day with healing father in stands

Twins RHP Trevor May notches rain-shortened victory

Cubs 3B Kris Bryant, 2B Stephen Bruno go off for Smokies

Yankees RHP Luis Severino fires six shutout innings

Other top prospect performances:

Tigers C James McCann, Triple-A Toledo: 4-for-4, 3 2B, 2 R, RBI — McCann has a strong reputation as a game manager and can contribute with the stick, too. He has five doubles in his past three games and is slashing .308/.364/.430 this season. (more…)

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 12

By Jake Seiner / MiLB.com

MiLB.com news:

Mets RHP Rafael Montero to make MLB debut Wednesday

MiLB.com game stories:

Orioles RHP Hunter Harvey fans career-high 10 for Delmarva

Yankees RHP Jaron Long, son of hitting coach Kevin Long, leads RiverDogs in duel

Dodgers INF Josmar Cordero collects four hits, impressing early for Loons

Brewers RHP Jimmy Nelson ties season high with nine strikeouts

Royals OF Jimmy Paredes plates eight in first cycle

Blue Jays 3B Mitch Nay stays red hot for Lansing

Other top prospect performances:

Pirates OF Gregory Polanco, Triple-A Indianapolis: 2-for-4, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB, K, PO — Polanco is a perfect 4-for-4 stealing bases in May, indicating he’s made improvements base running — an area Pittsburgh has highlighted as needing improvement. Getting picked off Monday was a small step backward. No question about Polanco’s bat, though, even though he’s cooled some of late.

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