Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:27:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco stole a base in the third consecutive game Saturday, April 25. Polanco now has seven steals on the season, and he has yet to be caught in the act.
Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) hasn't exploded out of the gates, but he is two games removed from a nice 11-for-25 run where he scored six runs, had five extra-base hits, drove in four runs and stole three bases. While the uptick in stolen bases is a plus for seasonal owners, it is also a sneaky path to FantasyScore points, as they're worth 2.0 points. Keep Polanco in mind when facing a favorable pitching matchup, as he is a nice source of cap relief for daily contests.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:27:37 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is not in the lineup Tuesday, April 21, against the Chicago Cubs. OF Sean Rodriguez is batting instead.
Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is likely out of the lineup due to a left-handed pitcher. Rodriguez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has a small sample size. In his last six at-bats Rodriguez has three hits, so he might be worth the gamble if you want to spend your money on other positions.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:40:55 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco has rekindled contract talks with the organization, according to sources. Pittsburgh offered Polanco a seven-year, $50 million deal last May, and they previously signed star OFs Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte to similar long-term deals to what Polanco was offered.
Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is a breakout candidate in his sophomore season after a mediocre debut in 2014. He is a solid upside target in the late middle rounds of season drafts. Polanco's FantasyScore price point has increased production built in, so you'll want to target him in favorable matchups only to start the season.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:01:40 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco added 12-15 pounds of muscle this offseason, and he feels rested and refreshed entering spring training. He opted out of playing in the Dominican Winter League to prepare and focus on the 2015 season.
Fantasy Tip: Like many young players in their first run through the league, Polanco looked overmatched, especially against left-handed pitching (.171/.222/.244 slash line). However, the top prospect will enter the 2015 season as a coveted breakout candidate in fantasy drafts. He projects as a five-category contributor in the long run and is worth targeting in the middle rounds on draft day.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:17:43 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is penciled in as the starting right fielder, according to general manager Neal Huntington.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:39:38 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco will likely head into spring training as the starting right fielder, according to general manager Neal Huntington.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:18:32 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OFs Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco aren't expected to play a full winter ball season this offseason, because the team doesn't want to overwork them. Both players exceeded 500 at-bats this season. Marte played in 135 games and Polanco played in 89 games with the Pirates. Polanco had 551 at-bats between the Pirates and the minors.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:51:12 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is batting second and playing right field Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:38:13 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OFs Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco are not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 12. OF Travis Snider is batting seventh and playing left field, and OF Jose Tabata is batting fifth and playing right field.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:09:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (arm) left the game early in the third inning with discomfort in his left arm Thursday, Sept. 11, after being hit in the second inning. He was replaced by OF Gregory Polanco.