Gregory Polanco Named International League Player of the Week

Gregory Polanco has won his second International League Player of the Week award and it’s tough to imagine there was much competition for this one. In six games, he hit .591 with six extra-base hits, drove in nine runs and drew four walks, plus stole two bases. He won his first Player of the Week award during the first full week of the season.

On the year, Polanco is hitting .389/.453/.623 and leads the International League in runs scored, hits, triples, RBIs, total bases, OBP, slugging percentage and batting average.

  • He may win the International league MVP playing there for 10 weeks at the rate he’s going. All the stats are mind-boggling but the two I love is the .379 vs LHP and .327 when he gets behind in the count. .327!!!!!

  • Just him at the top of a lineup and getting on base will make the lineup better. He doesn’t even have to dominate. He can have a .350 obp and .750 or so OPS and waste a lot of pitches along with Walker at the top of the order and help Cutch get pitched around less. That’s all I ask of him this season along with great defense. …and with the AAA numbers I don’t see how he won’t at least do that.

  • Please just pay him and call him up.

    • ” Please pay him ” just how much ? Is anywhere near $ 10 to 20 million too much for about 3 weeks work ?

  • What, he doesn’t lead the league in doubles or homers? Slacker!

    • John Dreker
      May 19, 2014 1:20 pm

      I did leave out extra-base hits, so he is just spreading them out better than most

  • Scott Kliesen
    May 19, 2014 11:48 am

    Pay that man his money! And bring him up to Pittsburgh so he can win rookie of the year while resuscitating the Pirates season! Sounds crazy, but dude is good enough to make it happen!

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