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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Prospect Highlights: Gregory Polanco Shows Off Defense and Speed

Indianapolis put up a game highlight video that shows off a couple of Gregory Polanco’s strengths, fielding and running. He makes a nice shoestring catch early in the video, then steals third base a couple highlights later. The video starts with a three-run bomb from Matt Hague, who has suddenly become a power threat with his seven homers.

A couple highlights from Altoona’s games over the weekend that went up too late for yesterday’s Prospect Highlights. The first one is a great video because you get to see an entire at-bat against Adrian Sampson that ends in a strikeout. He threw eight shutout innings on Friday and this strikeout was a big one, keeping the game scoreless in the third and it came right after a two out triple.

Video #2 is a single from Alen Hanson from Friday. When a game ends 1-0 and your team has the zero, this is the type of highlights you get. Still good to see a hit from Hanson, who drove in the Curve’s only run on Sunday

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When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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deacs

Super Two deadline passed maybe yesterday? So they wait a week or 10 days to be sure the deadline passes and also to make things look a little better? Not that anyone would be fooled.

Doug

Who said it passed yesterday?

Ron Loreski

I did.

Ron Loreski

Sorry, I just don’t see his speed being MLB ready. And that defense is quite shaky. I think he needs a full season at AAA before calling him up. – said no one ever.

lonleylibertarian

Yep – work on those flaws and really learn the nuances of batting lead off – he MAY be ready late June 2015

Ron Loreski

I’m thinking maybe the Pirates want to see how he handles being on the disabled list. So I would expect that to be the next step in his development.

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