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Gregory Polanco
Birthdate: 9/14/1991 (25 y, 6 m, 9 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-4/220     Position: OF
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
Extension: $35M / 5 Years (2017 - 2021) + 2 Option Years
RotoWire News: Polanco reached base five times Wednesday, going 3-for-3 with a pair of walks against the Pirates. (3/8/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Gregory Polanco struggled with injury all throughout the 2016, and received Platelet Rich Plasma injections into both his knee and shoulder early in the season. The injuries appeared to be under control until August when his shoulder began to bark. Soon after he fell into a slump that last the remainder of the season. Despite the injury troubles, Polanco put up career highs in slugging, on base percentage, and HR/FB%. This was lead by a surge in fly balls, not only in number, they went from 35% in 2015 to 37% in 2016, but in quality. He added 173 points to fly ball batting average and 506 points to slugging along with 14 additional home runs. Take note that much of these gains were in the lower launch angle fly balls, the borderline line drives between 20 and 25 degrees where his exit velocity averaged 94 mph, a nearly 5 mph increase from 2015. On these balls he just about doubled both batting average and slugging while hitting hit 9 home runs, 8 more than he did in 2015. Gregory Polanco did everything you could ask from a young player: he increased his hard hit balls without hitting the ball to high in the air, thus maximizing both BABIP and power production. If he can sustain this sort of contact, and there is little to suggest he can’t, Polanco will continue to develop into an elite outfielder. (Andrew Perpetua)

The Quick Opinion: With health, Polanco should continue to develop into a top tier bat, but shoulder problems are scary, and his injury history is worrying. His increased offense appears to be sustainable, and easily capable of top 50 production.

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2010Pirates (R)5320032123194.5 %20.5 %.085.241.202.245.287.25458    
2011Pirates (R)48203334341811.8 %16.3 %.124.268.237.333.361.331102    
2011Pirates (A-)31000100.0 %20.0 %.000.125.100.100.100.095-48    
2012Pirates (A)116485168485409.1 %13.2 %.197.352.325.388.522.410149    
2013Pirates (A+)5724162930246.6 %15.4 %.161.350.312.364.472.383139    
2013Pirates (AA)68286636411312.6 %12.6 %.144.282.263.354.407.347112    
2013Pirates (AAA)2901010.0 %0.0 %.000.222.222.222.222.20416    
2014Pirates (AAA)6930575151169.2 %16.1 %.175.377.328.390.504.397146    
2014Pirates8931275033149.6 %18.9 %.108.272.235.307.343.293874.40.0-6.40.3
2015Pirates15365298352278.4 %18.6 %.125.308.256.320.381.304945.30.60.32.3
2015Pirates1400000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2016Pirates144587227986179.0 %20.3 %.205.291.258.323.463.3311080.46.00.12.5
2017Depth Charts150630188175208.9 %19.2 %.165.302.262.328.427.3231021.22.80.22.4
2017Steamer140608187570199.2 %18.7 %.168.303.265.333.434.3281061.15.2-1.92.3
2017Fans (29)150658238385239.3 %18.5 %.199.302.269.336.468.3411141.813.3-1.63.3
2017ZiPS150612168275208.7 %19.6 %.161.302.259.322.420.317990.4-0.60.32.0
Total- - -386155138212171588.9 %19.3 %.152.294.253.318.404.3129810.16.6-6.05.1
Postseason- - -1400000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010Pirates (R)531882003829513212390412103192.202
2011Pirates (R)4816920340294433434240333520180.237
2011Pirates (A-)310101100001002000100.100
2012Pirates (A)116437485142942661684854416421184015.325
2013Pirates (A+)57218241684517062930160373224244.312
2013Pirates (AA)68243286644313263641361361513137.263
2013Pirates (AAA)2992200010000000010.222
2014Pirates (AAA)69274305906117575151282491203166.328
2014Pirates8927731265499075033301590221145.235
2015Pirates1535936521521023569835255612112152710.256
2015Pirates1440000000002000000.000
2016Pirates1445275871367634422798653611906113176.258
2017Depth Charts15056663014895324188175565121142 209.262
2017Steamer14054360814492303187570565114243 1910.265
2017Fans (29)1505926581599337623838561612214  236.269
2017ZiPS150553612143913151682755351201418208.259
Total- - -38613971551353227781038212171138132991104195821.253
Postseason- - -1440000000002000000.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010Pirates (R)4.5 %20.5 %0.22.202.245.287.532.0857.7.241  2.914-9.8.25458
2011Pirates (R)11.8 %16.3 %0.73.237.333.361.694.1249.6.268  3.4250.6.331102
2011Pirates (A-)0.0 %20.0 %0.00.100.100.100.200.0000.1.125  0.0-1-1.7.095-48
2012Pirates (A)9.1 %13.2 %0.69.325.388.522.910.1977.6.352  0.89029.8.410149
2013Pirates (A+)6.6 %15.4 %0.43.312.364.472.836.1615.7.350  3.13710.6.383139
2013Pirates (AA)12.6 %12.6 %1.00.263.354.407.762.1445.5.282  -0.4384.1.347112
2013Pirates (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.222.222.222.444.0007.5.222  0.20-0.8.20416
2014Pirates (AAA)9.2 %16.1 %0.57.328.390.504.894.1757.6.377  0.65216.4.397146
2014Pirates9.6 %18.9 %0.51.235.307.343.650.1085.6.2722.81.00.629-4.1.29387
2014Average7.6 %20.4 %0.37.251.314.386.700.1355.0.299     .310 
2015Pirates8.4 %18.6 %0.45.256.320.381.701.1256.3.3083.01.11.269-4.6.30494
2015Pirates0.0 %50.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.0-1-1.0.000-100
2015Average7.7 %20.4 %0.38.254.317.405.721.1504.8.299     .313 
2016Pirates9.0 %20.3 %0.45.258.323.463.786.2055.6.291-1.00.70.7756.3.331108
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2017Depth Charts8.9 %19.2 %0.46.262.328.427.754.1655.5.3021.2 -0.1772.3.323102
2017Steamer9.2 %18.7 %0.49.265.333.434.767.1685.0.3031.6 -0.5764.8.328106
2017Fans (29)9.3 %18.5 %0.50.269.336.468.804.1996.2.302  1.89012.2.341114
2017ZiPS8.7 %19.6 %0.44.259.322.420.742.1616.0.302  0.472-0.3.31799
Total- - -8.9 %19.3 %0.46.253.318.404.723.1526.1.2944.82.82.5174-2.4.31298
Postseason- - -0.0 %50.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.0-1-1.0.000-100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2014Pirates1.5819.1 %49.5 %31.4 %11.6 %10.1 %9.2 %0.0 %39.2 %36.0 %24.8 %21.2 %54.5 %24.3 %
2015Pirates1.3019.7 %45.4 %34.9 %8.6 %5.5 %7.5 %75.0 %39.4 %35.6 %25.1 %17.5 %52.2 %30.3 %
2015Pirates0.0050.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2016Pirates1.0524.0 %38.8 %37.1 %11.1 %14.4 %5.0 %33.3 %49.2 %28.2 %22.7 %18.3 %46.0 %35.7 %
Total- - -1.2521.2 %43.8 %35.0 %10.1 %9.9 %7.1 %53.8 %43.0 %32.9 %24.1 %18.5 %50.4 %31.1 %
Postseason- - -0.0050.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2014Pirates1096942810204877891276
2015Pirates2121639214168695415742528
2015Pirates011000031013
2016Pirates160153991783192314782401
Total- - -4813852333934137236438416205
Postseason- - -011000031013

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2014Pirates0.53-5.165.692.270.321.011.799-0.360.89
2015Pirates1.43-10.8312.274.460.531.041.5490.390.99
2015Pirates-0.07-0.070.00-0.89-0.100.79 0-0.100.00
2016Pirates0.34-10.6410.9811.671.251.032.1781.43-1.09
Total- - -2.31-26.6328.9318.402.111.031.82261.450.79
Postseason- - --0.07-0.070.00-0.89-0.100.79 0-0.100.00

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Pirates59.4% (91.8)14.8% (83.0)4.6% (87.7)6.9% (76.8)12.0% (83.7)2.3% (83.3)0.1% (75.0)0.5%
2015Pirates59.2% (92.2)10.9% (83.5)4.6% (88.1)10.6% (77.8)13.6% (83.6)1.1% (82.2) 0.9%
2016Pirates54.2% (92.7)14.5% (84.4)7.3% (88.4)12.0% (77.7)10.3% (84.5)1.8% (85.0) 0.9%
Total- - -57.3% (92.3)13.1% (83.8)5.6% (88.2)10.4% (77.6)12.0% (83.9)1.6% (83.7)0.0% (75.0)0.8%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Pirates35.0 %18.0 %5.0 %1.5 % 6.4 %13.6 %5.8 %1.7 %0.1 %12.8 % 0.1 % 
2015Pirates37.8 %10.7 %3.9 %1.2 % 10.7 %11.3 %9.7 %1.8 %0.2 %12.7 %   
2016Pirates34.3 %11.6 %5.4 %1.5 % 8.2 %16.3 %11.3 %1.5 %0.0 %9.8 %   
Total- - -35.9 %12.6 %4.7 %1.4 % 8.9 %13.7 %9.6 %1.7 %0.1 %11.6 % 0.0 % 

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Pirates92.391.587.782.8 89.882.877.678.661.583.6 75.1
2015Pirates92.791.887.782.7 90.584.277.780.967.783.5  
2016Pirates93.292.088.484.7 91.485.077.780.875.284.3  
Total- - -92.891.888.083.6 90.784.377.780.367.983.8 75.1

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Pirates-5.00.01.42.00.2-0.9-0.2-0.67-0.012.332.320.15-3.14-20.02
2015Pirates-2.4-5.3-1.45.96.60.2 -0.16-1.94-1.252.221.950.83 
2016Pirates9.9-6.3-1.0-1.65.3-0.4 0.77-1.82-0.56-0.572.17-0.92 
Total- - -2.4-11.6-1.16.312.2-1.1-0.20.07-1.44-0.310.991.66-1.08-20.02

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Pirates-6.01.50.3-0.9 -0.70.92.30.00.0-1.0 -0.2
2015Pirates0.61.2-0.5-0.7 -3.9-7.26.0-1.40.46.3  
2016Pirates-3.20.61.9-0.4 9.5-7.6-2.60.40.05.8  
Total- - --8.63.31.7-2.0 4.8-13.95.7-1.00.411.1 -0.2

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Pirates-1.350.670.39-4.61 -0.840.503.08-0.072.58-0.61 -20.17
2015Pirates0.060.43-0.53-2.24 -1.47-2.522.48-3.1510.031.97  
2016Pirates-0.390.231.51-1.26 4.83-1.96-0.971.240.002.49  
Total- - --0.390.430.57-2.37 0.89-1.640.97-1.007.121.56 -20.17

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Pirates27.9 %60.8 %41.8 %63.9 %88.3 %78.9 %42.2 %56.4 %8.8 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Pirates30.6 %63.2 %44.1 %70.5 %89.2 %81.6 %41.5 %57.4 %8.0 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Pirates31.0 %70.1 %46.2 %66.8 %91.5 %81.4 %38.8 %53.5 %8.5 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -30.2 %65.2 %44.4 %67.8 %89.9 %81.0 %40.6 %55.7 %8.4 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Pirates26.1 %59.0 %41.9 %60.5 %87.5 %78.8 %48.0 %24.0
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Pirates31.2 %60.5 %44.1 %67.3 %90.8 %81.5 %44.2 %22.4
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Pirates32.4 %64.7 %46.2 %65.7 %91.5 %81.2 %42.9 %24.6
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -30.7 %61.7 %44.5 %65.5 %90.4 %80.8 %44.5 %23.6

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015PiratesLF8352.01300000000     1.000 
2016PiratesLF2924202.13811100000     .975 
Total- - -LF3727254.15111100000     .981 
2015PiratesCF218.0000000000     .000 
2016PiratesCF5221.1500000000     1.000 
Total- - -CF7329.1500000000     1.000 
2014PiratesRF8363619.014452020200     .987 
2015PiratesRF1441331220.1247138530500     .970 
2016PiratesRF111103906.220395500400     .977 
Total- - -RF3382992746.0594271510501100     .976 
2014PiratesOF8363619.014452020200     .987 
2015PiratesOF1541371280.1260138530500     .972 
2016PiratesOF1451291130.1246106600400     .977 
Total- - -OF3823293029.2650281611501100     .977 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015PiratesLF52.0  0011991.0004   0-0.2 0.70.10.612.2
2016PiratesLF202.1  00-1-12922.75916   10.8 1.4-0.61.513.2
Total- - -LF254.1  00003831.81620   10.5 2.1-0.52.113.9
2015PiratesCF8.0  000000 0   0  -0.20.0-0.20.0
2016PiratesCF21.1  00-1-154.8001   00.2 -1.40.0-1.2-98.5
Total- - -CF29.1  00-1-154.8001   00.2 -1.60.0-1.4-112.0
2014PiratesRF619.0  22-6-2115106.92238   22.3 -5.70.3-3.2-6.7
2015PiratesRF1220.1  5-41011178156.87693   53.7 4.0-1.36.47.5
2016PiratesRF906.2  3-344150137.91366   44.9 2.7-1.85.98.4
Total- - -RF2746.0  10-5813443399.901197   1110.9 1.1-2.89.14.0
2014PiratesOF619.0  22-6-2115106.92238   22.3 -5.70.3-3.2-6.7
2015PiratesOF1280.1  5-41112187165.88297   53.5 4.6-1.26.87.7
2016PiratesOF1130.1  3-322184163.88683   55.9 2.7-2.46.27.0
Total- - -OF3029.2  10-5712486434.893218   1211.6 1.6-3.39.84.0

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2015PiratesLF52.00.0%      (5)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (13)
2016PiratesLF202.10.0%    (11)0.0%      (4)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (2)80.0%      (5)97.1%    (34)
Total- - -LF254.10.0%    (16)0.0%      (4)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (2)80.0%      (5)97.9%    (47)
2016PiratesCF21.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)
Total- - -CF29.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)
2014PiratesRF619.00.0%    (18)0.0%      (4)50.0%      (2)0.0%     (3)88.9%      (9)98.5%  (137)
2015PiratesRF1220.10.0%    (60)0.0%    (12)50.0%      (4)100.0%     (4)70.0%    (10)99.6%  (239)
2016PiratesRF906.20.0%    (49)0.0%      (7)0.0%      (2)71.4%     (7)100.0%      (8)98.4%  (192)
Total- - -RF2746.00.0%  (127)0.0%    (23)37.5%      (8)64.3%    (14)85.2%    (27)98.9%  (568)
2014PiratesOF619.00.0%    (18)0.0%      (4)50.0%      (2)0.0%     (3)88.9%      (9)98.5%  (137)
2015PiratesOF1280.10.0%    (65)0.0%    (12)50.0%      (4)100.0%     (4)70.0%    (10)99.6%  (252)
2016PiratesOF1130.10.0%    (60)0.0%    (13)0.0%      (2)77.8%     (9)92.3%    (13)98.3%  (231)
Total- - -OF3029.20.0%  (143)0.0%    (29)37.5%      (8)68.8%    (16)84.4%    (32)98.9%  (620)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2014Pirates619.03542618150588372642
2015Pirates1280.14040608144548570625
2016Pirates1130.14349617946578167635
Total- - -3029.2118446180465683696312

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Pirates-4.44.4-3.2-3.20.0-6.40.48.82.90.3$2.4 
2015Pirates-4.65.36.8-6.50.60.31.319.121.22.3$18.0 
2016Pirates5.60.46.2-6.16.00.11.017.724.82.5$20.3 
Total- - --3.510.19.8-15.86.6-6.02.745.648.95.1$40.7 

  • $35m / 5 Years (2017 - 2021) + 2 Option Years (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 4/3/2016 (Extension)
    • 2017: $1M, 2018: $3.5M, 2019: $5.5M, 2020: $8M, 2021: $11M
    • 2022 Team Option: $12.5M ($3M buyout)
    • 2023 Team Option: $13.5M
    • Signing Bonus: $3M
    • Incentives: $2,000,000 in escalators for the options
    • Agent / Agency: Beverly Hill Sports Council
    • Originally Reported By: Jeff Passan
    • Source: twitter.com, Hat Tip: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 3/4/2015 (League Minimum)
    • 2015: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 1/1/2014 (League Minimum)
    • 2014: $0.5M
    • Submitted by Dustin Nosler
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