Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:05:10 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is working with the coaching staff to try to adjust his approach at the plate, according to manager Clint Hurdle. "We're trying to get him back to a solid foundation," said Hurdle. "Stand up tall at the plate, not a big swing, play aggressive pepper -- hit the ball hard where it's pitched. He got away from all that a bit recently."
Fantasy Tip: Polanco has been struggling at the plate lately, but slumps are to be expected when you are dealing with a rookie. Ride out the rough patch if you own Polanco, and consider trying to buy low if you don't. He should bounce back sooner rather than later.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:13:16 -0700
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco's absence from the starting lineup, Monday, July 7, is a routine day off, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:17:56 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 7, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fantasy Tip: Clint Hurdle is going to find ways to get utility man Josh Harrison into the lineup. Today, Polanco is getting the day off. Hurdle's effort to play Harrison keeps him in play in mixed leagues. He has been a five-category contributor for fantasy owners this season, and he has positional eligibility all over the diamond.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:59:20 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said OF Gregory Polanco likely will get a day off Tuesday, July 1.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:51:31 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded contract proposals with OF Gregory Polanco, but the two sides are not close to a deal at this point. The Pirates have made several offers to Polanco that have varied in years.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:47:34 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco homered and drove in four RBIs Thursday, June 26.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:20:26 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are discussing a contract extension with OF Gregory Polanco.
Fantasy Tip: The link is in Spanish, but beat reporters have translated the main idea of the topic. They want to lock him up to a team- and market-friendly deal. This would be good news for NL-only keeper players who have him as a key to their future.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:32:09 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said he expects OF Gregory Polanco to stay in the leadoff spot even when 2B Neil Walker (appendix) returns to the starting lineup.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:30:03 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco's hitting streak ended at 11 games Sunday, June 22.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:31:00 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco had two more hits with a walk and RBI Wednesday, June 18, against the Cincinnati Reds. Polanco has hit safely in each of his first eight games in the majors.
Fantasy Tip: Polanco has been everything as advertised, and has obviously emerged as a must-start in all fantasy formats. He is also a darling in daily fantasy play, although his salary continues to inch up by the day.