Pirates Top OF Prospect Polanco Off To Hot Start At Triple-A Indy
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Jose Tabata suffered a concussion Wednesday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds and Travis Snider isn’t exactly tearing it up right now. So, with the right field platoon of the Pirates off to a sluggish start, most fans’ attention has turned to top prospect, outfielder Gregory Polanco and what he’s doing at the Triple-A level.
Polanco has lived up to the hype so far as Greg Rappaport of the Indy Star writes, Polanco is doing everything the Pirates could hope for in leading the Indianapolis Indians in hits, home runs, RBI’s and batting average. What may be most impressive is that he’s swung and missed only six of the 170 pitches he has faced so far this year.
So, while the expectation this year has been that Polanco will get called up around June when his super-two status kicks in, a combination of Tabata possibly going on the seven-day concussion DL and Snider struggling will certainly lead to fans hoping for a short look at what Polanco can do in the majors.
You can hear General Manager Neal Huntington’s thoughts on the offense and a number of other topics as he sat down with Broadcaster Greg Brown this past Sunday for the weekly Neal Huntington Show.
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