Gregory Polanco, Outfield, Pittsburgh Pirates, #25


Date of Birth: 9/14/1991
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Current Salary: $1,600,000
Nickname: El Coffee

Gregory Polanco, outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was signed by the Pirates in March, 2009. He played in the Pirates' minor league system from 2009 through half of 2014. During that time, he batted .285 with 504 hits, 90 doubles, 143 stolen bases, 289 RBIs, and 312 strikeouts to 190 walks in 479 games. Defensively, he played 249 games in center field, 194 games in right field, and 8 games in left field.

Polanco joined the Pirates for 89 games in 2014. He struggled in his first year in the major leagues, batting just .235 with 65 hits, 14 stolen bases, and 33 RBIs. Defensively, he played 83 games in right field.

In 2015, his first full season in the major leagues, Polanco batted .256 with 152 hits, 35 doubles, 27 stolen bases, and 52 RBIs in 153 games. Defensively, as a right fielder, he made 247 putouts and 8 errors in 144 games. In the postseason Wild Card game, he had two strikeouts in four at-bats.

Polanco had a good season in 2016, batting .258 in 144 games. He finished the season with 136 hits, 34 doubles, 22 home runs, 17 stolen bases, and 86 RBIs. Defensively, as the Pirates' right fielder in 111 games, he made 203 putouts and 5 errors.

Career batting statistics for Polanco through 2016 include:

  • 386 games played
  • 353 hits
  • 78 doubles
  • 58 stolen bases
  • 171 RBIs
  • 299 strikeouts to 138 walks
  • .253 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Polanco as a right fielder through 2016 include:

  • 338 games played
  • 594 putouts
  • 15 errors
  • .976 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Gregory Polanco
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Baseball Reference - Gregory Polanco