Polanco looks over his shoulder as he rounds second base.

Gregory Polanco Video Highlights Are Fun


Gregory Polanco put up an .804 OPS in ten spring training games and by now you have heard that the 22-year old is walking on water at Triple-A Indianapolis.  It’s pretty exciting to see Polanco destroy pitching.  It will be even more exciting to see him do it when pitchers, especially those grizzled veterans, adjust to the outfielders approach at the plate.

Cool highlight, but we aren’t sure why he is looking over his left shoulder when he rounds second base.  Hell, he almost missed second base.

Of course we jest, but not too much….   I had to have something to be critical about after reading everyone gush over the rookie.  Let me go into my Neal Huntington speak on the topic…. It’s obvious that Polanco still has some items on the checklist to work through before he is called up to help the club in Pitsburgh.)  (Cough. Cough.)

Gregory Polanco videos are especially impressive when one considers he had nine plate appearances at the Triple-A level heading into the season.  Polanco is hitting like he’s been in the International League as long as Matt Hague has.

The most important thing we want to see from Polanco is continuing to improve against left handed pitching.  In the minors he hasn’t shown a mastery of it, but it’s something that is never easy for any player to do.  

The thing about Polanco is he just isn’t any player, he is one that is coming with some lofty expectations.

(this video was a bit better quality on my computer anyway.)

The homers are absolute shots.  The second one is below:

The first homer Polanco hit in Triple A  is at this direct link to the MiLB page.

The speed is flashed here….a dribbler to the first base bag turns into a big two-run single.

Here is the MiLB link to every Polanco video

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  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/cocktailsfor2 cocktailsfor2

    Check the sweet sweet sideburns on the first base ump in the ‘infield single’ video.

    Those may be even more awesome than @ElCoffee ‘s legging out the hit!!

  • Wabbit_Season

    Hi Tom.

    An Osceola kid, huh? I did not know that. I’m sitting here on Lingle Street, just a few blocks up from the pool and past the Hotel lovin’ me some Gregory Polanco video.

    When you come back for the 4th of July (Yinz all should know that the 4th in O-Town is bigger than Christmas), make sure you stop in at 308 Lingle. You will be treated well.

    Now then. Imagine Marte, Polanco, Cutch, Pedro at the top of our lineup. Sheesh. Just that lefty speed coming outta the box has got to be hair-raising. I love watching him beat out routine balls to first.

    Mid-summer is gonna be FUN.

    • Wabbit_Season

      BTW, Tom… Found my wife here in Osceola. She would not marry me until I could pronounce and spell Trcziyulny Street.
      :)

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      hahahahaha!!! oh man, the best comment in the history of comments. Hometown news, July 4th–you got it.