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Author: Joshua Carney

Polanco's season is a resounding success for Pirates development

By: Joshua Carney | September 5, 2018 Coming into the 2018 season, Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco was a massive unknown. Polanco was a tantalizing player up until the start of the 2018 season, often showing major flashes of stardom with impressive hot streaks, but too often he’d get mired in month-long slumps, ultimately hurting his overall numbers. The 2018 season shaped up to be a big prove-it year for the long, lanky right fielder, but he got off to a dreadful start in March and April after team executives and coaches raved about how great of shape...

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Pirates have in-house options to replace Harrison next season

By: Joshua Carney | September 1, 2018 After calling out the Pittsburgh Pirates’ front office during Spring Training, Josh Harrison got off to a hot start, hitting .263 in March/April, and .304 in May before breaking his hand on a hit by pitch in Miami. During that stretch, he had an 87 wRC+ in March/April, and a 103 in May. Following his return from the broken hand, Harrison got off to a slow start, hitting .250 in June and .200 in July before bouncing back with a strong August, hitting .286 with a 99 wRC+ and a .319 wOBA....

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