Sports Illustrated: Gregory Polanco is ‘the next big thing’

Putting aside the issues with drawing conclusions from a 20-game Triple-A sample (I thought you could fairly argue in spring training that Polanco required some Triple-A seasoning given his lack of experience above High-A coming into 2014, and 20 games don’t really change that particular argument much no matter how good those 20 games have been), Polanco’s off to an incredible start that’s making my “He might only help the Pirates on defense this year” stance. The Polanco drumbeat is only going to get louder and louder between now and the day he finally gets promoted, whenever that is.