Polanco went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Saturday against San Diego. The homer was Polanco's fourth in his last nine starts. The right fielder is batting .308 with 11 RBI in 52 May at-bats. He's yet to swipe a bag but was healthy enough to attempt a straight steal May 7, when a challenge overturned a stolen base. While his throwing arm is noticeably weaker, Polanco has exceeded fantasy expectations, especially since he wasn't projected to come off the IL until June.
Polanco isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Padres. Polanco clubbed his third homer of the season in Thursday's series opener, but he'll get Friday night off. Melky Cabrera will man right field and bat third with Polanco out of the mix.
Polanco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Padres. The seventh-inning blast off reliever Robbie Erlin brought the Pirates to within a run, but they would be held scoreless the rest of the way to take the loss. Polanco continues to sit most games versus lefties but has been effective when given the chance to play. He is hitting .292 on the season and has belted three home runs in his last eight games.
Polanco is not in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks. Polanco has started seven of the past eight games for the Pirates, going 11-for-30 (.367) with a pair of homers and eight RBI during that stretch. He'll give way to Melky Cabrera in right field for Monday's series opener with left-hander Robbie Ray toeing the rubber for Arizona.
Polanco went 3-for-4 with two doubles and his second home run of the season Thursday. He collected three RBI against the Cardinals. Polanco's first double left his bat with an exit velocity of 114 mph. The right fielder has four doubles, two homers and nine RBI in his last five games. He returned ahead of schedule from offseason surgery, and the only part of his game still lacking is his throwing arm. From a fantasy perspective, he's clicking on all cylinders once again.