JHAN POLANCO, CATCHER
Born: November 4, 2000
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 175
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2017, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
The Pirates signed Polanco at age 17.  He wasn’t a prominent signing.

2018
DSL:  200/300/229, 35 AB, 1 2B, 3 BB, 4 K

Polanco played sparingly in his debut.

2019
DSL:  252/386/367, 139 AB, 10 2B, 2 HR, 30 BB, 16 K, 1-1 SB

Polanco was the primary catcher for one of the Pirates’ DSL affiliates.  He threw out 40% of base stealers.  At the plate, he had a solid season with outstanding walk and K rates.

2020
DNP

2021
R:  188/509/375, 32 AB, 3 2B, 1 HR, 19 BB, 10 K

Polanco went to the FCL in 2021, but got only limited playing time.  His team used eight different catchers, with five playing at least five games out of the team’s 42.  He didn’t hit much, but showed some power and drew a remarkable number of walks.

Polanco will be 22 by the 2022 season.  He seems likely to serve as an organizational catcher.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2022: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
December 22, 2017: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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