JHAN POLANCO, CATCHER
|Born: November 4, 2000
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2017, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|The Pirates signed Polanco at age 17. He wasn’t a prominent signing.
Polanco played sparingly in his debut.
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.
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.
|2022: Minor League Contract|
|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
|December 22, 2017: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.