Season in review: P.J. Polk

Despite being hampered by hamstring and ankle injuries, P.J. Polk managed to steal 29 bases for the Connecticut Tigers in 2010, which was good for third most in the New York-Penn League.  Polk’s plus-plus speed also helped his batting average, as he was able to beat out a large number of infield singles throughout the course of the season.

P.J. Polk finished third in the NYPL with 29 stolen bases

Offensively, Polk relied on his speed and on-base ability to be an effective lead-off hitter.  He led the team with a .343 on-base percentage, despite striking out 52 times in 270 plate appearances. He did not hit for much power, posting a .089 ISO with two home runs.

Polk has a slender 5-foot-9 frame and does not project to hit for much power in the future, so he will have to cut down on his strikeouts to be a productive offensive player as he moves up the minor league ladder.

Defensively, he has excellent range, below-average arm strength and the ability to play center field and left field.

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