Gregory Polanco’s nickname is ‘El Coffee’, and he went yard today


They’re calling him “El Coffee” and he’s got the twitter handle to prove it. We’re excited about Gregory Polanco – some scouts compare his big, powerful, looping swing to Darryl Strawberry.

While everyone is talking about Ryan Braun’s home run in his first spring at-bat, the one we took note of was the one hit by the youngster who wears Bucco black. Today, Polanco broke a scoreless tie against the Yankees with his first Spring Training bomb. It’s fun to think about what happens if Polanco goes nuts all spring and somehow forces the Pirates hand in putting him on the Opening Day roster. An outfield of Marte, McCutchen, and Polanco could be so much damn fun.

Although it’s highly unlikely Polanco has that electric of a spring, it’s fun to hope and follow along. Almost as fun as it is to watch that home run swing over and over.

You want to see Polanco’s spring bomb? Go ahead, treat yourself. It’s been a long week. Click through the jump and we’ll show it to you.