Tito Polo

Tito Polo (photo via milb.com)

Position: OF
Born: 8/23/94
Ht: 5'10" Wt: 195 B-T: R-R
Acquired: Signed by Pittsburgh in 2012, acquired by White Sox via trade in July 2017
Career Stats

FutureSox Prospect Rankings

  • #29 - 2018 Preseason

FutureSox Media

Accolades

  • 2014 #29 Prospect in Pittsburgh system (Baseball America)
  • 2016 South Atlantic League Mid-Season All-Star (West Virginia)
  • 2017 Florida State League Mid-Season All Star (Tampa)

Scouting Report

Tito Polo was signed out of Columbia as a 17-year-old by the Pittsburgh Pirates way back in 2012. After bouncing around in their Dominican Summer League, Polo came stateside in 2014 where he put up solid numbers; good enough that he was sent to the Yankees by the Pirates to complete the Ivan Nova trade in 2016. Polo began this year with A+ Tampa, but earned a promotion by slashing .289/.346/.434. Tito set fire to AA Trenton, hitting .382/.460/.545 with 7 stolen bases in 8 attempts before he was dealt to the White Sox. Polo cooled off a bit when he joined the Birmingham Barons, hitting .278/.342/.389 over the last 21 games of the year. The speedy Columbian is lethal on the base paths, swiping 46 bases in 2015, 37 more in 2016, and 34 last season.

White Sox fans might recall Tito Polo as the spunky center fielder for Jose Quintana's Columbia team in the World Baseball Classic. He acquitted himself well during that tournament, hitting .222/.417/.222 in a loaded Pool C that included the USA and the Dominican Republic. Polo has a well-rounded skill set and is coming off a strong 2017 campaign that landed him all over our statistical leaders article. It is possible he could start the 2018 season in Birmingham again, or he could be pushed to AAA Charlotte.

Major League Outlook: Starting CF or 4th outfielder
ETA: 2019

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