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Josh Harrison

29-Year-Old Second Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 Stats

AVG

.283

HR

4

RBI

59

R

57

SB

19

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

It's pretty well established that Harrison's 2014 campaign was the outlier. He hit 13 homers that year but has gone deep only 15 times (combined) in his five other seasons. In 2016, Harrison started 1...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 8"   WT: 195   DOB: 7/8/1987   BORN: Cincinnati, OH   COLLEGE: Cincinnati   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Harrison Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $27.3 million contract with the Pirates in April of 2015.

March 4, 2017  –  Josh Harrison News

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Harrison will join Team USA for the World Baseball Classic, replacing the injured Matt Carpenter (back), Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Josh Harrison Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 20 A PEO 31 125 122 15 32 6 4 1 1 4 6 2 3 11 0 0 0 .262 .286 .336 .622
2008 20 A BOI 33 141 114 27 40 14 11 2 1 25 12 6 23 12 1 3 0 .351 .462 .509 .971
2009 21 A PEO 79 330 303 51 102 28 17 7 4 33 16 9 16 25 9 2 0 .337 .377 .479 .856
2009 21 A DAY 18 77 70 10 20 5 3 1 1 9 10 1 6 7 1 0 0 .286 .351 .400 .751
2009 21 A LYN 34 151 141 15 38 10 8 1 1 13 4 1 1 19 6 3 0 .270 .289 .362 .651
2010 22 AA ALT 135 585 520 74 155 39 32 3 4 74 19 7 32 52 14 10 9 .298 .343 .394 .737
2011 23 AAA IND 62 254 226 35 70 22 15 2 5 23 13 5 15 28 5 2 6 .310 .365 .460 .825
2011 23 MAJ PIT 65 204 195 21 53 16 13 2 1 16 4 1 3 24 5 1 0 .272 .281 .374 .655
2012 24 MAJ PIT 104 276 249 34 58 17 9 5 3 16 7 3 10 37 7 3 7 .233 .279 .345 .624
2013 25 AAA IND 64 296 268 50 85 38 29 5 4 34 19 7 20 39 4 0 4 .317 .373 .507 .880
2013 25 MAJ PIT 60 95 88 10 22 6 1 2 3 14 2 0 2 10 2 0 3 .250 .290 .409 .699
2014 26 MAJ PIT 143 550 520 77 164 58 38 7 13 52 18 7 22 81 2 2 4 .315 .347 .490 .837
2015 27 AAA IND 5 20 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .053 .100 .053 .153
2015 27 MAJ PIT 114 449 418 57 120 34 29 1 4 28 10 8 19 71 3 2 7 .287 .327 .390 .717
2016 28 MAJ PIT 131 522 487 57 138 36 25 7 4 59 19 4 18 76 4 8 5 .283 .311 .388 .699
2017 Spring Training 29   PIT 5 14 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 .182 .357 .182 .539
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3-Year Averages     129 506 475 63 140 42 30 5 7 46 15 6 19 76 3 4 5 .295 .326 .423 .749
Career  (View All)     617 2,096 1,957 256 555 167 115 24 28 185 60 23 74 299 23 16 26 .284 .316 .410 .726

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Josh Harrison Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @StL Did not play.
Oct. 1 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 30 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 29 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 28 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 27 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 26 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 25 Was Did not play.
Sep. 24 Was Did not play.
Sep. 23 Was Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 17 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 17 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 11 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 10 Cin 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .311 .388 .699
Sep. 9 Cin 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .309 .385 .694
Sep. 8 Cin 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .280 .308 .382 .690
Sep. 7 StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .278 .305 .377 .682
Sep. 6 StL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .305 .377 .682
Sep. 5 StL 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .306 .379 .685
Sep. 4 Mil 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .305 .378 .683
Sep. 3 Mil 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .303 .375 .678
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 33 7 14 5 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 .424 .429 .576 1.005

Josh Harrison: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 128 1 1
2015 37 72 22 10 12
2014 17 72 8 50 26 26
2013 11 7 4 15 1 14 1
2012 28 14 25 13 1 12 1
2011 6 50

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Josh Harrison Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201690121142.311.467.810
201510614164.302.396.761

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163974534517.277.370.674
2015312433226.282.388.702

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016248312319.274.399.687
2015221282155.308.416.750

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162392622810.293.377.711
2015197292135.264.360.681
Josh Harrison Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 20 A PEO 125 122 2.4% 8.8% 0.27 91% .282 .074
2008 20 A BOI 141 114 16.3% 8.5% 1.92 89% .386 .158
2009 21 A PEO 330 303 4.8% 7.6% 0.64 92% .358 .142
2009 21 A DAY 77 70 7.8% 9.1% 0.86 90% .306 .114
2009 21 A LYN 151 141 0.7% 12.6% 0.05 87% .306 .092
2010 22 AA ALT 585 520 5.5% 8.9% 0.62 90% .325 .096
2011 23 AAA IND 254 226 5.9% 11% 0.54 88% .337 .150
2011 23 MAJ PIT 204 195 1.5% 11.8% 0.13 88% .306 .102
2012 24 MAJ PIT 276 249 3.6% 13.4% 0.27 85% .263 .112
2013 25 AAA IND 296 268 6.8% 13.2% 0.51 85% .360 .190
2013 25 MAJ PIT 95 88 2.1% 10.5% 0.20 89% .253 .159
2014 26 MAJ PIT 550 520 4% 14.7% 0.27 84% .354 .175
2015 27 AAA IND 20 19 5% 10% 0.50 89% .059 .000
2015 27 MAJ PIT 449 418 4.2% 15.8% 0.27 83% .338 .103
2016 28 MAJ PIT 522 487 3.4% 14.6% 0.24 84% .329 .105
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3-Year Averages     506 475 3.8% 15% 0.25 84% .339 .128
Career     2,096 1,957 3.5% 14.3% 0.25 85% .323 .126

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Josh Harrison Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 2B 226.7 2 42 2 0 0 113 2 89 0 -1 -1 3
2015 3B 525.7 -2 101 0 0 -2 274 -1 194 1 2 0 -2
2015 LF 60 -3 15 -3 -3 34 -1 31 -2
2015 RF 81.7 2 11 2 2 73 1 24 1
2016 2B 1077.7 8 155 6 2 0 567 9 432 -2 -1 -4 11
2016 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 2B 0 1 0 1 0 2
2015 3B 0 1 1 -2 0 0
2015 LF 0 -1 -2 0 0 1 0 -2 0 -1
2015 RF 2 0 -1 0 0 -1 0 1 0 0
2016 2B 0 0 2 6 0 8
2016 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2016 Stat Review for Josh Harrison    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.24 BB/K
POOR
3.4% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
14.6% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.699 OPS
POOR
.311 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.283 AVG
GOOD
.329 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.388 SLG
POOR
.105 ISO
TERRIBLE

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Josh Harrison

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Josh Harrison: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Pirates could use Harrison as a utility player if Jung Ho Kang (personal) is forced to miss time, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "I do think there is a buy-in (to move) that's real with him," manager Clint Hurdle said. "I do think his versatility can help him."

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Harrison (groin) is undergoing his normal offseason conditioning program, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

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Harrison (groin) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Monday.

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Harrison has been diagnosed with a right groin strain and is expected to be out 4-to-6 weeks, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Harrison (groin) won't play Monday and has no timetable for a return, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

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Pirates GM Neal Huntington clarified Sunday that Harrison's groin injury is more severe than a day-to-day situation, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Harrison (groin) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Harrison followed up his 2014 All-Star campaign with an uneven roller coaster ride in 2015. Slowed by a chronic ankle injury in spring training, he got off to a dreadful start, hitting .173/.209/.282 in his first 117 plate appearances. Perhaps he was pressing after signing a $27.3 million deal in the offseason. From that point on, Harrison hit .328/.369/.429 in his final 332 plate appearances, though a torn thumb ligament in early July forced him to miss six weeks. With Aramis Ramirez retired, Neil Walker traded to the Mets, and Jung-Ho Kang recovering from a serious knee injury, manager Clint Hurdle figures to write Harrisonís name in the lineup nearly everyday in 2016. The odds are against the Cincinnati native hitting 13 homers again in spacious PNC Park, but a batting average in the .280-plus range with double-digits steals isnít out of the question.

2015

The opportunistic Harrison turned several years of utility play into a full-time gig at third base in 2014 and never looked back. Despite struggling to crack the Opening Day roster, the multi-positional 27-year-old settled into Pedro Alvarez's prior spot at the hot corner and produced a .315/.347/.490 line with 38 doubles, 13 homers and 18 steals in 550 plate appearances. He enters 2015 with a leg up on the competition at third base, but it's possible he could move around the infield/outfield due to injuries or a return to form by Alvarez. General manager Neal Huntington confirmed Harrison as his third baseman, but with only one season as a starter, there are still a number of skeptics. He's not the safest pick, but he offers more defensive versatility than nearly any other starter in the major leagues.

2014

The versatile Harrison saw his time in the big leagues shrink in 2013. The 26-year-old infielder/outfielder totaled only 88 at-bats in the majors, after batting 249 times in 2012. The addition of Jordy Mercer into the mix took away some of Harrison's backup playing time, and there's no guarantee he gets any of it back in 2014. Harrison hit .317 with an .880 OPS at Triple-A but compiled a .250 batting average, three homers, and 14 RBI for the Bucs. On the positive side, he hit .350 with a .981 OPS in 40 at-bats against lefties. While Harrison might not have enough of a role to merit consideration on draft day, he has the ability to go on short spurts that can help owners as an in-season, waiver-wire pickup.

2013

If only every major leaguer played with the passion and reckless abandon Harrison exhibits, baseball would be the better for it. From a fantasy perspective, however, he's little more than a waiver-wire option. Harrison hit .233/.279/.345 in 249 at-bats last year after batting a punchless .272 as a rookie. As a right-handed batter, PNC Park's dimensions don't play well for whatever power he does have. He'll qualify in many leagues at both second base (28 games) and shortstop (25), but there's simply not enough oomph in his bat for fantasy owners.

2012

Harrison's lack of fear served him well in 2011. The Pirates recalled him with little fanfare at the beginning of June and he responded with an impressive 88 percent contact rate, a number in stark contrast to Pedro Alvarez's 66 percent. From a fantasy perspective, the infielder offers little more than a decent batting average -- he has a career .306 minor league mark and hit .272 with Pittsburgh (in 195 at-bats). He lacks power and is blocked by Neil Walker at second base, making Harrison little more than a bat off the bench. The Pirates figure to use him in a reserve role with an opportunity to fill in due to injury.