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Josh Harrison

30-Year-Old Second Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2017 Stats

AVG

.278

HR

13

RBI

41

R

57

SB

12

2017 Preseason 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: 190   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.

August 18, 2017  –  Josh Harrison News

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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 29 MAJ PIT 114 484 431 57 120 35 20 2 13 41 12 4 27 75 2 3 21 .278 .349 .425 .774
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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)     731 2,580 2,388 313 675 202 135 26 41 226 72 27 101 374 25 19 47 .283 .322 .412 .735

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Josh Harrison Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 17 StL 5 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .349 .425 .774
Aug. 16 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .346 .415 .761
Aug. 15 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .345 .417 .762
Aug. 13 @Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .348 .421 .769
Aug. 12 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .349 .423 .772
Aug. 11 @Tor 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .350 .424 .774
Aug. 10 @Det Did not play.
Aug. 9 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .349 .424 .773
Aug. 8 Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .351 .427 .778
Aug. 7 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .278 .352 .429 .781
Aug. 6 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .353 .430 .783
Aug. 5 SD 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .356 .435 .791
Aug. 4 SD 5 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .357 .429 .786
Aug. 3 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 2 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .354 .427 .781
Aug. 1 Cin Did not play.
Jul. 30 @SD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .355 .428 .783
Jul. 29 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .357 .430 .787
Jul. 28 @SD 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 .282 .358 .434 .792
Jul. 26 @SF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .284 .359 .437 .796
Jul. 25 @SF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .357 .436 .793
Jul. 24 @SF 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .355 .434 .789
Jul. 23 @Col 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .355 .432 .787
Jul. 22 @Col 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .351 .427 .778
Jul. 21 @Col 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .353 .432 .785
Jul. 20 Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .354 .432 .786
Jul. 19 Mil 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .355 .434 .789
Jul. 18 Mil 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .352 .429 .781
Jul. 17 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .353 .422 .775
Jul. 16 StL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .352 .424 .776
Last 7 Games 25 6 8 0 0 1 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 .320 .346 .440 .786
Last 14 Games 49 8 14 0 0 2 8 1 8 1 0 0 0 1 .286 .300 .408 .708
Last 30 Games 101 19 30 4 0 3 12 5 14 2 0 1 0 2 .297 .336 .426 .762

Josh Harrison: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 72 44 9 8 1
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
20179817492.286.449.830
201690121142.311.467.810
201510614164.302.396.761

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173334093210.276.417.756
20163974534517.277.370.674
2015312433226.282.388.702

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017196236176.286.429.779
2016248312319.274.399.687
2015221282155.308.416.750

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017235347246.272.421.768
20162392622810.293.377.711
2015197292135.264.360.681
Josh Harrison vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Carlos Martinez STL 12 3 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 .250 .231 .250 .481

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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% .375 .158
2009 21 A PEO 330 303 4.8% 7.6% 0.64 92% .355 .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% .298 .092
2010 22 AA ALT 585 520 5.5% 8.9% 0.62 90% .319 .096
2011 23 AAA IND 254 226 5.9% 11% 0.54 88% .333 .150
2011 23 MAJ PIT 204 195 1.5% 11.8% 0.13 88% .304 .102
2012 24 MAJ PIT 276 249 3.6% 13.4% 0.27 85% .259 .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% .353 .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% .336 .103
2016 28 MAJ PIT 522 487 3.4% 14.6% 0.24 84% .323 .105
2017 29 MAJ PIT 484 431 5.6% 15.5% 0.36 83% .309 .147
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3-Year Averages     506 475 3.8% 15% 0.25 84% .336 .128
Career     2,580 2,388 3.9% 14.5% 0.27 84% .318 .129

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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
2017 2B 558.7 0 80 0 0 0 276 1 82 0 -1 -2 3
2017 3B 310.3 -1 50 0 0 -1 124 2 49 0 -2 4 -2
2017 LF 56.7 0 13 0 0 26 0 10 0
2017 RF 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 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
2017 2B 0 1 2 0 0 3
2017 3B 0 1 0 0 0 1
2017 LF 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 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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0.36 BB/K
WEAK
5.6% BB Rate
POOR
15.5% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.774 OPS
AVERAGE
.349 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.278 AVG
GOOD
.309 BABIP
AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.425 SLG
WEAK
.147 ISO
WEAK

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

Harrison went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored during the Pirates' loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.

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Harrison is out of the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Harrison went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday against the Padres.

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Harrison went 3-for-5 with three RBI against the Padres on Friday.

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Harrison (lower leg) is in Friday's lineup against the Padres.

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Harrison (lower leg) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Reds, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Harrison (lower leg) made a pinch-hit appearance Wednesday against the Reds, grounding out in his only at-bat.

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Harrison (lower leg) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.

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Harrison is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

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Harrison's injury is being characterized as discomfort in his lower left leg.

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Harrison left Sunday's game with an apparent left ankle injury.

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Harrison is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

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Harrison is hitting .385/.429/.731 with three doubles and two homers in 26 at-bats against Saturday starter Lance Lynn.

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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.