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Josh Harrison

27-Year-Old Third Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2015 Stats

AVG

.279

HR

4

RBI

22

R

38

SB

8

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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-position...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 8"   WT: 200   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.

June 30, 2015  –  Josh Harrison News

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Harrison is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 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 MAJ PIT 74 322 301 38 84 24 20 0 4 22 8 4 11 46 3 2 5 .279 .313 .385 .698
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3-Year Averages     102 304 285 40 81 26 16 4 6 27 9 3 11 42 3 1 4 .284 .319 .432 .751

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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
Jul. 4 Cle 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .313 .385 .698
Jul. 3 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .311 .377 .688
Jul. 2 @Det 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .280 .315 .386 .701
Jul. 1 @Det 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .311 .382 .693
Jun. 30 @Det 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .311 .379 .690
Jun. 28 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .312 .381 .693
Jun. 27 Atl 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .316 .386 .702
Jun. 26 Atl 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .318 .390 .708
Jun. 25 Cin 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .285 .320 .393 .713
Jun. 24 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .321 .396 .717
Jun. 23 Cin 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .322 .398 .720
Jun. 21 @Was 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .320 .392 .712
Jun. 20 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .317 .390 .707
Jun. 19 @Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .322 .397 .719
Jun. 18 @CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .284 .323 .399 .722
Jun. 17 @CWS 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .322 .397 .719
Jun. 16 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .281 .323 .396 .719
Jun. 15 CWS 4 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 .280 .317 .397 .714
Jun. 14 Phi 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .268 .303 .386 .689
Jun. 13 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .302 .387 .689
Jun. 12 Phi 6 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .307 .399 .706
Jun. 10 Mil Did not play.
Jun. 9 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .298 .387 .685
Jun. 8 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .299 .389 .688
Jun. 7 @Atl 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .304 .397 .701
Jun. 6 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .292 .385 .677
Jun. 5 @Atl 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .293 .383 .676
Jun. 3 @SF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .295 .385 .680
Jun. 2 @SF 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .302 .395 .697
Jun. 1 @SF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .259 .299 .395 .694
Last 7 Days 29 3 7 3 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 2 .241 .267 .345 .612
Last 14 Days 58 4 15 4 0 0 0 1 8 1 0 0 1 3 .259 .267 .328 .595
Last 30 Days 119 12 36 7 0 0 4 5 19 4 1 2 1 4 .303 .339 .361 .700

Josh Harrison: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 18 56 12 3 9
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
2015596143.322.424.803
2014113172104.345.487.856
20134062101.350.600.981

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015238313185.265.366.659
201440760114214.307.491.832
2013484141.167.250.466

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015151172124.291.384.692
20142573942213.319.471.827
2013406132.225.350.645

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015146202104.260.370.684
2014263389305.312.510.847
20134842110.271.458.744
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 MAJ PIT 322 301 3.4% 14.3% 0.24 85% .319 .106
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3-Year Averages     304 285 3.6% 13.8% 0.26 85% .316 .148

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2015 Stat Review for Josh Harrison    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.279 AVG
GOOD
85% Contact Rate
GOOD
.319 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.385 SLG
WEAK
.106 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.24 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.4% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
14.3% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.698 OPS
WEAK
.313 OBP
WEAK

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

Harrison, who had two singles in 14 at-bats over the weekend, has seen his isolated power numbers drop from .175 to .103 since last season.

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Harrison, who will bat leadoff Sunday, is 5-for-9 with two homers against starter Gio Gonzalez.

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Harrison had a big day at the dish Monday, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored, two steals and an RBI.

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Harrison tied his career high with four hits Friday, going 4-for-6 with a double against the Phillies.

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Harrison is not in the lineup against the Brewers on Wednesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Harrison reached base four times Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a double and a walk against the Braves.

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Harrison is back in the lineup Saturday against Atlanta.

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Harrison doubled off the third baseman's glove in a pinch-hitting role Friday.

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Harrison is out of the lineup Friday.

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Harrison went 0-for-5 Wednesday and has just two hits in his last 17 at-bats.

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Harrison is not in Friday's lineup against the Padres.

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Harrison went 1-for-3 with two walks, his third stolen base and an RBI against the Padres on Thursday.

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Harrison extended his hitting streak to 10 games Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, two RBI and his second steal of the season.

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Harrison went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI Tuesday against Minnesota.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.