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Josh Harrison

30-Year-Old Second Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2018 Stats

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.295

HR

1

RBI

6

R

12

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Harrison has held a consistent role in Pittsburgh over the three years since his 2014 breakout, but 2017 marked the first time he produced at that level again. Although his batting average dropped for...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 8"   WT: 177   DOB: 7/8/1987   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Harrison Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $513,000 contract with the Pirates in March of 2014.

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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 128 542 486 66 132 44 26 2 16 47 12 4 28 90 2 3 23 .272 .339 .432 .771
2018 30 AA ALT 3 13 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .398
2018 30 MAJ PIT 15 69 61 12 18 4 3 0 1 6 1 0 5 9 0 2 1 .295 .348 .393 .741
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3-Year Averages     124 502 463 60 130 37 26 3 8 44 13 5 21 79 3 4 11 .281 .325 .402 .726
Career  (View All)     760 2,707 2,504 334 705 215 144 26 45 238 73 27 107 398 25 21 50 .282 .321 .414 .735

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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
May. 20 SD 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .295 .348 .393 .741
May. 19 SD Did not play.
May. 18 SD Did not play.
May. 17 SD Did not play.
May. 16 CWS Did not play.
May. 15 CWS Did not play.
May. 13 SF Did not play.
May. 12 SF Did not play.
May. 11 SF Did not play.
May. 9 @CWS Did not play.
May. 8 @CWS Did not play.
May. 6 @Mil Did not play.
May. 5 @Mil Did not play.
May. 4 @Mil Did not play.
May. 3 @Was Did not play.
May. 2 @Was Did not play.
May. 1 @Was Did not play.
Apr. 30 @Was Did not play.
Apr. 29 StL Did not play.
Apr. 28 StL Did not play.
Apr. 27 StL Did not play.
Apr. 26 Det Did not play.
Apr. 25 Det Did not play.
Apr. 25 Det Did not play.
Apr. 22 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 21 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 20 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 19 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 18 Col Did not play.
Apr. 17 Col Did not play.
Last 7 Games 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .750 .600 1.000 1.600
Last 14 Games 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .750 .600 1.000 1.600
Last 30 Games 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .750 .600 1.000 1.600
Josh Harrison Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 18 Portland 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
May. 17 Portland 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
May. 14 Richmond 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 7 Days 12 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .398
Last 14 Days 12 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .398
Last 30 Days 12 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .398

Josh Harrison: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 15
2017 83 49 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: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 2

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Josh Harrison Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018132120.308.538.846
2017112196112.286.482.857
201690121142.311.467.810

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20184810041.292.354.711
201737447103610.267.417.745
20163974534517.277.370.674

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018286041.393.464.889
2017231309236.286.463.810
2016248312319.274.399.687

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018336120.212.333.611
2017255367246.259.404.736
20162392622810.293.377.711
Josh Harrison vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 542 486 5.2% 16.6% 0.31 81% .303 .160
2018 30 AA ALT 13 12 7.7% 23.1% 0.33 75% .222 .000
2018 30 MAJ PIT 69 61 7.2% 13% 0.56 85% .321 .098
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3-Year Averages     502 463 4.2% 15.7% 0.27 83% .321 .121
Career     2,707 2,504 4% 14.7% 0.27 84% .317 .132

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Josh Harrison Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
2B 2015 226.7 2 - 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1077.7 8 5 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 653.3 6 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2018 121 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2015 525.7 0 18 -2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 341.7 2 - 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2015 60 -1 - -2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 56.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2015 81.7 0 - 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.56 BB/K
GOOD
7.2% BB Rate
WEAK
13.0% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.741 OPS
WEAK
.348 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.295 AVG
GREAT
.321 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.393 SLG
POOR
.098 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Harrison (hand) was activated from the DL and will lead off Sunday against the Padres.

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The Pirates plan to reinstate Harrison (hand) from the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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Harrison (hand) went 0-for-3 with a walk for Double-A Altoona on Monday in his first game action in a month.

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Harrison (hand) will kick off a rehab assignment at Double-A Altoona on Monday, Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror reports.

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Harrison (hand), who continues to take swings in the batting cage, could begin a rehab assignment next week and possibly return as soon as May 19 against the Padres, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh reports.

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Harrison (hand), who has intensified his workouts in the last week, will meet with team doctors Friday to determine his next step.

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Harrison (hand) has yet to be cleared to swing a bat, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

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Harrison was diagnosed with a fracture of the fifth metacarpal on his left hand Monday and is expected to miss approximately six weeks.

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Harrison (hand) will undergo further examination in Pittsburgh after getting hit by a pitch Sunday in Miami, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 122 games at second base, more than double his highest previous total (57 games). At the beginning of August, he was batting .266/.297/.375 primarily as a sixth or seventh hitter when Pittsburgh slotted him into the leadoff spot. In his final 33 games, Harrison hit .326/.345/.420 before suffering a season-ending groin injury. He's too much of a free swinger to profile as an ideal leadoff man, but he may be Pittsburgh's best choice once again in 2017. Harrison swiped a career-high 19 bases (on 23 attempts) and while he's hit .283 or better in each of the last three seasons, his lack of power limits his overall fantasy value.

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.