Harrison
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.258
HR
7
RBI
32
R
39
SB
3
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 the third straight season (.272), Harrison delivered 16 homers and 12 ste... read more
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 the third straight season (.272), Harrison delivered 16 homers and 12 steals, moving between second and third base enough to qualify at both positions in 2018. The home-run spike is founded on a career-high 10.0 percent HR/FB, paired with the highest flyball rate he's posted since 2013. As splits go, Harrison is good enough against righties to see near everyday playing time against them (.745 OPS) when you factor in his defensive value, but he does more damage against lefties (.857 OPS). A similar role is expected in 2018, and another uptick in value in the form of more runs scored may be in store if he returns to one of the top two spots in the batting order. While a 20-homer season isn't out of the question, expecting a combo of 10-15 homers and 10-15 steals is more prudent.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 5'8"    WT: 190 lbs.    DOB: 7/8/1987    College: Cincinnati    Drafted: 6th Rd in 2008Show Contract
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Josh Harrison Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $513,000 contract with the Pirates in March of 2014.
Not in Sunday's lineup
2BPittsburgh Pirates
August 12, 2018
Harrison is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.
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Josh Harrison MLB Stats
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Josh Harrison 2018 MLB Game Log
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Vs. Today's Pitcher
Josh Harrison Vs Pitcher Stats
  • AB:
    8
  • H:
    1
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    0
  • BB:
    1
  • K:
    3
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .125
  • OBP:
    .222
  • SLG:
    .125
  • OPS:
    .347
2018 Stat Review for Josh Harrison
0.27 BB/K
POOR
4.6 % BB Rate
POOR
17.1 % K Rate
GOOD
0.664 OPS
TERRIBLE
0.300 OBP
POOR
0.258 AVG
WEAK
0.291 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
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Second Baseman
  1. 1. JoshJ. Harrison (R)
  2. 2. AdamA. Frazier (L)
  3. X. SeanS. Rodriguez (R) 10-Day DL
  4. X. JordyJ. Mercer (R) 10-Day DL
  5. 3. AdeinyA. Hechavarria (R)
Third Baseman
  1. 1. ColinC. Moran (L)
  2. 2. DavidD. Freese (R)
  3. X. SeanS. Rodriguez (R) 10-Day DL
  4. 3. JoshJ. Harrison (R)
Shortstop
  1. X. JordyJ. Mercer (R) 10-Day DL
  2. 1. AdeinyA. Hechavarria (R)
  3. 2. KevinK. Newman (R)
  4. X. SeanS. Rodriguez (R) 10-Day DL
  5. 3. JoshJ. Harrison (R)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Josh Harrison 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Josh Harrison 2017 Preseason 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 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.
  3. Josh Harrison 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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 Harrison’s 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 isn’t out of the question.
  4. Josh Harrison 2015 Preseason 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-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.
  5. Josh Harrison 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Josh Harrison 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Josh Harrison 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Not in Sunday's lineup
2BPittsburgh Pirates
August 12, 2018
Harrison is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.
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Trending up despite Friday's struggles
2BPittsburgh Pirates
August 11, 2018
Harrison went 1-for-5 against the Giants on Friday, stranding five baserunners.
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Stationed on bench Wednesday
2BPittsburgh Pirates
August 8, 2018
Harrison is not in the lineup against the Rockies on Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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Blasts seventh homer
2BPittsburgh Pirates
August 7, 2018
Harrison went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.
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Out of lineup Sunday
2BPittsburgh Pirates
August 5, 2018
Harrison is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Cardinals.
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