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Josh Harrison | Second Baseman | #5

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (0) / CHC
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In a statement released to The Athletic on Tuesday, Pirates infielder Josh Harrison said that he'd prefer to be traded if the Pirates don't expect to contend in 2018 or 2019.
Harrison sees which way the wind is blowing after the recent trades of Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen. "If indeed the team does not expect to contend this year or next, perhaps it would be better for all involved, that I also am traded," Harrison said in part of the statement. "I want what is best for the organization that gave me a chance to be a Big Leaguer." The versatile 30-year-old is owed $10 million in 2018, with a $10.5 million club option (or $1 million buyout) for 2019 and an $11.5 million club option (or $500,000 buyout) for 2020. Rosenthal writes that the Mets, Yankees, and Brewers are among the teams with reported interest in Harrison. If the Pirates don't feel they are getting fair value, they could easily hold and wait until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Jan 16 - 2:09 PM
Source: The Athletic

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Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Josh Harrison is drawing "considerable interest" on the trade market.

Biertempfel notes that the Yankees, Blue Jays, and Mets have all come forward to inquire about landing Harrison from the Pirates. The Yankees have also shown interest in Bucs ace Gerrit Cole, so it might make sense for the two come over together in the right deal. Harrison slashed .272/.339/.432 last season with 16 homers and 12 steals. The versatile 30-year-old can play multiple positions and is controlled through 2020 at a reasonable rate.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 10:10:00 PM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have discussed Josh Harrison with the Pirates.

Harrison would give the Halos an option at third base in 2018 and could potentially slide over to second base in 2019 after Ian Kinsler's contract runs out. The 30-year-old batted .272/.339/.432 with 16 homers and 12 stolen bases for the Pirates this past season. The Mets and Blue Jays have also expressed interest.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 12:55:00 PM

Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Blue Jays have interest in Josh Harrison.

Brink also confirms a previous report of the Mets having interest in Harrison and adds that the Angels "would make sense" as a landing spot. Harrison would give Toronto some protection for the injury-prone Devon Travis at second base and also would be an option at third should the team wind up trading Josh Donaldson. The 30-year-old had a solid bounce-back season in 2017 and is under team control at reasonable rates through 2020.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 02:23:00 PM

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets could explore a deal for Josh Harrison at the upcoming Winter Meetings.

The Mets are in the market for an upgrade at second base and have already expressed interest in trading for Ian Kinsler or Jason Kipnis this off-season. Harrison hit .272/.339/.432 with 16 homers and 12 stolen bases in 128 games for the Pirates in 2017.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Pirates activated INF Josh Harrison from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Harrison missed most of the last month of the 2017 season with a fractured hand, but he'll be ready to roll come spring training in 2018. The versatile 30-year-old posted a decent .272/.339/.432 batting line with 16 home runs and 12 stolen bases in 128 games this season.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 11:11:00 PM

Pirates transferred INF Josh Harrison from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Ran Runzler. Harrison is out for the season with a fractured hand.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 01:22:00 PM

Pirates placed INF Josh Harrison on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured fifth metacarpal on his left hand.

Harrison suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch Saturday. Although the Pirates haven't revealed a potential timetable for him, this will almost surely end Harrison's season. Sean Rodriguez could receive the bulk of the starts at second base down the stretch, although the club is expected to get Adam Frazier (hamstring) back later this week.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Josh Harrison will consult with a hand specialist after taking a pitch off his left hand during Saturday's game.

That doesn't sound good. One assumes he would have had an X-ray after getting hit, and if the Pirates aren't saying anything about that, odds are that something turned up. At least the team is due to get Adam Frazier back sometime next week.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 09:48:00 PM

Josh Harrison came out of Saturday's game after five innings because of an apparent hand injury.

Harrison was hit by a pitch in the fifth. He remained in to run the bases, but he didn't take his position in the top of the sixth.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 08:45:00 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' lineup Monday.

It looks to be a routine day off. Sean Rodriguez will fill in at second base.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 06:15:00 PM

Josh Harrison put an end to Rich Hill's no-hit bid by belting a walk-off solo home run in the 10th inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

It was the Pirates' only hit of the game and he really made it count. He lifted Hill's 99th pitch of the game over the wall in left field to end perhaps the most amazing contest of the season. Harrison has a .281 batting average with 16 home runs and 47 RBI in 456 at-bats.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 10:30:00 PM

Josh Harrison finished 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Pirates' loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

Harrison did his part, swatting a solo shot in the bottom of the third inning off Dodgers starter Alex Wood and a run-scoring two-bagger in the bottom of the eighth against Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez. Harrison was the only Pirates batter to register multiple hits in the 12-inning affair at PNC Park. The 30-year-old utilityman has a cool .281/.349/.440 slash line with 15 home runs, 44 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and 62 runs scored in 118 games this season.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 11:58:00 PM

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

Harrison was able to get just enough of an Adam Wainwright offering, pulling it over the left field wall for a two-run clout in the first inning. The homer was his 13th of the year but just his third since the All-Star break. His production since the break aside, Harrison has been fairly useful for fantasy owners this year, batting .278/.349/.425 with 13 homers and 12 steals overall.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 02:01:00 AM

Josh Harrison finished 0-for-4 in the 3-1 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

Harrison, a member of the NL All-Star team, is hitting just .231/.275/.328 in 134 at-bats since the beginning of July. He might have been in line to lose some playing time to Adam Frazier if not for Gregory Polanco's latest injury. As is, Frazier can play the outfield, meaning that Harrison's spot should be secure.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 11:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
3Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2Jose Osuna
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
3Max Moroff
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1David Freese
2Colin Moran
LF1Adam Frazier
2Jordan Luplow
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Starling Marte
2Austin Meadows
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ivan Nova
2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Tyler Glasnow
6Joe Musgrove
7Dario Agrazal
8Luis Escobar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Daniel Hudson
3Michael Feliz
4George Kontos
5Edgar Santana
6A.J. Schugel
7Jordan Milbrath
8Steven Brault
9Nik Turley
10Dovydas Neverauskas
11Jack Leathersich
12Kyle Crick
13Nick Burdi
14Richard Rodriguez