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Josh Harrison | Third Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored in Thursday's 10-1 win against the Braves.
Harrison extended his hitting streak to 13 games with his third-inning single. The utilityman-turned-third baseman has been a key figure in the Pirates' return to the post-season, hitting .319/.350/.496 with 13 home runs, 52 RBI, 17 stolen bases, and 75 runs scored. Sep 25 - 11:27 PM

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Josh Harrison extended his hitting streak to nine games Sunday, going 2-for-4 in a win over the Brewers.

The multi-hit game was Harrison's fifth during the nine-game streak. His average is an NL-best .318, and he's closing in on his first batting title. It's certainly been a memorable season for the do-everything 27-year-old.
Sep 21 - 4:17 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and a run scored against the Cubs on Sunday.

The Pirates had a huge bottom of the fifth inning, with Harrison's two-RBI double getting the scoring started. Harrison has been on fire in September, raising his overall line to .317/.351/.508 with 51 RBI and 71 runs scored. It's been a massive breakout season for the 27-year-old.
Sep 14 - 4:41 PM

Josh Harrison was 3-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Cubs.

He raised his batting average back up to .318, just above Colorado's Justin Morneau and teammate Andrew McCutchen in the National League batting race. Harrison has found a home as the Pirates' leadoff hitter, scoring 35 runs in 49 games since the All-Star break.
Sep 13 - 12:04 AM

Josh Harrison, attempting to win the National League batting title, went 0-for-5 in Thursday's 4-1 victory over the Phillies.

Harrison is attempting to fend off Justin Morneau, teammate Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, and Ben Revere in the race for the batting title. He dropped to .312, five points behind Morneau, with an oh-fer against the Phillies on Thursday. Nevertheless, the All-Star maintains fantastic numbers, slashing .312/.345/.506 with 13 home runs, 49 RBI, and 17 stolen bases.
Sep 11 - 10:52 PM

Josh Harrison (ankle) is back in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

Harrison hasn't played since leaving Saturday's game with a left ankle injury, but he's ready to give it a go. He'll start at third base and bat leadoff against David Buchanan.
Sep 9 - 3:40 PM

Josh Harrison (ankle) is available to pinch hit Monday.

Harrison is out of the starting lineup for the second straight day Monday due to a left ankle injury. It's not considered a long-term injury, but the Pirates aren't sure when he'll be ready to return to the lineup.
Sep 8 - 4:58 PM

Josh Harrison (ankle) is out of the Pirates' lineup again Monday against the Phillies.

Harrison left Saturday's game after rolling his left ankle and will now miss his second straight start. It's a day-to-day situation. Brent Morel will start at third base again Monday.
Sep 8 - 4:09 PM

Josh Harrison (ankle) is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Harrison rolled his left ankle after making a catch on Saturday and had to depart. He went through drills during Sunday's pre-game but apparently wasn't feeling well enough to play. Brent Morel is at third base in his place.
Sep 7 - 12:42 PM

Josh Harrison rolled his left ankle after making a catch on Saturday afternoon against the Cubs.

Chase d'Arnaud entered the game for him. Harrison was able to walk off the field under his own power but he could need a few days off. The 27-year-old breakout star was 4-for-6 with two RBI before exiting and is batting .319 with an .871 OPS in 125 games played this season.
Sep 6 - 4:51 PM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple and a run scored against the Reds on Friday.

He finished a home run shy of the cycle. Harrison tied the game with his triple in the eighth and came in to score on a single from Jose Tabata. The 27-year-old has hit safely in seven out his last eight games and has a .308/.342/.504 batting line on the year. He continues to be a valuable five-category contributor.
Aug 29 - 10:45 PM

Josh Harrison hit his 12th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Harrison hit the solo shot off Cardinals starter Lance Lynn in the fifth inning. The 27-year-old is hitting .302/.336/.494 with 12 homers and 61 runs scored on the season. With Pedro Alvarez making the switch to first base, Harrison has found an everyday home at third base for the rest of the season.
Aug 26 - 10:12 PM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI as the Pirates beat the Brewers 8-3 on Friday.

Harrison broke out of a 7-for-38 slump with the three-hit game. He hit a two-run double in the second inning, had an RBI single in the fourth and hit a two-run homer in the eighth. Harrison had just one run driven in the entire month of August before the outburst. Even with the slump, Harrison is still batting .308/.344/.496 with 11 homers in his breakout year.
Aug 22 - 11:43 PM

Josh Harrison had another big night Friday against the Padres, going 3-for-3 with a walk.

There's just no slowing him down. Harrison has now hit safely in 12 consecutive games while his batting average is now up to .314 for the year, his highest since June 18. He's a must-start right now in mixed leagues.
Aug 8 - 10:06 PM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, and a pair of runs scored in Wednesday's win against the Marlins.

Harrison, back in the lead-off spot after having hit third on Tuesday, was the spark plug for the Pirates. He has now had four multi-hit games in five August contests. With the effort, he bumped his slash line up to .309/.346/.503 with 10 home runs, 38 RBI, and 14 stolen bases.
Aug 6 - 10:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
4Elias Diaz
5Sebastian Valle
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
3Sean Rodriguez
2B1Neil Walker
2Gustavo Nunez
3Jake Elmore
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
2Deibinson Romero
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
3Andrew Lambo
4Willy Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
7Jeremy Bleich
8Nick Kingham
9Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4John Holdzkom
5Jared Hughes
6Brandon Cumpton
7Stolmy Pimentel
8Casey Sadler
9Bobby LaFromboise
10Rob Scahill
11Radhames Liz
12Deolis Guerra
13Blake Wood
14Brad Lincoln