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Josh Harrison | Second Baseman | #5

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (0) / CHC
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Josh Harrison clubbed his third home run of the season in a losing effort against the Cubs on Sunday night.
Harrison's solo shot in the fourth inning was the lone offense against Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks who was brilliant on Sunday. Harrison also singled, finishing the evening 2-for-5. He's having a terrific season at the plate, slashing .300/.328/.404 with three homers, 32 RBI and 12 stolen bases. Jun 19 - 11:35 PM

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Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' lineup for the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Harrison went 3-for-5 with a triple, a stolen base, and two runs scored in the early game. Cole Figueroa will start at second base and bat seventh in the night game versus Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom.
Jun 7 - 7:24 PM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored as the Pirates took the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday against the Mets.

Harrison also stole his ninth base of the season in the late-afternoon victory at PNC Park. He has a cool .323/.355/.424 batting line through 53 games played.
Jun 7 - 6:57 PM

Josh Harrison (illness) is back in Monday's lineup against the Marlins.

Harrison has missed each of the last two games due to illness, but he's feeling better now. He's batting leadoff against left-hander Justin Nicolino in his return to action.
May 30 - 4:15 PM

Josh Harrison (illness) remained out the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Harrison was lifted from Friday's game after feeling ill and has now sat out two straight contests. The Pirates have Sean Rodriguez at second base. They're also sitting John Jaso against a lefty, as David Freese is at first base.
May 29 - 12:41 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Pirates' 6-3 victory over the Rockies on Monday afternoon.

Harrison hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second and then stole second base. He hit another RBI single in the third and scored on a line-drive single by pitcher Wilfredo Boscan. Harrison has registered a respectable .308/.337/.410 batting line with 23 RBI, seven steals, and 17 runs scored in 42 games this season.
May 23 - 4:10 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' starting lineup against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Harrison has played well in the early part of the season, but so has Sean Rodriguez and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle wants to keep him fresh. Rodriguez is batting seventh against Jake Arrieta.
May 3 - 2:38 PM

Josh Harrison launched his first home run of the 2016 season on Friday, leading the Pirates to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Reds.

Harrison's fourth-inning blast off Dan Straily increased the Bucs' early lead to 2-0 and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. He has been outstanding at the plate through the season's first month, slashing .333/.372/.448 with a homer, 14 RBI and four stolen bases.
Apr 29 - 10:53 PM

Josh Harrison showed a bit of life at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in Saturday's victory over the Brewers.

It's been a slow start to the season for Harrison, but his two-hit performance on Saturday was encouraging, not least because it included his second extra-base hit of the season. He'll need to perform well in the coming weeks, though, to ensure he gets regular playing time once Jung-ho Kang returns from the disabled list. The 28-year-old is hitting .277/.314/.340 with three stolen bases.
Apr 16 - 10:33 PM

Josh Harrison tripled and doubled in three at-bats Tuesday against the Yankees.

While his performance has been just fine (.292/.340/.521 in 48 AB), it's been a bad spring for Harrison from a fantasy standpoint. That's because the Pirates seem poised to go with John Jaso and Andrew McCutchen at the top of the order against righties, knocking Harrison from the leadoff perch that seemed likely to be his. Harrison could still lead off versus lefties, but Jordy Mercer is also under consideration for that role. Maybe plans will change and Harrison will return to the top spot later on, but until that happens, he's best suited for deep leagues.
Mar 29 - 3:45 PM

Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Wednesday that Josh Harrison will take over at second base for the traded Neil Walker.

The Pirates shipped Walker to the Mets on Wednesday evening. Per their general manager, the plan moving forward is to start Josh Harrison at second with Jung Ho Kang manning the hot corner once he's healthy. Harrison, 28, hit .287/.327/.390 with four homers, 28 RBI and 10 steals across 418 at-bats in 2015. He started 37 games at second base.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 10:01:00 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Reds.

Harrison tripled and scored in the first inning. It would be the only run the Pirates plated in the game. For the season, the 28-year-old third baseman is slashing .283/.324/.382 with four homers, 27 RBI, 56 runs scored and 10 steals. His numbers are down across the board from those he posted during a breakout 2014 campaign.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 10:30:00 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.

It's just a regular day of rest for the utility man. Aramis Ramirez is getting the start at the hot corner while Pedro Alvarez starts at first base for the Pirates against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored Tuesday against the Rockies.

Harrison, batting leadoff, had an RBI double in the second inning, scoring on Gregory Polanco's single one batter later. A torn UCL in his left thumb stole roughly a month and a half of Harrison's season, but he's batted .280/.321/.374 in 103 games when healthy. He should continue to get regular playing time spelling starters at a number of positions down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 01:35:00 AM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-6 with a walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning of Sunday's 7-6 win over the Brewers.

The Brewers put a pair of runners on in the 11th inning via a slew of sloppy plays, including a fielding error, a HBP and a wild pitch. Harrison decided enough was enough and put them out of their misery with a walk-off single. The 28-year-old third baseman put in a solid weekend series, racking up nine hits over the four games against the boys from Milwaukee.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Erik Kratz
4Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Adam Frazier
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jon Niese
4Jeff Locke
5Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6A.J. Schugel
7Ryan Vogelsong
8Kyle Lobstein
9Juan Nicasio