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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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Pirates and INF/OF Josh Harrison avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.
It's a big raise for Harrison in what was his first year of arbitration eligibility. The pay increase was well-earned, of course, with Harrison coming off an All-Star season that saw him bat .315/.347/.490 with 13 homers and 18 steals. He'll be the Pirates' third baseman in 2015. Jan 16 - 1:26 PM

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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.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:27:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 04:17:00 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.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 04:41:00 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.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:04:00 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.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 10:52:00 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.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 03:40:00 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.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 04:58:00 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.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 04:09:00 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.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 12:42:00 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.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 04:51:00 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.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:45:00 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.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:12:00 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.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 11:43:00 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.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

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