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Josh Harrison | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Josh Harrison homered in his third consecutive game, helping the Pirates to a 3-1 win over the Giants on Tuesday.
He finished 1-for-3 with a walk. Harrison is smoking hot, going 7-for-12 with three homers and four RBI in his last three games. Keep riding the wave while Harrison is surfing, but you never know when he'll be washed ashore. For instance, Harrison was 5-for-27 in his previous eight games prior to his last three. Jul 30 - 1:11 AM

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Josh Harrison finished 2-for-3 with a walk, solo homer and two runs scored in Monday's win against the Giants.

Harrison's last 48 hours have been better than yours. He went 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, two runs and two steals in Sunday's win against the Rockies and followed it up with tonight's box score stuffer. Harrison has been one of Pittsburgh's most valuable players this year, posting a solid .298/.336/.460 slash with seven homers while starting 11 games or more at four different positions (second base, third base, left field and right field).
Jul 29 - 1:06 AM

Josh Harrison had a monster day on Sunday, going 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases in the Pirates' 7-5 victory over the Rockies.

Harrison was 5-for-27 since the All-Star break before Sunday's outburst. He's now hitting .294/.330/.447 with six homers and 13 stolen bases overall. He'll continue to find his way into the Pirates lineup on an everyday basis going forward.
Jul 27 - 9:44 PM

Josh Harrison finished 2-for-4 with a two-run double in Wednesday's win against the Dodgers.

The National League All-Star has slumped since returning from the break. In fact, Wednesday's performance was his first multi-RBI game since July 10. He doubled in a pair of runs in the first inning to cap off a four-run outburst. The talented 27-year-old is slashing .291/.329/.437 with five home runs, 31 RBI, and 11 stolen bases.
Jul 23 - 9:53 PM

Josh Harrison had a triple and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

Harrison tripled to lead off the third inning and scored on a sacrifice fly, and he later scored on an Andrew McCutchen triple. Harrison hasn't dropped off since becoming a permanent member of the starting lineup, as he's still sporting a .298/.335/.453 line through 225 at-bats. Batting between Gregory Polanco and McCutchen, Harrison should continue to be a nice fantasy asset in the season's second half.
Jul 6 - 4:56 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-3 with a walk-off RBI double in Friday's win over the Mets.

Harrison pinch-hit for starter Brandon Cumpton in the seventh and stayed in the game after striking out. He became the star of the game, deftly avoiding a tag in a run-down between second and third in the 10th, then lacing a walk-off RBI double in the 11th. Harrison has been a jolt of energy for the Pirates, as he is slashing .303/.344/.465 with five home runs, 24 RBI, and seven stolen bases in 213 plate appearances.
Jun 27 - 10:55 PM

Josh Harrison went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base against the Cubs on Sunday.

Harrison had an infield single to bring in the Pirates' second run, and he then stole second base for his fifth steal of the year. The 26-year-old has taken hold of a starting spot with his play this year, as he's hitting .306/.347/.478 through 59 games, and he'll likely continue to find his way into the lineup regularly once the Pirates return to full health.
Jun 22 - 8:33 PM

Josh Harrison finished 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Cubs.

Harrison hit an RBI single in the top of the fifth inning and a two-run homer in the top of the seventh. He's batting .307/.349/.483 with five home runs, 21 RBI, and 25 runs scored in 58 games this season. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has pledged to continue finding Harrison regular playing time when Neil Walker (appendectomy) returns from the disabled list next week, though it's a little hard to see how that will happen.
Jun 22 - 12:23 AM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday that he wants to continue getting Josh Harrison regular starts when Neil Walker (appendectomy) returns next week.

Harrison is batting .280/.353/.452 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 62 games this season. "He's added an edge for us at the plate, in the field, on the bases," Hurdle said. "His enthusiasm and energy, I do think, drips onto the other guys as well." But it's hard to figure how Harrison will remain a starter given the setup of the Bucs' depth chart when Walker returns to second base.
Jun 19 - 11:21 AM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Harrison hadn't played since exiting Wednesday's game with a left ankle injury. The utility player will be the Pirates' regular second baseman while Neil Walker (appendectomy) is on the shelf and is worth using in deeper leagues.
Jun 15 - 4:32 AM

Josh Harrison left Wednesday's game against the Cubs because of left ankle pain.

Harrison drew a walk and scored a run before being lifted in the bottom of the third inning for Clint Barmes. The Pirates are calling him "day-to-day" for now.
Jun 11 - 10:09 PM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI double in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

Harrison, starting at second base for the first time since April 27, finished a homer short of the cycle. His RBI double in the fifth inning brought the Pirates within one run but it just wasn't enough as Padres starter Ian Kennedy and the bullpen shut down the Buccos the rest of the way. Harrison has hit well when given the opportunity, as he is now slashing .317/.349/.520 in 129 plate appearances.
Jun 4 - 9:32 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

Harrison got the Pirates on the board with a solo homer to lead off the sixth inning, and he scored the Bucs' only other run in the eighth. He's moved into a starting role in the past week and has thrived, with hits in six of his last seven games. With increased playing time and a .304/.345/.519 line, Harrison has inserted himself into the conversation in deeper mixed leagues.
May 25 - 5:16 PM

Josh Harrison homered, doubled and made a terrific catch in left field in the eighth inning Sunday as part of the win over the Yankees.

Harrison started game two of the doubleheader at third base and made a couple of nice plays there, but it was his catch in left field, robbing Yangervis Solarte of what would have been a big double with a man on first in a one-run game, that will make the highlight reel. Harrison is now batting .304 in 56 at-bats for the season, and he figures to be looking at more outfield time with Starling Marte and Jose Tabata banged up. That makes him a pretty good pickup in NL-only leagues.
May 18 - 8:01 PM

Pirates recalled INF/OF Josh Harrison from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Harrison is 2-for-13 in 12 games with the Pirates this season. He'll provide depth off the bench.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 07:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
1B1Ike Davis
2Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
3Michael Martinez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Ernesto Frieri
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Jared Hughes
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Jeanmar Gomez