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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 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

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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

Josh Harrison, batting third for only the second time this season, went 1-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

With Andrew McCutchen gone for a while, the Pirates had to change their lineup and manager Clint Hurdle decided to put Harrison in the middle. The Pirates didn't manage much against Marlins starter Brad Hand. Harrison did hit a double, but was stranded. The NL All-Star has become a key fixture for the Pirates, and owns a .304/.341/.497 line with 10 home runs, 38 RBI, and 13 stolen bases.
Aug 5 - 10:18 PM

Josh Harrison homered for his fifth time in seven games in Saturday's win over Arizona.

Harrison is one of the game's hottest hitters at the moment. He's hit safely in all seven of those games, going 14-for-31 (.452) with four doubles, a triple, five homers, two steals, 11 runs scored and seven RBI. The absurd run has his slash line up to .303/.341/.498. With eligibility at four different positions (second base, third base, left field and right field), Harrison has been one of fantasy baseball's most underrated players in 2014.
Aug 3 - 12:49 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Travis Snider
2Jose Tabata
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Justin Wilson
4Jared Hughes
5John Axford
6Jeanmar Gomez
7Brandon Cumpton
8Stolmy Pimentel