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Josh Harrison | Second Baseman | #5

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (0) / CHC
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Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.
Harrison has now cracked doubles in three of his last five games. This was his second three-hit showing in that space, to boot. For the campaign as a whole, the second baseman is slashing .277/.355/.432 with 11 homers, 32 RBI, 46 runs and 10 steals scored over the course of 361 at-bats. Jul 23 - 6:57 PM

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Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 and scored a run in a win over the Brewers on Wednesday.

He singled and scored the game's first run in the early going. The versatile veteran provides positional flexibility in addition to a well-rounded if not spectacular stat line. He is slashing .277/.355/.434 with 11 longballs, 41 runs scored, 31 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Jul 19 - 11:45 PM

Josh Harrison hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Harrison went deep off Brewers starter Junior Guerra in the sixth inning to tie the game. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The All-Star has had a rough go of it in the handful of games since the break, going 2-for-17, but he's still hitting .272/.352/.429 with 11 homers and 10 steals on the year.
Jul 19 - 12:34 AM

Josh Harrison is back in Monday's lineup against the Brewers.

Harrison got a bit of a breather on Sunday. He'll hit leadoff Monday against Brewers lefty Brent Suter.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Harrison sets up as one of the premier value plays for tonight's slate against Brent Suter and the Brewers. Not only will Harrison find himself in the leadoff spot, but he actually owns some solid power numbers against southpaws to date. Coming into tonight, Harrison is sitting on a healthy .217 ISO vs. LHP on top of a 135 wRC+. Neither offense in this game sets up as a top stack, but the RH bats on the Pirates side are squarely in play, as are the lefties on the Milwaukee side.
Jul 17 - 3:35 PM

Josh Harrison chipped in with three hits Sunday in the Pirates’ 14-3 triumph over the Cubs.

Harrison reached in four of his five plate appearances, collecting a walk, two singles and a solo home run off Eddie Butler. He also scored a season-high three runs including two in the first inning. The Pittsburgh second baseman is heading to his second All-Star Game after hitting .280 with 10 homers and 10 steals in the first half.
Jul 9 - 6:26 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

Harrison has been pressing at the plate, going 2-for-28 over his last seven games. He'll get the night off to clear his head while utility man Adam Frazier slides in at second base. Frazier will hit leadoff against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta.
Jul 8 - 4:10 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-2 with a stolen base in a win over the Rays on Thursday.

Harrison was also hit twice by pitches, increasing his league lead to 18 HBPs this year. That mockery aside, he failed to make an out when actually swinging the bat, knocking a pair of singles and scoring a run in the victory. The steal was his 10th in 14 tries this season, the fourth consecutive year he's reached double-digit pilfers. The 29-year-old is now hitting .296/.377/.461 overall.
Jun 29 - 11:32 PM

Josh Harrison doubled, homered and scored two runs in the Pirates' 7-3 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Harrison got busy early, doubling into the left field corner in the first inning and scoring on a Josh Bell single. He drove himself in in the fifth inning, just barely clearing the left field wall for a solo homer, his ninth dinger of the year. The 29-year-old also plated a second run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the sixth. Harrison doesn't have a permanent home on the diamond, but he's not leaving the lineup any time soon, hitting .294/.374/.463 in 72 games this year.
Jun 24 - 11:58 PM

Josh Harrison clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning on Monday, helping to lead the Pirates to a 7-2 victory over the Rockies.

Harrison also singled and drew a walk in the ballgame, finishing the evening 2-for-4. He has been a tremendous weapon offensively for the Pirates this season, hitting .311/.381/.481 with eight homers, 22 RBI and six stolen bases.
Jun 12 - 10:20 PM

Josh Harrison, who left Sunday's game with a bruised calf, tripled in a run and walked Tuesday against the Orioles.

The Pirates would have gladly shed Harrison's contract in the offseason, but with a .307 average and an .843 OPS, he's been their best player so far this year. He'll be a strong candidate to be traded if the team isn't in contention in July.
Jun 6 - 11:14 PM

Josh Harrison was pulled from Sunday's game against the Mets after being hit on the right calf by a pitch.

It's the 10th time this season that Harrison has been hit by a pitch. The Pirates should have more on his status soon.
Jun 4 - 3:21 PM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored Friday versus the Mets.

Harrison doubled home a run in the Pirates’ seven-run sixth inning and put the cherry on top with a solo blast in the ninth. The 29-year-old has six multi-hit games in his last 10 and owns a .303/.366/.468 batting line on the year. He has already hit seven home runs, which leaves him one shy of his total from the last two seasons combined.
Jun 2 - 11:24 PM

Josh Harrison is getting the day off Wednesday against the Nationals.

Harrison slugged his sixth home run of the season on Tuesday night, but Gift Ngoepe will start at second base and bat eighth Wednesday for the Pirates. Washington is throwing right-hander Jacob Turner.
May 17 - 2:27 PM

Josh Harrison hit a solo homer and added a single Tuesday against the Nationals.

Harrison took Stephen Strasburg deep in the first inning for his sixth home run of the season, a total that's just two shy of his last two seasons combined. The Pirates are really struggling, but it hasn't been because of Harrison (.292/.355/.482).
May 16 - 10:44 PM

Josh Harrison finished 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's win at Arizona.

Harrison improved his slash line to .297/.359/469, collecting six hits over his past 15 at-bats (.400) with a pair of doubles, a walk and no strikeouts. He has displayed a very nice eye at the plate and he is one of the more consistent Pirates at the dish overall.
May 13 - 11:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Max Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Juan Nicasio
3Tony Watson
4Daniel Hudson
5Wade LeBlanc
6Jhan Marinez
7A.J. Schugel
8Steven Brault