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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 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

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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

Josh Harrison went 4-for-4 with a double in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

Nice game for Harrison, who also walked and scored twice in the win. His numbers are down across the board from a career-year 2014, as he's currently slashing .277/.319/.370 with four homers and 24 RBI. A torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb cost him over a month, which certainly hasn't helped his season-long production.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 10:18:00 PM

Pirates activated INF Josh Harrison from the 15-day disabled list.

Harrison went just 1-for-19 (.053) over five rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis, but he's feeling healthy and that's really all the Pirates care about. The 28-year-old has been out since early July with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. His return means Aramis Ramirez will start seeing some time at first base.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 03:04:00 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Thursday that Josh Harrison (thumb) could return this weekend.

Harrison is just 1-for-19 (.053) over five minor league rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis, but the most important thing is that he's feeling good. The 28-year-old has been sidelined since early July with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, but he should be an important piece for the stretch run.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Josh Harrison (thumb) is 1-for-16 over four minor league rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis.

Harrison, out since early July with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, played back-to-back nine-inning games on Saturday and Sunday. He was originally expected to miss around two months, but it now sounds like he'll rejoin the Pirates before the end of August.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 08:42:00 AM

Josh Harrison (thumb) is set to begin playing rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

Jordy Mercer (knee) is also headed to Indy for a rehab assignment, though his will probably be quite a bit longer than Harrison's. The 28-year-old utilityman has been on the disabled list since early July because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. Harrison was initially expected to miss close to two months, but he is now just a step away from returning to the majors.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 09:26:00 AM

Josh Harrison (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis next Tuesday.

It would seem to put him on track to return a bit sooner than expected, as the feeling had been that he wouldn't be back until late August. Harrison has been on the shelf for the last month following surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Josh Harrison (thumb) fielded grounders on Sunday.

Harrison recently had the hard cast removed from his surgically-repaired left thumb and is now reincorporating baseball activities. The third baseman isn't expected back until the end of August.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 11:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2Jason Rogers
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jon Niese
4Jeff Locke
5Juan Nicasio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6Cory Luebke
7Kyle Lobstein
8Ryan Vogelsong
9A.J. Schugel
10Rob Scahill