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Josh Harrison | Second Baseman | #5

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 is not in Thursday's lineup against the Brewers.
We haven't heard anything about an injury, so Harrison is presumably getting a day of rest. Adam Frazier will start at second base and bat leadoff against Matt Garza, so he makes for an interesting value play in DFS. Jul 21 - 4:15 PM

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Josh Harrison tripled and scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, giving the Pirates a 3-2, walk-off win over the Brewers.

Harrison crushed a Tyler Thornburg pitch to deep center field and busted it out of the box, thinking triple all the way. The relay throw then skipped past third baseman Hernan Perez, letting Harrison walk home as the winning run. It certainly wasn't the most conventional way to walk off, but the Bucs will take it. The triple was Harrison's fifth of the season, and the second baseman is hitting .270/.299/.373 overall.
Jul 20 - 12:23 AM

Josh Harrison (foot) returned to the Pirates starting lineup on Friday, going 0-for-4 in a losing effort against the Nationals.

Harrison sat out the final contest before the All-Star break, after leaving Saturday's game with discomfort in his foot. He has slowed considerably after a hot start, but is still hitting .270/.301/.368 with three homers, 41 RBI and 14 stolen bases.
Jul 16 - 8:58 AM

Josh Harrison (foot) flied out to center field as a pinch-hitter Sunday versus the Cubs.

Harrison was held out of the Pirates' starting lineup Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with discomfort in his left foot. The All-Star break should help.
Jul 11 - 7:55 AM

Josh Harrison (foot) is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Harrison exited Saturday's game with left foot discomfort. He should be ready to roll on Friday for the first game of the second half. Sean Rodriguez is at second base Sunday.
Jul 10 - 11:10 AM

Josh Harrison left Saturday's game against the Cubs with left foot discomfort.

Harrison took a pitch from Jon Lester off his foot in the second inning. Matt Joyce pinch-hit for him an inning later with Sean Rodriguez replacing him at second base. Harrison is likely headed for X-rays.
Jul 9 - 9:18 PM

Josh Harrison had an RBI single, run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Harrison finished 1-for-4 with the RBI single in the fifth inning. He's now 14-for-15 in stolen base attempts this year, closing in on his single-season high of 18 he set in 2014. The second baseman is hitting .282/.306/.385 with three homers, 39 RBI and 34 runs scored on the year.
Jul 6 - 12:09 AM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Mariners.

He'll get a day of rest to clear his head as he's mired in a bit of a funk at the plate. Harrison is hitting just .131/.143/.213 with an 11/1 K/BB ratio over 63 plate appearances in his last 17 games dating back to June 10. Adam Frazier will start in his place at second base and bat seventh for the Pirates.
Jun 28 - 7:40 PM

Josh Harrison clubbed his third home run of the season in a losing effort against the Cubs on Sunday night.

Harrison's solo shot in the fourth inning was the lone offense against Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks who was brilliant on Sunday. Harrison also singled, finishing the evening 2-for-5. He's having a terrific season at the plate, slashing .300/.328/.404 with three homers, 32 RBI and 12 stolen bases.
Jun 19 - 11:35 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' lineup for the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Harrison went 3-for-5 with a triple, a stolen base, and two runs scored in the early game. Cole Figueroa will start at second base and bat seventh in the night game versus Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom.
Jun 7 - 7:24 PM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored as the Pirates took the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday against the Mets.

Harrison also stole his ninth base of the season in the late-afternoon victory at PNC Park. He has a cool .323/.355/.424 batting line through 53 games played.
Jun 7 - 6:57 PM

Josh Harrison (illness) is back in Monday's lineup against the Marlins.

Harrison has missed each of the last two games due to illness, but he's feeling better now. He's batting leadoff against left-hander Justin Nicolino in his return to action.
May 30 - 4:15 PM

Josh Harrison (illness) remained out the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Harrison was lifted from Friday's game after feeling ill and has now sat out two straight contests. The Pirates have Sean Rodriguez at second base. They're also sitting John Jaso against a lefty, as David Freese is at first base.
May 29 - 12:41 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Pirates' 6-3 victory over the Rockies on Monday afternoon.

Harrison hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second and then stole second base. He hit another RBI single in the third and scored on a line-drive single by pitcher Wilfredo Boscan. Harrison has registered a respectable .308/.337/.410 batting line with 23 RBI, seven steals, and 17 runs scored in 42 games this season.
May 23 - 4:10 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' starting lineup against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Harrison has played well in the early part of the season, but so has Sean Rodriguez and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle wants to keep him fresh. Rodriguez is batting seventh against Jake Arrieta.
May 3 - 2:38 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Eric Fryer
1B1John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Adam Frazier
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jeff Locke
4Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6A.J. Schugel
7Ryan Vogelsong
8Juan Nicasio
9Jon Niese