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Josh Harrison
Birthdate: 7/8/1987 (29 y, 8 m, 19 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 5-8/185     Position: 2B/3B
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 6, Pick: 19, Overall: 191, Team: Chicago Cubs
Contract: $27.3M / 4 Years (2015 - 2018) + 2 Option Years
RotoWire News: Harrison will join Team USA for the World Baseball Classic, replacing the injured Matt Carpenter (back), Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. (3/4/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Not every breakout super utility man turns into Ben Zobrist. In fact, it's rather rare for a seemingly mediocre player to go full Zobrist. When Harrison recorded a 5.0-WAR season in 2014, the industry consensus was... well, maybe? Harrison's success leaned on a high-ish but believable .353 batting average on balls in play. The most encouraging part was the power - a career-best 13 home runs and .175 isolated power. Fast forward a couple years and the Zo-dream is a distant memory. Harrison's power cratered back into the land of nothingness. He remains a high-BABIP hitter with an aggressive approach. The result is a high average, low-ish on-base percentage, and very little power. The profile is good enough to play most days as a super utility guy. Most teams would love to have a guy like Harrison available to plug needs. Those same clubs would prefer him to be the first guy off the bench rather than a true starter. His role on a fantasy squad is about the same. (Brad Johnson)

The Quick Opinion: Harrison is a classic super-utility dude. He covers his shortcomings at the plate with an aggressive approach. The overall profile would look a lot better if he had any power at all.

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