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Birth Date7-8-1987
Height5' 8"
Weight180 lbs
Age30 years, 7 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
5.12014
1.92015
1.42016
3.22017
1.62018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 PIT 23 65 204 195 21 53 13 2 1 73 3 24 0 1 5 16 4 1 .272 .281 .374 .236 0.5 4.4 0.5
2012 PIT 24 104 276 249 34 58 9 5 3 86 10 37 7 3 7 16 7 3 .233 .279 .345 .238 2.2 -1.7 0.1
2013 PIT 25 60 95 88 10 22 1 2 3 36 2 10 3 0 2 14 2 0 .250 .290 .409 .238 1.0 1.2 0.2
2014 PIT 26 143 550 520 77 164 38 7 13 255 22 81 4 2 52 18 7 .315 .347 .490 .305 37.2 8.9 5.1
2015 PIT 27 114 449 418 57 120 29 1 4 163 19 71 7 2 3 28 10 8 .287 .327 .390 .264 15.7 1.8 1.9
2016 PIT 28 131 522 487 57 138 25 7 4 189 18 76 5 8 4 59 19 4 .283 .311 .388 .254 14.2 -0.2 1.4
2017 PIT 29 128 542 486 66 132 26 2 16 210 28 90 23 3 2 47 12 4 .272 .339 .432 .286 32.6 -0.3 3.2
Career74526382443322687141264410121023894919232327227.281.321.414.269103.414.112.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 PEO A 31 126 .228 .244 .316 .366 .254 .282 99 -4.2 3.6 -0.5 -1.7 1.1 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2
2008 BOI A- 33 144 .362 .266 .359 .382 .272 .382 111 15.8 4.1 -0.5 4.9 0.6 20.0 2.5 20.0 2.5
2009 PEO A 79 335 .315 .259 .333 .381 .261 .346 104 18.9 9.5 -2.6 4.8 0.7 26.5 3.3 26.5 3.3
2009 DAY A+ 18 78 .273 .246 .331 .344 .252 .302 99 1.1 2.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.2 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3
2009 LYN A+ 34 155 .225 .249 .324 .369 .254 .291 96 -6.9 5.4 0.4 -2.6 0.2 -0.9 -0.4 -0.9 -0.4
2010 ALT AA 135 585 .277 .255 .326 .386 .253 .318 96 11.4 17.8 1.3 3.0 3.2 33.8 3.7 33.8 3.7
2011 PIT MLB 65 204 .236 .256 .317 .400 .261 .304 97 -4.9 5.5 0.6 4.4 -0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
2011 IND AAA 62 254 .295 .255 .324 .395 .251 .333 95 10.5 7.9 0.6 -0.3 -2.6 16.4 1.5 16.4 1.5
2012 PIT MLB 104 276 .238 .253 .315 .403 .258 .259 96 -6.1 7.6 0.5 -1.7 0.3 2.2 0.1 2.2 0.1
2013 PIT MLB 60 95 .238 .242 .308 .377 .247 .253 98 -2 2.5 -0.1 1.2 0.7 1.0 0.2 1.0 0.2
2013 IND AAA 64 296 .297 .255 .328 .386 .255 .360 101 11.8 8.4 1.4 7.0 1.0 22.5 3.0 22.5 3.0
2014 PIT MLB 143 550 .305 .251 .311 .389 .262 .353 101 23.1 14.2 -0.4 8.9 0.4 37.2 5.1 37.2 5.1
2015 PIT MLB 114 449 .264 .258 .319 .407 .265 .336 98 1.7 12.1 0.2 1.8 1.8 15.7 1.9 15.7 1.9
2015 IND AAA 5 20 .113 .270 .326 .404 .263 .059 97 -3.1 0.6 0 -0.1 0.0 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2016 PIT MLB 131 522 .254 .255 .320 .413 .265 .323 97 -3 14.8 -0.7 -0.2 3.1 14.2 1.4 14.2 1.4
2017 PIT MLB 128 542 .286 .254 .324 .423 .265 .303 94 15 15.9 0 -0.3 1.7 32.6 3.2 32.6 3.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 BOI A- 144 27 40 11 2 1 25 23 12 12 6 .351 .468 .509 .158 .362 20.0 4.9 2.5
2008 PEO A 126 15 32 4 1 1 4 3 11 6 2 .262 .286 .336 .074 .228 -0.0 -1.7 -0.2
2009 DAY A+ 78 10 20 3 1 1 9 6 7 10 1 .286 .346 .400 .114 .273 2.9 0.2 0.3
2009 LYN A+ 155 15 38 8 1 1 13 1 19 4 1 .270 .283 .362 .092 .225 -0.9 -2.6 -0.4
2009 PEO A 335 51 102 17 7 4 33 16 25 16 9 .337 .369 .479 .142 .315 26.5 4.8 3.3
2010 ALT AA 585 74 156 33 3 4 75 32 52 19 7 .300 .343 .398 .098 .277 33.8 3.0 3.7
2011 PIT MLB 204 21 53 13 2 1 16 3 24 4 1 .272 .281 .374 .103 .236 0.5 4.4 0.5
2011 IND AAA 254 35 70 15 2 5 23 15 28 13 5 .310 .365 .460 .150 .295 16.4 -0.3 1.5
2012 PIT MLB 276 34 58 9 5 3 16 10 37 7 3 .233 .279 .345 .112 .238 2.2 -1.7 0.1
2013 PIT MLB 95 10 22 1 2 3 14 2 10 2 0 .250 .290 .409 .159 .238 1.0 1.2 0.2
2013 IND AAA 296 50 85 29 5 4 34 20 39 19 7 .317 .373 .507 .190 .297 22.5 7.0 3.0
2014 PIT MLB 550 77 164 38 7 13 52 22 81 18 7 .315 .347 .490 .175 .305 37.2 8.9 5.1
2015 IND AAA 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .053 .100 .053 .000 .113 -2.5 -0.1 -0.3
2015 PIT MLB 449 57 120 29 1 4 28 19 71 10 8 .287 .327 .390 .103 .264 15.7 1.8 1.9
2016 PIT MLB 522 57 138 25 7 4 59 18 76 19 4 .283 .311 .388 .105 .254 14.2 -0.2 1.4
2017 PIT MLB 542 66 132 26 2 16 47 28 90 12 4 .272 .339 .432 .160 .286 32.6 -0.3 3.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2011 696 0.5273 0.4957 0.8232 0.6240 0.3526 0.8428 0.7845 0.1768 273 -0.003839
2012 950 0.4747 0.4979 0.8097 0.6031 0.4028 0.8713 0.7264 0.1903 391 -0.006045
2013 352 0.5284 0.5227 0.8370 0.6828 0.3434 0.8425 0.8246 0.1630 137 -0.001870
2014 1951 0.4946 0.5197 0.7919 0.6570 0.3854 0.8549 0.6868 0.2081 751 -0.012756
2015 1552 0.4871 0.5380 0.7952 0.6839 0.3995 0.8743 0.6667 0.2048 570 -0.001619
2016 1890 0.5063 0.5354 0.7964 0.6928 0.3741 0.8190 0.7536 0.2036 0 0.000000
2017 1980 0.4677 0.5182 0.7778 0.7149 0.3454 0.8172 0.7060 0.2222 0 0.000000
Career93710.49170.52170.79620.6740.37480.84320.71740.2038315.8172-0.0039

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-06 2014-09-09 DTD 3 3 Left Ankle Sprain -
2014-06-12 2014-06-14 DTD 2 2 Left Ankle Soreness -
2011-06-12 2011-06-16 DTD 4 4 Right Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2011-04-28 2011-05-07 Minors 9 7 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 PIT $1,000,000
2018 PIT $10,250,000
2017 PIT $7,750,000
2016 PIT $5,250,000
2015 PIT $3,050,000
2014 PIT $513,000
2013 PIT $503,000
2012 PIT $484,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$17,550,000
2018Current$10,250,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$27,800,000
1 yrFuture$1,000,000
8 yrTotal$28,800,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 33 dMSM Sports4 years/$27.3M (2015-18), options

Details
  • 4 years/$27.3M (2015-18), plus 2019-20 club options. Signed extension with Pittsburgh 4/8/15, expanding one-year deal for $2.8M signed 1/16/15, avoiding arbitration. $1M signing bonus. 15:$2.8M, 16:$5M, 17:$7.5M, 18:$10M, 19:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout), 20:$11.5M club option ($0.5M buyout). Options may increase by $1M each based on finish in MVP vote.
  • 1 year/$0.513M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14. Award bonus: $10,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13.
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 5/30/11.
  • Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/30/09.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2008 (6-191) (University of Cincinnati).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .311 .351 .448 .282
11 vs R (Multi) .281 .311 .391 .259
18 Split (Multi) -.029 -.040 -.057 -.024
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .311 .344 .467 .275
31 vs R (2016) .277 .303 .370 .250
38 Split (2016) -.034 -.040 -.096 -.025
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)What are your long term thoughts on Jose Peraza? Does the BA/speed combo give him near-elite upside or do you see more of a 2016 Josh Harrison type?
(DS from Washington)
I wouldn't use elite and Peraza in the same sentence unless it's a sentence explaining why I wouldn't use those two words in the same sentence. He could put up similar numbers to Harrison but with a few more steals. (Bret Sayre)
2015-10-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any concern about a Pirates alternate game plan (using bunting more frequently) that could potentially take Arrieta off his game tonight?
(John from Springfield, MO)
Josh Harrison is talking about this right now, trying to rattle Jake with the running game or by bunting. No. You can't rattle Jake Arrieta. But it can't hurt to try and shake things up, so I guess the Pirates will do what they must. Just know this guy is extremely athletic and any suggested issues throwing to bases are not accurate, IMO (Sahadev Sharma)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)In my Yahoo league I am building for next year and thereafter. My roster is Russell Martin, Kendrys Morales, Josh Harrison, Brock Holt, Brett Gardner, Dexter Fowler, Gregory Polanco, Coco Crisp, Carlos Ruiz, Travis Snider, Kyle (and Corey) Seager, Jason Heyward, Carlos Correa, Desmond Jennings, Javier Baez, Matt Harvey, Carlos Martinez, Jimmy Nelson, Edinson Volquez, Jonathan Paplebon, Chris Heston, Noah Syndergaard, Lucas Giolito, Julio Urias, Jose Berrios, Matt Cain and Sean Doolittle. 8 keepers allowed. Comments? Suggestions?
(TimLandry from Montreal Quebec Canada)
Keep Matt Harvey eight times. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)What is Josh Harrison ? Someone who legitimately broke out last year or an aberration likely to revert back to a 700 OPS ?
(Al from Akron, OH)
Well, I think we'll see a big dropoff from his 2014 - especially if your concern is fantasy numbers. Over the fence power just isn't his game and he's a not a big dude whose mistakes will still fly. His aggressive approach makes it hard to hit consistently, but his good hands and natural bat to ball skills allow him to compensate. I'm encouraged by his use of the opposite field, but there's a lot of things to worry about since so many things went right for him last season. He's a better player than we thought entering last year, but I don't know he fits particularly well going forward as a starter on a team with playoff aspirations. (Al Skorupa)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Josh Harrison: Top 10 3b (and/or 2b if eligible) going forward?
(JustinG from Pittsburgh)
Nah. I hate just pointing to BABIP as the be-all end-all, but .353 BABIP last year, .313 for his career. He's better than he was before the breakout, but I'd expect an average more in the .275 range. (Ben Carsley)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Josh Harrison do this again? What are his numbers next year?
(Brian from Mass)
No, I don't think so. His career numbers, including this year are .282/.313/.428. I think that's slightly optimistic. Still a useful guy given his positional flexibility though. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mazara, Josh Harrison and Carlos Carrasco for my Daniel Norris, how do you feel about that trade in a dynasty league?
(Donald from Denver)
Seems like a good deal for you, particularly if Carrasco is legit (see my earlier answer for Carrasco). (Mike Gianella)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)having a hard time with good bench players on my team. Josh Harrison, Domingo Santana, Viciedo Willingham and Rios I have a present. I am looking at kike Hernandez Logan Morrison marwin Gonzalaz and Jnuior lake. what would be your call out of these guys for back up bench hitters in dynasty league points.
(OB1 from NYC)
Lake is a combo guy who will kill your average. Marwin has a ton of positional flexibility and can provide positive production a bit. LoMo is going to give you a low average and middling power. and Hernandez is a wild card. Wold advocate for Marwin, LoMo, Lake, then Hernandez. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Josh Harrison, keep playing regularly?
(DrDaley from The Pharmacy)
I'm pretty apathetic about it. He may be able to put together a decent batting average with some BABIP help, but he's still not going to do much in other categories. Put it this way, unless I were in a really deep league, I wouldn't be picking him up off the waiver wire. (J.P. Breen)
2012-08-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)The splattering of Yadier Molina by Josh Harrison in a home-plate collision is renewing calls for rule changes to reduce the number of injuries from catcher/runner impacts. Got an opinion on that?
(Bill from New Mexico)
I'm generally anti-splattering, unless insects are involved. Real insects, not just Hunter Pence. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-05-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Despite the fact that he's not white, does Josh Harrison with the Pirates fit your definition of what you've called "the gritty white guy" (ie. a utility player who is rated higher than statistics would suggest based on the fact that media and fans love to root for him.) Or is he a legitimate major league starter if they find a place for him in the field?
(ndb from pittsburgh)
I just can't take seriously these guys with the naturally tiny strike zone (Harrison is 5'8") who don't work walks. How does this happen?

His upside is probably "useful player," though who knows if that's a question of him settling in or just a one of those dice-rolls -- you roll to save vs. crappiness and if you manage a natural 20, you get a 2-WARP player! Yay! (I have very likely mixed my D&D metaphors here. I'm sure someone will chime in to tell me.) (Jason Wojciechowski)


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