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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date7-8-1987
Height5' 8"
Weight185 lbs
Age32 years, 3 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.32015
0.82016
2.22017
0.02018
2.12019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2011 PIT 23 65 204 53 13 2 1 3 24 0 4 1 .272 .281 .374 81 -4.1 -0.7 4.4 0.6
2012 PIT 24 104 276 58 9 5 3 10 37 7 7 3 .233 .279 .345 86 -4.3 0.3 -1.7 0.3
2013 PIT 25 60 95 22 1 2 3 2 10 3 2 0 .250 .290 .409 99 0.0 0.7 1.2 0.5
2014 PIT 26 143 550 164 38 7 13 22 81 4 18 7 .315 .347 .490 124 14.4 0.4 8.9 4.1
2015 PIT 27 114 449 120 29 1 4 19 71 7 10 8 .287 .327 .390 90 -3.8 1.8 1.8 1.3
2016 PIT 28 131 522 138 25 7 4 18 76 5 19 4 .283 .311 .388 84 -8.9 3.1 -0.2 0.8
2017 PIT 29 128 542 132 26 2 16 28 90 23 12 4 .272 .339 .432 105 5.1 1.7 -0.3 2.2
2018 PIT 30 97 374 86 13 1 8 18 68 5 3 0 .250 .293 .363 87 -4.6 0.5 -5.6 0.0
2019 DET 31 36 147 24 7 1 1 6 27 2 4 2 .175 .218 .263 63 -6.4 -1.1 2.7 -0.1
Career87831597971612853126484567929.273.313.40195-12.66.611.29.8

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 PEO A MDW 31 126 .244 .316 .366 .282 99 -4.2 3.6 -0.5 93 0 -1.7 1.1 -2.7 0.0
2008 BOI A- NWN 33 144 .266 .359 .382 .382 111 15.8 4.1 -0.5 184 0 4.9 0.6 9.8 1.9
2009 PEO A MDW 79 335 .259 .333 .381 .346 104 18.9 9.5 -2.6 140 0 4.8 0.7 15.1 2.9
2009 DAY A+ FSL 18 78 .246 .331 .344 .302 99 1.1 2.2 -0.2 114 0 0.2 -0.2 1.0 0.3
2009 LYN A+ CRL 34 155 .249 .324 .369 .291 96 -6.9 5.4 0.4 57 0 -2.6 0.2 -7.7 -0.4
2010 ALT AA EAS 135 585 .255 .326 .386 .318 97 16.2 16.1 1.2 111 0 3.0 3.2 6.9 3.1
2011 PIT MLB NL 65 204 .256 .317 .400 .304 97 -4.9 5.5 0.6 81 11 4.4 -0.7 -4.1 0.6
2011 IND AAA INT 62 254 .255 .324 .395 .333 94 10.6 7.9 0.6 135 0 -0.3 -2.6 9.6 1.5
2012 PIT MLB NL 104 276 .253 .315 .403 .259 96 -6.1 7.6 0.5 86 8 -1.7 0.3 -4.3 0.3
2013 PIT MLB NL 60 95 .242 .308 .377 .253 99 -2 2.5 -0.1 99 17 1.2 0.7 0.0 0.5
2013 IND AAA INT 64 296 .255 .328 .386 .360 100 11.8 8.4 1.4 150 0 7.0 1.0 11.8 3.0
2014 PIT MLB NL 143 550 .251 .311 .389 .353 101 21.8 14.2 -0.4 124 11 8.9 0.4 14.4 4.1
2015 PIT MLB NL 114 449 .258 .319 .407 .336 93 4.4 12.1 0.2 90 7 1.8 1.8 -3.8 1.3
2015 IND AAA INT 5 20 .270 .326 .404 .059 94 -3.1 0.6 0 32 0 -0.1 0.0 -1.7 -0.1
2016 PIT MLB NL 131 522 .255 .320 .413 .323 94 -1.6 14.8 -0.7 84 8 -0.2 3.1 -8.9 0.8
2017 PIT MLB NL 128 542 .254 .324 .423 .303 95 14.2 15.9 0 105 11 -0.3 1.7 5.1 2.2
2018 PIT MLB NL 97 374 .244 .314 .400 .286 96 -7.4 10.5 -0.5 87 8 -5.6 0.5 -4.6 0.0
2018 ALT AA EAS 3 13 .264 .355 .438 .222 86 -1.4 0.4 -0.1 68 0 -0.1 0.7 -0.4 0.1
2019 DET MLB AL 36 147 .252 .326 .433 .207 103 -12.7 4.4 -0.2 63 10 2.7 -1.1 -6.4 -0.1
2019 LAK A+ FSL 3 12 .251 .315 .372 .333 106 -0.4 0.3 -0.1 105 0 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2019 TOL AAA INT 7 29 .240 .339 .407 .211 94 -1.1 0.9 -0.3 105 0 -0.1 -0.9 0.2 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2008 BOI A- NWN 144 114 27 40 11 2 1 58 25 23 12 12 6 .351 .468 .509 .158 1 1
2008 PEO A MDW 126 122 15 32 4 1 1 41 4 3 11 6 2 .262 .286 .336 .074 0 0
2009 DAY A+ FSL 78 70 10 20 3 1 1 28 9 6 7 10 1 .286 .346 .400 .114 1 1
2009 PEO A MDW 335 303 51 102 17 7 4 145 33 16 25 16 9 .337 .369 .479 .142 9 9
2009 LYN A+ CRL 155 141 15 38 8 1 1 51 13 1 19 4 1 .270 .283 .362 .092 6 6
2010 ALT AA EAS 585 520 74 156 33 3 4 207 75 32 52 19 7 .300 .343 .398 .098 14 14
2011 PIT MLB NL 204 195 21 53 13 2 1 73 16 3 24 4 1 .272 .281 .374 .103 1 5
2011 IND AAA INT 254 226 35 70 15 2 5 104 23 15 28 13 5 .310 .365 .460 .150 2 5
2012 PIT MLB NL 276 249 34 58 9 5 3 86 16 10 37 7 3 .233 .279 .345 .112 3 7
2013 IND AAA INT 296 268 50 85 29 5 4 136 34 20 39 19 7 .317 .373 .507 .190 0 4
2013 PIT MLB NL 95 88 10 22 1 2 3 36 14 2 10 2 0 .250 .290 .409 .159 0 2
2014 PIT MLB NL 550 520 77 164 38 7 13 255 52 22 81 18 7 .315 .347 .490 .175 2
2015 PIT MLB NL 449 418 57 120 29 1 4 163 28 19 71 10 8 .287 .327 .390 .103 2 3
2015 IND AAA INT 20 19 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 .053 .100 .053 .000 0 0
2016 PIT MLB NL 522 487 57 138 25 7 4 189 59 18 76 19 4 .283 .311 .388 .105 8 4
2017 PIT MLB NL 542 486 66 132 26 2 16 210 47 28 90 12 4 .272 .339 .432 .160 3 2
2018 PIT MLB NL 374 344 41 86 13 1 8 125 37 18 68 3 0 .250 .293 .363 .113 5 2
2018 ALT AA EAS 13 12 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .000 0 0
2019 TOL AAA INT 29 23 2 4 1 0 0 5 3 6 4 0 0 .174 .345 .217 .043 0 0
2019 LAK A+ FSL 12 11 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 .273 .333 .273 .000 0 0
2019 DET MLB AL 147 137 10 24 7 1 1 36 8 6 27 4 2 .175 .218 .263 .088 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 696 0.5259 0.4957 0.8232 0.6311 0.3455 0.8571 0.7544 0.1768 -0.0038
2012 950 0.5000 0.4979 0.8097 0.6126 0.3832 0.8625 0.7253 0.1903 -0.0060
2013 352 0.5398 0.5227 0.8370 0.6632 0.3580 0.8413 0.8276 0.1630 -0.0019
2014 1951 0.4951 0.5197 0.7919 0.6542 0.3878 0.8592 0.6806 0.2081 -0.0128
2015 1552 0.4987 0.5380 0.7952 0.6835 0.3933 0.8733 0.6601 0.2048 -0.0016
2016 1890 0.4926 0.5354 0.7964 0.6874 0.3879 0.8250 0.7473 0.2036 0.0000
2017 2002 0.4690 0.5200 0.7781 0.7188 0.3443 0.8119 0.7158 0.2219 0.0000
2018 1374 0.4716 0.5509 0.7635 0.7222 0.3981 0.8013 0.7024 0.2365 0.0000
2019 531 0.5066 0.5725 0.7336 0.7286 0.4122 0.7653 0.6759 0.2664 0.0000
Career112980.49190.52800.78930.68240.37930.83520.71050.2107-0.0032

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 DET $2,000,000
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
7 yrPrevious$27,800,000
2019Current$2,000,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$29,800,000
8 yrTotal$29,800,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 33 dMSM Sports1 year/$2M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$2M (2019). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/20/19. Performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 150, 250, 350, 450, 500 plate appearances. Released by Detroit 8/9/19.
  • 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. Pittsburgh declined 2019 option 10/31/18.
  • 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).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 604 75 162 32 3 15 69 39 102 14 4 .300 .365 .454 120 42.6 2B -3 4.2
80o 589 71 152 30 3 14 66 36 102 13 4 .288 .350 .436 114 35.8 2B -3 3.5
70o 578 68 146 29 3 13 63 35 101 13 4 .281 .344 .424 110 31.0 2B -3 3.0
60o 569 66 141 28 3 13 61 34 101 12 4 .275 .337 .418 106 27.1 2B -3 2.6
50o 560 64 135 27 3 12 59 32 100 12 4 .267 .329 .404 103 23.6 2B -3 2.2
40o 551 62 131 26 3 12 57 31 100 11 3 .263 .323 .400 99 20.1 2B -3 1.8
30o 542 59 125 25 3 11 55 30 99 11 3 .255 .314 .385 96 16.5 2B -3 1.4
20o 531 57 119 23 3 11 52 29 98 10 3 .247 .306 .376 91 12.4 2B -3 1.0
10o 516 53 111 22 2 10 49 27 97 10 3 .236 .294 .355 85 7.0 2B -3 0.4
Weighted Mean56164136273125933100124.269.331.40510324.12B -32.2

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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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