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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||11.00||.288||49.00||79.00||20.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Simon (Career)||13||4||0|| .385||.357||.308|
|vs RHP||140||37||3|| .290|| .407|| .264|
|12/26/2014||Josh Harrison, 3B PIT||Tyler Clippard, RP OAK|
|12/26/2014||J.D. Martinez, RF DET|
Torii Hunter, RF MIN
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
Prince Fielder, DH TEX
Jonathan Lucroy, C MIL
Hunter Pence, RF SF
Scott Kazmir, SP OAK
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
Casey Janssen, RP WAS
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Greg Holland, RP KC
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
Jaime Garcia, SP STL
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
Carlos Gonzalez, RF COL
Ken Giles, RP PHI
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Josh Harrison, 3B PIT
Brian McCann, C NYY
Jake McGee, RP TB
|12/24/2014||Lucas Sims, RP ATL||Josh Harrison, 3B PIT|
|Last 7 Games|
Pirates move Josh Harrison to right field, Jung Ho Kang to third
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) Pirates normal third baseman Josh Harrison will bat leadoff on Tuesday, but will be lined up in right field, the team announced. The move allows Jung Ho Kang to draw his eighth start at third base this season. The move pushes Gregory Polanco to the bench.
Harrison will make just his third start in the outfield this season, his second in right. Harrison is hitting .255 with 14 RBI in 161 at-bats this season.
Pirates 3B Josh Harrison on a tear at the plate of late
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/25/15) Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison has turned things around at the plate. On May 10, general manager Neal Huntington suggested Harrison was pressing too much to prove his worth. Harrison is hitting .468 (22 for 47) in 11 games since those remarks and Huntington is estatic for him, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
"It looks like a guy that's having fun playing the game again," Huntington said Sunday. "Just showing up with energy every day and trying to do everything in his power to help a club win versus trying to justify. It’s fun to watch him get back out there and be the guy he is."
Harrison extended his hitting streak to 11 on Sunday and noted his contract may have factored into his early struggles.
"The contract could have played a little into it," he said. "It's no secret I knew I was a contract guy. But that doesn't make me approach the game any different. It's just a matter of, you know, I got off to a rough start."
Harrison is now hitting .261 with 14 RBI in 157 at-bats this season.
Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker out of Pirates' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) First baseman Pedro Alvarez and second baseman Neil Walker are both out of the Pirates' Sunday lineup.
Alvarez is replaced by Sean Rodriguez, who gets his second start of the year at first base. Rodriguez will hit sixth.
Walker's absence requires shifts at all other infield positions. Josh Harrison moves over from third place to replace Walker at second. Jung Ho Kang moves to third from shortstop, and Jordy Mercer returns to the lineup at short, for just the second time in eight games.
Pirates 3B Josh Harrison drives in two, extends hit streak to 10
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/23/15) Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison extended his hitting streak to 10 games, as he went 2 for 4 in Saturday's win over the Mets. Harrison knocked a two-run double in the fourth inning off Matt Harvey, giving the Pirates a 7-1 lead. The two-bagger was his 11th of the season.
Harrison, who also stole his second base of the season, is 21 for 43 during his hitting streak with two home runs, five doubles and seven RBI. His average has gone up from .177 to .261 thanks to his hot hitting.
Pirates insert Josh Harrison in RF for Gregory Polanco
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco was not included in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Minnesota.
Polanco will take a seat after an 0-for-5 performance the previous night. He also stranded five baserunners in that game. Polanco is hitting .177 (11 for 62) with four RBI over his last 17 games. Manager Clint Hurdle moved Josh Harrison to right field with Jung Ho Kang at third on Wednesday.
Pittsburgh is favored (-150) at home against Minnesota, per VegasInsider.com.
|2014 summary: Josh Harrison might win the award for most surprising player of 2014, beginning the year as that guy who gets called up to occupy the last spot on the bench every time a starter goes down and ending it as a legitimate MVP candidate. He just wouldn't stop |
hitting, actually improving his .297 batting average from the first half with a .332 mark in the second half. Even though he didn't become an everyday player until May 18, he finished ninth among third basemen in Head-to-Head points leagues and sixth in Rotisserie.
Playing time status: Of course, to list where Harrison ranked at every position he played would be far too cumbersome. By season's end, he was quadruple eligible. He's down to third base and outfield now and is expected to play primarily third base in 2015 for the Pirates. Even if he regresses some, his versatility should ensure he gets his at-bats.
2015 outlook: So will he regress? A pure evaluation of BABIP says he will, but of course, not all BABIPs are so pure. Harrison hits an especially high number of line drives and has a penchant for spraying the ball to all fields. As a so-so power hitter who continually puts the ball in play, he's probably predisposed to a high BABIP anyway. You shouldn't expect him to win a batting title, but a .290ish batting average is likely -- and with just enough power and speed to make him a worthy starter at third base.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/29/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||James Shields|
|5/30/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||Tyson Ross|
|5/31/15||@ SD||9:10 pm||Odrisamer Despaigne|
|6/1/15||@ SF||10:15 pm||Ryan Vogelsong|
|6/2/15||@ SF||10:15 pm||Chris Heston|
|6/3/15||@ SF||3:45 pm||Tim Hudson|
|6/5/15||@ ATL||7:35 pm||Williams Perez|