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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||11.00||.288||49.00||79.00||20.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco||18||6||3|| .429|| .833|| .333|
|vs Cueto (Career)||14||6||1|| .786||.412||.429|
|vs RHP||407||125||11|| .340|| .491|| .307|
|12/26/2014||Josh Harrison, 3B PIT||Tyler Clippard, RP OAK|
|12/26/2014||J.D. Martinez, LF DET|
Torii Hunter, RF MIN
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
Prince Fielder, 1B 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, LF 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 10 Games|
Pirates' Josh Harrison likely to lead off, unconcerned with lineup
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison is likely to serve as the team's leadoff hitter this season but said Thursday he's unconcerned with how the lineup is put together, MLB.com reports.
"To be honest, I don't really pay attention to the lineup," said Harrison, who led off Thursday with a homer. "The lineup gets jumbled so much and we don't pay attention too much to what could be the Opening Day lineup and what could not. ... That's more [the media's] job, to look at the lineup and say maybe Opening Day, but none of us here have said, 'This may be our Opening Day lineup.' At the end of the day, we've got to worry about the task at hand and that's getting better every day."
Harrison hit .328/.359/.535 atop the lineup last season and started 83 games as the leadoff hitter.
"Your approach changes at-bat to at-bat," Harrison said. "My leadoff approach changes day to day as well. They attacked me differently throughout the course of last year. The last month and a half, guys started mixing it up on me early. My approach is to go out there and get a good pitch to hit -- so in the grand scheme of things, my approach really doesn't change."
Pirates' Josh Harrison looking to build off last season's success
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Pirates utility man Josh Harrison did it all for the team last season. Harrison played five different positions in a career-high 143 games for the Pirates. He and the coaching staff want to see him build off the success in 2014, reports the TribLive.com.
"Josh is mentally tough," Hurdle said. "He's disciplined and he's committed. So I don't foresee any of those challenges, as far as him (thinking) he's arrived and he's made it. This kid's hungry. He's worked hard and he believes he's only scratched the surface."
Harrison continues to have the same mindset he had before the best season of his career.
"My role has changed a little bit, but I don't attack the day any different than I did when I wasn't playing every day," Harrison said. "That's how I'm programmed. I keep things in perspective. Whether I'm the number one man or the 25th man (on the roster), I carry my business the same way."
Now, Harrison will be the full-time third baseman, which makes it possible for him to focus better.
"It's a little easier mentally because I can just focus on one position and get the extra work I need there," Harrison said. "I'm not rushed anymore. It's definitely a nice switch."
Pirates' Josh Harrison (ankle) returns to lineup Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/9/15) Pirates infielder Josh Harrison (ankle) is in the starting lineup for Monday's spring game against the Twins.
Harrison left Wednesday's game due to left ankle discomfort but expressed little concern with the issue one day later. He also dealt with issues with the same ankle last season.
Harrison is looking for a strong follow-up to his breakout 2014 season in which he hit .315/.347/.490 with 13 home runs, 52 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 520 at-bats.
Pirates' Josh Harrison not too concerned about ankle injury
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/5/15) Pirates outfielder Josh Harrison doesn't seem too concerned after rolling his left ankle during Wednesday's spring game against the Blue Jays.
"I wouldn't even say I completely turned it. I kinda caught myself when I felt something," Harrison said Thursday, per MLB.com. "The trainers spotted me pulling up and right away said, 'Let's just be cautious,' so I came out."
Harrison had issues with his left ankle in 2014 after twisting it June 11. He had recurrences later in June and in early September, but he did not miss significant time.
"And this wasn't anything like last [year's ankle injury]," Harrison said. "I know how it felt then, and this time it was a lot less [painful]."
Pirates INF Josh Harrison exits spring game with left ankle issue
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/4/15) Pirates infielder Josh Harrison exited Wednesday's spring training game because of left ankle discomfort, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Harrison was replaced by Brent Morel at the start of the second inning. At this point, it remains to be seen how long Harrison will be sidelined for. He'll likely be re-evaluated before their next spring game.
|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|
|4/2/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm|| |
|4/3/15||@ PHI||7:05 pm|| |
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|4/6/15||@ CIN||4:10 pm|| |
|4/8/15||@ CIN||7:10 pm|| |
|4/9/15||@ CIN||12:35 pm|| |
|4/10/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm|| |