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Pittsburgh Pirates
2014 Avg.
.317
 
Career Avg.
.282
Name  Josh Harrison
Born  7/8/1987
Height  5-8
Weight  195
Number  5
Position  3B
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/14/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and scored against the Cubs on Sunday
Insight: Harrison's two-RBI double started a big fifth inning for the Pirates as they erased a 3-0 deficit to comeback and win, 7-3. Harrison is hitting .357 in September and now leads the National League with a .317 batting average. He also has a .351 on-base percentage and .508 slugging percentage with 51 RBI and 71 runs.
 
9/12/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 on Friday to move back in front of Justin Morneau for the NL batting title lead as the Pirates defeated the Cubs, 7-3.
Insight: Harrison went 0-for-5 on Thursday to drop his average to .314 but he is back to .318 after Friday. In his last two games against the Cubs, Harrison is 7-for-10 with two doubles and two RBI. He also walked on Friday.
 
9/9/2014 3:58:00 PM
Description: Pirates star utility man Josh Harrison was not in the lineup on Monday, but is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Harrison rolled his left ankle making a catch on Saturday. He has not played since then. The 27-year-old has had a tremendous season, batting .315 with 13 HR, 48 RBI, 66 runs and 17 SB in 124 games.
 
9/9/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Pirates star utility man Josh Harrison was not in the starting lineup on Monday and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Harrison rolled his left ankle making a catch on Saturday. He has not played since then. The 27-year-old has had a tremendous season, batting .315 with 13 HR, 48 RBI, 66 runs and 17 SB in 124 games.
 
Hot9/8/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison is not in the starting lineup on Monday against the Phillies.
Insight: Harrison rolled his left ankle making a catch on Saturday. He has not played since then. Pittsburgh has won the last two games without him. Brent Morel will play third on Monday. Harrison has had a tremendous season, so Pittsburgh hopes to get him back soon.
 
Hot9/7/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison did not play on Sunday against the Cubs.
Insight: Harrison left after rolling his left ankle after making a catch in the first game on Saturday and did not return. He went through drills in Sunday's pre-game but apparently did not feel well enough to go. Pittsburgh did just fine, scoring 10 runs.
 
Hot9/6/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison left Saturday afternoon's resumed suspended game with an ankle injury according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Harrison suffered the injury making a catch in foul ground. Chase d'Arnaud replaced Harrison at third base. Before departing, Harrison went 4-for-6 with the game-winning single in the top of the 11th. With another game on Saturday, Harrison will likely need to rest and could be out a few days. The Pirates need him though as they continue to chase after a playoff spot.
 
Hot8/31/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with a solo home run but Pittsburgh lost to Cincinnati, 3-2, on Sunday.
Insight: Harrison extended his hitting streak to six games with a homer and single on Sunday. Over that stretch, he is hitting .417 with two home runs, two doubles, a triple, three RBI, and three runs. Harrison is now in the NL batting title conversation. His average sits at .310, one point behind leader Justin Morneau, with a month left in the series.
 
Hot8/29/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison hit a game-tying triple in the bottom of the eighth and eventually scored the winning run in the next at-bat against the Reds on Friday.
Insight: Harrison played out of his mind on Friday, going 3-for-4 with a double, triple, RBI and run. He also showcased the leather bailing the Pirates out of a few jams in the field. In the last four games, Harrison is hitting .412 with two doubles, a triple and home run. The new everyday Pirate third baseman is batting .308 with 49 extra-base hits, 45 RBI, 62 runs, and 17 steals this year.
 
Hot8/26/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Harrison has collected 23 extra-base hits (7 HR), scored 27 runs and stolen eight bases in 152 at-bats since the All-Star break. He had 24 extra-base hits (5 HR), 34 runs and nine steals in 249 at-bats before the break.
 
Hot8/23/2014 9:41:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and five RBI Friday at Milwaukee.
Insight: Harrison has been unbelievably good since the All-Star break, batting .328 with 12 doubles, two triples, six homers, 15 RBI, 25 runs, eight steals and a .946 OPS.
 
Hot8/9/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Another two hits Saturday for Pittsburgh utilityman Josh Harrison extended his current hitting streak to 13 games.
Insight: Harrison has been fantasy's No. 1 overall player in the past two weeks and has hit .464 with six doubles, two triples, five homers, 17 runs and five steals in his last 13 games.
 
Hot8/8/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh utilityman Josh Harrison went 3-for-3 with a triple and a walk Friday against San Diego.
Insight: Harrison can do no wrong at the moment. He's been fantasy's No. 1 overall player in the past two weeks and has hit .462 with six doubles, two triples, five homers, 16 runs and four steals in his last 12 games.
 
Hot8/6/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh utilityman Josh Harrison has gone 20-for-44 (.455) with six doubles, a triple, five homers, seven RBI and 14 runs in his last 10 games.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 with a double, a steal and two runs Wednesday and is up to .309 with 10 homers, 38 RBI, 50 runs, 14 steals and an .849 OPS on the year. Harrison made the NL All-Star team, but this torrid stretch has really come out of nowhere. He hit .286 with five homers, 31 RBI, 36 runs and a .751 OPS in his first 87 games.
 
Hot8/5/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh utilityman Josh Harrison will bat in Andrew McCutchen's No. 3 spot Tuesday.
Insight: Harrison has been one of the hottest hitters in the league over the past two weeks, batting .396 with five homers and a 1.286 OPS. Still, he's no McCutchen.
 
Hot7/30/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh utilityman Josh Harrison homered for the fourth straight game on Wednesday at San Francisco.
Insight: Prior to July 27, Harrison hadn't homered in his past 29 games (22 starts) and he had just five home runs all season. He's now hitting .297 with nine home runs, 37 RBI, 42 runs and 13 steals, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to suddenly become a power hitter.
 
7/27/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh utilityman Josh Harrison went 4-for-6 with a double and a homer Sunday at Colorado.
Insight: Harrison was a questionable choice for the NL All-Star team, but there's no denying he's been a valuable utility player for Pittsburgh this season, filling in at second, third and both corner outfield spots. He's picked up 282 at-bats and hit .294 with six home runs, 33 RBI, 38 runs and 13 steals.
 
6/19/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh utility man Josh Harrison is just 1-for-10 versus Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Insight: Harrison (.317, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 23 runs) has been a catalyst for the Pirates offense, but isn't likely to help in this unfavorable matchup.
 
Hot6/18/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh utility man Josh Harrison cranked four hits in Tuesday night's loss to Cincinnati.
Insight: Harrison (.319, 4 HR, 18 RBI) has gone 9-for-14 with three RBI over his last three games. As long as he keeps hitting, the Pirates will continue to find ways to get him in the lineup.
 
5/13/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Pirates utility man Josh Harrison will make his eighth start of the season in place of injured Starling Marte.
Insight: Josh Harrison will lead off and play right field. He's batting .367 with a .954 OPS in seven starts this season.