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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date7-8-1987
Height5' 8"
Weight200 lbs
Age27 years, 2 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.52011
0.12012
0.12013
5.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

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 0.9 4.0 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 3.1 -2.6 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 0.1 0.4 0.1
2014 PIT 26 136 519 490 72 156 36 7 13 245 22 76 3 2 2 52 17 7 .318 .350 .500 .314 41.4 6.1 5.2
Career365109410221372895916204403714713616983011.283.314.431.27345.57.95.9

Advanced

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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 -0.3 1.1 -1.2 -0.2 -1.2 -0.2
2008 BOI A- 33 144 .362 .266 .359 .382 .272 .382 111 15.8 4.1 -0.5 5.4 0.6 19.5 2.5 19.5 2.5
2009 PEO A 79 335 .315 .259 .333 .381 .261 .346 104 18.9 9.5 -2.6 -0.7 0.7 28.5 2.9 28.5 2.9
2009 DAY A+ 18 78 .273 .246 .331 .344 .252 .302 99 1.1 2.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2009 LYN A+ 34 155 .225 .249 .324 .369 .254 .291 96 -6.9 5.4 0.4 -0.6 0.2 -2.9 -0.4 -2.9 -0.4
2010 ALT AA 135 585 .277 .255 .326 .386 .253 .318 96 11.4 17.8 1.3 2.6 3.2 34.5 3.8 34.5 3.8
2011 PIT MLB 65 204 .236 .256 .317 .400 .261 .304 97 -4.9 5.5 0.6 4.0 -0.7 0.9 0.5 0.9 0.5
2011 IND AAA 62 254 .295 .255 .324 .395 .251 .333 95 10.5 7.9 0.6 0.0 -2.6 16.3 1.6 16.3 1.6
2012 PIT MLB 104 276 .238 .253 .315 .403 .258 .259 96 -6.1 7.6 0.5 -2.6 0.3 3.1 0.1 3.1 0.1
2013 PIT MLB 60 95 .238 .242 .308 .377 .247 .253 98 -2 2.5 -0.1 0.4 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
2013 IND AAA 64 296 .297 .255 .328 .386 .255 .360 101 11.8 8.4 1.4 7.9 1.0 21.7 3.0 21.7 3.0
2014 PIT MLB 136 519 .314 .253 .312 .392 .263 .355 98 26.1 13.4 -0.5 6.1 -0.1 41.4 5.2 41.4 5.2

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 PEO A 126 15 32 4 1 1 4 3 11 6 2 .262 .286 .336 .074 .228 -1.2 -0.3 -0.2
2008 BOI A- 144 27 40 11 2 1 25 23 12 12 6 .351 .468 .509 .158 .362 19.5 5.4 2.5
2009 LYN A+ 155 15 38 8 1 1 13 1 19 4 1 .270 .283 .362 .092 .225 -2.9 -0.6 -0.4
2009 PEO A 335 51 102 17 7 4 33 16 25 16 9 .337 .369 .479 .142 .315 28.5 -0.7 2.9
2009 DAY A+ 78 10 20 3 1 1 9 6 7 10 1 .286 .346 .400 .114 .273 2.6 -0.1 0.3
2010 ALT AA 585 74 156 33 3 4 75 32 52 19 7 .300 .343 .398 .098 .277 34.5 2.6 3.8
2011 PIT MLB 204 21 53 13 2 1 16 3 24 4 1 .272 .281 .374 .103 .236 0.9 4.0 0.5
2011 IND AAA 254 35 70 15 2 5 23 15 28 13 5 .310 .365 .460 .150 .295 16.3 0.0 1.6
2012 PIT MLB 276 34 58 9 5 3 16 10 37 7 3 .233 .279 .345 .112 .238 3.1 -2.6 0.1
2013 IND AAA 296 50 85 29 5 4 34 20 39 19 7 .317 .373 .507 .190 .297 21.7 7.9 3.0
2013 PIT MLB 95 10 22 1 2 3 14 2 10 2 0 .250 .290 .409 .159 .238 0.1 0.4 0.1
2014 PIT MLB 519 72 156 36 7 13 52 22 76 17 7 .318 .350 .500 .182 .314 41.4 6.1 5.2

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
2011 698 0.5415 0.5237 0.8521 0.6825 0.3344 0.8915 0.7570 0.1479
2012 959 0.5026 0.5204 0.8293 0.6432 0.3941 0.8839 0.7394 0.1647
2013 352 0.5682 0.5369 0.8519 0.6750 0.3553 0.8593 0.8333 0.1481
2014 1850 0.4978 0.5243 0.8103 0.6678 0.3821 0.8699 0.7070 0.1887
Career38590.51330.52440.82640.6650.3740.87630.73560.1717

Injury History

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
2014 PIT $513,000
2013 PIT $503,000
2012 PIT $484,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$987,000
2011Current$513,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,500,000
3 yrTotal$1,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 33 dMillenium Sports1 year/$0.513M (2014)

Details
  • 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) .264 .293 .452 .260
11 vs R (Multi) .235 .277 .324 .220
18 Split (Multi) -.029 -.016 -.128 -.039
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .350 .381 .600 .333
31 vs R (2013) .167 .216 .250 .158
38 Split (2013) -.183 -.165 -.350 -.175
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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