Josh Harrison To Be Called Up Tomorrow

Harrison will be called up to the majors tomorrow.

Earlier today we heard that Ryan Doumit and Steve Pearce would both be heading to the disabled list, which will require two additions to the 25-man roster. Pirates Prospects has learned that Josh Harrison is getting the call to the majors tomorrow for one of those spots.

Harrison is currently hitting for a .321/.361/.455 line in 134 at-bats this year at the AAA level.  This follows a .300/.345/.398 campaign in 520 at-bats in 2010 at the AA level.  Harrison was originally acquired in the trade that sent Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow to the Chicago Cubs.  He was acquired along with Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio.

Harrison will have to be added to the 40-man roster.  Currently there is a spot open, although Dusty Brown is also expected to be called up, so a spot will have to be opened on the 40-man roster to create space for both players.  So far this season, Harrison has played second base, third base, and one game at shortstop, which was his first game at the position in his pro career.  He’s primarily played third base this year, and that’s where I’d expect him to see the most playing time with the Pirates, especially with Pedro Alvarez out.  Harrison was ranked as the 23rd best prospect in the system in the 2011 Prospect Guide.

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  • cory yokel

    Does this mean Tony Sanchez might get bumped up to AAA?

  • Anonymous

    Curry is getting called up to Altoona  tomorrow also

  • Anonymous

    Curry is getting called up to Altoona  tomorrow also

  • Anonymous

    In the long run these injuries could be beneficial to the Bucs. Harrison seems like a pure hitter and its time to see what he can do. Remember Joe Morgan had a similar build. Also if it causes the Pirates to promote Sanchez it brings him one step closer. If the rumors about promoting Curry to Central Pa are correct that is exciting news. Will great to see what the kid can do at a higher level. The system and the Pirates are screaming for a true power hitter.

  • Anonymous

    In the long run these injuries could be beneficial to the Bucs. Harrison seems like a pure hitter and its time to see what he can do. Remember Joe Morgan had a similar build. Also if it causes the Pirates to promote Sanchez it brings him one step closer. If the rumors about promoting Curry to Central Pa are correct that is exciting news. Will great to see what the kid can do at a higher level. The system and the Pirates are screaming for a true power hitter.

  • Anonymous

    In the long run these injuries could be beneficial to the Bucs. Harrison seems like a pure hitter and its time to see what he can do. Remember Joe Morgan had a similar build. Also if it causes the Pirates to promote Sanchez it brings him one step closer. If the rumors about promoting Curry to Central Pa are correct that is exciting news. Will great to see what the kid can do at a higher level. The system and the Pirates are screaming for a true power hitter.

  • Anonymous

    In the long run these injuries could be beneficial to the Bucs. Harrison seems like a pure hitter and its time to see what he can do. Remember Joe Morgan had a similar build. Also if it causes the Pirates to promote Sanchez it brings him one step closer. If the rumors about promoting Curry to Central Pa are correct that is exciting news. Will great to see what the kid can do at a higher level. The system and the Pirates are screaming for a true power hitter.

  • Lee Young

    Can’t wait to see Curry when he comes to Harrisburg. Thank you Kyle Stark!

    Why are we not calling up Jaramillo? Why create a roster spot for Brown?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ZGKKVO5JUIUHHMKQPCQQXGH4A Will

      I just read somewhere that Jaramillo got hit in the arm with a ball in the last couple days and that would make it unlikely from him to get called up.

  • Anonymous

    Jaramillo is hurt, that is why he did not get the call.
    Loved the Curry move, now lets see if Emsley-Pai might be on the move too, he appears to be too good for where they have him also.

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