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Josh Harrison Has a Chance to Prove He Belongs

Josh Harrison Has a Chance to Prove He Belongs

Josh Harrison has had a strong series against Milwaukee this week.

If there has been one player that has stood out in the last three games against Milwaukee, it's been Josh Harrison.  The infield prospect has gone 4-for-11 in this series, with a double, a triple, and his first career home run, which came last night.  Harrison has a great opportunity to prove himself in the majors right now, with Pedro Alvarez optioned to AAA, and several other injuries thinning out the Pirates' offense.

Throughout his time in the Pirates' organization, Harrison has always been over-looked.  When the Pirates acquired him from the Chicago Cubs, he was seen as the third piece in the trade that also brought Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio.  His strong play in Altoona in 2010 was paired with the disclaimer about his size, which might prevent him from being a starter in the majors.  I've even said on many occasions that I project Harrison to have the upside of a super utility player, mostly due to his defe...

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