Will Harris

Will Harris #36

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/250
  • Age: 32


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls

Will Harris Stats

1-2 2.25 64.0 69 1.05

Will Harris MLB Career Stats

11-12 3.00 234.1 244 1.13

Will Harris Bio

  • Full Name: William Taylor Harris
  • Born: 8/28/1984 in Houston, TX
  • Draft: 2006, Colorado Rockies, 9th rd. (258th overall)
  • College: Louisiana State
  • Debut: 8/13/2012
  • Relationship(s): brother of Clay Harris
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2016 Stats 1 2 2.25 66 0 12 64.0 69 1.05
MLB Career Stats 11 12 3.00 244 0 14 234.1 244 1.13
  • Status: Active

Will Harris Cutter Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Astros AL 370 Cutter 92.51 92.87 2457.00 6.37 89.38
MLB Avg - - - Cutter 88.32 88.06 2205.00 6.00 87.02
Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Astros AL 370 Cutter 92.51 92.87 2457.00 6.37 89.38
MLB Avg - - - Cutter 88.32 88.06 2205.00 6.00 87.02


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Will Harris Stats

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Will Harris Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
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Will Harris News

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October 4, 2016 at 5:32 AM ET

Harris picks up 12 saves in 2016

Astros right-hander Will Harris finished the 2016 regular season with a 1-2 record, a 2.25 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, 69 strikeouts and 12 saves across 64 innings.

September 24, 2016 at 7:16 PM ET

Giles struck on wrist by line drive in BP

Astros closer Ken Giles was unavailable to pitch Saturday after being struck on the right wrist by a line drive during batting practice prior to a game against the Angels. He was diagnosed with a right wrist contusion after X-rays came up negative, the team said.


Will Harris Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2016 Houston AL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Colorado NL

Will Harris Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2016 12 17th in AL


Season G Rank
2015 68 16th in AL
2016 66 16th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2015 13 25th in AL
2016 28 1st in AL

Will Harris Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 3, 2014 Houston Astros claimed RHP Will Harris off waivers from Arizona Diamondbacks.
August 18, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Will Harris from Reno Aces.
August 8, 2014 Reno Aces activated RHP Will Harris.
August 4, 2014 RHP Will Harris roster status changed by Reno Aces.
June 17, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned RHP Will Harris to Reno Aces.
June 9, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled Will Harris from Reno Aces.
April 14, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned RHP Will Harris to Reno Aces.
May 8, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled Will Harris from Reno Aces.
April 6, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks claimed RHP Will Harris off waivers from Oakland Athletics.
April 6, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned Will Harris to Reno Aces.
April 3, 2013 Oakland Athletics claimed Will Harris off waivers from Colorado Rockies.
April 3, 2013 Oakland Athletics optioned RHP Will Harris to Sacramento River Cats.
April 1, 2013 RHP Will Harris assigned to Tulsa Drillers.
March 29, 2013 Colorado Rockies designated Will Harris for assignment.
March 15, 2013 Colorado Rockies optioned Will Harris to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 11, 2012 Colorado Rockies selected the contract of Will Harris from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 12, 2012 Will Harris assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox from Tulsa Drillers.
March 30, 2012 Will Harris assigned to Tulsa Drillers from Modesto Nuts.
May 5, 2011 Will Harris assigned to Modesto Nuts from Tri-City Dust Devils.
April 4, 2011 Will Harris assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils from Tulsa Drillers.
September 24, 2009 Will Harris roster status changed by Tulsa Drillers.
June 20, 2009 Tulsa Drillers sent RHP Will Harris on a rehab assignment to Tri-City Dust Devils.
April 16, 2009 Tulsa Drillers placed RHP Will Harris on the 7-day disabled list.

William Taylor Harris Bio Info

William Taylor Harris. Married to Caroline…has a daughter, Lilly. Attended Louisiana State University from 2003-06…did not pitch until his senior season, going 1-2 with a 3.79 ERA (also played fi rst and third base)…named to the 2004 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team after leading the Tigers with a .429 average in 7 NCAA Tournament games and a berth in the College World Series… finished his sophomore season hitting .329 with 7 home runs and 39 RBI. Brother, Clay, also played baseball at LSU (2002-05) and was in the Phillies' farm system from 2005-08…teamed with Clay on March 2, 2003 @ Long Beach to become the first brother tandem to start a game for the Tigers since Albert and Terry Belle in 1987. Graduated from Slidell (La.) High School. Signed by Damon Iannelli.


Had one of the best seasons by an Astros reliever in club history, leading the team in appearances (68) and relief innings (71.0) while ranking fourth among AL relievers in ERA (1.90) and opponent batting average (.168)...marked the lowest ERA by a Houston reliever since RHP Brad Lidge posted a 1.90 mark in 2004...his opponent batting average was the lowest produced by a right-handed reliever in a single season in club history, and the fourth-lowest overall behind LHP Tony Sipp (.157 in 2014) and LHP Billy Wagner (.135 in 1999 and .165 in 1996)...posted career lows in ERA, opponent average and WHIP (0.90)...his groundball rate of 52.2% was a career high (previously 48.6% in 2013)...led the Majors with a .129 (15x116) opponent batting average against lefties, which also set a new club record for a single season (previously RHP Bill Dawley, .148 in 1983)...set an Astros franchise record by posting a .116 opponent batting average (16x138) during the first half of the season (min. 150 batters faced)...the record was previously held by LHP Billy Wagner, who posted a .126 (18x143) opponent average during the first half of the 1999 season...was tied for ninth among AL relievers in wins (5)...made his second appearance on an Opening Day roster...began the season with a 10-game scoreless streak, which marked the longest start of season streak byan Astro since 2008, when LHP Tim Byrdak and RHP LaTroy Hawkins started their seasons with 17-game runs...his scoreless streak to start 2015 coincided with his season-ending, 16-game scoreless streak with Arizona in 2014...amounted to a career-long, 26-game, 28.2-inning scoreless streak from Aug. 19, 2014-May 2, 2015...was the longest active scoreless innings streak in the Majors at the time, directly ahead of LHP Aroldis Chapman (26.1IP)...the 16-game scoreless streak to end 2014 marked a new Arizona club record...struck out three batters in three consecutive appearances from April 28-May 6...marked the longest such streak by an Astros reliever since RHP Philip Humber did so in 2013...tallied his first career Major League save on Aug. 6 vs. OAK...struck out a career-high five batters on Aug. 16 vs. DET...pitched 2.0 innings in the outing, which also marked a career high...made his postseason debut with Houston, pitching in four total games...tossed a hitless 8th inning in the AL Wild Card Game at NYY...made three appearances in the ALDS against the Royals, allowing five runs (four earned) in 2.0 innings.


In 29 relief appearances over three stints with Arizona, was 0-3 with three holds and a 4.34 ERA (14 ER/29.0 IP)...averaged 10.86 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (35 strikeouts), up from 9.06 in 2013...began the season with Arizona, appearing in seven games before being sent down to Triple A Reno...tossed 2.0 scoreless innings on Opening Day vs. LAD in Sydney, Australia...compiled a career-high 16-game scoreless streak from Aug. 19 through the end of season (15.2 IP)…the 15.2 scoreless innings were tied for the fifth longest streak to end the season…the 16-game scoreless streak to end a season marked a new Arizona club record...was 3-2 with a save and a 0.99 ERA (5ER/45.2IP) in 43 games with Reno…led all minor league relievers (min. 40 games) in ERA at the time of his final promotion on Aug. 18.


Was 4-1 with a 2.91 ERA (17 ER in 52.2 IP) in 61 games in his first season with Arizona. Went to Spring Training with Colorado and was designated for assignment on March 29…claimed off waivers by Oakland on April 3 and by D-backs on April 6. Tied for seventh among NL rookies in appearances (also Brewers' Jim Henderson)…61 games also tied for fifth most by a D-back rookie in club history (also Doug Slaten in 2007). Recorded a 0.93 ERA (3 ER in 29.0 IP) on the road, the lowest among all NL relievers (min. 30 G) and thirdlowest in baseball…only Koji Uehara (0.74) and Tanner Scheppers (0.76) were better. Career-high 11 straight scoreless outings from June 9-July 4 (9.1 IP). Was 0-0 with a 4.63 ERA and 2 saves (6 ER in 11.2 IP) in 12 games with Triple-A Reno.

2012 Began the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs and was selected to the Major League roster on 8/11...Harris went on to make his Major League debut on 8/13 vs. MIL...in that outing he allowed three runs on two hits, one home run and one strikeout in 1.0 inning. Following his MLB debut, Harris tossed six scoreless outings, allowing three hits, no walks and seven strikeouts over 6.2 innings from 8/15-25. Earned his first Major League win 8/15 vs. MIL with 2.0 perfect innings. Had multiple strikeouts in six of his outings...finished the season with a 9.7 strikeout per 9.0 inning rate. Made 13 appearances for Triple-A Colorado Springs in his first stint in Triple-A...picked up the win in his Triple-A debut at Tacoma on 7/13 after working a perfect 10th inning of the Sox 4-3 extra inning victory. Had the lowest ERA for any Sox pitcher with 10 appearances (1.02) in his 17.2 innings of work...also had the lowest opponent batting average (.145) and WHIP (0.57)...only allowed two runs in his 17.2 ip with Sox...did not allow a run in first five appearances for the Sox (7.0 ip). 2011 In his first action since the beginning of the 2009 season, saw action in 33 games out of the High-A Modesto bullpen ... was used primarily in late relief, allowing just two runs in 10.1 ip in the eighth inning. 2010 Spent the entire season on the disabled list. 2009 Made just one appearance with Short Season Tri-City on the season, pitching just 1.0 inning. 2008 Spent the full season with High-A Modesto and led the club in relief ERA among Nuts relievers with at least 50.0 ip ... by posting a 2.77 ERA (61.2 ip, 19 er) he has now owned a sub-3.00 ERA in all three professional seasons...opponents batted .221 (51-for-231) against him with lefties at .212 (22-for-104) and righties .228 (29-for-127) ... posted a 2.28 ERA (38.1 ip, 12 er) prior to the All-Star break and a 2.70 ERA (23.1 ip, 7 er) after the break. 2007 Pitched the entire year for Low-A Asheville making 38 relief appearances ... had the lowest ERA (1.32) of any Asheville pitcher ... led all Asheville relievers in strikeouts (68), as he had more strikeouts than innings pitched (47.2) ... his 38 appearances were the fourth-most on the team ... allowed earned runs in 6 of his 38 appearances ... did not allow an earned run from 6/28-7/24, a span of 11 appearances (12.1 ip) ... struck out a season-high 6 batters in 2.0 innings of work on 7/3. 2006 Spent first professional season with Tri-City ... was unscored upon in 19 of 22 games ... earned first professional save on 7/12.