Josh Harrison

Josh Harrison #5

  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 8"/195
  • Age: 28


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Josh Harrison 2015 Postseason Stats

.000 0 0 0 .250

Josh Harrison Postseason Career Stats

.286 0 0 0 .661

Josh Harrison Stats

.287 4 28 10 .717

Josh Harrison MLB Career Stats

.284 24 126 41 .735

Josh Harrison Bio

  • Full Name: Joshua Isaiah Harrison
  • Nickname: J-Hay
  • Born: 7/8/1987 in Cincinnati, OH
  • Draft: 2008, Chicago Cubs, 6th rd. (191st overall)
  • College: Cincinnati
  • Debut: May 31, 2011
  • Relationship(s): brother of Vince Harrison, nephew of John Shelby, cousin of John Shelby, cousin of Jeremy Shelby
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2015 Postseason Stats 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .250
Postseason Career Stats 7 1 2 0 0 0 .286 .375 .661
2015 Stats 418 57 120 4 28 10 .287 .327 .717
MLB Career Stats 1470 199 417 24 126 41 .284 .318 .735
  • Status: Active

Josh Harrison Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Pirates NL 449 287 86.82 205.56 -1.95 9.94 33.52
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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September 12, 2015 at 10:44 PM ET

Harrison reaches base five times vs. Brewers

Pirates infielder Josh Harrison went 4-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a walk vs. the Brewers on Saturday night.

August 28, 2015 at 5:55 PM ET

Harrison not in Friday lineup

Pirates utility player Josh Harrison is out of the lineup against the Rockies on Friday.


Josh Harrison Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Pittsburgh NL

NL Player of the Month

Month Team League
08/2014 Pittsburgh NL

MLBPAA Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2014 Pittsburgh NL

MLBPAA Pirates Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2014 Pittsburgh NL Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Pittsburgh NL
2013 Pittsburgh NL

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Indianapolis INT

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Altoona EAS

FSL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/27/2009 Daytona FSL

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Peoria MID

MID Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Peoria MID

NWL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Boise NOR

Josh Harrison Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2014 .315 2nd in NL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2014 18 21st in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2014 .837 11th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2014 .347 23rd in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2014 .490 7th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2014 77 20th in NL


Season H Rank
2014 164 15th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2014 38 7th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2012 5 24th in NL
2014 7 9th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2014 255 18th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2014 7 12th in NL
2015 8 7th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2012 7 19th in NL
2015 7 19th in NL

Josh Harrison Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 21, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates activated 3B Josh Harrison from the 15-day disabled list.
August 11, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates sent 3B Josh Harrison on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
July 6, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates placed 3B Josh Harrison on the 15-day disabled list. Left thumb injury
July 9, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled 3B Josh Harrison from Indianapolis Indians.
July 2, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Josh Harrison to Indianapolis Indians.
June 28, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Josh Harrison from Indianapolis Indians.
May 31, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Josh Harrison to Indianapolis Indians.
May 27, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Josh Harrison from Indianapolis Indians.
May 8, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Josh Harrison to Indianapolis Indians.
May 7, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Josh Harrison from Indianapolis Indians.
April 14, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Josh Harrison to Indianapolis Indians.
August 13, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Josh Harrison from Indianapolis Indians.
July 21, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Josh Harrison to Indianapolis Indians.
June 28, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Josh Harrison from Indianapolis Indians.
June 23, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Josh Harrison to Indianapolis Indians.
May 30, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of Josh Harrison from Indianapolis Indians.
May 7, 2011 Josh Harrison roster status changed by Indianapolis Indians.
April 28, 2011 Indianapolis Indians placed 3B Josh Harrison on the 7-day disabled list.
April 6, 2011 3B Josh Harrison assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Pittsburgh Pirates.
March 17, 2011 3B Josh Harrison assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
April 5, 2010 2B Josh Harrison assigned to Altoona Curve from Bradenton Marauders.
March 8, 2010 3B Josh Harrison assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
July 8, 2009 Josh Harrison assigned to Daytona Cubs from Peoria Chiefs.

Joshua Isaiah Harrison Bio Info

Joshua Isaiah Harrison...Wife's name is Brittney...Has one daughter; Mia Jade (2/11/14)...Is a 2006 graduate of Princeton (OH) High School, where he was a three-year letterwinner...Was named team MVP as a senior and was a two-year captain...Was named to the all-city team by the Cincinnati Enquirer and played in East-West All-Star Game...Played three seasons (2006-08) of baseball at the University of Cincinnati, where his named is entrenched in the record book...Ranks in the Bearcat top 10 in batting average (4th, .358), runs (3rd, 192), hits (4th, 246), doubles (4th, 53), RBI (5th, 153), total bases (5th, 366), and stolen bases (2nd, 63)...Helped guide Cincinnati to a school-record 39 wins and a second-place regular season finish in the Big East during his final season...Earned second-team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball and was named the Big East co-Player-of-the-Year in '08 after leading the Bearcats with a .378 batting average, 90 hits and 22 doubles...Was the second former UC ballplayer to make his Major League debut in May 2011; his teammate of two years, outfielder Tony Campana was promoted to the Chicago Cubs on May 17...Played for the Cotuit Kettlers of the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2007, hitting .264 with seven doubles, one triple, two home runs, 13 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 38 games...His brother, Vince Jr., spent five seasons in the Tampa Bay, Florida and New York Mets organizations...Is the nephew of John Shelby, who played 11 seasons (1981-1991) in the Major Leagues and served the Pirates as their First Base Coach in 2006-07.


Established career highs in every offensive category while spending second full season in the big leagues...Finished ninth in the voting for National League MVP...Was selected to his first National League All-Star Team; played final three innings in left field and went 0-for-2 at the plate...Finished second in the N.L. batting race behind Colorado's Justin Morneau (.319)...Led the league with a .372 average with runners in scoring position...Tied Matt Kemp for the N.L. lead in total bases (143) after the AllStar break and his 34 extra-base hits ranked second in the N.L behind Kemp (35)...Batted .328 with 11 home runs and 58 runs scored in 84 games from the leadoff spot...Made 72 appearances (55 starts) at third base, 26 appearances (23 starts) in right field, 26 appearances (21 starts) in left field, 17 appearances (13 starts) at second base and eight appearances (four starts) at shortstop...Became the club's everyday third baseman on 8/19....Hit .370 (60-for-162) with runners on base and went 4-for-5 with the bases loaded...Made his third straight appearance on Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster...Made first appearance of the season on 4/11 at Milwaukee (played final inning in left field)...Connected off Milwaukee's Rob Wooten for his third career pinch-hit home run on 4/17 at PNC Park...Made first start of the season at third base on 4/20 vs. Milwaukee and went 2-for-6 with a double and a stolen base...Went 6-for-16 (.375) with five runs scored in his first four starts from right field and the leadoff spot of the batting order from 5/3-6...Tripled twice on 5/4 vs. Toronto...Hit safely in 16 of his 20 starts (17 in right field/three at third base) during the month of May and hit .317 (26-for-82) with four doubles, two triples, two home runs, eight RBI and 15 runs scored in 24 games overall in May...Had three straight multi-hit games from 5/29-31 (6-for-13) and hit safely in 10 straight games from 5/28 thru 6/7 (17-for-45, .378)...Assumed the primary leadoff batter position on 5/18 (game two)...Doubled twice and also had a triple on 6/4 at San Diego...Left game on 6/11 vs. Chicago (NL) with left ankle discomfort...Returned to action on 6/14 and went 3-for-5 while batting fifth in the lineup...Tied career high (third time) with four hits on 6/17 vs. Cincinnati...Delivered third career walkoff hit in 3-2, 11-inning win vs. New York (NL) on 6/27...Homered in three straight games from 7/28-30...Had second four-hit game of the season and fourth of his career on 7/27 at Colorado...Connected off Tim Hudson for first career leadoff home run on 7/29 at San Francisco...Had an extra-base hit in seven straight games from 7/27 thru 8/2 -the longest such streak by a Pirates player since Sid Bream (eight consecutive games in May 1986)...Went 20-for-44 (.455) with 12 extra-base hits in a 10-game span between 7/27 and 8/6, the first Pirates player with at least 20 hits, including 12 or more extra-base hits, in a 10-game span since Dave Parker in September 1978 (prior to Parker it was Paul Waner in May 1932)...Had a 13-game hitting streak from 7/27 thru 8/9 and reached base safely in 17 straight games from 7/27 thru 8/13...Had a career-high five RBI on 8/22 at Milwaukee...Was named National League Player-of-the-Month for the month of August after hitting .356 and leading the league in slugging percentage (.610), hits (42), extra base hits (19) and total bases (72)...Became the fifth Pirates player in history with as many as 19 extra-base hits in that month; Paul Waner (24 in 1928 and 20 in 1930), Max Carey (20 in 1924) and Reggie Sanders (19 in 2003) and his 42 hits were the most in a month by a Pirates player since Freddy Sanchez had 46 in August of 2007....Recorded his fifth career four-hit game (third of 2014) in suspended game of 9/5 at Chicago (NL); also left the game in the 11th inning with an injured left ankle after making a catch at shortstop...Returned to action on 9/9 at Philadelphia and went 1-for-5...Had 10 assists at third base on 9/19 vs. Milwaukee, falling one shy of the club and Major League record...Hit safely in 15 of his last 16 regular season games (23-for-71, .324) and had a career-high 15-game hitting streak from 9/12-27 (23-for-67, .343)...Was the recipient of the Heart & Hustle award; presented by the MLB Alumni Association to the player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game...Went 2-for-4 as the leadoff batter and starting third baseman in the Wild Card Game vs. San Francisco on 10/1.


2013 SEASON: Split time between Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis...Was named to the International League mid-season All-Star team...Was a member of Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster for the second straight season...Made season debut as a pinch runner on Opening Day on 4/1 vs. Chicago...Made start at third base on 4/10 at Arizona and went 1-for-4 with an RBI...Went 1-for-8 in six games with the Pirates before being optioned to Indianapolis on 4/14...Hit .293 (22-for-75) with seven doubles, seven RBI, 14 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 20 games thru 5/6...Went 3-for-4 with three doubles on 4/30 vs. Gwinnett...Had a straight steal of home on 5/3 vs. Lehigh Valley...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 5/7 when James McDonald went on the disabled list...Popped out as a pinch hitter on 5/8 and was optioned back to Indy the following day...Homered and swiped two bases on 5/18 at Pawtucket...Was recalled a second time on 5/27...Went 1-for-2 in four games and was optioned back to Triple-A on 5/31...Tripled twice and had six RBI on 6/24 at Charlotte...Went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a triple on 6/27 vs. Rochester...Went 11-for-22 with four doubles, three triples, a homer, eight RBI and seven runs scored in a five-game span from 6/22-26...Was hitting .316 in 60 games with Indy and was leading all minor league players with 20 extra-base hits when he was recalled by Pittsburgh on 6/28...Played final five innings in right field of 14-inning game vs. Milwaukee on 6/30 and went 0-for-2 with a walk at the plate...Was optioned back to Indianapolis on 7/2 and went 6-for-18 with four doubles in four games before returning to Pittsburgh on 7/9 when Neil Walker went on the disabled list...Was leading the International League with 29 doubles at the time of his recall on 7/9...Went 3-for-5 with a career-high four RBI on 7/25 at Washington and hit a two-run homer off lefty Gio Gonzalez - his first big league homer since 8/4/12...Connected off lefty Mike Dunn for first career walkoff home run while pinch hitting on 8/6 vs. Miami - the first pinch-hit walkoff homer by a Pittsburgh player since Craig Wilson on 9/3/01 (game two)...Made first career pitching appearance on 8/9 at Colorado; retired lone batter he faced on a flyout in the 8th inning of a 10-1 loss; was the first Pittsburgh position player to pitch since Abraham Nunez on 5/30/04...Had a bases-loaded triple as a pinch hitter on 8/20 at San Diego - the first for the Pirates since Cecil Espy did so against the Phillies at Three Rivers Stadium on April 19, 1992...Connected off Jake Westbrook for second pinch-hit home run on 9/6 at St. Louis...Went hitless in his next 11 at bats before going 2-for-4 in the regular season finale on 9/29 at Cincinnati...Made 14 appearances in right field, 11 at second base, seven at third base, four at shortstop and one in left field while playing with Pittsburgh...Also went 6-for-29 (.207) with a double, triple, two homers and six RBI as a pinch hitter...Hit .350 (14-for-40) against LHP and .167 (8-for-48) against RHP.

2013 POSTSEASON: Pinch-ran and scored eventual winning run in 5-3 Bucco victory vs. St. Louis in Game Three of N.L.D.S. on 10/6...Pinch-ran and was caught stealing second base in Game Four on 10/7.

2012 Spent first full season in the Majors with the Pirates...Was Pittsburgh's most used pinch hitter, going 4-for-29 (.138) with a walk and three RBI...Made 18 starts at shortstop, 18 at second base, 10 in right field and nine at third base...Delivered walkoff single in 12-inning game on Mother's Day on 5/13 vs. Houston...Made start at third base on 5/16 at Washington and connected off LHPGio Gonzalez for first home run of the season...Made first professional appearance in right field as a starter on 5/21 vs. New York (NL)...Had career-high 10-game hitting streak from 5/13-25 (13-for-38, .342)...Broke up Justin Verlander's no-hitter on 5/18 at Comerica Park with a one-out single in the ninth inning...Went 3-for-5 with a homer and two stolen bases on 6/19 vs. Minnesota...Homered in front of family and friends in hometown of Cincinnati on 8/4; also singled off Aroldis Chapman in the game...Had two hits on 8/5 vs. Cincinnati, but then went hitless in his next 16 at bats before recording a pinch-hit single on 8/18...Had a career-high tying four hits on 9/23 at Houston. 2011 Began season with Triple-A Indianapolis...Hit .375 (21-for-56) in 18 games during the month of April, which included a 4-for-4 performance on 4/26 vs. Norfolk... Made lone start/appearance at shortstop on 5/28 at Pawtucket and went 5-for-5 with three doubles...Was hitting .321 when he was selected by Pittsburgh on 5/30...Made Major League debut as a starter at third base on 5/31 at New York and went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored...Singled off R.A. Dickey in second big league at bat...Hit safely in his first three games (4-for-13, .308)...Produced eight-game hitting streak with the Bucs from 6/5-17 (10-for-28, .357)...Recorded first Major League stolen base on 6/11 vs. New York (NL)...Was optioned to Indianapolis on 6/23...Went 4-for-14 (.286) in four Triple-A games before being recalled on 6/28 when Jose Tabata went on the D.L...Went 8-for-35 (.229) in 14 games with Pittsburgh before being optioned back to Indy on 7/21...Hit .295 (23-for-78) with two homers and nine RBI during final 14-game stint with Indianapolis from 7/21 thru 8/1, hitting safely in 10 of his last 11 games...Made a total of 38 appearances at third base, 16 at second base and one at shortstop while playing at the Triple-A level...Was recalled a final time by Pittsburgh on 8/13 and hit .326 (14-for-43) in his 16 games in August...Connected off Milwaukee's Marco Estrada for first Major League home run on 8/23 at PNC Park...Had three hits and a career-high three RBI on 8/27 at St. Louis...Had a career-high four hits and fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle on 9/24 vs. Cincinnati...Made 50 appearances (46 starts) at third base and six appearances (five starts) at second base while playing with the Pirates - Pittsburgh posted a 23-23 record in his 46 starts at third base...Committed six errors (three fielding/three throwing) while playing third base and two errors (both fielding) while playing second base...Went 0-for-8 with a sac bunt as a pinch hitter with the Pirates...Walked just three times in 204 plate appearances with Pittsburgh. 2010 Spent entire season with Eastern League Champion Altoona club...Was named to the league's mid-season All-Star team (went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBI in the game)...Ranked seventh in the league in batting average and third in hits...Led the league with 14 sacrifice hits and tied for the league lead with 10 sacrifice flies...Struck out once every 11.25 plate appearances, which was the best mark in the circuit...Set a club record with four doubles on 6/27 vs. Bowie...Ranked fourth among Pittsburgh farmhands in batting and tied for fourth in games played...Finished with the fourth-most hits in a single season in club history...Homered twice on 8/19 at Portland... Made 86 appearances at third base and 48 at second base with Altoona during the regular season; made his last 44 appearances at the hot corner...Hit three home runs in the post season after hitting four home runs during the regular season...Produced a .330 average in 22 games while playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League, going 30-for-91 with 10 doubles, two triples, a homer, eight RBI, 19 runs scored and six stolen bases in six attempts. 2009 Hit .311 (160-for-514) with 28 doubles, nine triples, six home runs, 55 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 131 games with three different minor league teams...Began season with Peoria (Cubs' A) and produced the second-highest batting average (.373) in the Midwest League during the month of April...Hit .448 (26-for-58) during a 15-game hitting streak from 4/23 thru 5/6...Had six multi-hit games in a sevengame stretch from 5/5-12 (15-for-33, .455), raising average from .357 to .385...Had batting average as high as .389 following the action on 5/21...Had four hits in final game with Peoria on 7/6...Was named to Midwest League mid-season All-Star team...Made 29 appearances in left field, 16 at second base and 12 at third base while playing with Peoria; also went 31-for-95 (.326) in 24 games as the designated hitter...Was promoted to Daytona on 7/9 and went 3-for-4 with a home run in his fourth game on 7/12...Was named the Florida State League Batter-of-the-Week for the week of 7/20-27 after going 11-for-30 (.367) with five RBI in seven games; had four hits and four RBI on 7/24 vs. Palm Beach...Made eight appearances in left field and five each at second base and third base while playing with Daytona... Was acquired by Pittsburgh organization and finished season with Lynchburg, where he made 18 appearances at third base, 15 at second base and one in left field. 2008 Split first professional season between Boise (Cubs' Rookie) and Peoria and hit a combined .305 (72-for-236) in 64 games with the two clubs...Made professional debut on 6/17 and went 2-for-2 with a double, RBI and stolen base vs. Eugene...Hit safely in each of his first six games (8-for-22, .364) thru 6/26...Produced a 12-game hitting streak from 7/3-16, going 21-for-45 (.467) and raising average from .250 ro .365...Hit first professional home run while playing lone game in center field on 7/13 at Eugene...Had season-high four hits and four RBI on 7/16...Made 23 appearances at second base, two in left field and one in center field while playing with Boise...Was promoted to Peoria following his two-hit game with the Hawks on 7/24...Had two hits in his debut with Peoria on 7/25...Made 24 appearances at second base and four in right field while playing with the Chiefs.