Michael Harris

Michael Harris

21-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Atlanta Braves
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Harris did not come out of nowhere, but no one expected him to reach the majors so soon, let alone win NL Rookie of the Year. He was slashing .305/.372/.506 with Double-A Mississippi when receiving the call in late May. Harris started out slow, but the Braves patience paid off. His 24.3% strikeout rate and 4.8% walk rate suggest Harris still has work to do, but a 75th percentile hard hit rate paired with 95th percentile spring speed and a 95.2 fly ball average exit velocity is the blueprint for a five-category cornerstone. Harris' platoon splits are a slight concern as he posted a .943 OPS against righties and a .649 mark facing southpaws. Just 22-years-old, Harris can surely narrow the gap, but in the short term he may hit low in the order with a lefty on the hill. It's risky investing top tier draft capital in a still unproven player, but the indicators point towards a perennial first round/$40 player. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed an eight-year, $72 million contract extension with the Braves in August of 2022. Contract includes $15 million team option ($5 million buyout) for 2031 and $20 million team option ($5 million buyout) for 2032.
Earns NL Rookie of the Year
OFAtlanta Braves
November 14, 2022
Harris was named the Jackie Robinson National League Rookie of the Year on Monday, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
ANALYSIS
Harris received 22 first-place votes and eight second-place votes, as his only real competition was teammate Spencer Strider, who ended up with eight first-place votes. There's no doubt as to why Harris won this year's award, as he slashed .297/.339/.514 with 19 home runs, 64 RBI, 20 stolen bases (in 22 attempts) and 75 runs scored over 114 contests.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
4
1
1
11
3
11
41
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
9
3
23
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+45%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+45%
OPS vs RHP
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .649 135 13 2 17 5 .238 .284 .365
Since 2020vs Right .943 306 62 17 47 15 .323 .363 .580
2022vs Left .649 135 13 2 17 5 .238 .284 .365
2022vs Right .943 306 62 17 47 15 .323 .363 .580
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+34%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+34%
OPS on Road
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .721 200 33 4 21 11 .274 .310 .411
Since 2020Away .965 241 42 15 43 9 .317 .363 .603
2022Home .721 200 33 4 21 11 .274 .310 .411
2022Away .965 241 42 15 43 9 .317 .363 .603
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Michael Harris compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.20
 
BB Rate
4.8%
 
K Rate
24.3%
 
BABIP
.361
 
ISO
.217
 
AVG
.297
 
OBP
.339
 
SLG
.514
 
OPS
.853
 
wOBA
.370
 
Exit Velocity
89.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.8%
 
Barrels/PA
7.0%
 
Expected BA
.268
 
Expected SLG
.460
 
Sprint Speed
25.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
56.2%
 
Line Drive %
16.7%
 
Fly Ball %
27.1%
 
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
Harris had been generating buzz at the alternate training site in 2020 and in big-league camp in 2021, making him a strong breakout candidate, and he did not disappoint. He hit .294/.362/.436 with seven home runs, 27 steals (on 31 attempts), an 8.3 BB% and an 18.1 K% in 101 games as a 20-year-old at High-A. It is important to note that his power output was artificially suppressed by the extreme pitchers' park at Rome. Harris is a rare minor leaguer who could legitimately be a five-tool player in the majors, as he boasts above-average raw power that could continue to tick up and has a plus arm with good instincts in center field. His top fantasy-relevant tools are currently plus speed and an excellent hit tool that improved as the season went on. At 6-foot, 195 pounds, there's a chance he will slow down in the coming years, but until that happens, Harris's fantasy ceiling is deceptively high. He could spend all of 2022 at Double-A.
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Retreats to bench Wednesday
OFAtlanta Braves
October 5, 2022
Harris isn't starting Wednesday against the Marlins.
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Collects steal No. 20
OFAtlanta Braves
September 27, 2022
Harris went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's 8-0 win over the Nationals.
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Swipes 19th bag
OFAtlanta Braves
September 26, 2022
Harris went 1-for-4 with two walks, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's extra-innings win over the Phillies.
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Homers in three-hit game
OFAtlanta Braves
September 25, 2022
Harris went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in a 6-3 win over the Phillies on Saturday.
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Blasts two home runs
OFAtlanta Braves
September 11, 2022
Harris went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in an 8-7 loss to Seattle on Sunday.
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