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Follow the Prospects: KJ Harrison, 1B
« Topic Start: December 21, 2019, 10:23:10 AM »
Full Name: Kainoa John Harrison
Age: 23 (August 11, 1996)
Birthplace: Kailua, HI
Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 208
Draft: Round 3 (2017, MIL)
School: Oregon State

via mlb.com:
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First baseman -- KJ Harrison, Hagerstown (16 games), Potomac (101 games): Improved plate discipline helped the 2017 third-round pick finish in the system's top 10 for homers (13), RBIs (63) extra-base hits (43) and walks (59) . Harrison dominated the South Atlantic League for a month with a .404/.485/.649 slash line and a 15.2 percent strikeout rate before his output normalized with Potomac -- a .244/.344/401 slash line and 23.7 percent strikeout rate in 457 at-bats. Still, the 23-year-old's 12.3 percent walk rate for the P-Nats was his best at any level, and his combined wRC+ of 134 ranked fourth among Washington's non-complex hitters.

"He's got a very strong body," Scialabba said. "He's still learning himself as a hitter. He works gaps, both right-center and left-center. He's someone who tries to stay through the baseball and he's starting to show the ability to be more consistent this year."

.244 / .344 / .401 with 11HRs in 414 ABs with Potomac in 2019