Harrison went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run for Triple-A New Orleans on Friday.
He also struck out in his other three at-bats, but when Harrison is getting wood on the ball he's doing plenty of damage these days. The 23-year-old is slashing .370/.482/.739 over the last 12 games with four homers, three steals, nine RBI and 13 runs, and while he has fanned 16 times during that stretch, his nine free passes are impressive -- on the season, his 14.7 percent walk rate is almost double the rate he managed at Double-A in 2018. Lewis Brinson continues to struggle mightily for Miami, but so far the club has resisted the temptation to bring Harrison up in his place. If the latter keeps raking, though, the clock could be ticking towards his big-league debut.
Harrison went 2-for-5 with a grand slam, a stolen base and a second run scored for Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday.
A sore wrist cost Harrison a handful of games to begin the season, but he returned to action April 11 and wasted little time in proving he was fully healthy. The 23-year-old has a similar profile to Lewis Brinson -- impressive athleticism that can produce power and speed, but significant contact and plate discipline issues that limit his upside -- and Harrison could join him in the Marlins' outfield later this season if he puts together a strong run with the Baby Cakes.
Harrison endured a rough spring training, recording four hits in 24 Grapefruit League at-bats while striking out 12 times. The outfielder boasts incredible fantasy upside due to his ability to hit for power and steal bases, but his chances of reaching his full potential will hinge on him making contact on a more consistent basis. The 23-year-old struck out in 36.9 percent of his 583 plate appearances at Double-A Jacksonville a season ago.
Harrison's contract was purchased from Double-A Jacksonville on Tuesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
The Marlins promoted Harrison and five others to their 40-man roster for protection ahead of the Rule 5 draft. Harrison possesses an impressive power/speed combo, as evidenced buy his 19 homers and 28 stolen bases for Double-A Jacksonville in 2018, though it's still unclear if he'll make enough contact against big-league pitching for those skills to fully materialize. Harrison could reach the majors at some point in 2019 depending on how he adjusts to upper-level pitching.
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