MLB: ‘An absolute phenomenon,’ the Braves’ top prospect who has always turned heads

The prospect outfielder of the Atlanta Braves, Michael Harrishad a solid year in 2021, played 101 games High-A (Class A High) and hit .294/.362/.436, a 114 wRC+. But he might be scratching the surface of what he’s capable of, at least according to the Braves prospect Braden Shewmake and tells journalist Justin Toscano of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

I think (Harris) could help (the big club). I definitely do. When he gets his chance, I think he’ll stay. I don’t think he’s going to be a guy who jumps around.”

Despite his promise, Harris is aware that he still has some way to go, telling Toscano that:

There’s always something to improve, so I don’t really focus on one specific area.”

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The 21-year-old Harris still doesn’t have a roster spot, which means other outfielders like Drew Waters and Cristian Pache have a clearer path to playing time than he does. But unlike them, Harris has the advantage of not being locked out and therefore able to participate in team activities and access team facilities.

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Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: ‘An absolute phenomenon,’ the Braves’ top prospect who has always turned heads