Monday, September 8, 2014

Minors Monday

I think most fans would agree that Josh Harrison has been the highlight of the Pirates season thus far this year.  While it probably seems like his performance came out of nowhere this year, he has quietly been a fan favorite among Pirate fans for a while now.

Harrison came to the Buca as what seemed like a spare part along with big armed pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio.  Bot those guys are out of baseball, while Harrison is enjoying the best year of his career.

I had the chance to see Harrison a couple times at AA Altoona, and his speed and hard play were evident.  Whether his glove could ever stick in the majors was a much more legitimate question, but he has put up a number of amazing plays both at third and in the outfield this year.

Guess it just goes to show you how crazy development can be in baseball.  Should make for a fun end to the season.


  1. Another star the Cubs let slip through their hands. (Yes, hindsight is 20/20.)

    1. Don't worry, Nick. For every diamond in the rough the Pirates snag, there are 3 we gave away for nothing. I really didn't like the deal for the Pirates at the time - Grabow was a great lefty reliever whose career just suddenly...ended, and I felt like we sold low on Gorzelanny,

  2. I'm with you on Gorzelanny. Of all the guys we got rid of that year, he made the least sense. I guess the front office must have really thought Kevin Hart was going to be good.

  3. Gotta say, I love watching this kid. He's completely exciting both on the basepaths and in the field.