Braves: Michael Harris does it again, could we see him in Atlanta this season?

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Michael Harris ended his fourth week with the Mississippi Braves in style, recording his first multi home run performance of his young career. The first of which was a leadoff dinger that flew 432 feet.

We’ve already written several articles about the Braves’ top prospect, including one I wrote just yesterday, but it’s hard not to gush over what the 21-year-old is doing almost daily. Harris’ average is now up to .333 on the season to go along with a .982 OPS, four homers, two triples, and six doubles.

I think you could argue that he’s one of the three best outfielders in the entire organization right now, so is it possible that he ends up in Atlanta at some point this season?

I’ve remained a firm No¬†on this question every time I’ve been asked, and I still lean in that direction, but I would be lying if I said Harris wasn’t doing some incredible convincing. To this point, there doesn’t seem to be a weakness in his game. He doesn’t strike out much, hits for average and power, steals bases, and plays excellent defense. Everything thrown at him so far through his minor-league career, Harris has had an answer for, so it just might be time to test out his talent in Gwinnett.

If that happens, which I believe it could, an eventual call up to the majors might be in the cards, especially if injury arises or a guy like Travis Demeritte begins to struggle. So far, Demeritte has been a breath of fresh air, but there’s a good chance he eventually fizzles out, and the Braves will need an immediate answer in the outfield. I’m sure the organization would like to keep Harris in the minors for the entire season, but if he keeps raking and the opportunity arises, bringing him up may be what is best for the Braves.

Photo: Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire




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