Braves: Michael Harris is already turning heads at minor-league Spring Training

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With an end to the MLB lockout nowhere in sight, I’ll be focused primarily on what’s going on in the minor leagues, who will continue their seasons whether a resolution is reached or not. That means you’ll be hearing this young man’s name quite a bit, Michael Harris.

Yesterday, I talked about how Harris arrived at minor-league Spring Training much heavier than last season… in a good way, as we can see from this picture.

And he’s already begun to put that extra weight to use. According to David O’Brien, who is with the team, Harris was hitting some lasers during batting practice and dropping jaws in the process.

The belief has always been Harris will develop some substantial power once he grows into his frame. He only hit seven homers for High-A Rome last season in 101 games, but I imagine that number will jump considerably in 2022. This is a 21-year-old that has already proven he can hit for average, avoid strikeouts, and take his walks. If he adds considerable power to the mix, it won’t be long before he joins the major-league club in Atlanta.



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