Trey Harris hasn’t stopped raking all year. He may be a 32nd round pick, but he’s performing like a first and was already named the Minor League Player of the Year for the Braves back in early September.
Harris began the year in Rome, where he tore up the young pitching in low-A ball. He hit an absurd .366 and had an OPS of 1.031. After 56 games, Harris was promoted to Florida and continued his torrid 2019, batting .303 with an OBP of .388 in 34 games. By the end of the year, he was in Mississippi. His stats weren’t as impressive in the Southern League, but he still hit a respectable .281 with two home runs, three triples, and seven doubles in 41 games. Besides, jumping three levels in itself is exceptionally noteworthy, and Harris’ success has carried over to the Arizona Fall League.
It’s a much smaller sample size (9 games), but the former Missouri Tiger standout is hitting .300 with a .922 OPS, two homers, a double and five walks, leading to an All-Star nomination. Harris should find himself in Gwinnett rather quickly if he continues at this rate and could begin the season there, depending on if the Braves deem Cristian Pache or Drew Waters ready for the bigs at the beginning of the 2020 season. Regardless, it is late-round prospects like Harris that will need to be responsible for refilling the farm due to the international regulations placed on the Braves, and there isn’t a better guy in the system to root for than the hometown kid from Powder Springs.
We currently have Trey Harris ranked 13th on our most recent SportsTalkATL prospect list, but he could find himself even higher next time around.