The Braves have optioned OF Travis Demeritte to AAA Gwinnett and have called up top prospect Michael Harris II directly from AA Mississippi to the Major Leagues.
The #Braves today selected the contract of Michael Harris II to the major league roster after optioning OF Travis Demeritte to Triple-A Gwinnett following last night’s game. Harris II will wear No. 23.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 28, 2022
Harris has all of the tools to be a superstar in this league — there’s a reason he skipped AAA. His blazing speed on the field matches his incredible bat speed, and he’s a phenomenal defender in center field. I wouldn’t expect a ton of power from Harris early, but if he can provide it, I’ll take it. I didn’t expect a direct jump to the majors, but it’s clear he had nothing left to prove in AA:
Michael Harris II (AA): .305/.372/.506/.878, 16 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 11 SB
I imagine Brian Snitker will bat Harris 9th so he can hit “in front of” Ronald Acuña Jr. — Harris has the makeup of an elite leadoff hitter who can consistently get on base and get steals.
Welcome to the show, kid. And good luck.