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School: Florida; Class: Junior
Position: RHP; B/T: R/R
Height: 6-2; Weight: 210 pounds
Previously Drafted: New York Yankees, 37th round, 2011
Background: After taking a pretty sizeable step forward in his strikeout rate last season – it jumped from 6.75 K/9 to 7.82 K/9 last season – Harris has seen a dramatic decline this season, all the way down to 4.91 K/9. As a three-year member of the Gators’ bullpen, Harris has been a consistent, but rather underwhelming performer.
Projection: Pretty good size. Solid control. But it’s a little concerning that Harris has never missed a whole lot of bats. He’s also been a little homer-prone.
There’s some big league value here, something along the lines of a decent middle reliever. There’s some risk though.
Ceiling: 0.5- to 1.0-win player
Floor: Replacement Level
Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Low to Moderate
Draft Projection: Eighth Round
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