Josh Harrison
2B/3B/DH PIT
2 days ago

Harrison went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and double in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

The leadoff man was the only meaningful contributor in the Pirates lineup on a day when David Phelps and an array of Marlins relievers shut down their offense. Harrison saved Pittsburgh from the indignity of a shutout by plating Jody Mercer with an eighth-inning single, and now has a six-game hitting streak and an RBI in three straight games.

Josh Harrison
2B/3B/DH PIT
1 week ago

Harrison went 4-for-6 with a double, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in Sunday's 11-3 victory over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Harrison has come to life in eight games since moving into the leadoff spot, and is now hitting .363 with eight runs scored and four RBI during that time. It has been a down season for Harrison on the whole, but he could be a difference maker down the stretch if he continues to produce while hitting in front of the likes of Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco.

Josh Harrison
2B/3B/DH PIT
1 week ago

Harrison is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harrison is batting .310 since moving to the leadoff spot a week ago, and will get his first day off since then. Adam Frazier will start at second base and slot into the leadoff spot for Saturday's matinee.

Josh Harrison
2B/3B/DH PIT
2 weeks ago

Harrison is batting .310 (9-for-29) since moving to the leadoff spot seven games ago.

EDGE Analysis

The second baseman hit .181/.212/.292 in his previous 151 plate appearances. With a 13:60 BB:K, Harrison is far from the prototypical leadoff man. He appears to be the best fit right now, however, so look for him to potentially score more runs while he hits first in the order.

Josh Harrison
2B/3B/DH PIT
2 weeks ago

Harrison went 1-for-4 his fourth homer while batting leadoff again Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was his first since July 20th and the RBI was his third since July 6th -- a span covering 22 games and 70 plate appearances. Harrison also missed connecting for a game-tying grand slam by just a few feet. The second baseman batted first in the order over the weekend with improved results.

Josh Harrison
2B/3B/DH PIT
2 weeks ago

Harrison hit leadoff for the second straight game Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.

EDGE Analysis

Hot-hitting Adam Frazier has taken away a couple starts from Harrison in the last week, but Harrison is by far the better defender at second base. The move to the top of the batting order has sparked the Cincinnati native and it wouldn't be surprising to see his months-long slump come to a close.

Josh Harrison
2B/3B/DH PIT
3 weeks ago

Harrison (leg) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The Pirates never really elaborated on the extent of Harrison's right leg injury -- they labeled it as "discomfort" -- but apparently it was a relatively minor setback as Harrison's slated to return following a two-game absence. Harrison is barely hitting above the Mendoza Line over the past two months, and with three homers and 12 steals on the season, he currently ranks outside the top-20 options at second base in terms of season-to-date production.

Josh Harrison
2B/3B/DH PIT
3 weeks ago

Harrison (leg) is out of Wednesday's lineup against Atlanta, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

For the second day in a row, Adam Frazier will get the nod to start at second while Harrison deals with a leg injury. Frazier, who's hitting .400/.444/.720 over the last 14 days, is likely to continue starting at second until Harrison is ready to return. Pittsburgh has yet to say the severity of Harrison's injury, so he should be considered to be day-to-day at this point.

Josh Harrison
2B/3B/DH PIT
3 weeks ago

Harrison (leg) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Adam Frazier will start at second as Josh Harrison sits out of Tuesday's contest. The team has yet to say the extent of Harrison's injury or indicate when he will be ready to return, but information should be available in the near future.

Josh Harrison
2B/3B/DH PIT
3 weeks ago

Harrison exited Sunday's game in the sixth inning with right leg discomfort, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

It certainly appeared Harrison's right leg was the issue and that's indeed the case. The extent of the injury remains unclear but the team should update his status again in the coming days. If he's unable to go for the team's next contest Tuesday against the Braves, Jordy Mercer, Sean Rodriguez and Adam Frazier would all be candidates to start in his place at second base.