MLB Future Watch: Monte Harrison Baseball Cards, Miami MarlinsMLB Future Watch: Monte Harrison Baseball Cards, Miami MarlinsMonte Harrison was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the second round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft. The 6’3” 225-pound outfielder has a lot of tools that will make him a good player as they get unlocked.

Harrison attended Lee’s Summit West High School in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. In his time there, he had 12 rushing touchdowns and 13 receiving touchdowns. In the end, Harrison chose baseball over the other sports.

Right after the draft, he got his start in the Arizona League. However, it wasn’t until 2017, that he started opening eyes. That year he started with Wisconsin and ended up with the Carolina Mudcats in A+ ball. His combined numbers were 28 doubles, 21 home runs, 67 RBI with 27 steals. Those stats helped Harrison get traded to the Miami Marlins in the Christian Yelich deal, in early 2018. Since then, he has proven to be a worthwhile project for the Marlins.

By the end of 2018, he hit 19 homers with 48 RBI in AA. In 2019, he was elevated to  the AAA New Orleans Baby Cakes. During the 2020 pandemic, Harrison was at the Marlins alternate training site. They had a lot of players in and out of the lineup via Covid-19 protocol. This gave him a chance to play sparingly in 32 games and gain major league experience. 

In April 2021, Harrison was called up to Miami for nine games, and then he slugged 15 homers and 52 RBI in AAA. During the season, while patrolling in center field, he climbed the wall and held on to the railing to steal a home run, the catch of the year. Harrison is a true athlete, from an athletic family. His brother, Shaquille played in the NBA. Harrison has pull power but can go the other way. His big frame and steady swing with no movement give him power. His average exit velo was up to 84.5, and he’s striking out less. His chase percentage showed that.

 

MLB Future Watch: Monte Harrison Baseball Cards, Miami MarlinsMLB Future Watch: Monte Harrison Baseball Cards, Miami Marlins – Cards Worth Chasing

Harrison’s 2021 Topps Chrome Auto Rookie shows him running the bases, looking determined.

I love his 2021 Topps Stadium Club Auto Rookie. He’s pictured showing the peace sign to the crowd. It’s a great snapshot of a young player enjoying his time in major league baseball.

The 2021 Topps Tribute Auto Rookie shows Harrison at-bat waiting for a pitch. Collect him while he’s developing. He looks like he could be a classic late bloomer.

 

MLB Future Watch: Monte Harrison Baseball Cards, Miami Marlins – Stats

Projections
Year Tm Age PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Rel
2022 Proj. 26 219 196 27 46 9 1 6 23 6 1 18 59 .235 .304 .383 .687 75 3 2 2 1 1 18%
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 11/24/2021.

 

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