Atlanta Braves top prospect Michael Harris has come out of the gates on fire to start the 2022 season.
The great fans of Pearl, Mississippi have had themselves a treat so far in 2022. Michael Harris has been as advertised and more.
Of course, that is what Atlanta Braves fans want to hear regarding the organization’s top prospect!
Harris is hitting .317/.379/.500 1 HR, 8 R, 13 RBI, 6 SB, .391 wOBA, & 140 wRC+. He also carries a 7.6% walk rate and 22.7% strikeout rate.
While we would love to see more than one home run, he currently has four doubles and two triples. He is showing the power in other areas and could see those doubles and triples start sailing over the wall as he adds more power to his frame.
Harris is not just a great bat but has been exceptional in the field. He has not made an error thus far, and his speed makes for plenty of range in the outfield. He has mostly played right field, but the hope is he could play a solid center field as well.
Harris really broke out in 2021, jumping to the top spot in the Braves prospect rankings. He also jumped up to 64 on MLB’s prospect rankings and 46 on Baseball America’s rankings.
2022 is a big year for Harris. As the top prospect in the organization, a lot of eyes will be on him. The fanbase will be impatiently waiting for his arrival in Atlanta, and every highlight video that comes out of Mississippi will only make them more excited.
It will be interesting to see what the organization does with Harris in 2022.
On one hand, he is not on the 40-man roster and is only 21. He may benefit from spending most, if not all, of the year playing with the Mississippi Braves.
However, if he continues to perform well, the front office may look to give him a shot at Gwinnett. If they think Harris could potentially benefit the Atlanta Braves in 2022, then an early promotion to Gwinnett could be in order.
Time will tell what the plans are in 2022. Right now, we can enjoy the highlights and think of a future where Michael Harris is patrolling the outfield with Ronald Acuña Jr.