HARRISON, KJ

Position: Catcher

DOB: August 11, 1996

Height: 6’0″ / Weight: 208

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (3rd Round, 2017)

Profile:  Originally selected out of high school by the Cleveland Indians in  the 25th round in 2014, Harrison chose to head to college at Oregon State, where he upped his draft stock.  He was drafted again, this time by Milwaukee in the third round in 2017 following his junior season at OSU and this time he wound up signing, agreeing to a bonus reported to be worth $667,000.  He was sent to Helena after signing with the Brewers and went on to appear in 48 Pioneer League games, seeing some time behind the plate with the bulk of his action coming as the team’s designated hitter.  More known for his offense at present, Harrison is a line drive hitter who uses all fields and showed impressive pop in his debut season.  His defense is still a work in progress, as he played mainly first base in college, and while the Brewers think they will be able to develop him as a catcher, he showed enough with the bat early on to leave some hope that he could slide over to first base if it doesn’t work for him behind the dish.

2017:  After signing his deal with Milwaukee, Harrison was sent to the Pioneer League, making his pro debut with the Helena Brewers.  He played in 48 games there, starting 17 at catcher, and wound up hitting .308/.388/.546 with 14 doubles and ten home runs, finishing his first season with an OPS of .934.