HARRISON, MONTE

Position: Outfield

DOB: August 10, 1995

Height: 6’3″ / Weight: 220

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (2nd round, 2014)

Profile: An incredible athlete who also excelled on the football field and the basketball court as a high schooler, Harrison was a second round pick by Milwaukee in 2014. The Brewers were able to lure him away from an offer to play wide receiver at the University of Nebraska with a $1.8 million deal and assigned him to the AZL to begin his pro career. The Brewers aggressively pushed him to full season Wisconsin to open 2015. As expected, he struggled early on, and was sent down to Helena when they opened up play in June. He fared much better there, but had his season cut short when he suffered a tibia fracture and a dislocated fibula in July. Harrison returned to Wisconsin to begin 2016 but was limited by injury again, missing about two months with a broken hamate bone. Raw and athletic, patience will be key with Harrison as he has the potential to be a five tool talent if he can put it all together. He has the speed to play center but also a rocket arm that plays well in right and with a quick bat that generates plus power, Harrison has shown an improving hit tool as well. The key for Harrison will be to stay on the field and healthy in order to get consistent playing time to truly develop all of his tools.

2014: After signing with the Brewers, Harrison saw action in 50 games for Maryvale in the AZL and had a good showing, batting .261 with seven doubles, two triples and a home run while showing good patience at the plate for such a raw player, drawing 31 walks. He was penciled in the lineup in both center and right field and was a terror on the basepaths, swiping 32 bases in 34 attempts

2015: The Brewers chose to push several of their young prospects, including Harrison, to Low-A Wisconsin to start the 2015 season with the desire to get them more live game action. Harrison struggled in 46 Midwest League contests, which was to be expected against more advanced competition, and wound up hitting just .146 before being sent down to Helena when their season began. He experienced much more success with Helena, hitting .299 with three home runs in 28 games and earning a spot on the Pioneer League All-Star team before a gruesome leg injury, suffered rounding third base, ended his season early.

2016: Healthy once again, Harrison returned to Wisconsin to start the 2016 season and after struggling through the first two months, things started to click for him in June. In 15 games he hit .321 with five home runs, including a pair of two home run games in less than a week, but bad luck struck again as he suffered a broken hamate bone that forced him to the bench. After missing about two months, he returned for a brief rehab stint in the AZL, then re-joined the Timber Rattlers in mid-August to finish out the season.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#18)
2016 (#9)
2015 (#3)