Braves' Michael Harris II proving he's for real

Drew Silva breaks down the season that novice Michael Harris II is having for the Atlanta Braves and makes his case for why he is showing that he can be yet another young foundation for them.

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In yet another crafty relocate to keep their young core undamaged for the long run, the Braves signed Michael Harris II to an eight-year $72 million agreement extension on August 16. The offer likewise brings a $15 million club choice for the 2031 season and a $20 million choice for 2032. If both of those choices are worked out, it will exercise as a 10-year $102 million agreement.

There is a case to be made that the extension is extremely team-friendly, specifically if Harris shows to be as excellent as what he’s revealed up until now as a novice. Through his very first 76 Major League video games, the 21-year-old center fielder is batting 283 with an 813 OPS, 12 homeruns, 41 RBI’s, 15 taken bases, and 49 runs scored. That has a 162 video game rate of 26 homers and 32 takes.

Harris presently ranks 2nd amongst all novice outfielders and fangraphs variation of wins above replacement, behind just AL novice of the year frontrunner, Julio Rodriguez. Also informing is that the braves were 22 and 24 on the season when they promoted Harris straight from the AA level. They’ve given that gone 53 and 24. What another fantastic long term foundation for the protecting World Series champs.

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