Braves' Michael Harris gets surprise call-up

Chris Crawford explains that Braves prospect Michael Harris is worth a speculative add by fantasy managers after his surprise call-up.

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- It's always fun when we see surprising call-ups. And we got one over the weekend from Atlanta in the form of Michael Harris. The outfielder skipped Triple-A in his promotion, and was hitting .305, .376, .506, with Double-A Mississippi over 174 at-bats with five homers and 11 stolen bases over 43 games.

For those who are unfamiliar with Harris, he's a 21-year-old third-round pick who ranks as the top prospect in the Atlanta system. And he's a terrific athlete, who has the type of speed that could provide 25 to 30 stolen bases if he gets on base enough to run at that kind of clip.

While he doesn't have an elite approach at the plate, he does make a lot of contact, with enough of that contact hard to project an above-average hit tool, meaning he could help in that category as soon as this year.

He's more of a gap-to-gap hitter, and asking for him to be a significant contributor with homers is probably asking too much. It's also possible that Harris is here on a trial basis. There will be no harm in Atlanta sending him down to the minors if things don't go well. Still, he's worth a speculative add in fantasy formats, assuming you're not dropping anyone of substance, of course.