Michael Harris

Michael Harris

Height/Weight: 6' 0"/195 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born: DeKalb, Georgia
Draft: 2019 3rd round by the
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    Why last season gave Braves' Michael Harris II more confidence

    NORTH PORT, Fla. – As Michael Harris II looks back on last season, when he started in a slump and then overcame it, he realizes he learned two things. One is a mechanical adjustment. We'll get to it later. The other is this: “I could get out of a hole like that,” Harris said. “I guess if I ever get like that again, I would just keep pushing like I did last year and hopefully make it out.” This second lesson might be just as valuable as the first. It gave Harris confidence. It is the reason he believes his sophomore season was better than his rookie year. In 2023, he learned how to deal with baseball's inevitable valleys. He experienced the worst stretch of baseball in his life … then was so good

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    Michael Harris II Dishes on How To Succeed Defensively in Center Field

    Michael Harris II Dishes on How To Succeed Defensively in Center Field What makes Harris such a dominant defensive center fielder? Author: Kyle Richardson Publish date: Feb 14, 2024 12:01 PM EST When Michael Harris II was coming up in the Atlanta Braves minor league system, he was known as a proficient defensive center fielder. He was known mostly for his ability to cover the outfield and make uncommon plays look easy. You know the saying, "71 percent of the Earth is covered by water and the other 29 percent is covered by (insert name here)." You can plug Harris's name into that spot. Recently, Harris went on MLB Tonight to discuss a multitude of topics. One of the questions he was asked