Weight: 215 lbs.
Hometown: Mt. Holly, NC
High School: South Point HS
Previously Drafted: 24th round, 2007 (Atlanta Braves)
- 2008 Brooks Wallace Award Preseason Watch List
- 2007 Baseball America Third-Team All-American
- 2007 PingBaseball.com Preseason Second-Team All-American
- 2007 NCBWA Preseason Third-Team All-American
- 2007 ABCA/Rawlings Second-Team All-Northeast Region
Harris is the best pitcher in Naval Academy history. He has dominated Patriot League hitters; since 2005, he has struck out more than 12 batters per nine innings. Harris’ fastball sits in the low 90s and his curve ball has the potential to be a second plus pitch. He’s got an ideal pitcher’s body.
Signability is a major concern for Harris. Navy requires its cadets to serve five years in active duty and rarely grants exemptions for athletes. Harris’ stuff and command is presently only solid-average. He does not hold runners well.
He’s a second-round pick on talent (we ranked him #43 last year), but could drop much further if teams don’t think he’ll sign.