Mitch Harris

School: Navy

Class: Senior

Height: 6′4″

Weight: 215 lbs.

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Pos: RHP

Hometown: Mt. Holly, NC

High School: South Point HS

Previously Drafted: 24th round, 2007 (Atlanta Braves)

Year   Team       IP   K/9   BB/9   K/BB   HR/9   H/9   RA                  
2005   Navy       15.1   13.1   6.6   2.0   N/A   11.9   11.92                  
2006   Navy       82.2   12.4   2.2   5.7   0.3   6.2   2.41          
2007   Navy       88.1   12.2   3.7   3.3   0.2   5.9   3.47          

Honors:

  • 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

Strengths:
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.

Weaknesses:
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.

The Future:
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.

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