IP 668
ERA 4.217
WHIP 1.404
BB/9 3.153
SO/9 5.497
  • Full name Matthew Reid Harrison
  • Born 09/16/1985 in Durham, NC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 240 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School South Granville
  • Debut 07/08/2008
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (97th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2003 (signed for $395,000).
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    Harrison likely will get drafted ahead of Bard because he's expected to sign if he gets drafted in the first five rounds. He has some advantages over Bard: he's a little bigger (6-foot-4, 185 pounds), lefthanded and has more feel for pitching. He was only a mild prospect entering 2003, but then his fastball jumped from 85-86 mph to 88-93. He has a hard, slurvy breaking ball and an average changeup. The combination has been too much for his opponents, as he has thrown a perfect game and a no-hitter and has two other contests where he didn't permit a ball to be hit out of the infield. Though he's lanky, he's more athletic than he looks.

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  • Rated Best Control in the Texas Rangers in 2008
  • Rated Best Control in the Atlanta Braves in 2007
  • Rated Best Control in the Atlanta Braves in 2006
  • Rated Best Control in the South Atlantic League in 2005

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