• Full name Calvin John Harris
  • Born 11/15/2001 in Peosta, IA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Mississippi
  • Drafted in the 4th round (116th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2023 (signed for $600,000).
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    School: Mississippi Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.7
    BA Grade:40/High
    Tools:Hit: 45. Power: 45. Run: 40. Field: 55. Arm: 50.

    Harris showed impressive defensive skills out of high school, when he ranked as the No. 287 prospect in the 2020 class, but after making it to campus at Mississippi hasn’t been able to showcase his catching much at all. Royals second-rounder Hayden Dunhurst was the team’s primary catcher in 2021 and 2022, leaving Harris to catch in a part-time role and play the corner outfield. He moved into the everyday catching role in 2023 and hit above .300 for the second straight season, with a .321/.398/.579 slash line and a career-high 12 home runs. Harris has shown solid home run power from gap-to-gap and managed a 90 mph average exit velocity this spring. He will expand the zone a bit, but has solid overall contact skills, particularly against fastballs. Harris has a chance to be a solid receiver, with quiet and strong hands behind the plate. He does a nice job presenting balls on the edges of the strike zone, and employs a one-knee setup. He also has a strong and accurate arm—though he has previously had UCL surgery—that is much better than his 11.3% caught stealing rate (7-for-62) would suggest, with many runners stealing off pitchers who took their time to the plate.

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  • Kannapolis Cannon Ballers activated C Calvin Harris.
  • C Calvin Harris assigned to Kannapolis Cannon Ballers from ACL White Sox.
  • C Calvin Harris assigned to Kannapolis Cannon Ballers from ACL White Sox.
  • C Calvin Harris assigned to ACL White Sox from White Sox Organization.
  • Chicago White Sox signed C Calvin Harris.

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