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Jawuan Harris

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Jawuan Harris
Name: Jawuan Harris
Born: Nov 3, 1996 in Pembroke Pines, FL
College: Rutgers
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 7th round (201st overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2018 (signed for $215,000)
Like Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, Harris has pulled the double-duty of playing both college football and college baseball during the last few years. On the football field in 2017, Harris played in 11 games and made five starts at safety for the Scarlet Knights, totaling 41 tackles and tying for the team lead with three interceptions. Harris is a better prospect as a baseball player, however, and was selected to the Big Ten all-freshman team in 2016, when he hit .278/.365/.398 with three home runs and 37 stolen bases. Harris' production has backed up in 2018, as he hit .250/.381/.383 with one home run and 20 stolen bases through 128 at-bats. At 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, Harris is a top-of-the-scale runner who does an excellent job tracking down balls in center field and has an average arm. Harris doesn't project to hit for much power. He hit eight home runs in 186 at-bats as a sophomore, but has hit just four home runs in the 290 at-bats during his freshman and junior seasons. He has good bat speed, but his lack of success in the Big 10--never hitting above .280 and striking out nearly twice as much as he's walked--is concerning. There is a hope among scouts that Harris' hit tool will markedly improve once he enters pro ball and focuses strictly on baseball instead of splitting his time between two sports. There are some off-the-field questions with Harris, who was suspended for a violation of team rules and did not travel with Rutgers during its 10-day spring break trip to Florida. The feedback teams receive on Harris' makeup and how they project his hit tool will ultimately determine where he gets drafted, as the other parts of his game appear steady.
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