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Monte Harrison

#3 | OF/LF/CF | AngelsLAA
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Monte Harrison
Name: Monte' Fitzgerald Harrison
Born: Aug 10, 1995 in Lee's Summit, MO
High School: Lee's Summit (Mo.) West HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (50th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2014 (signed for $1,800,000)
The best athlete in the draft has an impressive highlight reel of dunks in basketball and is better at football, where the 6-foot-2, 201-pounder is a star wide receiver recruit for Nebraska. As a Midwestern football/baseball signee for the Huskers, Harrison earns comparisons to 2011 first-rounder Bubba Starling, but he's a better athlete and faster, though he's not as strong (or taller) as Starling was at the same stage of development. Like Starling, the questions about Harrison surround signability and his feel for hitting. Harrison has used wood bats in games this spring and has shown aptitude while remaining raw and inconsistent in his approach. Scouts who believe in Harrison see plus bat speed, passion for the game and baseball instincts. They also see 6.6-second speed in the 60 that should help Harrison stay in center field, as well as plus-plus arm that reached 97 mph from the outfield in showcases. Some believe that the strong-bodied Harrison will fit best in a corner in the long term, with his arm giving him a classic right field profile. His speed played at average out of the box on the showcase circuit but he is a gliding runner who is at least plus underway. Harrison shows well above-average raw power in batting practice, but has more of a line-drive swing path in games, so it's going to come down to how he develops at the plate. But he made a solid amount of contact on the showcase circuit given how few baseball reps he has had compared to his peers. He has star-caliber makeup with leadership qualities and charisma that endears him to his teammates. He's not expected to go out as high as Starling did, but several scouts in the Midwest consider him a better prospect, give him a better chance to hit and is not as old as Starling at the time of the draft, though Harrison will be 19 by the end of the minor league season.
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