Jon Harris

Position: RHSP
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
League: Eastern League
Born: 10/16/1993 (Age: 25)
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 175
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 1st Rd., (#28 overall), 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR)

Prospect Spotlight

NOTES FROM THE FIELD:

  • Has filled out since signing, looks thicker through the middle and heavier than listed weight of 175.
  • Semi-wind, turns away at the top, cross-body finish pulls off-line. Full circle, inverted-w at foot-strike, H3/4 slot. 
  • FB 90-94 (91-92); Avg SP velo that could uptick in a short-stint role. Pitches over the plate with FB, catches bats and has a hard time getting to two strikes in order to use breaking stuff as a starter. 
  • SL 84-86; True SL, hard turn with moderate depth. Confident in it, can throw for strikes early in the count. 
  • CB 80-82; Goes to CB as his out pitch. 12-6 shape is distinct from SL, hard spin with sharp bite and two-plane depth. Can get swings over top, but rarely lands for a strike and can only use it as a chase pitch late in counts. 
  • CH 84-85; Shows to lefties, below-avg third speed, often straightens out or is out of the zone. Occasionally flashes a tick more dive. 
  • Throws strikes with his FB but doesn’t locate it well enough to keep hitters off it. A move to relief will open up ability to get strikeouts on his breaking stuff. 

SUMMARY: Former 1st Rd’er who has stalled a bit in the high-minors. Has a good arm and flashes miss-bat ability on breaking pitches, but might need a change of role for his stuff to play. Could contribute in relief, especially if his FB ticks up a bit pitching short stints.