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Michael Harris II promoted to Atlanta Braves

Published: May. 28, 2022 at 3:02 PM CDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. - The Atlanta Braves have selected the contract of Mississippi Braves outfielder Michael Harris II on Saturday morning. The 21-year-old is set to make his major league debut this afternoon against Miami, becoming the 22nd M-Braves player to be promoted directly to Atlanta and 156th overall to make their MLB debut.

Harris II,  the Atlanta Braves top prospect, played in all 43 M-Braves games this season, reaching base safely in 41 of 43  games. The Dekalb, GA native had a minor-league best 31-game on-base streak to start this season snapped on May 14, in Chattanooga.

In 43 games, Harris II hit .305 with 16 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 33 RBI, and 11 stolen bases. He registered a .878 OPS from the leadoff spot. He had his 15-game hit streak ended on May 11, which began on April 23. He recorded hits in 10 straight games to start the season - just one of three minor league baseball players.

Harris II leaves the Southern League ranking among the Southern League leaders in doubles (16, 1st), hits (53, 2nd), XBH (23, T-2nd), runs (3rd, 33), total bases (88, 3rd), RBI (33, T-3rd), stolen bases (11, T-6th), and triples (2, T-4th).

Harris II joined an elite by being promoted directly to Atlanta from Mississippi. The list includes Brian McCann, Jeff Francoeur, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Dansby Swanson, and Max Fried.

The M-Braves outfielder will join another M-Braves alum in the outfield at Truist Park, Ronald Acuña Jr. Acuña Jr. played in 57 M-Braves games during the 2017 season, batting .326 with 14 doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 30 RBI, and 19 stolen bases.

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