Height: 6'1" Weight: 215
Born in Aliso Viejo of sunny Southern California, Travis Harrison (3B) was selected by the Twins with the 50th overall pick of the 2011 draft. (Fun fact: this draft pick was compensation for losing Orlando Hudson- the legacy of O-Dog lives on). Harrison was committed to go to USC, but he chose to sign with the Twins for a little over $1M. At the time of the draft, Travis was touted as one of the top HS bats in the draft.
Despite the potential of his bat, it would be unreasonable to expect Harrison to advance extremely quickly in the organization-- HS bats take time to develop. Harrison's defense needs refinement as well. He spent quite a bit of time last season working on his defense at 3B-- there is still much progress to be made with the glove. For what it's worth, I recall Seth mentioning reports of improved defense for Harrison toward the end of last year. I'm sure we all remember Sano's defense took some time to develop at 3B, so there is still quite a bit of hope that Harrison can stick at third. Where Harrison plays defensively will ultimately determine the value of his bat in the lineup. Although many believe Miguel Sano is the future of the organization at 3B, Harrison could still be an extremely valuable asset at third.
Travis has started the year at Ft. Myers. Assuming he progresses steadily, it might not be out of the question to expect him in the Twin Cities by late 2016.
Edited by B Richard, 08 April 2014 - 02:22 PM.