Brad Harman

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Brad Harman
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Harman batting for the Reading Phillies, AA affiliates of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008
Second baseman
Born: (1985-11-19) 19 November 1985 (age 29)
Melbourne, Australia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
22 April, 2008 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
May 8, 2008 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Batting average .100
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Bradley Christopher Harman (born 19 November 1985 in Melbourne) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008.

Professional career[edit]

Born Bradley Christopher Harman, he signed with the Phillies organisation in 2003 and debuted with the GCL Phillies the next year. At the end of the season he led shortstops with a .928 fielding percentage. Later that year he played for the Australian under-19 national team.

Harman starred in the 2005 Claxton Shield, winning both the Gold Glove Award and Helms Award as the MVP of the tournament while leading the New South Wales Patriots to the title.

In 2005, Harman averaged .303 for the Lakewood BlueClaws. In his debut for the Australia national baseball team, he hit .333 in the 2005 Baseball World Cup, playing error-free ball in six games at shortstop; he split time at short with Rodney van Buizen in his debut tournament with the senior team.

In 2007, Harman hit .281 for Clearwater with 13 home runs. In the 2007 Baseball World Cup, he batted .275 and scored 11 runs in 10 games for Australia. He was one run behind the tournament leader, teammate Trent Oeltjen. Harman scored the 7th-inning go-ahead run against the Cuban national team in a game Australia lost, 3–2, in 10 innings. Harman sparked the winning rally in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Dutch national team closer Michiel van Kampen. Against Team Canada, Harman doubled in Luke Hughes with the go-ahead run in the 9th inning.

Right after the Cup ended, the Phillies added Harman to their 40-man roster. He started with the Reading Phillies in 2008 and, though he only hit .222, was called up to the majors on 20 April 2008 when Jimmy Rollins got injured. He debuted as a pinch-hitter on 22 April for Ryan Madson.

On 31 August 2009 Harman was designated for assignment by the Phillies.[1] Four days later it was announced that he'd been selected for the Australian team at the 2009 Baseball World Cup.[2]

On 20 May 2010, Herald Sun reported that Harman had been suspended for 14 months by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority..[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monday's sports transactionsbaltimoresun.com
  2. ^ Sedgman, Cassandra (3 September 2009). "ABF Announce 2009 World Cup Team". Australian Baseball Federation. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Baseball's Bradley Harman suspended for 14 months". Herald Sun. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 

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