Will Harris

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Will Harris
Will Harris Houston Astros April 2015.jpg
Harris with the Houston Astros
Houston Astros – No. 36
Born: (1984-08-28) August 28, 1984 (age 32)
Houston, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 13, 2012, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through August 1, 2016)
Win–loss record 11–12
Earned run average 3.03
Strikeouts 222
Career highlights and awards

William Taylor Harris (born August 28, 1984) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.

Early life[edit]

Harris played baseball at Slidell High School in Slidell Louisiana. Harris has one older brother, Clay, and one younger brother, Dylan. Clay was an LSU infielder from 2002-2005.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Harris was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the ninth round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft out of Louisiana State University.

Harris was called up to the majors for the first time on August 11, 2012.[2] His debut was made on August 13.

On April 3, 2013, the Oakland Athletics claimed Harris off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.[3] The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed Harris off waivers from the Oakland Athletics three days later.[4]

On November 3, 2014, he was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros.[5]

Will Harris was invited to his first all-star game in 2016 with the Houston Astros.[6]

Harris throws two pitches — a four-seam fastball in the low 90s and a curveball in the upper 70s.[7]


  1. ^ http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=175152%7Ctitle=LSUSports.net Will Harris Bio
  2. ^ "Rockies select contract of RHP Will Harris to Major League Roster". MLB.com. August 11, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "A's Claim RHP Will Harris off Waivers from Colorado". MLB.com. April 3, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "A's Reinstate Colón from Suspended List; Option Straily to Sacramento". MLB.com. April 6, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Astros claim pitcher Harris from Arizona". ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 3, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ryan Dunsmore (July 5, 2016). "Astros closer Will Harris selected to the 2016 All-Star Game". crawfishboxes.com. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Will Harris". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 

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