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. He played college baseball for LSU.
Harris with the Houston Astros
|Houston Astros – No. 36|
|Born: August 28, 1984|
|August 13, 2012, for the Colorado Rockies|
|MLB statistics |
(through July 17, 2019)
|Earned run average||2.96|
|Career highlights and awards|
Harris played baseball at Slidell High School in Slidell, Louisiana. Harris then went on to play collegiate baseball for LSU. Harris has one older brother, Clay, and one younger brother, Dylan. Clay was an infielder also at LSU from 2002-2005. He would go on to play in the Philadelphia Phillies’ minor league system 2005-2008
Harris was called up to the majors for the first time on August 11, 2012. His debut was made on August 13.
The following season, he was limited to 46 games during the regular season due to injury. He appeared in six games in the 2017 postseason. In a combined total of four innings, he allowed six hits and one run. The Astros won the 2017 World Series, becoming the first time ever the team won it.
In 2018, he pitched in 61 games, going 5-3 with an ERA of 3.49.
- http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=175152%7Ctitle=LSUSports.net Will Harris Bio
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- "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Will Harris". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 29 August 2012.