Asked again about rising prospect Michael Harris, Snitker said, “I could talk about that kid every day.”
Harris will continue to generate a lot of chatter while displaying the talents he developed while growing up about 20 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta in Stockbridge, Ga. The 19-year-old outfielder has played just 53 games at the professional level. But he still earned an invite to the Braves’ alternate training site last summer and was a non-roster invite to big league camp this year.
Harris recorded a hit during Tuesday’s win against the Twins and fouled off a few pitches before grounding out in Wednesday’s loss. He currently ranks as the Braves' No. 12 prospect per MLB Pipeline. But his five-tool talents could skyrocket him up the rankings soon.
“I remember [Nick] Markakis came back from the alternate site raving about him,” Snitker said. “I can see it. He’s got that look and he carries himself well. It looks like he can track the ball and run around the outfield good. He can throw the ball good. That’s a good-looking young ballplayer right there.”