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How local product Michael Harris is turning heads with the Braves this spring

Braves outfield prospect Michael Harris’ stock is about to spike among a group of people who make a living evaluating and ranking baseball talent for various publications. But several years ago, the kid already convinced one former Braves Gold Glove winner that he was not just a future big leaguer, but the kind that doesn’t come around often.

“All I can say as a former player is, he’s different,” said Marquis Grissom, a former All-Star center fielder who played 17 seasons with six teams, including two with the Braves in 1995-1996, winning Gold Gloves both of those years and a World Series ring in 1995. “And the last time I saw a player when I said he was different, that was Chipper Jones, that was Barry Bonds, that was Gary Sheffield."


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