Friday, January 14, 2011

Willie Harris signs minor league deal with Mets


The Mets have agreed to sign Willie Harris to a minor league deal and invited him to Spring Training, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

The utility player will have a good chance of making the team's Opening Day roster, Rubin writes.

We heard yesterday that Harris had two offers and would not return to Washington, where he played from 2008-10.

Harris played all three outfield positions and backed up at third base last year. The 32-year-old posted a .183/.291/.362 line with 10 homers in 262 plate appearances. Harris bats from the left side and generally maintains an above-average strikeout to walk ratio.

The Mets, who had been looking for a fourth outfielder, now figure to continue their search for starting pitching.

I love this signing as I thought he might be a good fit on a team that needs a outfielder that can play all three positions and play them well defensively.

This guys has always played the Mets well as he has robbed us of some victories in the past (Above).

Harris by the numbers:
Career: Batting | Fielding
SEASON TEAM G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2001 Bal 9 24 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .125 .125 .167 .292
2002 CWS 49 163 14 38 4 0 2 12 9 21 8 0 .233 .270 .294 .564
2003 CWS 79 137 19 28 3 1 0 5 10 28 12 2 .204 .259 .241 .500
2004 CWS 129 409 68 107 15 2 2 27 51 79 19 7 .262 .343 .323 .666
2005 CWS 56 121 17 31 2 1 1 8 13 25 10 3 .256 .333 .314 .647
2006 Bos 47 45 17 7 2 0 0 1 4 11 6 3 .156 .250 .200 .450
2007 Atl 117 344 56 93 20 8 2 32 40 71 17 11 .270 .349 .392 .741
2008 Was 140 367 58 92 14 4 13 43 50 66 13 3 .251 .344 .417 .761
2009 Was 137 323 47 76 18 6 7 27 57 62 11 4 .235 .364 .393 .757
2010 WSH 132 224 25 41 6 2 10 32 33 60 5 2 .183 .291 .362 .653
Total -- 895 2157 324 516 85 24 37 187 267 430 101 35 .239 .327 .352 .679
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