Prospect Devereaux Harrison talks about the Dirtbags, being drafted by the Blue Jays, and his first pro season
Boasting graduates such as Evan Longoria, Jason Giambi, Jeff McNeil, and previous Blue Jays infielder Troy Tulowitzki (among others), Harrison signed up with the Dirtbags throughout the 2020 season, which saw him make just 7 looks prior to the season was closed down as a result of COVID-19. His 2021 season went over, with the more detailed making 18 alleviation looks, authoring a 1.57 age via 34.1 innings with 10 conserves. He likewise started out opposing batters at an 11.0 K/9 price while uploading a 0.990 WHIP on the year.
Blue Jays right-hander Devereaux Harrison talks to Blue Jays Nation about the 2022 MLB Draft, his first pro season, and Dirtbag mindset …
“I was an outfielder and infielder when I was growing up and really only started pitching later in high school, and Long Beach State let me take some reps in the outfield as well as pitch in the bullpen. I liked the program because not everything was handed to you and we as a team worked hard to earn the Dirtbags name and the jersey.”
“Playing for the USA Baseball Collegiate team was an incredible experience and everything I thought it would be and more. Being able to put on the USA jersey and hearing the National Anthem on the field with my teammates was such an amazing experience.”
As a student, Harrison published a 6.15 age via 33.2 innings, collecting a 1.574 WHIP in the procedure.
Although this was a go back contrasted to his fresher project, the right-hander was unfazed heading right into the 2022 MLB Draft, “I felt confident about the draft enough though I did have a rough season heading in. I think I showed myself enough through my time at Long Beach to get drafted and I felt good heading in.”
The Blue Jays utilized their ninth-round choice on the right-hander, including even more throwing deepness to the ranch system, “I was excited to be drafted by the Blue Jays and I have loved every minute in the organization. Their Player Development facility is really well done and I am very happy about where I ended up, so much that I moved out here (Dunedin) this winter and have been here training the whole offseason.”
Harrison split the 2022 season in between Dunedin and Vancouver …
Following the draft, the California item split the rest of the 2022 season in between Single- A Dunedin and High- A Vancouver, uploading a 3.97 age on the year via 9 alleviation looks. He completed 2 video games via 11.1 innings of job, strolling batters at a 4.8 BB/9 price. Boasting a five-pitch toolbox consisting of a reduced 90’s four-seam heater, a reduced 80’s slider, and a mix of extra offspeed pitches, Harrison completed the season with a 9.5 K/9.
Looking in advance to 2023, Harrison is remaining to concentrate on himself and boosting his pitches on the pile, “I simply intend to remain to improve and obtain more powerful and maintain the Dirtbag mindset that I obtained while atLong Beach I am mosting likely to proceed gaining from my trains and from my colleagues while having a good time and attempting to function my method up via the company. I likewise placed a great deal of concentrate on my offspeed this winter months to be prepared for the 2023 season.