Breaking Down the Yankees Top Five Most Logical Additions for 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison tosses the ball past first baseman Josh Bell on a single by San Diego Padres’ Matt Szczur during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Friday, July 28, 2017. Harrison was charged with an error as Allen Cordoba advanced to third on the overthrow. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Josh Harrison, 2B/3B, Pittsburgh Pirates

Josh has publicly come out and said he does not want to be a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates because he wants to win in 2018, 2019 and beyond.

After trading Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros and Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants, it looks like trading Harrison is the next piece to unload for Pirates GM Neil Huntington.

Josh should be the Yankees number one target for GM Brian Cashman. He plays second and third base, which happen to be the ‘Bombers’ biggest unknown for next season.

Harrison played in 129 games last season and slashed .272/.339/.432 and had a WAR of 2.6. His advanced numbers say that he is an above average fielder, defender, and baserunner according to FanGraphs.

It’s time to make a deal and pluck Harrison before he’s gone. Josh is known to be incredible in the clubhouse and is signed to a very affordable $10M in 2018, a $10.5M team option in 2019 (with a $1M buyout), and a $11M team option in 2020 ( with a $5M buyout).

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