The RedHawks return one of their top performers in 2012 out of the bullpen with Joe Harris coming back to Fargo-Moorhead in 2013. Harris has become one of the American Association’s toughest relievers, especially against lefties as opponents from the left side of the plate have a batting average of .181 against him.
Harris was 1-3 with a 2.65 ERA in 43 relief appearances in 2012. He pitched 51 innings and allowed 20 runs (15 earned) on just 35 hits. Harris struck out 44 batters and walked 19. Harris began his professional career with the RedHawks in 2011 after completing his college career at Wilmington (DE) University. He was 3-4 with a 3.49 ERA and one save in 28 games as a true rookie. In two seasons, Harris is 4-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 71 games. He’s allowed 73 hits in 100 innings pitched.