Huge 8-Year Extension For Another Young Braves Star

All it took was 71 games for the Atlanta Braves' newest young phenom to convince the team—and all of baseball—that he was a special talent. How special is Michael Harris II? 8-years and $72M dollars special, as the Braves have locked him up with a long-term deal.

The deal included a pair of team options that could take him to 2032. 

As baseball's youngest player (21 years, 163 days), Harris has come straight up from Double-A and established himself as a power-speed threat, with 12 home runs and 13 stolen bases without being caught, along with a .287 average and .825 OPS. 

His defense is also elite, as he ranks 5th among all center fielders with six 'outs above average.' And that's despite not coming up to the Show for nearly two months to start the season.

Harris II now joins Austin Riley ($212M) and Matt Olson ($168M) as Braves who've signed long-term extensions this season, and overall, they have a huge part of the team locked-up for many years to come.

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