STOCKBRIDGE — Stockbridge High baseball standout Michael Harris is currently taking part in the Breakthrough Series at the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy.
The series features approximately 60 diverse high school athletes from 22 states throughout the country participating in a special amateur development camp that will also serve as a showcase for professional scouts and collegiate recruiters. Twenty-five (25) alumni of previous Breakthrough Series, or other diverse-focused amateur development camps, were selected in the 2018 MLB Draft.
Those selected to attend the event have received direct instruction from former Major Leaguers and training alongside their peers from around the country. The players visited the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, met Hall of Famer George Brett and will be special guests of the Royals at Kauffman Stadium today.
Harris just finished up his junior season at Stockbridge. He recorded a .506 batting average with 15 RBIs, 38 runs scored, 10 doubles and two home runs. He was named Region 4-AAAAA Offensive Player of the Year and Junior of the Year on the All-County baseball team.