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Multi Talented Harrison Concentrating on Baseball with Brewers

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Coming out of high school Monte Harrison was more known for his hands in football and high flying dunks in basketball. The former four star wide out committed to play at the University of Nebraska, until he decided to sign with the Milwaukee Brewers after being drafted in the second round of the 2014 MLB draft.

"It's just a love for the game," said Harrison. "I can come out here and do something everyday that I love. I kind of enjoy doing it, just to know I can kind of goof around with guys and relax compared to the other sports."

Having almost chosen a career in football, Harrison's hands as a receiver have always been his best trait. And as a center fielder for the Brew Crew now, it's a skill he still uses.

"It's actually kind of the same thing," said Harrison. "Whether it's catching a punt, or just tracking a fly ball down, or a deep ball in the game it's kind of all the same thing. You've still got to run down and get the ball. And I'm very comfortable doing so."

"There's no question about it, it enhances his game tremendously," said Brewers manager Tony Diggs. "Hopefully it helps his reads and routes as well when he has to find the ball off the bat."

It's those hands and athleticism that makes Harrison the number four ranked prospect in the Brewers system according to Bleacher Report. And during his time in Helena he's working on turning that raw talent into a polished product on the field.

"Dual athletes, things come naturally for them," said Diggs. "I think the hardest thing they have to do is that they have to learn how to focus on one thing now. And I think baseball, because it's his chosen profession now, he's got to learn how to focus on it."

"Baseball is a different sport," said Harrison. "You can't just go out there and let your god given abilities work for you. You actually have to think and react to things. But at the end of the day it's all about 'What do you see this guy in the future as?'"

The Milwaukee Brewers sees Harrison as one of their top outfielders of the future. He's hoping to star in the Bigs one day, but for right now, he's happy to be starring for the Brewers in Helena.

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