Published On: May 5th, 2024

Harris is the 349th former Northwoods League player to debut in MLB

Rochester, Minn. – Former K-Town Bobber Brett Harris made his Major League debut for the Oakland Athletics on Friday, May 3, 2024. Harris is the 349th former Northwoods League player to reach the Major League level.

Harris, who played collegiately at Gonzaga University, played for the Bobbers in the Kenosha pod in 2020. He was drafted by the Athletics in the 7th round of the 2021 MLB Draft.

In 2020 with the Bobbers, Harris played in 17 games and hit .356 with two home runs, two triples and two doubles. He drove in 10 and stole two bases.

Harris started his professional career in 2021 with the Athletics Rookie level team in the Arizona Complex League. After two games he was sent to the Lansing Lugnuts of the High-A Central League. For the season he played in 27 games and hit .238 with three home runs and 14 RBI. He stole three bases and scored 16 times.

In 2022 Harris began the year in Lansing and then moved up to the Midland RockHounds of the AA Texas League to end the season. Between the two clubs he played in 113 games and hit .290 with 17 home runs, 22 doubles and two triples. He stole 11 bases and drove in 63.

Harris started the 2023 season with Midland where he played in 69 games before a promotion to the Las Vegas Aviators of the AAA Pacific Coast League. In a combined 105 games he hit .279 with nine home runs, 62 RBI and 63 runs scored. He also stole 10 bases.

The 2024 season began with Harris in Las Vegas. In 27 games he was hitting .289 with three home runs, 16 runs scored and 20 RBI. In his Major League debut against the Miami Marlins, Harris started the game at third and went 0 for 3 at the plate. He would collect his first Major League hit the next night going 2 for 5 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored.


The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Entering its’ 31st season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 26 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, over 345 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and two-time World Series Champion Max Scherzer (TEX), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (STL) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (ATL). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2023 World Series Champion, 2021 and 2023 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winner and two-time All-MLB first team shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

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