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TraeHarmon

  • height 6-4
  • Weight 245
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Somerset, Ky.

2019 OUTLOOK
In-state player considered one of the Commonwealth’s best…Greatest strength is his power from the right side…Has the highest exit velocities on the team, ranging from 108 to 110 miles per hour…Incredible kid and great student…Has worked extremely hard on changing his body since he arrived on campus…Future middle of the order presence.

HIGH SCHOOL
Ranked the No. 4 first baseman in the country by Perfect Game and the No. 185 player overall…Ranked the No. 8 first baseman in the country by Prep Baseball Report and the No. 327 player overall… Perfect Game selected him as a Top 150 Impact Freshman entering the 2019 season…Coached by Phil Grundy at Somerset (KY) High School…Four-year letterman who also played basketball…All ‘A’ region champions in 2016 and 2018 and district champs in 2015, 16 and 18…First-Team All-State (Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association) 2016-18…First-Team All-American (2017-18), 2018 Gatorade Player of the Year finalist in Kentucky…Somerset HS career home run leader (35)…All-District basketball (2016-18) and member of the 1,000-point club in basketball…2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and Central All-Region First-Team.

PERSONAL
Full name is French Baker Harmon III … Hometown is Somerset, Ky. … Born in Edgewood, Ky. … Son of French and Rachael…Has a younger sister, Madison, and younger brother, Jack…Numerous relatives also attended UK… Favorite MLB team is the Cincinnati Reds….Favorite player is New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton…Enjoys bowling, video games and watersports in his free time…Member of National Honor Society, FCA, Student Council and Project Purple – Students Against Drugs…Chose UK because of his family’s relationship with Coach Mingione.

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