Saints Feel the Need for Speed With Signing of Outfielder Alonzo HarrisST. PAUL, MN February 25, 2015
SAINTS FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED WITH SIGNING OF OUTFIELDER ALONZO HARRIS
ST. PAUL, MN (February 25, 2015) – Last season the St. Paul Saints had their second fewest stolen bases in franchise history with 39. In the offseason the Saints continue to stack their roster with more speed and their most recent signing of outfielder Alonzo Harris swiped nearly as many bags last year as the entire Saints team. Harris was officially signed after coming over in a trade following the 2015 season that sent pitcher Jeff Shields to the New Jersey Jackals during the stretch run.
The 26-year-old Harris reached the Championship Series in the Can-Am League with the Jackals in 2014 after beginning the year in the Miami Marlins organization. He hit .290 with seven home runs and 52 RBI in 89 games for the Jackals. In 355 at bats he scored 54 runs, had 15 doubles, seven triples, 34 stolen bases, a .345 on base percentage and a .431 slugging percentage. Harris finished second in the league in triples & stolen bases, tied for third in sacrifice hits (9), fifth in stolen base percentage (.810) & ninth in batting average. He stole a base in an astounding nine straight games from August 10-18 and was named the Can-Am League Player of the Week for the week ending August 19.
“Alonzo Harris can fly,” said Tsamis. “He is an exciting player that brings a lot to the table. We are expecting big things from him and he plays a solid CF.”
Harris was a 39th round selection in the June First-Year Player Draft by the New York Mets out of McComb (MS) High School in 2007. He played from 2008-13 in the Mets organization and played the entire 2013 season at Double-A Binghamton.
In 2012 at High-A St. Lucie he stole a career high 40 bases, good for third in the Florida State League and finished fifth in runs scored with 74. Harris has swiped at least 15 bases since 2009. He’s averaged over 22 steals during seven professional seasons.
The Saints have signed seven players during the off-season, five position players and two pitchers.
The Saints will open CHS Field on Thursday evening May 21 at 7:05 p.m. against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
Single game tickets go on sale beginning March 21 and the only way to secrure your spot at CHS Field before then is either with season tickets or groups of 25 or more. Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value. Tickets begin at $5 for berm seating, $6 for bleacher seats, $12 for the drink rail, $14 for outfield reserved, $16 for infield reserved and $18 for home plate reserved. Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket. Post-Game Fireworks Supershows (May 24, July 4 and September 6) are an additional $3 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket. Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free.
Beginning March 21, Saints Box Office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game. Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.