Atlanta Braves promote top prospect Michael Harris II from Double-A

FORT MYERS, FL- MARCH 22: Michael Harris II #76 of the Atlanta Braves bats during a spring training game against the Minnesota Twins on March 22, 2022 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

A DeKalb County native could make his major league debut for the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. 

The Major League Baseball club announced the promotion of outfield prospect Michael Harris II to the majors, optioning outfielder Travis Demeritte to Triple-A Gwinnett. 

Harris will wear No. 23. 

Harris is rated as the No. 1 prospect in Atlanta's farm system according to MLB Pipeline. Harris began the season in Double-A Mississippi before skipping Triple-A to make his MLB debut. In 196 plate appearances for Mississippi, Harris was batting .305 with a .372 on-base percentage, slugging .506. Harris also stole 11 bases. 

The Atlanta Braves selected Harris in the third round of the 2019 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Stockbridge High School. 

The Atlanta Braves haven't officially announced Saturdays starting lineup against the Miami Marlins.