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Bryce Harper | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 229
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk Saturday against the Marlins.
Harper has homered in both games since missing Thursday's contest with a stomach virus. Aided by his 12 walks, he's sporting a fine .278/.458/.556 line in 36 at-bats for the spring. Mar 29 - 5:03 PM

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Bryce Harper (illness) is back in the Nationals' lineup Friday.

Harper missed a couple days of action due to a stomach bug, but he's obviously feeling better. The outfielder is batting .231/.444/.385 with one homer this spring.
Mar 27 - 9:38 AM

Bryce Harper was sent home early from Nationals camp on Thursday due to a stomach virus.

Harper tried some light swinging but didn't feel so great. He's expected to return to Grapefruit League action Friday and he'll be in right field for the Nats on Opening Day. Harper has a homer, a stolen base, and an .829 OPS in 12 games this spring.
Mar 26 - 2:34 PM

Bryce Harper hit his first homer Friday off the Astros' Jake Buchanan.

Harper is hitting just .238 this spring, but it comes with eight walks in 21 at-bats and an .877 OPS. He's been hitting third for the Nationals with Jayson Werth out. It's unclear if he'll stay in that spot once Werth is back, but it appears to be a given that he'll hit somewhere in the middle of the order.
Mar 20 - 4:29 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday that it's "safe to say" Bryce Harper will "most likely hit somewhere in the middle of our lineup."

Williams primarily hit sixth last year, but he clearly sees Harper carrying a bigger load this season. That's good news for fantasy owners. Harper has appeared in just 218 games over the past two seasons due to injury, but he's still just 22 and could take things to another level at any time.
Feb 25 - 2:39 PM

Bryce Harper told reporters Monday that he is as light as he's been since college.

Harper pledged to enter spring training last year "as big as a house" and wound up appearing in only 100 regular-season games due to injuries. He carried a different approach into his offseason workouts this winter. "I feel great," said the svelter 22-year-old outfielder. "Swing feels really, really good right now and I’m just excited to get better. It’s going to be a lot of fun this year."
Feb 23 - 3:30 PM

Nationals signed OF Bryce Harper to a two-year, $7.5 million contract extension.

The agreement will prevent a grievance hearing (scheduled for Tuesday) that would have determined whether Harper could become eligible for salary arbitration. He is entering the final year of the five-year, $9.9 million contract that he signed with the Nats after being drafted in 2010. But he has enough service time already to qualify as a Super Two player, thus the need for a resolution. Harper will still have two years of arbitration eligibility when this new two-year agreement runs out. He can become a free agent after the 2018 season.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 08:39:00 AM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, there will be a hearing between Bryce Harper and the Nationals front office in December to determine whether Harper should be arbitration-eligible this winter.

Harper is entering the final year of the five-year, $9.9 million major league contract that he signed with the Nationals after being drafted in 2010, but he also has enough service time at this point to qualify as a Super Two player -- giving him four years of arbitration eligibility that would begin in 2015. The 22-year-old stands to make considerably more through the arbitration process, and the argument from Harper's agent, Scott Boras, is that the two sides agreed at the 2010 signing deadline to allow his client to opt out of the original deal. A long-term extension would take care of all this, but Harper is coming off a disappointing 2014.
Source: FOX Sports
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 09:49:00 AM

Bryce Harper came up big again Tuesday but it wasn't enough, as he doubled in a run and hit a long solo homer in a loss to the Giants in Game 4 of the NLDS.

Harper doubled in Ian Desmond in the fifth inning to cut the Giants' lead to one and he again took Hunter Strickland deep in the seventh with a blast into McCovey Cove to knot things up. He also walked with two outs in the ninth inning but was stranded when Wilson Ramos grounded out to end it. Harper hit three homers and slugged .882 during the NLDS.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 12:35:00 AM

Bryce Harper had a long solo homer and scored a pair of runs in Monday's victory over the Giants in Game 3 of the NLDS.

The game was scoreless after six innings, but Ian Desmond and Harper came around to score in the seventh on a throwing error by Madison Bumgarner. The Nats added another run that inning on an Asdrubal Cabrera RBI single and then Harper provided some insurance with a mammoth shot to right field that nearly reached McCovey Cove. Harper also made a nice catch in the bottom of the seventh that might have saved a run. Manager Matt Williams considered the possibility of starting Ryan Zimmerman in left field Monday, but it's a good thing he didn't.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 08:11:00 PM

Bryce Harper swatted a solo home run as the Giants fell to the Nationals in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday in Washington.

The Nationals offense had been kept at bay through the first six innings before Harper tagged Hunter Strickland for a solo shot in the seventh. He also singled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4, collecting a third of the team's six total hits. Harper struggled in his first exposure to the postseason in 2012, going 3-for-23 (.130) with eight strikeouts against the Cardinals in the NLDS, but the early returns this year look far more encouraging.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 07:19:00 PM

Bryce Harper had two hits in his final game of the regular season against the Marlins Sunday.

Harper doubled off Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez among his two hits before being removed. The two hits raised his line to .273/.344/.423. Harper ends the year with 13 homers and 32 RBI in 100 games in a disappointing, injury-riddled 2014 season.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a routine day off for Harper. Ryan Zimmerman will make his return to the lineup and start in left field while Jayson Werth covers right. The 21-year-old outfielder is hitting .271/.340/.428 with 13 homers and 32 RBI in his 93 games on the year.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 03:24:00 PM

Bryce Harper tallied three hits in four at-bats on Thursday as the Nationals beat the Marlins.

Harper has his average up to .274 with the effort, the highest it's been since early July, when he had just crossed the 100 plate appearance threshold. The 21-year-old has a respectable .274/.343/.433 slash line with 13 home runs and 32 RBI on the season.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 10:10:00 PM

Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

As is customary the day after clinching a division title, the Nats are rolling out a "B" squad Wednesday, as not a single everyday player is in the lineup. With the club also starting Blake Treinen instead of Gio Gonzalez, it should be pickins for Alex Wood.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 03:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Mike Carp
4Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Ian Stewart
LF1Jayson Werth
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Bryce Harper
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Jerry Blevins
7Erik Davis
8Xavier Cedeno
9Blake Treinen
10Scott McGregor
11Mitch Lively
12Rich Hill