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Bryce Harper | Outfielder | #34

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 216
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Southern Nevada
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
Contract: view contract details
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Bryce Harper doubled and ripped a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Mets.
Harper lined a Jerry Blevins offering into the right-field bullpen with one out in the fifth inning. It was his 16th longball of the season but just his third in June. The reigning National League MVP is sporting a disappointing .258 average but has made up for it and then some with a .403 on-base percentage. Jun 29 - 12:21 AM

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Bryce Harper went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Harper connected for a solo homer off Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir in the first inning. The dinger was his 15th of the season. Those 15 bombs, plus his 43 RBI, are nice enough, but after a scalding-hot start to the 2016 campaign, Harper has cooled off to a relatively modest .258/.403/.498. For reference's sake, when he won the NL MVP in 2015, that came on the strength of a .330/.460/.649 triple-slash. Harper owners shouldn't panic, but disappointment is a reasonable emotion to feel given expectations. Still plenty of time for the young superstar to right the mostly-upright ship.
Jun 22 - 1:04 AM

Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Padres.

Harper greeted Padres starter Erik Johnson with a two-run homer in the third inning. Wilson Ramos would follow with a solo shot of his own to give the Nationals back-to-back jacks. He went on to add an RBI single in the ninth to finish with three RBI. After slugging a stellar .714 in April, Harper has run into something of a power drought over the last two months. He slugged just .363 in May and has struggled to an even greater degree in June, entering Thursday's action with a .318 slugging-percentage over 44 at-bats. For the season as a whole, he is slashing .254/.409/.502 with 14 homers and 41 RBI. Nice numbers by the standards of mere mortals, but something of a comedown after the reigning NL MVP's stellar start to the 2016 campaign.
Jun 17 - 1:33 AM

Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for the superstar. The Nationals are also resting Ben Revere, as Michael Taylor is in center field and Chris Heisey is in right.
Jun 12 - 1:05 PM

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

Harper hasn't played since getting hit on the right knee with a pitch Monday, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in this one. He's in right field and batting third against Brandon Finnegan and the Reds.
Jun 3 - 2:53 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that there is no structural damage in Bryce Harper's knee.

Harper was plunked on the right knee on Monday and did not play against the Phillies on Tuesday. He is out of Wednesday's lineup as well, but looks like he might have avoided a significant injury. The Nationals have a scheduled off day on Thursday that will allow Harper additional rest.
Jun 1 - 5:28 PM

Bryce Harper (knee) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Harper also sat out Tuesday after taking a pitch off his knee on Monday. He remains day-to-day with a bruise. Jayson Werth is in right field and Chris Heisey is in left field Wednesday versus the Phillies.
Jun 1 - 3:12 PM

Bryce Harper (knee) is absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

Harper suffered a right knee contusion when he was hit by a pitch on Monday and will get a day of rest. Consider him day-to-day. Jayson Werth will slide over to right field in his absence while Clint Robinson will get a start in left.
May 31 - 3:26 PM

Bryce Harper is day-to-day with a right knee contusion.

Harper was forced to exit Monday's game against the Phillies after he was hit in the right knee by a pitch from Jeremy Hellickson. It doesn't sound like a major concern, but the Nationals will see how he feels on Tuesday.
May 30 - 10:20 PM

Bryce Harper exited Monday's game against the Phillies after being hit in the right knee by a pitch.

Harper was hit in the knee by Jeremy Hellickson in the top of the seventh inning and remained in the game initially, but Chris Heisey replaced him in right field in the bottom of the frame. The Nationals should pass along an update at some point on Monday evening.
May 30 - 9:06 PM

Bryce Harper hit his 12th home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

The homer, a solo blast off Cardinals starter Mike Leake, was his first home run since May 13. After a strong month of April, the 23-year-old has just one double and three home runs this month with a few games left to play. The slump has dropped his line to .245/.426/.545, but he's too talented not to be back on the upswing sooner than later.
May 26 - 9:54 PM

Bryce Harper is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Mets.

Harper is batting just .133 with a .516 OPS over his last 10 games and will grab a bit of mental and physical rest in the afternoon tilt against the Mets. Chris Heisey is starting in right field and batting seventh for the Nats versus New York lefty Steven Matz.
May 25 - 11:00 AM

Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Mets on Thursday.

The steal was Harper's seventh in 10 tries this season, giving him his highest single-season total since he stole 11 in 2013. Consider that it's still only late May and the outfielder could challenge his career-best mark of 18 steals set in his rookie year in 2012. And, oh yeah, he's also one of the best hitters on the planet, too. A cold snap has made him more human as of late, though, dropping his line to .254/.450/.574 on the year.
May 19 - 11:38 PM

Bryce Harper has dropped his appeal and will serve his one-game suspension Saturday night against the Marlins.

The Nats were probably planning to rest Harper for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader anyway so it makes sense for him to drop his appeal. He was banned one game for returning to the field after his ejection Monday against the Tigers. Chris Heisey will draw the start in right field and bat seventh. Harper went 0-for-2 with three walks and a steal in Game 1 of the double dip.
May 14 - 5:54 PM

Bryce Harper launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning as part of a 5-3 win over the Marlins on Friday.

Anthony Rendon drew a leadoff walk against Kyle Barraclough to begin the seventh inning before Harper deposited a pitch over the right-center field fence to put the Nationals in front. Harper, who appealed his one-game suspension from this week, went 2-for-2 with two walks on the night. He’s up to 11 home runs and 29 RBI on the year to go along with a .278/.456/.639 batting line.
May 13 - 11:31 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6Lucas Giolito
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis