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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
Contract: view contract details

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Bryce Harper doubled twice and drove in three runs Thursday versus the Mets.
Harper also walked for the 22nd time in 23 games. Last year, he walked a total of 38 times in 100 games. His strikeout rate is higher than usual, too, but there's no complaining about the .440 OBP, especially when it comes with 15 RBI in 76 at-bats. Apr 30 - 10:35 PM

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Bryce Harper supplied both of Washington's runs in a 3-2 loss to the Marlins on Friday.

Harper hit a sacrifice fly off Mat Latos in the first inning and an RBI single off Latos in the sixth. He finished the game 2-for-2, plus a walk. Harper's hitting .286/.438/.518 to start the season. He's also smacked four home runs, driven in eight and scored 11. It's been a great open to the 2015 campaign for the 22-year-old and if he stays healthy, we could be seeing career-high numbers by the end of the year.
Apr 24 - 10:19 PM

Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Phillies on Saturday.

It was a long blast to straight-away center field which traveled 461 feet. Harper has now gone deep in back-to-back games and is batting .279/.404/.581 with four home runs and seven RBI on the year. If he can stay healthy, look out.
Apr 18 - 4:43 PM

Bryce Harper clubbed a three-run homer in a win over the Phillies on Friday.

Harper also walked twice and scored two runs. The 22-year-old now has three homers on the year, the last two of which have come against Sean O'Sullivan. Harper has been striking out a lot in the early going, but he's capable of a monster breakout if he can stay healthy.
Apr 17 - 10:11 PM

Bryce Harper went 1-for-5 with a solo home run as the Nationals topped the Phillies on Sunday.

Harper drove a Sean O'Sullivan offering to the opposite field for a solo home run in the first inning, his second round-tripper of the season. He entered the afternoon leading the league with nine strikeouts in 21 plate appearances, but was able to at least put the ball in play on each of the four outs he made.
Apr 12 - 5:00 PM

Bryce Harper went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Thursday in the Nationals' loss to the Mets.

Matt Harvey made Harper look silly all afternoon, getting him to chase high heat and flail at balls in the dirt. Harper had a strong first couple of games to open the 2015 season and should be able to get back on a roll this weekend against the Phillies.
Apr 9 - 4:07 PM

Bryce Harper singled and belted a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Mets.

Harper's blast to right-center field in the fourth inning got the scoring going, but unfortunately for the Nationals, that was their lone tally of the day. He had two of the club's three hits, as Michael Taylor's leadoff single in the bottom of the first was their only other base knock.
Apr 6 - 6:56 PM

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

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

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