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Bryce Harper | Outfielder | #34

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Southern Nevada
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
Contract: view contract details
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Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday that he would be "surprised" if there's no discussion of a contract extension with Bryce Harper.
Rizzo clearly understands that Harper will likely land a record-breaking contract next offseason, but he's optimistic that the team's relationship with the player and his agent, Scott Boras, will have some impact. "I think Bryce has comfort with [Washington], loves his teammates, likes our organization and has a loyal mentality," said Rizzo. "But this is a unique player in a unique situation." Rizzo stressed that negotiations have not begun and there's no set plan for when it will happen, but it's safe to say they'll try to make their pitch at some point. Nov 14 - 10:40 PM

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Bryce Harper hit a game-tying, two-run home run in the eighth inning of Saturday's NLDS Game 2 win over the Cubs.

Harper had been quiet in the series up until that point, going 1-for-7 with a single, but he certainly made his impact felt in the eighth. With a runner on and one out, Harper crushed a C.J. Edwards curve ball, tying the game and setting the stage for Ryan Zimmerman's game-winning three-run homer a few batters later. It's his ability to create a lightning strike at any time that makes the 24-year-old one of the most dangerous hitters in this postseason, and in baseball in general.
Oct 7 - 9:08 PM

Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a single in a playoff loss to the Cubs on Friday.

Harper's lone hit represented half his team's total as they were shut down by Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs' bullpen. The superstar outfielder managed to play a handful of games in the last week of the season after missing five weeks with a knee injury. The Nationals need him to round into form quickly as they must win three of the next four games to stave off elimination.
Oct 6 - 11:32 PM

Bryce Harper is in right field and batting second for the Nationals in Friday's NLDS Game 1 against the Cubs.

There are no surprises in the Nats' lineup. Harper batted third for Washington for most of the season, but he hit second ahead of Anthony Rendon after returning from his knee injury and that's the way manager Dusty Baker will keep it. The Nationals' full lineup is as follows: Trea Turner SS, Harper RF, Rendon 3B, Daniel Murphy 2B, Ryan Zimmerman 1B, Jayson Werth LF, Matt Wieters C, Michael Taylor CF, Stephen Strasburg P.
Oct 6 - 3:21 PM

Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored during an 11-6 loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

It's nice to see Harper ending the regular season on a positive note, and he certainly looks healthy since returning from his knee injury. Even with the missed time, Harper still put up monster numbers for the Nationals, with 29 homers and a 1.008 OPS. Harper will be a player to watch this postseason, and a top ten lock in all formats when draft season starts next spring.
Oct 1 - 7:37 PM

Bryce Harper went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday versus the Pirates.

Harper left the game after seven innings. He’s now 1-for-10 with four strikeouts since returning from his knee injury. Harper reported on Thursday that he was still feeling some soreness, so the Nationals aren’t going to push things in advance of the postseason. The idea is mostly to get his timing right at the plate over the final week.
Sep 29 - 11:25 PM

Bryce Harper is starting in right field and batting second for the Nationals on Friday.

Harper was a little sore Thursday after playing back-to-back games, although he might have sat out that game, anyway. The former MVP is 1-for-6 at the plate since returning from the disabled list and is looking to knock some rust off before the postseason.
Sep 29 - 2:37 PM

Bryce Harper admitted to some soreness after playing back-to-back days and is out of the lineup Thursday.

Harper might have gotten the night off regardless, as the Nationals intended to ease him back into action following his absence due to a knee injury. Victor Robles starts in right field tonight. Harper is expected back tomorrow, and he could play all three games this weekend.
Sep 28 - 4:21 PM

Bryce Harper went 0-for-2 with a walk in his return to the Nationals' lineup Tuesday.

Harper drew a four-pitch walk against Jake Thompson in the top of the first inning before striking out versus Thompson in the third and popping out against him in the fifth. He was pulled from the game at that point, as the Nationals are easing him back into action following a six and a half week absence.
Sep 26 - 10:16 PM

Bryce Harper (knee) will bat second in his return from the disabled list Tuesday against the Phillies.

Harper has been testing himself in simulated games, but this will be his first real game action since injuring his left knee by slipping on the first base bag back on August 12. It's unclear if he'll play every day the rest of the way, but the Nationals are hoping to get him back in rhythm before the NLDS begins. Harper has mostly hit third this season, so it will be interesting to see if this is what the Nationals have in mind for him for the postseason.
Sep 26 - 3:31 PM

Nationals activated OF Bryce Harper from the 10-day disabled list.

Harper's return was delayed Monday due to illness, but he's expected to be in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies. The 24-year-old ended up missing 41 games due to a bone bruise in his left knee. He returns to a .326/.419/.614 batting line with 29 homers and 87 RBI over 106 games.
Sep 26 - 3:06 PM

Bryce Harper (knee, illness) is expected to return from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Harper was originally lined up to return on Monday, but plans changed due to an illness. He's already feeling better as of Tuesday afternoon, so all signs point to him being in the lineup. Harper has been out since mid-August with a bone bruise in his left knee, but the Nats are hoping to get some at-bats under his belt going into the postseason.
Sep 26 - 2:01 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said after Monday's game that he's not sure about Bryce Harper's status for Tuesday.

Harper was originally expected to return from his knee injury on Monday, but he came down with flu-like symptoms. The Nationals will re-evaluate his status on Tuesday. "I don’t know. There’s a possibility," said Baker. "We just have to see how he feels tomorrow because you hate to waste these days, but also at the same time, you hate to push him out there when he’s not ready. Hopefully, it was just an overnight thing and he’ll hopefully be ready tomorrow."
Source: MASN Sports
Sep 26 - 9:45 AM

Bryce Harper (knee) is out of Monday's lineup due to illness.

In other words, the delay has nothing due to with his knee. That's great news. Harper hasn't been officially activated, but look for him to make his long-awaited return in the next couple of days. The goal is mostly to have him shake the rust going into the postseason.
Sep 25 - 3:45 PM

Bryce Harper (knee) is not in Monday's lineup against the Phillies.

According to multiple reports, Harper is expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday. It's unclear whether something has changed, but it's possible the Nationals will ease him back into action with pinch-hitting appearances. Either way, fantasy owners need to be careful about relying on him this week. Harper has been out since mid-August with a bone bruise in his left knee.
Sep 25 - 3:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Raudy Read
4Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Kelvin Gutierrez
LF1Adam Eaton
2Howie Kendrick
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Victor Robles
4Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
2Alejandro De Aza
3Rafael Bautista
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6A.J. Cole
7Erick Fedde
8Joe Ross
9Jefry Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Brandon Kintzler
3Ryan Madson
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Matt Albers
7Oliver Perez
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Joe Blanton
11Sammy Solis
12Austin Adams
13Wander Suero