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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
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Bryce Harper went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 7-6, 10-inning loss to the Braves.
Harper crushed a three-run home run in the third inning to boost the Nationals to a 4-0 advantage, but they couldn't hold it and the Braves would eventually win the game on a Jace Peterson homer in the bottom of the 10th inning. For his part, Harper is now hitting .246/.386/.459 with 22 homers and 68 RBI across 386 at-bats. After a torrid start to the season, his numbers have cooled off dramatically into the summer. Aug 21 - 6:37 PM

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Bryce Harper connected for a two-run home run that traveled an estimated 481 feet in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.

Harper absolutely unloaded on an offering from Chris Bergman in the fifth inning. The homer was his 21st of the season, and his first since July 20. The reigning NL MVP boasts a .241/.383/.455 triple-slash over 369 at-bats. His overall numbers are down following a .330/.460/.649 campaign a season ago, but Harper remains an elite fantasy bat -- even if he doesn't necessarily show it all the time these days.
Aug 17 - 8:32 PM

Bryce Harper reached all five times he was up Monday, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and two walks against the Rockies.

It was Harper's first multihit game since July 7 and his first three-hit game since June 8. Maybe that week off to take care of his neck problem did him some real good.
Aug 16 - 12:26 AM

Bryce Harper (neck) was a late addition to the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Harper had been slated to miss his sixth straight game with a neck injury, but evidently he must have talked his way back into the lineup. The Nats are sitting Daniel Murphy and Jayson Werth, as Chris Heisey is in left field, Trea Turner is at second base and Clint Robinson is at first.

Bryce Harper (neck) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

He's missed over a week of action with a neck injury, although he had an MRI and the results came back clean. SI.com's Tom Verducci reported Friday that Harper has dealt with a sore shoulder for two months, but the Nationals shot that report down. He remains day-to-day. Brian Goodwin is in right field Sunday.
Aug 14 - 11:22 AM

Bryce Harper (neck) is not in the Nationals' lineup Saturday against the Braves.

He's still dealing with neck spasms though his MRI results came back clean. Harper hasn't played in a week but the Nationals still consider him day-to-day. Brian Goodwin will draw another start in right field and bat sixth against Braves rookie Rob Whalen. Harper has hit just .219 with 11 HR and 33 RBI since May 1.
Aug 13 - 5:27 PM

SI.com's Tom Verducci has been told by a Nationals source that Bryce Harper has been playing through a right shoulder injury for the last two months.

The shoulder injury has gone unreported previously. Harper has been sidelined for nearly a week with what's been called neck spasms, but Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post now says that it's a combination of the shoulder and neck issue that's holding Harper out. The nagging ailments would help explain the reigning National League MVP's relatively disappointing season. Verducci says that it's believed Harper hurt his shoulder on a head-first slide two months ago the injury has been "particularly problematic" for the outfielder when he's trying to pull his bottom hand through his swing. For what it's worth, general Mike Rizzo denies Verducci's report. "Tom Verducci is wrong," Rizzo said Friday.
Source: SI.com
Aug 12 - 5:03 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Friday that Bryce Harper (neck) is "better" and he hopes the outfielder can avoid the disabled list.

Harper will visit with a chiropractor Friday and is not expected to be available off the bench, but it appears some improvement is being made. He hasn't played for the Nats in nearly a week due to neck spasms.
Aug 12 - 3:39 PM

Bryce Harper (neck) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

Harper hasn't played in nearly a week due to a neck spasm. He remains day-to-day. Brian Goodwin has taken his spot in right field.
Aug 12 - 2:47 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Bryce Harper's neck injury is "the same."

In other words, Harper has seen no improvement since leaving Saturday's game against the Giants with neck discomfort. Baker described it as a neck spasm that trainers have been unable to alleviate. Harper is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday afternoon and the disabled list may become a real consideration if he is not ready for Friday night's series opener against the Braves. Brian Goodwin is starting in right field in Wednesday's series finale versus Cleveland.
Aug 10 - 12:34 PM

Bryce Harper (neck) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday versus the Indians.

Harper has been out since Saturday because of a stiff neck, and this series finale has an odd start time of 4:05 p.m. ET in Washington, D.C. Harper will aim to return for Friday night's series opener against the visiting Braves, following Thursday's scheduled team off day. Brian Goodwin is starting in right field and batting sixth Wednesday against Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin.
Aug 10 - 12:09 PM

Bryce Harper (neck) is out of the Nationals' lineup again on Tuesday against the Indians.

Harper hasn't played since leaving Saturday's game with a stiff neck. He was hoping to make his return Tuesday, but apparently he's not quite right yet. Chris Heisey will start in his place in right field.
Aug 9 - 3:18 PM

Bryce Harper (neck) is aiming to return to the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday.

Harper was held out of action on Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with a stiff neck. "I was hoping not to use him today," manager Dusty Baker said Sunday. "I just figured with yesterday's half-game off, today's game off and tomorrow's off, and then (Tuesday) is a night game, that gives him almost three and a half days to work on himself and get it right. I'm sure he'll be fine by Tuesday."
Aug 8 - 8:40 AM

Bryce Harper (neck) is absent from the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Harper exited Saturday's contest with a stiff neck and evidently still isn't feeling 100 percent. He should be back in there on Tuesday after Monday's off day. Chris Heisey is in right field Sunday in Harper's place.
Aug 7 - 10:40 AM

Bryce Harper left Saturday's game against the Giants with a stiff neck.

Brian Goodwin took over for Harper in right field at the start of the seventh inning. Manager Dusty Baker said Harper's been dealing with neck stiffness for a few days now. He went 0-for-3 before coming out and is now hitting just .233 for the season. It's been a struggle for Harper but this injury shouldn't cost him much time.
Aug 6 - 11:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Trea Turner
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6Reynaldo Lopez
7A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Jonathan Papelbon
3Shawn Kelley
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Sammy Solis
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Matt Belisle