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Bryce Harper | Outfielder | #34

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 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 hit his sixth homer Thursday off the Mets' Zack Wheeler.
Harper has twice as many homers this spring as he's ever hit before. He's also sporting a 3/6 K/BB ratio in 29 at-bats. It all adds up to a 1.395 OPS. Mar 16 - 3:50 PM

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Bryce Harper hit his fourth spring homer Friday off the Cardinals' Mike Leake.

That's a new Grapefruit League high for Harper. He has four homers in 21 at-bats this spring. Previously, he had totaled nine homers in 243 at-bats during spring action, never finishing with more than three in a year.
Mar 10 - 5:12 PM

Bryce Harper launched his third homer Thursday as the Nationals and Marlins played to a 2-2 tie.

Harper's third homer matches his high total for a spring, which was achieved in 2013 and matched in 2015. One imagines he'll add a couple of more before Opening Day finally arrives in... oh my god, it's still 24 days away.
Mar 9 - 4:17 PM

Bryce Harper had a two-run homer and two walks against the Astros on Thursday.

Harper is 4-for-9 with two homers in four games. Oddly enough, he's never hit more than three homers in a spring campaign (he finished with three, two, three and two in his four full camps). That seems likely to change this year.
Mar 2 - 5:28 PM

Bryce Harper went 2-for-2 with a home run against the Mets on Saturday.

The star right-fielder will try to bounce back from an injury-plagued 2016 season in which he hit just 24 home runs with a .243 batting average. He had a season for the ages in 2015 -- batting .330/.460/.649 with 42 home runs, 118 runs and 99 RBI.
Feb 25 - 4:57 PM

Nationals and OF Bryce Harper avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $13.625 million contract.

MLB Trade Rumors projected Harper to make less than $10 million, so it's a salary bump that was even bigger than expected in the outfielder's second year of arbitration eligibility. The former MVP had a relatively disappointing 2016 (.243/.373/.441), although a nagging shoulder injury likely was at least partly to blame.
Jan 13 - 2:25 PM

Super agent Scott Boras told Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports that he's had "no discussions with the Nationals" regarding a Bryce Harper extension.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale heard from a source Monday that Harper has asked for a contract that "will exceed 10 years in length and likely pay him in excess of $400 million" and that the Nationals are prepared to let him walk after the 2018 season, but it's hard to say where all this comes from and how much is true. And it's not all that ridiculous of an ask if Harper plays to his potential leading into free agency two winters from now. It's way too early in the process for this kind of drama, but you can expect much more of it in the coming months/years.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 03:33:00 PM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Nationals are "balking at Bryce Harper’s demands in early talks about a long-term contract extension" and are prepared to let him walk after 2018.

Nightengale's source claims Harper has asked for a record deal that "will exceed 10 years in length and likely pay him in excess of $400 million." That might seem crazy, but if Harper reaches his full potential leading into free agency he is probably going to find that kind of length and money somewhere. The 24-year-old outfielder hit .243/.373/.441 with 24 homers and 21 stolen bases this past season for Washington. He won National League MVP honors in 2015 with a .330/.460/.649 slash line, 42 home runs, and 99 RBI -- at age 22.
Source: USA Today
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 02:57:00 PM

Bryce Harper will not participate in the World Baseball Classic.

While Harper will sit out the spring WBC festivities to focus on his normal preparation for the season, agent Scott Boras said that his client "has no lingering injuries" that Boras knows of. Harper dealt with neck and shoulder issues this past season, but managed to fight through those minor ailments to play in 147 games.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 05:22:00 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, agent Scott Boras said that his client Bryce Harper is "doing fine physically" and will soon begin normal offseason strength and conditioning.

Harper missed five games in August due to a neck injury and also reportedly played through a shoulder injury this season. The Nationals shot down the reports about the shoulder, but Harper didn't deny it, which is telling. It also helps explain his decline at the plate this season. The 24-year-old saw his OPS drop from 1.109 to .814. The good news is that it sounds like he should be fine with some extended rest this winter.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 07:39:00 PM

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

It will be his first game since he injured his left thumb on an awkward slide Sunday. Harper is in his customary No. 3 spot in the lineup and in right field against Andrew Cashner and the Marlins.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 02:28:00 PM

Bryce Harper (thumb) remains sidelined Thursday.

Harper injured his left thumb on an awkward slide into third base on Sunday against the Pirates and hasn't played since. His official status is still day-to-day. Michael Taylor will start in right field and bat seventh Thursday versus Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 10:58:00 AM

Bryce Harper (thumb) remains out of the Nationals' lineup on Wednesday night.

Harper hasn't appeared in a game since injuring his left thumb on an awkward slide into third base Sunday against the Pirates. X-rays taken Monday came back negative and he should be fine for the start of the NLDS. Brian Goodwin will handle right field and bat sixth Wednesday versus Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 03:03:00 PM

Bryce Harper (thumb) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

Fortunately, X-rays came back negative on Harper's left thumb, but Nationals manager Dusty Baker wants to give him another day. There's a chance he could play on Wednesday. Brian Goodwin will make another start in right field on Tuesday.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 03:28:00 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that X-rays on Bryce Harper's left thumb came back negative.

Good news for Harper, who injured his thumb on an awkward slide into third base on Sunday. The swelling has gone down and the thought is that he could be ready to play again later this week. He should be good to go for the postseason.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 11:15:00 PM

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C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
3Clint Robinson
4Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
3Corban Joseph
4Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Brandon Snyder
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Adam Eaton
2Michael Taylor
3Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
6A.J. Cole
7Jeremy Guthrie
Relief Pitcher
R1Koda Glover
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Sammy Solis
5Oliver Perez
6Joe Blanton
7Trevor Gott
8Enny Romero
9Rafael Martin
10Matt Albers
11Matt Grace
12Joe Nathan
13Neal Cotts