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Bryce Harper | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 229
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Southern Nevada
Contract: view contract details

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Bryce Harper was named the winner of the 2015 National League Most Valuable Player Award by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Thursday.
Harper rightfully took home his first MVP award after finally putting it all together in 2015, batting .330/.460/.649 with 42 home runs, 99 RBI and 118 runs scored. He garnered all 30 first-place votes, leaving fellow finalists Paul Goldschmidt and Joey Votto in his dust. Goldschmidt finished second and Votto third in the voting. Nov 19 - 6:22 PM

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The Baseball Writers Association of America has announced Paul Goldschmidt, Bryce Harper and Joey Votto as finalists for the 2015 National League MVP award.

Goldschmidt and Votto both had monster seasons, and so did a guy that didn't even crack the top three in Anthony Rizzo. This award is going to Harper, though, and he might win it unanimously. Harper put up an historic .330/.460/.649 batting line with 42 homers and 99 RBI for the Nationals at the age of 22. He could be the youngest ever unanimous MVP.
Nov 10 - 7:05 PM

Bryce Harper was named this year's Hank Aaron Award winner for the National League.

Josh Donaldson was the AL recipient. Both are likely to take home MVP honors in their respective leagues. Harper's .460 on base percentage this year was the highest in MLB since 2008. The 23 year old has a lot more hardware in his future.
Oct 31 - 7:28 PM

According to Mark Zuckerman of Comcast SportsNet, Cal Ripken Jr. has not had contact with the Nationals regarding their managerial opening.

Zuckerman writes that according to a source close to Ripken, the O's legend "has not had any contact with the club about the opening this time around and is not expected to after wrapping up postseason announcing duties for TBS." Ripken appears out of the running, but very little else is certain, especially after Thursday saw Don Mattingly and the Dodgers part ways.
Oct 22 - 12:36 PM

The Nationals plan to interview Giants' bench coach Ron Wotus on Monday for their managerial opening.

The club has already interviewed Bud Black and Dusty Baker for the position previously held by Matt Williams. General manager Mike Rizzo has indicated he'll lean toward a candidate with previous managerial experience, after the failure of Williams as a first-time manager.
Oct 16 - 7:18 PM

Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

The double was Harper's 38th of the season. While there's not going to be a post-season opportunity for the 22-year-old outfielder, he's got a shot at the NL MVP due to a sterling .330/.460/.649 triple-slash with 42 homers, 99 RBI and six steals.
Oct 4 - 6:00 PM

Bryce Harper (shin) is back in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Harper sat out the second game of Saturday's doubleheader after being hit in the left shin with a pitch. He's sore but wanted to play Sunday with a batting title, home run title and 100-RBI season on the line.
Oct 4 - 1:02 PM

Bryce Harper (shin) will not start Game 2 of the Nationals' doubleheader against the Mets.

He belted his 42nd home run of the year in Washington's 3-1 victory earlier today but also took a Noah Syndergaard fastball off his left shin. Harper is one RBI away from 100 and could be available off the bench. Matt den Dekker is starting in right field for the nightcap. He'll bat sixth.
Source: James Wagner
Oct 3 - 5:13 PM

Bryce Harper slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in a 3-1 win over the Mets on Saturday.

Daniel Murphy misplayed a grounder to extend the eighth inning and Harper took advantage by taking Addison Reed into the second deck in right field. The NL MVP front-runner now has 42 homers and 99 RBI on the year.
Oct 3 - 4:20 PM

Bryce Harper is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

Harper was held out of Monday's lineup as punishment for his role in Sunday's incident with teammate Jonathan Papelbon. It was an odd situation, but the MVP front-runner will try to turn his focus back to the field.
Sep 29 - 3:30 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters that Bryce Harper is absent from the starting lineup Monday due to his role in Sunday's dugout fight with Jonathan Papelbon.

Harper was scheduled for a day off anyway, so it's odd that Williams is now characterizing this as a punishment. Especially when cameras showed Papelbon attacking Harper first. Papelbon has been suspended for the remainder of the season. Harper should return to action on Tuesday night against the Braves.
Sep 28 - 2:07 PM

Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the Reds.

Harper made an early departure from Sunday's game after getting choked by teammate Jonathan Papelbon in the Nationals dugout. It's a big mess right now in Washington. Matt den Dekker will start in right field Monday in a lineup that features very few of the club's regulars.
Sep 28 - 11:52 AM

Bryce Harper hit a walkoff RBI double in the bottom of the 12th inning Saturday in the Nationals' 2-1 victory over the Phillies.

Harper singled in the fourth inning, walked and scored in the sixth inning, doubled in the eighth inning, and then ended the game in the 12th with a poke to right. The 22-year-old soon-to-be National League MVP is slashing .339/.470/.663 with 41 home runs, 37 doubles, 96 RBI, and 117 runs scored in 147 games this season. He is simply amazing.
Sep 26 - 8:09 PM

Bryce Harper went 0-for-1 with three walks as the Nationals dropped Tuesday's contest to the Orioles.

Hard to fault the Orioles for wanting nothing to do with the soon-to-be NL MVP. Harper popped out to shortstop in the third inning, his only official at-bat. He's carrying an historically great .342/.471/.672 triple-slash line with 41 home runs, 95 RBI, 116 runs, and 118 walks.
Sep 22 - 10:23 PM

Bryce Harper slugged his 41st home run of the season in the Nationals' 5-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday.

It was a two-run shot off Kyle Barraclough in the bottom of the seventh inning. Harper also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth. He's running away with the National League MVP.
Sep 19 - 6:54 PM

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SS1Trea Turner
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
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CF1Michael Taylor
2Logan Schafer
RF1Bryce Harper
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