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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
Contract: view contract details

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Bryce Harper hit his 12th home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.
The homer, a solo blast off Cardinals starter Mike Leake, was his first home run since May 13. After a strong month of April, the 23-year-old has just one double and three home runs this month with a few games left to play. The slump has dropped his line to .245/.426/.545, but he's too talented not to be back on the upswing sooner than later. May 26 - 9:54 PM

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Bryce Harper is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Mets.

Harper is batting just .133 with a .516 OPS over his last 10 games and will grab a bit of mental and physical rest in the afternoon tilt against the Mets. Chris Heisey is starting in right field and batting seventh for the Nats versus New York lefty Steven Matz.
May 25 - 11:00 AM

Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Mets on Thursday.

The steal was Harper's seventh in 10 tries this season, giving him his highest single-season total since he stole 11 in 2013. Consider that it's still only late May and the outfielder could challenge his career-best mark of 18 steals set in his rookie year in 2012. And, oh yeah, he's also one of the best hitters on the planet, too. A cold snap has made him more human as of late, though, dropping his line to .254/.450/.574 on the year.
May 19 - 11:38 PM

Bryce Harper has dropped his appeal and will serve his one-game suspension Saturday night against the Marlins.

The Nats were probably planning to rest Harper for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader anyway so it makes sense for him to drop his appeal. He was banned one game for returning to the field after his ejection Monday against the Tigers. Chris Heisey will draw the start in right field and bat seventh. Harper went 0-for-2 with three walks and a steal in Game 1 of the double dip.
May 14 - 5:54 PM

Bryce Harper launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning as part of a 5-3 win over the Marlins on Friday.

Anthony Rendon drew a leadoff walk against Kyle Barraclough to begin the seventh inning before Harper deposited a pitch over the right-center field fence to put the Nationals in front. Harper, who appealed his one-game suspension from this week, went 2-for-2 with two walks on the night. He’s up to 11 home runs and 29 RBI on the year to go along with a .278/.456/.639 batting line.
May 13 - 11:31 PM

Bryce Harper has been suspended one game after he returned to the field following his ejection on Monday.

Harper was booted from Monday's game against the Tigers after arguing a called third strike on Danny Espinosa from the dugout. That will happen sometimes. Had the matter ended there, he probably wouldn't have been suspended. The slugger returned to the field and was caught yelling profanities at home plate umpire Brian Knight after Clint Robinson hit a walk-off home run, though, which led to the suspension. Players are not allowed to come back onto the field after an ejection. Harper is appealing and will play until that appeal is heard. In addition to the one-game suspension, Harper has also been fined an undisclosed amount.
May 11 - 5:11 PM

Bryce Harper is facing a possible fine or suspension for his actions in Monday's game against the Tigers.

Harper was ejected from Monday's game by home plate umpire Brian Knight after expressing his disagreement from the dugout to a called third strike to Danny Espinosa. He he had to be restrained by coaches after the ejection and later returned to the field after a walk-off homer by Clint Robinson and could be seen yelling expletives at Knight. Players aren't allowed to return to the field after being ejected, so this puts him at risk for punishment from MLB.
May 10 - 12:13 PM

Bryce Harper got on base all seven times at the plate Sunday in the Nationals' loss to the Cubs.

Harper took six walks on Sunday and was walked a total of 13 times in the four-game series. It was an interesting and somewhat risky strategy from Cubs manager Joe Maddon -- the full Barry Bonds treatment -- but Maddon and his squad came away with the big four-game sweep. Harper, 23, now holds a .432 on-base percentage through 132 plate appearances this season.
May 9 - 8:25 AM

Bryce Harper slugged his 10th home run of the season on Wednesday afternoon against the Royals.

Harper opened the game's scoring in the top of the first inning with an RBI single to center field, kicking off a six-run frame for the visiting Nats. The 2015 National League MVP then went deep off Dillon Gee for a solo shot in the top of the fifth inning. He's sporting a 1.021 OPS on the season, even after wading through a mini slump last week.
May 4 - 5:25 PM

Bryce Harper is absent from the Nationals' lineup on Sunday.

It's the reigning National League MVP's first day off of the season. Matt den Dekker is in right field in Harper's place. Danny Espinosa is also getting a breather, as Stephen Drew is at shortstop.

Bryce Harper delivered homer No. 8 to give the Nationals their only run in Thursday's loss to the Marlins.

There was no help for Harper today; Wilson Ramos had the team's only other hit. Harper's homer tied him with Trevor Story for a share of the major league lead.
Apr 21 - 4:21 PM

Bryce Harper broke open a close game with a grand slam in the seventh inning Tuesday against the Marlins.

Marlins starter Adam Conley had held Harper in check until that point, retiring him three times, including two strikeouts, but lefty reliever Chris Narveson had no such luck. It took Harper 518 games to hit his first grand slam, but just four more to find his second. He's hitting .333/.429/.867 with seven homers, 20 RBI and 11 runs scored overall.
Apr 19 - 9:54 PM

Bryce Harper connected with his fifth homer of the season on Saturday, highlighting a 2-for-3 day at the plate with three RBI against the Phillies.

Harper is putting up video-game numbers at the moment. He's hitting .343/.442/.857 with five homers, 14 RBI and three stolen bases. Perhaps more impressively, the 23-year-old has seven walks and has only struck out three times in 43 plate appearances. He continues to mature at the plate and has become unquestionably the best hitter in Major League Baseball.
Apr 16 - 9:58 PM

Bryce Harper's 100th career home run was a grand slam Thursday as the Nationals beat the Braves 6-2.

It was Harper's third homer of the year, matching his steal total. He has seven walks versus just three strikeouts. He's driven in nine runs in eight games. He has a 1.079 OPS... which is 40 points under where he finished last year. In other words, he's pretty good. At 23 1/2, he's the eighth-youngest player to reach the century mark in homers.
Apr 14 - 8:07 PM

Bryce Harper delivered a go-ahead, two-RBI double in the eighth inning of Tuesday's win over the Braves.

The game was scoreless entering the bottom of the eighth, but Harper plated a pair of runs when he sliced a two-bagger down the left-field line off of southpaw Eric O'Flaherty. It was the reigning National League MVP's lone hit on the night and the Nationals' only extra-base knock. Harper sports a .300/.481/.750 batting line in the early going.
Apr 12 - 10:04 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis