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Bryce Harper | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 229
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with a run scored as the Nationals defeated the D'Backs on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old had slipped back into a rut at the plate, entering the night with only two hits in his previous four games. Harper singled in the ninth inning, helping set up the Nationals to eventually win on Anthony Rendon's walk off single. Harper is slashing .262/.345/.386 with six home runs and 23 RBI in what has been a disappointing season. Aug 20 - 10:27 PM

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Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 with a two-run single in Friday's win over the Pirates.

Maybe, just maybe, Harper is beginning to come out of his funk. While the 21-year-old outfielder is still striking out a lot, he's hitting .313 (10-for-32) with three home runs and nine RBI over his last eight games.
Aug 15 - 11:32 PM

Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run as the Nationals won by a 4-1 score over the Mets on Thursday.

Perhaps motivated by recent detractors, Harper has hit another gear at the plate. Thursday's blast, which came in the fourth inning against Dillon Gee, is his second in his last three games. He now has six home runs, 21 RBI, and a .255/.335/.392 slash line on the season.
Aug 14 - 10:23 PM

Bryce Harper belted a two-run home run, one of his two hits in four at-bats, as the Nationals skated to a win over the Mets on Tuesday.

Days after lifting a walk-off home run against the Mets following rumors of a possible demotion to Triple-A, Harper homered again against his club's division rival. His two-run blast to left field off of Rafael Montero in the second inning broke a scoreless tie. The outfielder will need to keep it up to bring his numbers up to expectations. He's carrying a .254/.338/.380 line with five home runs and 18 RBI.
Aug 12 - 10:44 PM

Bryce Harper delivered a walkoff homer in the 13th as the Nationals beat the Mets 5-3 on Thursday.

The opposite-field homer off Carlos Torres easily cleared the wall in left, which seems like a good sign for a guy whose power hasn't been there since returning from a torn thumb ligament. It was Harper's third homer in 107 at-bats since he came off the DL. He also had a single in this one.
Aug 7 - 5:28 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday that sending struggling Bryce Harper to Triple-A isn't in the plans.

Williams didn't offer a firm rebuke of the idea when presented on a radio appearance earlier Wednesday, but when asked by local media later he made his thoughts known. "Bryce Harper’s one of the guys on our team. He’s a very important part of our team. Just like everybody else is. Do we understand each other? It’s not fair to the kid, it’s not fair to the other guys in that clubhouse, to even think about sending Bryce Harper to the minor leagues, or to cause a stir. It’s unacceptable. It won’t happen." It's not an unfair question, as Harper is hitting just .249/.333/.359 on the year and has struggled since coming off the disabled list in late June, but he's too talented to continue to fight it for too long.
Aug 6 - 6:19 PM

Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

He's getting a breather against southpaw Cole Hamels. Scott Hairston is starting in left field in Harper's place.
Aug 3 - 11:00 AM

Bryce Harper is not in Monday's lineup against the Rockies.

He'll take a seat with left-hander Jorge De La Rosa on the hill for Colorado. Ryan Zimmerman will make the start in left field while Anthony Rendon plays third and Danny Espinosa starts at second.

Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

Harper was sporting a new stance on Friday in which he stood more upright. Hey, it's worth a shot. Coming into Friday's action, he was just 6-for-40 (.150) with 16 strikeouts since coming off the disabled list.
Jul 18 - 11:08 PM

Bryce Harper hit a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

It was his second home run of the season and his first since coming off the disabled list. It was a long wait for Harper, as his first was way back on April 9. He ended up going three months and 102 plate appearances between home runs. Harper has really struggled since returning, but we expect much better as he shakes the rust and gets further removed from surgery.
Jul 11 - 10:18 PM

Bryce Harper is batting second for the Nationals Friday.

Manager Matt Williams had been hitting Harper sixth as he eased the outfielder back into things in his return from the DL. Harper has a hit in each of his three games since returning and is ready for a move up in the order. He's flip-flopped spots with Anthony Rendon, who is now batting sixth.
Jul 4 - 8:40 AM

Bryce Harper singled in a run and walked Monday in his return from a torn thumb ligament.

Harper grounded into an inning-ending double play his first time up, but the rest of his evening went better. Nationals manager Matt Williams had him batting sixth tonight, which isn't ideal, but that could always change if Harper starts off hot.
Jun 30 - 10:53 PM

Nationals activated OF Bryce Harper from the 15-day disabled list.

Harper missed two months following surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. He was 9-for-14 (.643) with four home runs and 11 RBI on his five-game minor league rehab assignment and should be added back to fantasy lineups immediately. Ryan Zimmerman will return to third base for Washington.
Jun 30 - 2:04 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Saturday that Bryce Harper is on track to return next week, and could do so on Monday.

He is slated to DH on Saturday, and the team would prefer he play in back-to-back games before returning. He has been on the shelf since April due to a torn UCL in his thumb.
Jun 28 - 11:58 AM

Bryce Harper (thumb) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Monday.

Harper will play seven innings in right field for Double-A Harrisburg Thursday, nine innings in center field Saturday, take off Saturday and then play in left field Sunday. If all goes well -- and it has to this point -- he could be in the lineup versus the Rockies Monday. Harper has been on the shelf since late April with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.
Jun 26 - 6:33 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Adam LaRoche
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
3Michael Taylor
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis