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Can Bryce Harper Make it to the Majors? 71

  • Posted by: Evan Trimas
  • March 9, 2012, 12:24 PM


The big question on every Washington Nationals fan’s mind right now is if 19-year-old baseball phenom Bryce Harper can make it to the majors and rejuvenate the team.

Harper doesn’t lack the tools to be a successful MLB player. He possesses good size for his position, has loads of strength from head to toe and surprising athleticism for his 6’ 3”, 225-pound body. Harper possesses amazing power with every hit, with each one making a loud shot off the bat. His game is well-rounded and he has a polished set of tools to pair with his phenomenal athleticism.

After singing, Harper was immediately sent to the Nationals’ Class-A minor league team, the Hagerstown Suns. He completely blew away the competition by hitting 14 home runs and also having a .318 batting average. He was quickly sent to the Double-A Harrisburg Senators. Harper cooled down a little, only hitting three home runs and hitting .256 in 37 games.

And what comes with his young age is a little immaturity. He was suspended or ejected from games in the earlier part of his minor league career. By nature Harper is an intense competitor. Sometimes you can see how his emotions take control on the field, which can lead to displays that anger opponents.

To answer the question as to whether Harper can make it to the majors: Only if he can have a very good spring training performance (Harper’s Spring Training stats as of March 8: through four games he’s hitting .455 with zero extra-base hits, a walk and two strikeouts).

I do believe, along with every other fan, that Harper is a once in a lifetime prospect with unbelievable upside and talent. I could see him making many All-Star games and possibly hitting 50-plus homeruns. If I had to compare Harper to any player in the MLB now I would say a young Jason Giambi.

Still, it goes without saying that there are numerous difficulties that even the best prospects have had to overcome. I expect Harper’s road to the big leagues will be no different than any other major leaguer that had big expectations like he does. I expect when he does get there, in the very near future, he could be a very good player for a very long time in this league.

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71 Comments

Bryce Harper is one of my "Hall Of Fame" Players.

HE CAN

I think he can

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Brcye Harper is going to be NL rookie of the Year

No way!!! Im a brewers fan but i think Mike Trout should be the NL MVP

If you looked at his stats you would know he has no chance at rookie of the year

Nats are going to be in last place

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he is the new mickey matle

ya right

Harper is the BEST he is my favriot Player!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeter is better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My name is also Bryce and i admire bryce harper even though i like boston. and by the way, critics are crazy if bryce harper in there opinion is not ready. cause really, he is on fire right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yes! of course bryce can make it!

i think he is the key hitter

i think that bryce is a great player and he hustles plus he has the 5 tools hit ,run catch,arm and fielding ability

nats are going to the world seies

i agree

NO WAY... Maybe in 5 years or so...

Bryce Harper is a great player. Harper will spark a fire in the team and the fans. Harper has a huge bat and will help an already struggling offense.

u are right

Bryce Harper is good but not as good as Derek Jeter.

You'll get it.

long

fun

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I think he will help the nats make the playoffs.

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