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Bryce Harper (born Oct. 16, 1992) plays left field for the Washington Nationals. He won the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year award after hitting .270 with 22 home runs in 139 games. He was selected by the Washington Nationals with the first pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. He made his debut as a 19-year old on April 28, 2012. Harper earned his GED after his sophomore year of high school, making him eligible for the 2010 draft. As a 17-year old he played for the College of Southern Nevada, where he won the 2010 Golden Spikes Award as the nation’s top amateur baseball player. He made his minor league debut on April 7, 2011 with the Class A Hagerstown Suns. He made his Class AA debut on July 4 with the Harrisburg Senators and his Class AAA debut on April 5 with the Syracuse Chiefs.

MLB Network’s Brian Kenny shares Bryce Harper’s opinion about the best Nationals lineup

When everyone’s healthy, Kenny says the Nats’ best lineup is one without Denard Span.

Matt Williams rests Bryce Harper against a left-handed starter

Bryce Harper wants to play, but says he’s “totally fine” with Matt Williams sitting him against a left-handed starter as Washington opens a series at Colorado.

Bryce Harper pleased with tweaked batting stance

Since he made tweaks to his setup at the plate, Harper is 4 for 7 with two extra-base hits and looks comfortable.

Today’s Nationals-Reds lineups

Zach Walters is making his major league debut at second base against a right-hander.

Nationals’ Bryce Harper has yet to get in a groove since his return from injury

(Mitchell Layton / Getty Images)

Maybe this week’s break from baseball will turn out to be just what Bryce Harper needed to overcome his first-half slump.

Tonight’s Nationals-Rockies lineups

Bryce Harper returns to the lineup and Jordan Zimmermann makes his first start since his bicep strain.

Bryce Harper’s ‘This is SportsCenter’ commercial is funny

Former D.C. radio star Bram Weinstein makes an appearance in 30-second ESPN spot, which focuses on Harper’s distinctive eye black.


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