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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.

Bryce Harper tweaks his stance again, searching for comfort

The outfielder used different variations of stances in his at-bats on Friday, trying to find the right feel.


Marlins score 4 in 9th to beat Nationals 7-6

(Lynne Sladky / Associated Press)

The Miami Marlins mounted an improbable rally Monday against first-place Washington, and they’re thinking they can come from behind in the NL East standings, too.

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.

Today’s Nationals-Marlins lineups

Danny Espinosa is starting at second base again against a right-handed pitcher.


Soriano blows save as Nats lose to Marlins 7-6

(Lynne Sladky / Associated Press)

Washington Nationals closer Rafael Soriano went from milestone to meltdown.

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

Danny Espinosa is starting at second base with Doug Fister on the mound.

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.

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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