Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
5 days ago

Harper went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer Sunday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

After hitting .286 in April, Harper has failed to reach the .260 mark since July 7, and he's slashing .246/.386/.459 on the year. Despite the unexpected production from the fifth-year player, he's at least posting the second-best on-base percentage of his career.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
1 week ago

Haper went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a pair of runs scored as the Nationals fell to the Rockies 12-10.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was Harper's first since July 20th, a stretch of time over which he has been mired in a miserable slump. He's hit just .190/.326/.352 over his last 30 games, but may be snapping out of it, hitting .333/.433/.625 over his last seven. The home run was Harper's 21st of the year, nine of which he hit in April. It's easy to forget that Harper is still just 23 years old, having had such high peaks in his career, winning an MVP award in 2015. Fantasy owners should stay hopeful with someone as talented as Harper, who has shown the ability to put up big flurries of offensive output in short stretches of time.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
1 week ago

Harper went 3-for-3 with two walks, two doubles and an RBI in Monday's win over the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

He's returned to the lineup from his neck issue with a vengeance, going 4-for-6 with three doubles and three walks over the last two games. If Harper is truly 100 percent again, don't be surprised if he goes on a tear over the final weeks of the season.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
2 weeks ago

Harper (neck) went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

In his first game action since Aug. 6, Harper was able to hit the ball with some authority and he appears to be over the neck stiffness that was keeping him sidelined. The right fielder has been alternating big months with terrible ones this season, so coming off a .176/.303/.319 July he seems due to go on a tear. With the Nationals starting a series in Coors Field on Monday, Harper couldn't have picked a better time to return.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
2 weeks ago

Updating a previous report, Harper (neck) will be added to the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Washington's original lineup featured Brian Goodwin in right field, but the entire order will be reshuffled following the addition of Harper into the three-spot. Harper underwent an MRI Saturday, and the results came back clean, but it was initially suspected that Washington would continue to take a conservative approach. His health must have taken a turn for the better, as Harper's pregame routine must have been sufficient to convince team trainers that he was capable of starting. His progress will certainly be monitored closely, and any indication of discomfort could result in his removal, but until further notice, look for Harper to return to his regular role.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
2 weeks ago

Harper (neck) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although his MRI results Saturday came back clean, Harper will miss his sixth consecutive game as a result of neck spasms. Even without any red flags on the MRI results, the Nationals may soon be forced to consider a DL stint if Harper is unable to return to the lineup in the near future. In the meantime, Brian Goodwin will get another start in right field.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
2 weeks ago

Harper (neck spasms) had an MRI on Saturday that came back clean and he remains day-to-day, according to general manager Mike Rizzo, MLB.com's Jamal Collier reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is out of the lineup Saturday and Rizzo said that the team won't place him on the DL as long as they think there's a chance he could be used off the bench. Brian Goodwin is starting in right field again Saturday in place of Harper.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
2 weeks ago

Harper (neck) is still out of the lineup Saturday against the Braves, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the fifth straight game that Harper has missed with the stiff neck. He is day-to-day, although it's hard not to be a little pessimistic about his status, given the lack of optimistic quotes coming out of the Nationals' clubhouse. Daniel Murphy will start at first base Saturday and hit third.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Harper (neck) is out of the lineup again of Friday as the Nationals host the Braves, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harper has not played since leaving the game last Saturday with a neck injury. There is still no talk of Harper landing on the disabled list, so he remains day-to-day for the time being.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
2 weeks ago

Harper (neck) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Indians, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Chase Hughes reports.

EDGE Analysis

A stiff neck will keep Harper sidelined for a third straight game Wednesday, with Brian Goodwin getting his first big league start in right field in his stead. The Nationals are off Thursday, so Harper will have a full four days to rest in advance of this weekend's series against the Braves. The team has been pretty quiet regarding the details and seriousness of the injury, so he should still be considered day-to-day until we hear otherwise.