Bryce Harper CF/RF WSH 8 hours ago

Harper went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI in the Nats' win over the Royals on Wednesday afternoon.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Prior to the multi-hit game Wednesday, Harper was mired in a 2-for-26 slump (13 strikeouts). He's now sitting with 10 home runs through 27 games this season, putting him on pace to threaten the 50-homer plateau by the end of 2016 if he can maintain his current power production.

Bryce Harper CF/RF WSH 1 week ago

Harper went 1-for-2 with three walks and an RBI against the Phillies on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Harper saw 27 pitches, and was still able to do damage with an RBI single in the fifth inning despite being pitched around for most of the night. Expect the league's most dangerous hitter to get similar treatment often moving forward, as the difference between his league-leading .844 slugging percentage and second-place Jeremy Hazelbaker's .714 mark is the same as that between Hazelbaker and 19th place.

Bryce Harper CF/RF WSH 1 week ago

Harper is back in the lineup Tuesday, batting third against the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After receiving his first day off of the season Sunday, Harper will be back in his usual spot in the lineup for the Nationals' series opener against Philadelphia, batting third. The 23-year-old superstar is off to a tremendous start this season, slashing .323//405/.855 with nine home runs and 23 RBI. He'll be facing Philadelphia right-hander Vince Velasquez on Tuesday.

Bryce Harper CF/RF WSH 1 week ago

Harper was not in the starting lineup Sunday, but pinch-hit in the ninth and launched a solo shot to send the game into extra innings, his ninth home run of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His 2016 season is looking more and more like a sequel to The Natural every day. Harper now sports an utterly ridiculous .323/.405/.855 slash line through 62 at-bats and has more walks (10) and just as many homers (nine) as he does strikeouts.

Bryce Harper CF/RF WSH 2 weeks ago

Harper is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Twins, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Harper has started each of the Nationals' first 17 games of the year in right field, but he'll get Sunday off after going 2-for-4 with a double in Saturday's contest. Matt den Dekker will man right field in his stead, while Daniel Murphy will move up to the third spot in the batting order.

Bryce Harper CF/RF WSH 2 weeks ago

Harper went 1-for-4 with a solo shot, his major league-leading eighth home run of the season, in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's now tied with Trevor Story for the league lead in HR, and his 22 RBI is six ahead of his next-closest competitors for the league lead in that category. Harper is also hitting a scintillating .400/.414/1.040 over the past week, as opposing pitchers have been almost completely unable to get a hittable pitch past him. His 2015 was extraordinary, but it may only have been the tip of the iceberg.

Bryce Harper CF/RF WSH 2 weeks ago

Harper hit a grand slam, his seventh home run, in Tuesday's win against the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The grand slam was his only hit in four at-bats, which lowered his average to .333. More importantly, Harper's power continues to be absolutely ridiculous, as his slugging percentage is up to .867. With seven home runs in 13 games, Harper is on pace for 87 on the year. Take "on pace" numbers with a grain of salt as always, but Harper is as good a bet to challenge records as anybody in baseball these days.

Bryce Harper CF/RF WSH 2 weeks ago

Harper went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk Sunday at the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Harper's blast in the 10th inning could've been a game-winner had Jonathan Papelbon not blown the save in the bottom of the frame. He's been absolutely on fire, as he's homered in four straight games along with multi-hit efforts in his last three contests.

Bryce Harper CF/RF WSH 3 weeks ago

Harper went 2-for-3, hitting his third home run in as many games Saturday against the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 23-year-old appears to be starting one of his signature tears, as he is 6-for-11 (.545) with three homers and nine RBI in the last three games. He also has five bombs in 10 games to start the year. It's obviously still early, but Harper is already well on his way to proving he was worth a top three pick in fantasy drafts.

Bryce Harper CF/RF WSH 3 weeks ago

Harper was 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI as Washington thumped the Phillies on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He got off to a relatively slow start, but has caught fire recently, raising his average to .313 with four long ones, and now totaling 11 RBI on the year. Harper is the furthest thing from a secret - when he's hot, the league can only hope to contain him, and that is never easy.