Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 3 days ago

Harper went 2-for-2 Friday with two RBI.

He also drew his 16th walk in 17 games, a fantastic pace that pushes his slash line to .286/.438/.518 and probably has owners with Harper shares in OBP leagues ecstatic. His four home runs, 10 RBI and 11 runs scored aren't too shabby either.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 1 week ago

Harper went 2-for-3 Saturday with a home run, a monster 454 foot solo shot off Aaron Harang.

That's two straight games with homers and four straight multi-hit efforts for Harper, who also drew his ninth walk in 12 games on Saturday. After a couple of injury-plagued seasons, Harper may finally be coming into his own.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 2 weeks ago

Harper was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a three-run home run in the Nationals win over Philadelphia Friday night.

His three-run blast in the bottom of the first inning proved to be enough for Max Scherzer. Harper now has three long ones to go with six RBI and a .250 average on the season. As Washington gets healthy and settled in, Harper could be primed to start fulfilling some of the early promise.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 2 weeks ago

Harper went 1-for-5 Sunday with a solo home run, his second blast of the season.

He's now hitting .261/.346/.522 through the first week of the season, and as the Nationals lineup gets healthier around him, Harper's homers should start cashing in runners other than himself. If he can just stay off the DL, he could finally have the breakout season everyone's been expecting from him.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 3 weeks ago

Harper went 2-for-3 on Wednesday with a walk and a strikeout.

After collecting two hits, including a solo home run, on Opening Day, it looks like Harper is dialed in to begin 2015. Health may be the only things standing between the 22-year-old and a monster season.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 1 month ago

Harper (illness) will return to the Nationals' lineup for Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Harper succumbed to a stomach virus earlier in the week, but after a few days out of the lineup to recover, he appears to be healthy and ready to play. He'll bat third in the order between Ian Desmond and Ryan Zimmerman on Friday, which could represent his spot in the batting order on Opening Day if Jayson Werth (shoulder) and Anthony Rendon (knee) are deemed unavailable.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 1 month ago

Harper was sidelined the last couple days by a stomach ailment, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Harper attempted to warm up Thursday, but he could not do any more than take light swings and was sent home. Harper is expected to return to action Friday, and the illness should no longer be an issue by the time Opening Day rolls around.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 1 month ago

Harper will not play Thursday for the second straight day, CSN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

It's not clear what is keeping Harper out of action, but he appeared to be in Thursday's original lineup before being removed, so it seems he may be dealing with some sort of health issue. The Nationals have not released an update on Harper's status, but those that have drafted or are considering drafting him should be sure to keep tabs on his status.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 1 month ago

Harper admits that his swing didn't get back into sync last season following his thumb injury until August, the Washington Post reports.

If you're looking for a good reason to be optimistic about Harper this season, here it is: he hit .283 with 10 home runs in 187 at-bats last August and September, then hit three more blasts in four postseason games. If he stays healthy and carries that power into 2015, a 30-plus home run campaign is easily within his reach.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 2 months ago

Harper will not be considered as an everyday option in center field, according to manager Matt Williams, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

As expected, Harper will spend the majority of his time at the corner spots, even with Denard Span (Achilles) out 4-to-6 weeks. Michael Taylor figures to be the primary option in center, though Williams conceded that Harper will be considered there "if need be."