Bryce Harper
RF WSH
5 days ago

Harper went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Harper took left-hander Eric Lauer deep in the fifth inning for his 15th home run of the season. He has now recorded a home run in consecutive games, marking the fifth time he has accomplished that this season. It's notable that his home run Tuesday came against a left-hander, as he had just a .321 slugging percentage across 53 at-bats when he did not have the platoon advantage entering the game.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
5 days ago

Harper went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a home run and two RBI in Monday's win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Teenage phenom Juan Soto homered on the first pitch of his first big-league start and mimicked Harper's hair flip when he got back to the dugout, so the man himself had little choice but to respond with a blast of his own. Harper's .231 batting average and .196 BABIP on the season remain far below his usual standards, but there's still plenty of time for them to improve, and his 14 home runs still puts him in the National League lead.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
2 weeks ago

Harper went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

The slugger started to come out of his slump during the four-game road series against Arizona, going 5-for-18 with two doubles and his 13th homer of the season "Slump" is a relative term when it comes to players like Harper, of course -- he's hitting only .216 in May with a .259 OBP, but that comes with a .569 SLG thanks to five long balls in 12 games.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
3 weeks ago

Harper is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Harper is hitless over his last 19 at-bats, so he'll head to the bench for his first breather of the season while Moises Sierra picks up a start in right field. Despite the slump, the 25-year-old is still hitting .230/.410/.541 with 12 homers and four stolen bases through 37 games this season. Look for him to rejoin the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
4 weeks ago

Harper went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Wednesday's 9-3 win over the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dave Martinez's decision to move Harper to the leadoff spot has paid immediate dividends, as the slugger went yard for the second straight game and 10th time this year. Wednesday's blast was also his first career leadoff homer, pushing his slash line back up to .268/.464/.598.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
4 weeks ago

Harper will lead off and play right field for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Harper will remain in the top spot after going 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored and a walk during Tuesday's contest as the leadoff hitter. It remains to be seen whether Harper will continue spending time in this position for the foreseeable future, but either way, the outfielder is sure to produce.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
4 weeks ago

Harper went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, two runs and a walk Tuesday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Harper, who assumed leadoff duties Tuesday, had been in a bit of a power drought recently, with his last extra-base hit coming over two weeks ago on April 16. He's also seen his batting average plummet 65 points during that cold stretch to a pedestrian .250 mark. Despite his relative lack of hits, the star slugger still owns a truly elite .459 on-base percentage as one of the most feared hitters in the majors.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
4 weeks ago

Harper has been bumped up to the leadoff spot Tuesday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

It's the first time Harper has hit anywhere other than third this season and the first time he's led off since 2013. Harper is certainly an unconventional leadoff hitter given his immense power, but his .458 on-base percentage is obviously excellent for a table-setter. If Harper starts leading off on a regular basis, he'd trade RBI for runs, a largely neutral move for fantasy purposes, though his total number of plate appearances would increase, giving him more chances to hit home runs.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
1 month ago

Harper went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Monday's 8-6 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

While his bases-loaded single in the eighth inning was a more crucial blow in the contest, as it kick-started the Nats' six-run comeback, it's Harper's first-inning solo shot off Jacob deGrom that will be on repeat in highlight packages for a while -- despite being sawed off by an inside fastball that broke his bat at the handle, he still muscled the ball over the fence to right-center and trotted around the bases holding the stump. Harper now leads MLB with eight home runs while sporting an otherworldly .315/.487/.778 slash line.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
1 month ago

Harper went 1-for-2 with three walks and a solo home run in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Tyler Anderson gave him one hittable pitch in the first inning, and the Rockies were careful not to make that mistake again for the rest of the game. Harper leads the majors with seven homers through 16 games, and his 14 RBI and 15 runs are even more impressive considering how often he's been pitched around -- he also leads MLB with 20 free passes.