Bryce Harper
RF WSH
6 days ago

Harper went 1-for-3 with his sixth home run of the spring, a solo shot, in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Zack Wheeler was the victim this time out, as Harper re-established his lead in the spring home run race. He now has an absurd .966 SLG through 29 at-bats, and Harper would seem to be more than ready for Opening Day to arrive.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
1 week ago

Harper went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, his MLB-leading fifth blast of the spring, in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

That's five homers in only 24 at-bats, by the way, an absurd pace even for someone with Harper's talent. While all the usual spring training caveats apply when it comes to the erratic level of competition -- Sunday's bomb came off 24-year-old semi-prospect Reymin Guduan, not exactly a household name -- Harper certainly appears to be in midseason form already, a frightening thought for opposition pitchers.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
2 weeks ago

Harper hit a solo home run in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, his fourth long ball in 21 spring at-bats.

EDGE Analysis

Last season ended up being a big disappointment for Harper due to neck and shoulder issues, making it easy to forget he clubbed nine homers in April with a 1.120 OPS before the injuries took the sting out of his batting stroke. If the 24-year-old can stay healthy in 2017, he has as much fantasy upside as any player in the league.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
2 weeks ago

Harper went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his third of the spring, in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

He's got six hits so far this spring, and half of them have left the yard. Harper appears to be fully healthy, and ready to pick up where he left off in 2015 and the early part of 2016 before he was slowed by neck and shoulder issues.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
3 weeks ago

Harper went 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and a two-run home run in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Ho hum, another big game at the plate for Harper, who's now got a ridiculous 1.806 OPS through his first handful of spring appearances. He's only had one truly huge season in the majors so far, but even in a down 2016 campaign he managed 24 homers and 21 steals. Harper still has as much fantasy upside as anyone in MLB.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
4 weeks ago

Harper launched a tape-measure home run on the first pitch he saw as part of a 2-for-2 day in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

The no-doubt shot, which nearly cleared the second fence at the back of the hill overlooking Tradition Field in right-center, announced as clearly as anything could that Harper is 100 percent healthy to begin the spring. Last year's struggles have knocked his ADP down a peg in early drafts, but don't be surprised if it starts creeping back up if he continues to light up opposition pitchers through March.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
2 months ago

Harper signed a one-year, $13.625 million deal with the Nationals on Friday, avoiding arbitration, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is Harper's second to last season before he hits free agency after the 2018 campaign. He received a healthy bump in pay from the $5 million he earned in 2016. While he is coming off a bit of a down year that was dragged down by injuries, Harper will still cost a premium as a late first-round pick in most drafts this season.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
4 months ago

Harper underwent Tommy John surgery in early November, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harper, who is Bryce's older brother, had finally pushed his way onto the big league radar for the first time during the 2016 season, so this is pretty unfortunate. The lefty reliever reached Triple-A and posted a 2.95 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 20:11 K:BB in 21.1 innings before being shut down late in the year. He will miss all of the 2017 season, but should be ready for spring training in 2018.

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
5 months ago

Harper is doing fine physically and is on track to begin his normal offseason strength and conditioning work soon, according to agent Scott Boras, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 24-year-old's uneven play throughout the summer months led to much speculation about his health, and Sports Illustrated reported in September that Harper had indeed been playing through a neck/shoulder issue for a significant portion of the season. While manager Dusty Baker strongly denied the report, Boras recently confirmed to the Washington Post that Harper "played with limitations at times this year, no question."

Bryce Harper
RF WSH
5 months ago

Harper is batting second for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harper has been a staple in the three- and four-hole all season, but with Daniel Murphy returning to the lineup and tough left-hander Clayton Kershaw toeing the rubber for Los Angeles, manager Dusty Baker decided to mix things up and move the reigning MVP up in the order. This could put Harper in line for more run-scoring opportunities with Jayson Werth and Murphy hitting behind him.