Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
2 months ago

Harper is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

As one of the main attractions for Washington as it hosts the 89th MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, Harper will be get Sunday off to receive an early start on the festivities. Harper, who is slashing .184/.355/.388 across 14 games in July, will give way to Michael Taylor in center field in the series finale.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
3 months ago

Harper went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Consistent contact remains an issue for Harper, who's hitting just .206 (7-for-34) over his last 11 games, but he's drawn 16 walks during that stretch and four of his hits have gone for extra bases (one double, three homers). He's already recorded his fourth straight 20-Hr campaign, and given his 22 home runs through 89 games, a healthy second half will give him a shot at his second career season with 40 or more.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
3 months ago

Harper went 1-for-3 with three walks, three runs scored and three RBI in Friday's rout of the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was his first since June 9 and his 20th of the season, moving Harper into a tie with Nolan Arenado for the National League lead. While he hasn't been putting the ball over the fence much, Harper has otherwise looked like his usual self recently, slashing .290/.465/.613 over his last 10 games with eight of his nine hits going for extra bases (seven doubles, one home run) and an 11:9 BB:K.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
3 months ago

Harper is in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Harper left Tuesday's game after getting hit in the foot by a pitch, but the issue was evidently a minor one as he won't have to miss a start. The Nationals must not be very concerned, as he'll have the added responsibility of manning center field Wednesday.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
3 months ago

Manager Dave Martinez expects Harper (foot) to be in the lineup Wednesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harper was dealing with numbness in his left foot when he exited in the eighth inning after being hit by a pitch, but is apparently ready to return to the lineup. The 25-year-old underwent X-rays on his toe, which revealed no further issues, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. Expect the Nationals to illustrate caution if any issues happen to crop up for Harper overnight, especially with an off day Thursday looming to offer an additional day of rest.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
3 months ago

Harper left Tuesday's game against the Yankees in the eighth inning after being hit by a pitch on the left foot, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harper was also hit in the right elbow during the fifth inning, but stayed in the game despite appearing to be in a fair amount of pain, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. The severity of the issue is unclear at this point, and Harper should be considered day-to-day for the time being.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
4 months ago

Harper is not in the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Harper will sit for the first time since May 18 in what appears to be a routine day of rest following 15 consecutive starts, a stretch in which he slashed just .233/.309/.517 with five homers and 25 strikeouts. Brian Goodwin draws the right field assignment in Harper's absence.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
4 months ago

Harper went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

His third-inning shot down the left-field line gave Max Scherzer and Sean Doolittle all the offense they would need in the combined shutout. Harper now has 18 homers on the year including five in his last nine games, and his .297 batting average (11-for-37) over that stretch suggests he's beginning to shake out of his slump completely.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
4 months ago

Harper went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

He also struck out twice, however, the fourth straight game in which Harper has fanned multiple times. With three homers in the last six games and 16 on the year, the 25-year-old is still supplying his expected power numbers, but his unexpected contact issues have dragged his batting average down to .232. Harper is one tweak in his swing away from erupting, but his current form may present a window to trade for him at a slight discount.

Bryce Harper
CF/RF WSH
4 months 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.