Washington Nationals
2014 Avg.
.262
 
Career Avg.
.270
Name  Bryce Harper
Born  10/16/1992
Height  6-3
Weight  225
Number  34
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  R
8/14/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is starting to heat up at the right time, hitting his second home run in three games.
Insight: Harper was far too talented to continue to struggle like he has all season. He went 4-for-11 in the three game series with the Mets, including the two long balls and five RBI. With Ryan Zimmerman out and Jayson Werth hurting it couldn't come at a better time for the Nats.
 
8/12/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Tuesday against the Mets.
Insight: Harper is far too talented to continue to struggle like he has all season. He's gone 7-for-24 (.292) with two homers over his last six games.
 
8/7/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper sent fans home happy with a walkoff home run in the 13th inning Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Unfortunately, Harper hasn't been very good this season, or healthy and fantasy owners won't be satisfied with this one effort. He's batting just .250 with four homers and 16 RBI. Wasn't it just a few years ago that fans and fantasy owners were debating Mike Trout vs. Harper?
 
7/29/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is 6-for-13 (.462) with a double and two home runs versus Miami starter Henderson Alvarez.
Insight: Harper hasn't been very good since the calendar turned to July, batting .221 with two homers and three RBI in 21 games. As bad as he's swinging, he probably won't be able to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
 
7/29/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper will sit in favor aof Scott Hairston Sunday.
Insight: Harper hasn't been very good this season (.260, 3 HR, 14 RBI) and its a chance to get Hairston who loves hitting against Cole Hamels into the lineup.
 
7/28/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper had two hits, including a double, in four at-bats Monday at Miami.
Insight: Harper was 1-for-14 in his previous three games. He's gone 16-for-71 (.225) with five extra-base hits (2 HR), three RBI, 26 Ks and 11 walks since he returned from a torn ligament in his thumb.
 
7/18/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with a solo home run Friday against the Brewers.
Insight: Harper returned from a torn ligament in his thumb on June 30 and went 6-for-40 (.150) prior to the All-Star break. He's hitting .260 with three home runs in 127 at-bats this season, but he's too talented not to figure things out.
 
7/13/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper has batted .391 with three doubles, a triple and a homer in 23 at-bats against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Harper has gone 5-for-36 (.139) since he returned from a torn ligament in his thumb, though he did hit his first home run since April 9 on Friday.
 
7/11/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Washington left fielder Bryce Harper hit his first home run since coming off the disabled list Friday against the Phillies.
Insight: Prior to Friday, Harper was 4-for-31 with 13 Ks since returning from a torn ligament in his thumb. He has just two homers, 11 RBI and a .693 OPS in 118 at-bats this season, hardly what fantasy owners wanted.
 
7/4/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Washington left fielder Bryce Harper has never gotten a hit off Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel in seven tries.
Insight: He missed two months with a torn ligament in his left thumb and is 3-for-11 (.273) since returning to the lineup, but this appears to be an unfavorable matchup.
 
6/30/2014 3:42:00 PM
Description: Washington left fielder Bryce Harper has been activated and will start in left field and bat sixth Monday night against Colorado.
Insight: He's missed two months with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Ryan Zimmerman will move back to third base with Anthony Rendon shifting to second base.
 
6/26/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Washington left fielder Bryce Harper could be back in the big leagues as early as Monday. SOURCE: Mark Zuckerman, Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic
Insight: He's missed two months with a torn ligament in his left thumb. So far Harper (.289, 1 HR, 9 RBI) has gone 3-for-4 in his first two rehab games.
 
6/21/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (left thumb) has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: Harper is hoping to return by July 1. He batted .289 with a homer and nine RBI in 22 games before tearing the UCL in his left thumb. Ryan Zimmeman (.253, 2 HR, 14 RBI) has started in left field during Harper's absence.
 
6/17/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (left thumb) took batting practice Tuesday for the first time since his injury, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
Insight: Harper hopes to return on July 1. He batted .289 with a homer and nine RBI in 22 games before tearing the UCL in his left thumb. It will be interesting to see what happens to Ryan Zimmerman once Harper is ready to go, as the third baseman was moved to left field to protect his shoulder.
 
6/6/2014 11:52:00 AM
Description: Washington left fielder Bryce Harper (left thumb) has been doing "light baseball activities" and exercises, according to a Washington Post report.
Insight: Harper hopes to return on July 1. He batted .289 with a homer and nine RBI in 22 games before the injury. It will be interesting to see what happens to Ryan Zimmerman once Harper is ready to go, as the 3B turned OF was moved to left field to protect his shoulder.
 
5/20/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: its been about a month since his surgery and Washington left fielder Bryce Harper had stitches removed from his left thumb, asccording to beat reporter Dan Kolko.
Insight: Harper has yet to be cleared for any rehab work and is still expected to be sidelined until July. he batted .289 with a homer and nine RBI in 22 games before the injury.
 
4/28/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Washington left fielder Bryce Harper will be out until July due to a torn UCL in his left thumb, according to ESPN.com. Nate McLouth is expected to see regular playing time in Harper's absence.
Insight: Harper will undergo surgery Tuesday. He suffered the injury on a head-first slide into third base after hitting a bases-clearing triple Friday night. It's the second straight year he's suffered a serious injury, though this one will keep him out much longer than the knee injury he sustained last May.
 
4/27/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Washington left fielder Bryce Harper has been placed on the 15-day DL. SOURCE: Nationals on Twitter
Insight: He's been diagnosed with a sprained thumb. Steven Sousa Jr. was called up from Triple-A Syracuse in the corresponding roster move. Nate McLouth (.097, 0 HR, 0 RBI) is expected to see most of the playing time in left field during Harper's absence.
 
4/26/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Harper injured his thumb diving into third base last night. He might miss more than just one day, but at the moment is not expected to need a trip to the disabled list. He's batting .289 with 1 HR, 9 RBI and a .773 OPS. Kevin Frandsen will get an outfield start.
 
4/19/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Nats left fielder Bryce Harper was pulled from Saturday's game for a "lack of hustle," not for quad tightness, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
Insight: Harper has been dealing with the quad injury for the past week or so but that wasn't why manager Matt Williams decided to remove him Saturday after six innings. Harper has gone 2-for-15 over his last four games after goign 11-for-21 with five extra-base hits from April 9-14. However, it's a good sign that he has struck out in just one of his last 21 at-bats after fanning 16 times in his first 40.