- Young Power / What Could Have Been if Miguel Sano Didn’t Need Tommy John Surgery
Three favorites are Giancarlo Stanton, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. According to the Oliver five year projection system, each of these players will reach over 150 home runs by the end of his age 25
- Better Arm: Bryce Harper or George Washington?
(i.e. Harper or Washington) is the strongest-armed.
To sort out this mystery, we turn -- via poll -- we turn to the metaphorical (and, in about 30% of cases, actual) sons and daughters of George
- They Can't All Be George Springer
This just in -- George Springer is really good. Like Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig, and seemingly a bevy of other players the past few years, Springer is making it look super easy
- Bryce Harper's Platinum Feat
That teenager with the eye black in Washington is setting records as he blazes a trail through his rookie season, but today Bryce Harper broke a record that he may not brag about. In seven plate
- Another Look at Tom Glavine’s Generous Strike Zone
- Gravity (Not the Movie)
- Peter O’Brien’s Raw Power: Estimating Batted-Ball Velocities in the Minor Leagues
- Dellin Betances's Jedi Mind Tricks
- Songs Not Inspired by George Brett
A story that broke today was, like so many stories during the early off-season, about a young songstress from New Zealand and George Brett. As it happens, the title of the very popular Lorde song
- George Brett Poops Himself
This past weekend at the FanGraphs gathering in Phoenix, Mr. Carson Cistulli stated that he had never seen the George Brett-poops-himself video. I couln't believe it, so I decided to hook him up
- Highlight in Reverse: George Springer
Because I've been searching for a new theme/writing crutch, I present Highlights in Reverse.
Here's George Springer doing a barrel roll, flipping the ball back the plate, and backpedaling to right
- George Plimpton Is Not Impressed by the Atari
of the second gentleman that would drive such a nice guy to such an uncharacteristic furor. That man was none other than the famous author and editor of the Paris Review, George Plimpton.
- George Steinbrenner Passes
George Steinbrenner, perhaps the most famous owner in sports, passed away today. Since I have no personal anecdotes to share, we'll simply stick to the numbers.
He was in his 37th year of owning
- Theo Epstein Loves George Kottaras
2002: Theo Epstein works for the San Diego Padres; Kottaras is selected in the 2002 draft by the Padres.
2006: Theo Epstein, GM of the Red Sox, trades for George Kottaras.
2013: Theo Epstein
- George Springer and Maximizing Contact
, people were very worried about George Springer after an underwhelming first couple weeks. Of course, Springer didn't have Encarnacion's track record, and of course, Springer was a rookie getting
- Dodgers Acquire George Sherrill
Ned Colletti couldn’t come up with Cliff Lee so instead, today he adds a different southpaw pitcher in the form of George Sherrill; in the process giving up prospects in the form of third baseman
- Preparing for the George Springer Experiment
Among the brightest of potential stars is 24-year-old George Springer. The former first-round pick ought to debut somewhere in 2014, and Springer is nearly the perfect prospect. He has
- Bryce Harper's Weakness
Few players can hold a candle to Bryce Harper. At an age where most kids are still in college, Harper has already emerged as one of the best players in baseball. After a strong rookie year, Harper
- George Steinbrenner's Teams
As you likely have already heard, George Steinbrenner died today of a heart attack at the age of 80. Steinbrenner has been a gigantic figure in the baseball world since his purchase of the New York
- Why Not George Kottaras?
the plate over George Kottaras? Has the curmudgeonly Phillip Seymour Hoffman taken over the body of Bob Melvin and ignored the wishes of Brad Pitt Billy Beane who brought in an underrated Kottaras
- The Royals, George Kottaras, and Cash
Back in March, I wrote about the alleged spring training positional battle story for the Royals' backup catcher spot between George Kottaras. For all of Kottaras' defensive liabilities, it was pretty
- My Bryce Harper Experience
reputation to reality with many of the players I write about. No player in this league comes in with a reputation larger than Bryce Harper, so to see him play one game and take two batting practices
- What's Next For Bryce Harper?
Bryce Harper arrived much earlier than anyone expected. When the Nationals called up their 19-year-old uber-prospect, it was simply because injuries forced them into the situation. The initial word
- Bryce Harper: A Catch-34
Yesterday was Leonys Martin day. In the introductory paragraph of that article, I noted that Martin was worth roughly the same $12 as Bryce Harper. So for today, let's talk about Harper.
- Bryce Harper Optioned To Triple-A
The Washington Nationals optioned top prospect Bryce Harper to Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday afternoon, ending the discussion of whether or not the 19-year-old phenom would begin the season
- Bryce Harper Promoted to Nationals
It wasn’t the way the Nationals envisioned it, but nevertheless, Bryce Harper has graduated to The Show. With Ryan Zimmerman heading to the disabled list for the second straight season, the team
- Bryce Harper's Not 100% Yet
Bryce Harper's production has not be at high level since he has returned from the disabled list. Some people, including his manager, are saying his timing is off. In my opinion, I think his left
- LINK: Bryce Harper's Swing
. Even if you're tired of the amount of coverage Bryce Harper gets, you should read this just for what it shows about what baseball journalism can be. And I, for one, am not at all tired of Bryce
- Trout or Harper: The Great Debate
Tonight, Mike Trout is going to be named the American League Rookie of the Year, and it's almost certainly going to be unanimous unless one voter is just completely out of his mind. Bryce Harper
- Bryce Harper, Outfielder
In approximately seven hours, the Washington Nationals will select Bryce Harper with the first overall pick in the 2010 draft. In a couple of months, they'll sign Harper to a lucrative contract
- Bryce Harper and Babe Ruth
I’m a little late on this, but regardless of timeliness, Kevin Goldstein did some reporting on Bryce Harper last week. Goldstein talked to a few scouts and … well; the reviews on Harper’s intangible
- Bryce Harper Is Making History
The fact that Bryce Harper got to the Major Leagues at age 19 is pretty remarkable, as not many players are talented enough to earn the call to the bigs before they turn 20. The ones that do stick
- Bryce Harper and Teenage Slugging
Sometime soon, Bryce Harper will be hittin' bombs and blowin' kisses as the Washington Nationals' right fielder. But could "soon" actually be this spring? The most hyped prospect in draft history
- Regarding Bryce Harper and Options
Let’s talk about how the new draftees with major league deals in hand and options work -- starting first and foremost with 17-year-old Bryce Harper. The precocious talent very well could reach
- Is Bryce Harper Worth the Money?
Bryce Harper, hitting prodigy extraordinaire. Dubbed by Sports Illustrated as the baseball’s Lebron James, Harper is the most hyped prospect since, well, Steven Strasburg, who was drafted just last
- What's in Banknotes Harper's Amazon Cart?
Via a series of Action-News FOIA Requests, your correspondent was able to steal a glimpse of Banknotes Harper's Amazon.com shopping cart. Presented largely without comment, here is said cart
- Mark DeRosa on the Late George Sauer
This past weekend the New York Times ran an obituary for a 69-year-old former football player named George Sauer. Mr. Sauer was an accomplished wide receiver who made four Pro Bowls. In 1967, he led
- Prospect Watch: George Springer Edition
of the current year); Top-15, the prospect's place on Marc Hulet's preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect's rank on Hulet's overall top-100 list.
*** George Springer, OF, Houston
- George Springer: Power and Speed Outfielder
Houston Astros outfield prospect George Springer has some of the loudest tools in the minor leagues. He’s a fantastic athlete with a combination of power and speed that’s rarely found in a player
- The True and Short Tales of Banknotes Harper
Banknotes Harper was sitting at a cafe with Baudelaire and Dennis Kozlowski. "Banknotes," Baudelaire said, "I'll bet you all the money in Gaul that you can't bring every notary public
- Another Sort-Of First for Bryce Harper
Even when I'm not trying to pay attention to Bryce Harper, he finds a way to capture my focus. Last night, I was seeing off a friend on the east side of Portland, and if I'd been thinking about any
- It's Been a Good Day for Banknotes Harper
It's been a good day at the High-Rise Business Building of Banknotes Harper ...
At first, it appeared as though the leveraged buyout of the pharmaceutical concern he'd been eyeballing would
- Assessing George Springer's Contract Situation
As many should know by now, George Springer is a highly touted and talented player, a huge part of the Houston Astros' future. He has been on the brink of 40 home runs and 40 steals in both 2012
- Bryce Harper, Opening Day Starter?
On Tuesday, Jon Heyman reported that Davey Johnson really wants Bryce Harper to begin the season as his everyday right fielder. While we don't have a direct quote from Johnson confirming the story
- Bryce Harper's First 162 Games
A year ago today, the Washington Nationals called Bryce Harper up to the big leagues, so he officially has one full season of Major League Baseball under his belt. One of the coolest little known
- Partially-True Facts About Bryce Harper
1. Harper wears #34 in tribute to Rockies pitching coach Bob Apodaca.
2. Harper's older brother, Bryan, is half-mermaid.
3. Harper has been featured on the covers of Sports Illustrated
- Bryce Harper - Best Prospect Ever?
Bryce Harper has received his fair share of attention over the years, coming as close to being labeled a prodigy as anyone in recent history. As a sophomore in high school, he was launching 500 foot
- Mike Trout over Bryce Harper?
Mike Trout and Bryce Harper came up this weekend. Mike Trout went oh-for-the-weekend. Bryce Harper had two hits, one a double, with an RBI to boot. Trout is on a crowded team at a crowded position