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Bryce Harper
Birthdate: 10/16/1992 (24 y, 5 m, 13 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/230     Position: OF
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 1, Overall: 1, Team: Washington Nationals
Contract: $13.6M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Harper went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets. (3/28/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: From a certain point of view, Harper's 2016 wasn't quite as bad as you may think. He was one of only nine players to turn in a 20-20 season, and his league-leading 17.3 BB% was a boon to those in OBP leagues. Still, he clearly did not perform as the #2 fantasy player many drafted him as. Rumors swirled that Harper was playing through injury or, in the words of Scott Boras, other "limitations". Regardless of their credibility, Harper had a clear drop in power from his breakout season in 2015; his HR/FB rate was cut nearly in half, from 27.3% to 14.3% (a career low), and his rate of soft-hit balls jumped from 11.9% to 19.8% (a career high). Harper also saw a 5% drop in his line-drive rate, which may have contributed to his .264 BABIP and, in turn, his .243 average. The big question, of course, is: will Harper's 2017 be more like 2015 or 2016? There's certainly cause for hope: Harper's 2016 turn as an oft-walking speedster is evidence that he'll find ways to contribute even when his power isn't on, and it can't be forgotten that he's *still* only 24 years old -- younger than Kris Bryant or Mookie Betts. Still, "2015 with a few more steals" is Harper's reasonable upside for 2017, so drafting Harper outright expecting that level of performance will likely leave you disappointed. There will probably be someone at your draft who takes Harper too high -- i.e. in the top 5 -- but if you can pick him up near the end of the first round, you may still end up with one of the two best players in fantasy come season's end. (Brice Russ)

The Quick Opinion: After a breakout year in 2015, Harper took a major step back in power and average last season, though his resurgence in steals helped ease the pain a bit. Harper is one of the very few players in fantasy baseball with 40/20/.320 upside, but you definitely don't want to pay for that level of production at the draft -- target him near the end of the first if you can.

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DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
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2012-08-11WSN@ARI9CF0000000347
2012-08-10WSN@ARI2CF-RF120000091423
2012-09-16WSN@ATL2CF111000051116
2012-09-15WSN@ATL2CF200000071118
2012-09-14WSN@ATL2CF11000008715
2012-07-01WSN@ATL2RF220010091221
2012-06-30WSN@ATL2CF23000004913
2012-06-29WSN@ATL2CF-RF3000100101626
2012-05-27WSN@ATL2RF0210000101222
2012-05-26WSN@ATL2CF-RF2020000121628
2012-05-25WSN@ATL2RF10200008614
2012-06-24WSN@BAL2RF20100005712
2012-06-23WSN@BAL2CF-RF20000006915
2012-06-22WSN@BAL2CF12000003811
2012-06-10WSN@BOS7PH-RF0000000415
2012-06-09WSN@BOS2RF01000006915
2012-06-08WSN@BOS2CF112000041317
2012-05-13WSN@CIN5RF311010061218
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2012-05-11WSN@CIN5RF110000011314
2012-06-28WSN@COL2CF-RF021000091524
2012-06-27WSN@COL2CF-RF31100005813
2012-06-26WSN@COL2CF220010071421
2012-06-25WSN@COL2CF100000021214
2012-08-08WSN@HOU2CF1000000121022
2012-08-07WSN@HOU2RF1100000131427
2012-08-06WSN@HOU2CF-RF1200000111122
2012-04-29WSN@LAD7CF-LF200000051217
2012-04-28WSN@LAD7LF12100007916
2012-08-29WSN@MIA2CF220000081220
2012-08-28WSN@MIA2CF20200003811
2012-07-16WSN@MIA2RF112000091221
2012-07-15WSN@MIA2RF12100002810
2012-07-14WSN@MIA2CF00100005813
2012-07-13WSN@MIA2CF-RF120000051419
2012-05-30WSN@MIA2CF112000061622
2012-05-29WSN@MIA2RF-CF110000031013
DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-05-28WSN@MIA2RF02200005813
2012-07-29WSN@MIL2RF2000000161430
2012-07-27WSN@MIL2RF11000007714
2012-07-26WSN@MIL2RF300000051217
2012-09-12WSN@NYM2CF0110010111526
2012-09-11WSN@NYM2CF410000011213
2012-09-10WSN@NYM2CF011100014721
2012-07-25WSN@NYM2RF202010010919
2012-07-24WSN@NYM2RF001000071724
2012-07-23WSN@NYM2RF121000091019
2012-09-27WSN@PHI2CF012000071724
2012-09-26WSN@PHI2CF111000051116
2012-09-25WSN@PHI2CF200000081523
2012-08-26WSN@PHI2CF30000001910
2012-08-25WSN@PHI2CF20100004913
2012-08-24WSN@PHI2CF012000071118
2012-05-23WSN@PHI2RF210000081018
2012-05-22WSN@PHI2RF210000021012
2012-05-21WSN@PHI2RF22000008816
DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-05-10WSN@PIT5RF11100004913
2012-05-09WSN@PIT2CF-RF040100061218
2012-05-08WSN@PIT2RF21100002911
2012-08-15WSN@SFG2CF202000071522
2012-08-14WSN@SFG2CF120101131114
2012-08-13WSN@SFG2CF310000021315
2012-09-30WSN@STL2CF030000051116
2012-09-29WSN@STL2CF1030000101727
2012-09-28WSN@STL2CF10200005914
2012-06-13WSN@TOR2RF301000071017
2012-06-12WSN@TOR2RF2100011369
2012-06-11WSN@TOR2CF-RF201000010919
2012-05-03WSNARI3LF11100004812
2012-05-02WSNARI7CF13001004711
2012-05-01WSNARI7LF20000007916
2012-08-22WSNATL2CF210100081119
2012-08-21WSNATL2CF000000061218
2012-08-20WSNATL2CF310001011213
2012-07-22WSNATL2RF301010081220
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2012-07-21WSNATL6PH-RF1000000033
2012-07-21WSNATL2CF0000000033
2012-07-20WSNATL2CF2200000111526
2012-06-03WSNATL2CF02100006814
2012-06-02WSNATL2CF-RF101000091423
2012-05-20WSNBAL2CF-RF301010091120
2012-05-19WSNBAL2RF-CF210000071118
2012-05-18WSNBAL5RF11111008917
2012-09-06WSNCHC2CF130000091827
2012-09-05WSNCHC2RF021000010313
2012-09-04WSNCHC9CF0010000011
2012-09-03WSNCHC2CF31000003811
2012-07-08WSNCOL2CF201000041115
2012-07-07WSNCOL2CF2100000111223
2012-07-06WSNCOL2CF11100008917
2012-09-20WSNLAD2CF111000071320
2012-09-19WSNLAD2CF300010051015
2012-09-19WSNLAD2CF201000081523
2012-09-09WSNMIA2CF-RF02100007613
DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-09-08WSNMIA2CF210000081018
2012-09-07WSNMIA2CF20201009918
2012-08-05WSNMIA2CF2000000141327
2012-08-04WSNMIA2RF410000051116
2012-08-03WSNMIA2RF210000051015
2012-09-24WSNMIL2CF12001009918
2012-09-23WSNMIL2CF200000021012
2012-09-22WSNMIL2CF002000071017
2012-09-21WSNMIL2CF220100010818
2012-08-19WSNNYM2CF02100004812
2012-08-18WSNNYM9CF0100000235
2012-08-17WSNNYM2CF021000091019
2012-07-19WSNNYM2RF220000051015
2012-07-18WSNNYM2CF-RF1300000101727
2012-07-17WSNNYM2CF203000051015
2012-06-07WSNNYM2CF-RF200000051116
2012-06-06WSNNYM2CF30200005914
2012-06-05WSNNYM2RF-CF113000082028
2012-06-17WSNNYY2CF21100005510
DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-06-16WSNNYY2CF-RF110000071724
2012-06-15WSNNYY2CF21001001910
2012-10-03WSNPHI3PR0000000000
2012-10-02WSNPHI2CF1020000055
2012-10-01WSNPHI2CF12000008715
2012-08-02WSNPHI2RF2200000189
2012-08-01WSNPHI2RF31000006915
2012-07-31WSNPHI2RF20000003811
2012-05-06WSNPHI3LF0020010156
2012-05-05WSNPHI3LF211000071219
2012-05-04WSNPHI3LF0101000181634
2012-05-17WSNPIT5RF0201000101323
2012-05-16WSNPIT2CF-RF010000091019
2012-05-15WSNSDP5RF11100005914
2012-05-14WSNSDP5RF12010005712
2012-07-05WSNSFG2CF212000091524
2012-07-04WSNSFG2CF-RF10200009817
2012-07-03WSNSFG2CF-RF012001051217
2012-09-02WSNSTL2RF120000071320
DateTeamOppBOPosGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2012-09-01WSNSTL2CF-RF021000071320
2012-08-31WSNSTL2CF0120000111930
2012-08-30WSNSTL2CF1130000268
2012-06-21WSNTBR2CF-RF03010005712
2012-06-20WSNTBR2CF-RF01110006410
2012-06-19WSNTBR2CF200000071017