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Bryce Harper (LF,CF,RF)

Washington Nationals - 99% owned

Bats: L, Throws: R

Bryce Harper made a statement Wednesday going 3-for-4 with two home runs in a 7-2 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Harper's explosion came at a time where the Nationals are struggling to score runs and are having a tremendous amount of roster turnover as players return from injury and the club is active in the trade market. Harper hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning and a solo shot in the eighth, two swings that single-handedly put the Marlins away. The two home runs pulled Harper into first in the NL with 28 home runs on the year.


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Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 from the plate with a walk in the 4-3 win over the Mets Wednesday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Harper returned to form a little bit Wednesday after going 5-for-25 over the last eight games. Harper is closing in on another great month as his batting average is over .300 for each of the last three months.


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Bryce Harper had a pretty uneventful night as he was walked in his first three plate appearances and then retired with two on in the eighth inning.

Fantasy Impact: He came into the game ranked in the top five in homers, RBI, slugging percentage and on base percentage, but wasn't given an opportunity to show it as he was walked three times bringing him into second place (behind Paul Goldschmidt) in the National League in walks.


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Bryce Harper will be held out of his second straight game after cramping up in extra innings on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Harper recently returned from an injury that was suspected to be a knee injury initially and was downgraded to a hamstring injury. The injury that is keeping him out of Friday's game was diagnosed as cramping Wednesday night and the Nationals said Thursday when they held him out that it was just for rest. I would be skeptical here because it seems like there could be a bigger injury in play for Harper.


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Bryce Harper set a new career-high Saturday with his 23rd home run of the season. Harper hit it in the fourth inning to put the Nationals up 1-0 in an eventual win over the Pirates. He finished 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: This was great to see for Harper owners. Not only did he show that he could get right back on the field after suffering a mild hamstring strain on Thursday, he also showed no hesitation with his swing and was swinging with power, especially on the home run. Harper's previous career-high was 22 home runs which he accomplished in 2012 as a rookie.


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With only one day's rest after suffering a "mild" left hamstring strain, Bryce Harper is back in the lineup, batting fourth against Francisco Liriano and the Pirates. (Source: Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider)

Fantasy Impact: Harper is up against a tough lefty, but he leads the league in walks, OBP, slugging and OPS+, batting .344 with 22 homers (.339 with three homers against lefties). He wouldn't answer questions about how he felt, just said he's in there to help the team.


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Bryce Harper left Thursday night's loss to Tampa Bay in the sixth inning, with a left hamstring strain that occurred while he was making a throw in right field. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Harper will be re-evaluated Friday but noted in the post game press conference that he has had surgery on his left knee and despite leaving the field under his own power, he was mildly concerned. There is no timetable for his return.


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Bryce Harper exited Thursday's game in the sixth inning while attempting to make a throw home. Harper’s knee buckled on the throw attempt. (Source: MASN)

Fantasy Impact: The severity is not yet know, so the impact is yet to be determined. Harper did leave the field under his own power.


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Bryce Harper went 3-for-3 with a home run in a big 16-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Harper's only run of the game came in the fifth inning when he hit his 22nd home run of the season. Harper is 2nd in the NL in home runs this season.


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Bryce Harper will return to the Nationals' lineup Monday as a DH after missing Sunday's game with knee pain. (Source: Dan Kolko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper's knee injury was never expected to be that serious and his quick return is evidence of that.


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Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run to score the only run for the Nationals in a 6-1 loss to the Yankees. Harper accounted for two of only six hits recorded by the Nationals. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Harper's home run was his 20th of the season. Harper hit a low fastball off Masahiro Tanaka and moved into a tie with Giancarlo Stanton for the MLB lead in home runs. Harper became the fastest Nationals player to hit the 20-homer mark.


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Bryce Harper starting Sunday

Sun, May 31st 11:20am EDT
By Brian Naylor

Bryce Harper was listed as a starter on the National's official Twitter account this morning. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Harper sat out Saturday's match up with the Reds with a sore back from getting hit by a pitch on Friday.


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Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was scratched from today's game against the Reds due to a sore back. Harper was hit by a 93 MPH fastball in the seventh inning of Friday's game. (Source: Nationals via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper, batting .329, is leading the National League in runs scored (41), homers (18), walks (42) and OPS (1.201). He was replaced by Michael A. Taylor.


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Bryce Harper drew two walks and hit his 17th home run of the season in a 3-0 win over the Cubs Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Harper hit his 13th home run of the month Wednesday which set a new Nationals record for most home runs in any one month.


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Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the Nationals 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. He also walked and scored a run and is hitting .333 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper increased his RBI total to 41. He's on a pace to hit 58 home runs and drive in 148 runs. While it's highly unlikely for Harper to finish with those totals, he certainly could reach the 40 home run, 120 RBI mark.


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The Nationals defeated the Phillies on Friday by the score of 2-1. Bryce Harper got the offense started for the Nationals with his 16th home run of the season. He finished 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk and is batting .336 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has been on fire at the plate, as his .475 on-base percentage and .750 slugging percentage indicate. While he's not likely to maintain this blistering pace, Harper should be a major fantasy producer the entire season.


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Bryce Harper was ejected in the bottom of the third inning for a strike call that Harper believed to be low. He finished the game 0-1.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is never one to hide his emotions but hopefully someone in the Nationals organization will have a conversation with him considering he was just crowned the NL player of the week for back-to-back weeks


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Bryce Harper hit his National League-leading 15th home run in the first inning off of Nathan Eovaldi in an 8-6 win for the Nationals, Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: The homer was Harper's 10th home run of the month as he stays the hottest player in the National League.


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Bryce Harper continued his hot streak Sunday, hitting a three-run home run and driving in four runs in a 10-5 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: That brings Harpers to-date totals to 13 home runs, 33 RBI and 35 walks. That brings him within three walks of tying or surpassing all his numbers in those categories from all of 2014.


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Bryce Harper went 0-2 in a loss Thursday night to the Padres but continued to draw walks as he collected his league leading 33rd walk of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bryce has played a fantastic last ten games hitting seven home runs, 15 hits and tallying 16 RBI. The threat of him hitting it out of the park has lead to an increase in base on balls situations, where he collected three more Thursday night.


Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the Nationals 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Harper has raised his batting average to .300 and now has 11 home runs and 28 RBI this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has ten hits in his last 16 at-bats with 6 home runs and 13 RBI. He's now slugging .655 with an OPS of 1.089. Harper's also walked 27 times. The only downfall to his game is 38 strikeouts in 110 at-bats. Owners should continue to ride Harper while he's sizzling hot.


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The Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, 7-5. Bryce Harper supplied the bulk of the offense, going 3-for-4 with three home runs and five RBI. Harper now has eight home runs and 20 RBI this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is hittting .265 with a .977 OPS this season. He was very aggressive at the plate, seeing only nine pitches in his four at-bats on Wednesday. Owners should ride Harper while he's hot and continue to expect strong power output from him.


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The Washington Nationals improved to 10-13 with an 8-3 win over the New York Mets on Thursday. Bryce Harper was a key to the win, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Both of his hits were doubles and is now batting .286 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is 5-for-12 over his last three games with four doubles. His on-base percentage is .440 with an OPS of .985. Fantasy owners should continue to feel confident with Harper in the lineup every day.


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The Washington Nationals got just four hits in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Miami Marlins. Bryce Harper got one of those hits, his fifth home run of the season. He has 11 RBI and is batting .270 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is off to a very good start this season, with the exception of his 25 strikeouts in 63 at-bats. He's walked 17 times and has an excellent .420 on-base percentage to go along with a .524 slugging percentage.


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Bryce Harper went 2-for-2 with a BB and two RBI, in a 3-2 win against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has gotten his avg. up to its highest point this season, at .286. He is off to a descent start at the plate and has hit four HR and 10 RBI as well. Harper and the Nationals take on Tom Koehler and the Marlins this afternoon.


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Bryce Harper leads the league in walks at 15 and has an OBP of .420. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Harper is sporting a slash line of .259/.420/.500 and is leading the league in walks. He has been doing a lot better this year compared to the last three avoiding first strikes and it shows with his OBP. If pitchers don't get the first strike on Harper, they avoid pitching to him all together having five intentional walks. With four HR in 15 games, Harper has become one of the top batters in the game.


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The Washington Nationals pounded out 10 hits in their 7-2 win over the Phillies on Friday. Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with his third home run of the season. He knocked in three, scored twice and walked twice.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is hitting .250 on the season with a sold OPS of .875. Hitting behind Jayson Werth and in front of Ryan Zimmerman, Harper should see plenty of decent pitches to hit.


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Bryce Harper got the Nationals on the scoreboard early on Sunday with his second home run of the year. The shot off Sean O'Sullivan gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead. The Nationals went on to win the game 4-3, avoiding a weekend sweep.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is off to a solid start this season, hitting .261 with two home runs and two RBI. Hitting third in the lineup in front of Ryan ZImmerman, Harper should have his best season yet, assuming he can stay healthy.


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The Washington Nationals managed just three hits in their 3-1 loss to the New York Mets on Monday. The only run came on a solo home run by Bryce Harper in the fourth inning. Harper finished the day 2-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is poised for a breakout season after hitting .273 with 13 home runs and 32 RBI in 100 games last season. His at-bats, home runs and RBI have declined each season since his rookie year of 2012. Harper should bounce back and be one of the top fantasy outfielders in the league this season.


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Bryce Harper had been relatively quiet this spring with just 4 RBI and 10 strikeouts in 33 at bats. He had walked 10 times but was hitting only .242. Sunday against the Marlins, Harper doubled, homered and knocked in three runs. He raised his spring average to .278.

Fantasy Impact: Harper appears to be ready for a breakout season. He has been solid with 55 home runs, a .272 batting average and an .816 OPS in 357 games. Hampered by injuries last season which limited him to 100 games, Harper should blossom into one of the top fantasy outfielder in the Major Leagues, if he can stay healthy.


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Nationals manager Matt Williams said Bryce Harper is out with a "stomach bug." (Source: Nationals via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In 12 Spring Training games, Harper has gone 6 for 26 (.231) with one homer and five RBI. If he's out for a few days he should still have time to ramp it up for the April 6 opener.


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Bryce Harper looks healthy

Mon, Mar 16th 6:14pm EDT
By Rose Ingberman

Bryce Harper walked twice, stole a base, and gunned down a runner trying to stretch a single into a double.

Fantasy Impact: Harper didn't steal much in 2014 due to injuries. If his speed is back, look out.


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