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Bryce Harper (CF,RF)

Washington Nationals - 66% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: R

Bryce Harper only had one at-bat on Sunday, but he made it a big one. Harper homered on a 3-2 pitch from Kevin Jepsen to tie the game and force extra innings, before a 16th-inning walk-off by Chris Heisey.

Fantasy Impact: It's amazing how much damage Harper can do with a lone at-bat. Soon enough teams will wise up and start pitching around Harper, who's been the leader of the Nationals offense to start the season.

 

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Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: A bit of an off-day for Harper as he failed to homer or drive in any runs. However, he still contributed in runs, hits and total bases.

 

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Bryce Harper hits 8th home run

Fri, Apr 22nd 9:03am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Bryce Harper was 1-for-4 on Thursday with a solo home run in the first inning. He struck out later in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Another game, another Bryce Harper home run. Hopefully you're not seriously looking here for advice on what to do with Bryce Harper - he should be in every lineup, every day.

 

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Bryce Harper was 1-for-4 with a RBI double in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Harper, once again, delivers. He was only 1-for-4 but had no strikeouts. It's hard to argue against him as the best fantasy option in the outfield right now, especially when his off-nights include sac flys and RBI doubles.

 

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Bryce Harper hit another grand slam in Tuesday's 7-0 win over the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Harper now has seven home runs to only six strikeouts. His .333/.429/.876 slash line is incredible for only two-plus weeks of action and his 1.295 OPS is the best in the MLB right now.

 

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Bryce Harper was 0-for-2 on Friday night with another walk and a sacrifice fly, scoring Michael A. Taylor for Washington's only run.

Fantasy Impact: Even on an off-night for Harper, he still produces. He currently possesses a .442 OBP and nearly mythical 1.296 OPS.

 

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Bryce Harper homers again in loss

Sun, Apr 17th 8:42pm EDT
By Roy Widrig

Bryce Harper hit the go-ahead home run in the 10th inning of Sunday's game against the Phillies, though the Nationals later lost 3-2. Harper was 2-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: Another day, another addition to Harper's fantasy value. There's not much else to say about Harper other than that he should be in every lineup possible.

 

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Bryce Harper opened the scoring in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Phillies with a sacrifice fly, and later hit a two-run home run for a 2-for-3 day.

Fantasy Impact: Harper simply refuses to not drive in runs or hit the ball out of the park. He's red hot right now and has 14 RBI in only 10 games.

 

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Bryce Harper hit a two-run home run in Friday's 9-1 rout of the Phillies. He was 3-for-4 and scored two runs.

Fantasy Impact: For fantasy owners, Bryce Harper is the gift that keeps on giving. He is very much outperforming Mike Trout as the top player in baseball through the first couple weeks, and it will be a fun race to watch this summer.

 

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The Braves held Bryce Harper to a 1-for-4 evening on Thursday, but it was a big 1-for-4. Bryce Harper took SP Julio Teheran way deep in the third innings with his first career grand slam and 100th career home run.

Fantasy Impact: With the grand slam, Harper jumps back into the Nationals lead in home runs (3) and RBI (9). He is an elite player and is a keystone for any fantasy lineup.

 

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Superstar Bryce Harper was finally held hitless - and walkless - in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Braves. He was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Most of the Nationals offense was quiet against Matt Wisler on Wednesday, but Harper was the only one with two strikeouts. He'll face Julio Teheran on Thursday who he has owned in the past, with a .440 avg, four HR and six RBI in 25 at-bats.

 

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Bryce Harper was only 1-for-4 Tuesday night, but struck the go-ahead two RBI double in the bottom of the eighth as the Nationals won 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: Harper's AVG has actually dropped to .300 with the 1-for-4 night, but he now has five RBI in five games. He is a must-start every night.

 

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Bryce Harper struck out in an unusually productive 0-for-3 game on Monday. He walked twice, stole two bases and scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: Harper can still hold value even when his hits don't drop in and he still owns a preposterous 1.334 OPS in the short season thus far.

 

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Bryce Harper continued his mastery of baseball on Sunday by hitting two doubles as part of a 2-for-3 game versus the Marlins. He also walked, drove in a run and scored.

Fantasy Impact: Harper continues to produce at a high level and should do so for the whole season barring serious injury. He'll face the Braves this week against whom he owns a .281 AVG, 14 HR and 28 RBI in 67 games.

 

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Nationals OF Bryce Harper blasted a solo home run and walked twice in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has started the season 3-for-10 with two home runs and has walked four times for a .500 OBP to start the season. He's in store for another MVP-caliber season.

 

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Bryce Harper homered off of Braves SP Julio Teheran in his first at-bat of the season Monday. He was 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: Harper was all over the score card on Monday, and that's what should be expected of him going forward. Harper is widely considered a top-3 fantasy talent and should be in every lineup possible.

 

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Byrce Harper was 0-for-1 on Wednesday, but also walked and scored in the game.

Fantasy Impact: The walk brings Harper's OBP up to a robust .432, and all spring he has shown the excellent ability to take a walk when being pitched around - which will be often this season. His improved plate discipline will only help his overall numbers. In 2014, Harper's walk rate was 9.6%, and he build on that to 19% in 2015, along with a 6% reduction in his strikeout rate.

 

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Bryce Harper was 1-for-4 with a single, walk, run scored and RBI in Sunday's matchup versus the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Harper finally broke out with an MVP season in 2015, and there is no reason to believe he will not play at that place again in 2016.

 

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Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 in Thursday's Grapefruit League game versus the Cardinals, with a double and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Harper looks good to go to start the season, batting .344 with a 1.026 OPS. He is a legit top-5 fantasy baseball player this season, if not the best.

 

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Bryce Harper finished Wednesday's game 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a walk. He did not score any of Washington's 13 runs as they shut out the Yankees and roughed up ace Masahiro Tanaka.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is batting .321 with a .995 OPS this spring. He has two home runs (both off Justin Verlander) and five RBI. If he stays completely healthy, he is a guaranteed top-10 player in fantasy games.

 

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Bryce Harper homered twice in three at-bats on Sunday, twice off of Justin Verlander. He finished 2-for-3 with three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: A big game for Bryce should get fantasy owners ready for the season. Consistently drafted as the No. 2 player in MLB, many could argue Bryce is really No. 1.

 

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Bryce Harper continued his solid spring with two hits in three at-bats on Sunday, driving in one run and scoring one himself.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is off to a solid start with a .313 AVG through 16 at-bats. He has two RBI and two runs scored, and has stolen a base.

 

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Bryce Harper has two hits in seven at-bats this Spring Training with an RBI and stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: It's good to see Harper active on the base paths this early. The 23-year-old stole six bases last season, but swiped 18 his rookie year. Of course, any stolen bases would be viewed as icing on the cake for Harper owners. Harper is projected by our experts as the No. 2 overall fantasy baseball player behind only Mike Trout.

 

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Bryce Harper finished Tuesday night's game going 0-for-3 with a walk in a 2-1 loss to Braves.

Fantasy Impact: With the Nationals eliminated from the playoffs, Harper has really started to slump. The favorite to win the NL MVP, Harper has gone 3-for-22 over his last seven games.

 

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Bryce Harper went 0-for-4 Sunday in a 12-5 loss to Phillies before getting in a scuffle in his own dug out with Jonathan Papelbon.

Fantasy Impact: With less than 10 games remaining in the season and eliminated from the playoffs, the Nationals are just trying to get out of a season littered with disappointment and unmet expectations. Some of that frustration seemed to bubble over in the eight inning when Harper did not run out a pop fly and Papelbon seem to take exception to it. Teammates needed to pull the pair apart.

 

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Bryce Harper went 3-for-4, with a walk and three runs scored Sunday as the Nationals beat the Marlins 13-3.

Fantasy Impact: The Nationals currently have a 2% chance of making the post season and could be eliminated as early as this week. That has not changed Harper's approach as he has hit five home runs in his last seven games and continues to produce at an MVP-caliber level.

 

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Bryce Harper hit his NL-leading 40th home run as he went 2-for-5 in the Nationals blowout over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Harper (.338/.467/.670) has an OPS+ of 201, and also leads the NL in runs scored. Only his RBI total keeps him from the Triple Crown, and probably nothing will keep him from the MVP award.

 

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Harper continues to shine as he finished Tuesday night's game going 3-for-3, with two home runs, two runs scored, and accounted for all four RBI in the game.

Fantasy Impact: As the Nationals approach playoff elimination, Harper isn't taking his duties any lighter. In his 14 games in September Harper is batting .418 with eight home runs. Harper seems determined to put his best foot forward over the next 20 games, regardless of their playoff chances.

 

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After leaving Sunday's game due to a collision at second base, Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals' lineup Monday, playing right field and batting third. (Source: Nationals on MASN)

Fantasy Impact: Harper (.333/.463/.648) is leading the NL in multiple offensive categories, making a strong case for MVP.

 

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Bryce Harper was removed from Sunday's game after a collision with the Marlins' Derek Dietrich.

Fantasy Impact: Harper left the game in the first inning and the Nationals have since reported that it was done as a precaution despite not giving an update as to Harper's status. The Nationals are most likely just being conservative with their superstar as their chances of making the playoffs have more or less slipped away.

 

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Bryce Harper doubled and smashed two solo home runs, but it was not enough for the Nationals to overcome a faltering bullpen against the Mets on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Harper's 36th home run. He leads the National League in runs scored (104), batting average (.335), OBP (.467) and slugging (.657). He lags in RBI only because he has not had sufficient runners on base in front of him.

 

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Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a home run and a RBI Sunday as he hit a home run in his third straight game.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is on fire. Just as it looked as if the Nationals were going to miss the postseason in a year with so much promise, Harper has turned it on and the Nationals have responded by winning five straight games. In those five games, Harper has gone 7-for-13 with three home runs, seven walks and five RBI.

 

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Bryce Harper hit two doubles and a homer, scoring two runs and contributing two RBI in Saturday's 8-2 blowout against Atlanta. The homer came after a 10-pitch at-bat which started with him down 0-2.

Fantasy Impact: Harper scored his league-leading 100th run in the game. He also leads the league in OPS+ (201), Batting Average (.337), On-Base Percentage (.469), and Slugging (.647). He has been walked 106 times and hit 33 home runs.

 

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Bryce Harper didn't swing his bat Thursday night in a 15-1 route of the Braves and tied a career-high in walks with four (all of his plate appearances) and still scored four runs.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is the most feared hitter in baseball right now. The Nationals did a great job of run support tonight to get their MVP candidate across home plate despite being walked at all his plate appearances.

 

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Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals' lineup for Thursday night's game against Atlanta. Harper left last night's game in the fourth inning with a sore left glute. (Source: Chris Johnson via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper (.331/.460/.627 OPS = 1.086) is leading the National League in batting average, OPB, slugging and WAR. He's considered the top candidate for NL MVP. However, he hasn't homered since August 21.

 

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Bryce Harper is "day-to-day" with left glute tightness after leaving Wednesday night's game in the fourth inning. He was replaced by Matt den Dekker. (Source: Chris Johnson of MASN)

Fantasy Impact: Harper, who leads all position players in WAR and is a strong MVP candidate, said he initially suffered the injury Tuesday beating out an infield single and tried to play through it. Because of expanded rosters, he will not go on the DL but could be held out of games, so fantasy players should watch carefully for a late scratch.

 

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Bryce Harper was walked twice and went 2-for-2 with a RBI in a 8-5 loss to Cardinals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Harper continues to lead the National League in batting average along with being one short of the lead in home runs. Harper is still having an MVP caliber year despite his team slipping further back in the standings. With about 20 percent of the season remaining, Harper will have to try and carry even more of the load if the Nationals expect to make the playoffs.

 

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Bryce Harper goes 2-for-3 in win

Fri, Aug 28th 10:15am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Bryce Harper collected two more hits along with a walk during Thursday's win over the Padres. Harper extended his hitting streak to eight games in the process.

Fantasy Impact: While Harper's power numbers are a bit down from his norm this month, he's still producing well for the fantasy owners and the Nationals. This month he's posted an OPS of .956.

 

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Bryce Harper went 0-for-2 with four walks and four runs scored in Tuesday's 15-6 victory over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is a fantasy monster and should be started in all lineups. He's batting .326/.455/.624 with 30 home runs and 73 RBI in 112 games this season.

 

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Bryce Harper returns to lineup

Mon, Aug 17th 9:19am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Bryce Harper returned to the Washington Nationals' lineup Sunday after taking a game off with a sore foot. Harper went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Good news for fantasy owners here, as it doesn't appear the foul ball his foot took caused any serious damage.

 

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Bryce Harper hit a foul ball off his left leg in the seventh inning of Saturday night's loss to the San Francisco Giants. Although he finished the at-bat, he limped off the field and was replaced by Tyler Moore. After the game Harper said X-rays were negative. (Source: James Wagner via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper, who hit his NL-leading 30th home run Friday, is slashing .332/.456/.644 and is a top candidate for MVP. He is unlikely to play Sunday, but could return when the Nationals face Colorado starting Tuesday if the leg is only bruised.

 

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Bryce Harper missed Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with a swollen knee. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper returned to the lineup Wednesday and will bat third in the order and play in right field.

 

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Bryce Harper is a late scratch for tonight's game against the LA Dodgers. Clint Robinson will play right field. UPDATE: Harper reported swelling in his left knee. Manager Matt Williams said he is available to pinch hit and hopes to play tomorrow. (Source: Mark Zuckerman via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper is leading the National League in runs scored (77), homers (29), OBP (.460) and slugging (.650). The Nationals suffer in both offense and defense with this change.

 

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Bryce Harper went 2-for-2 from the plate Thursday with three walks and two runs scored in a 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: The Nationals have been reeling and Harper's bat came though big for them Thursday. The Nationals face Colordo at home for their next three games as the Rockies allow the highest ERA in the MLB.

 

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Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 in a 6-4 loss to the Diamondbacks Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: During a post-game interview, Harper lacked concern for the Nationals giving up their division lead to the Mets. Harper over his last four games has gone 4-for-17 with no home runs, all four games resulted in losses.

 

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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: https://twitter.com/Nationals)

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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