Category: Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper Oozes Confidence to Open the Season in Washington

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Is there anything that Bryce Harper can't do? Since the time he was 16 and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Harper has played under immense expectations. He was the first overall pick by the Nationals at just 17 years old. And he made the All-Star Game last year ...

Davey Johnson: “My Job is to Keep the Expectations From Getting Overwhelming”

Monday, April 1st, 2013

As the MLB season is officially underway, there are high expectations for the Nationals. And with good reason. Washington is coming off a great year. The Nats won their second division title last year and were a ninth inning collapse against the St. Louis Cardinals from advancing to the NLCS. ...

Bryce Harper Isn’t Concerned With Comparing Himself to Mike Trout

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Rookies Bryce Harper and Mike Trout made for some exciting Major League Baseball storylines a year ago and they aren't going away anytime soon. Whereas some young stars in pro sports compare their numbers to others as they get going, Harper says he hasn't preoccupied himself with Trout's numbers given ...

Bryce Harper: The Expectation for the Nationals This Season is Getting to the World Series

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Bryce Harper lived up to all the hype in his rookie campaign. Harper was named National League Rookie of the Year and helped lead the Nationals to a NL East division title. The 20-year-old outfielder has been working hard this offseason to avoid a potential sophomore slump and expects the Nationals ...

Bryce Harper Wins Rookie of the Year, Declines to Talk Much About His Personal Efforts

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

The Washington Nationals were one of the most fun teams to watch in baseball this season. Thanks to a pair of youngsters in pitcher Stephen Strasburg and outfield Bryce Harper, the Nationals garnered national publicity early and then backed up they hype by winning the National League East. Harper was rewarded ...

Davey Johnson: “Bryce (Harper) might be my favorite player of all-time”

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

One season after finishing with a record just under .500, the Washington Nationals stand alone with the best record in Major League Baseball. Davey Johnson’s Nationals are young, they are talented and they are armed with one of the best pitching staffs in all of baseball. Even though the Nats ...

Bryce Harper Goes From AAA to the MLB All-Star Game in a Matter of Months

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Less than three months ago, Bryce Harper was playing minor league baseball. On Tuesday night in Kansas City, he may make his first appearance in a Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Harper, a 19-year-old rookie for the Washington Nationals, got the call to join the team when Miami's Giancarlo Stanton ...

Roy Halladay on Cole Hamels-Bryce Harper rivalry: “I think at this point what’s done is done and you move on.”

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

For reasons that only he knows, Cole Hamels decided it was his job to welcome Bryce Harper to the big leagues. The Phillies left-hander two-and-half weeks ago hit Harper in the back with a pitch and earned himself a five-game suspension after admitting that he indeed hit the Nationals ...

Mike Rizzo is Proud of Bryce Harper, But is Done Talking About Cole Hamels

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Mike Rizzo certainly wasn't quiet after Cole Hamels hit budding young star Bryce Harper with a pitch this past week. Hamels admitted throwing at the Nationals' teenager and Rizzo, the Nationals' general manager, fired back calling the move classless and gutless and labeling the Philadelphia pitcher "fake tough." Rizzo isn't backing ...

Mike Rizzo on Calling up Bryce Harper: “I don’t think his leash is short. I think this guy is going to be a good player.”

Monday, April 30th, 2012

From the day that Bryce Harper graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, his MLB debut has been much-anticipated. That moment occurred this past weekend when the Washington Nationals were faced with a slew of injury problems and a depleted roster. Nationals Executive Vice President of baseball operations Mike Rizzo felt ...