Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper
The previous 19 year olds to debut and get some regular playing time (100 or more PAs) were:
Justin Upton 2007
BJ Upton 2004
Adrian Beltre 1998
Andruw Jones 1996
Alex Rodriquez (debuted in 1994 at 18, had 100 PAs in 1995 at 19)
Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Full Season
Gary Sheffield 1988 (89 PAs)
I may have missed someone, but those are some BIG names and pretty BIG careers resulted. Only Sheffield and Griffey play at or near replacement level though. Lots of bad seasons in those debut years.
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.