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Thread: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

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    Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Seems too soon in my opinion, but it'll be fun to watch.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    It does seem a little soon as he is not tearing up AAA though he has hit better the last couple of weeks. Best of luck to the kid.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    He'll be a yankee quicker this way.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    It is soon, but they need a bat and he has the biggest spark plug potential from their system.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    MLB Network is carrying his first game Saturday night at 9

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    MLB Network is carrying his first game Saturday night at 9
    I will be tuning in.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    In Syracuse, he has looked like he was not ready but making progress. He's 6 for his last 18, though.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Keith Law thinks it's a risky move.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/blog/...risky-move-mlb

    I think it's too early as well.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Mike Trout has also been called up from AAA
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by Will M View Post
    Mike Trout has also been called up from AAA
    Hitting .403/.467/.623 (that is AVG/OBP/SLG just in case it confused someone since it starts with a .403) in AAA with 11BB and 16K. 4 doubles, 5 triples and a home run so far.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Good shot he's still with the Nats when they come to Cincinnati in two weeks.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    Quote Originally Posted by HotCorner View Post
    Good shot he's still with the Nats when they come to Cincinnati in two weeks.

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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    He'll be fine. I bet he performs above the short 20-game sample size we saw in AAA Syracuse.

    They would be well served to leave him up for good. The kid can play. Sending him back down is delaying the inevitable. I think he's ready.
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    Re: Nationals recall Bryce Harper

    This kid is wayyyyy too arrogant for me. I can't stand him.

    I don't usually wish for people to fail, but a good dose of humble pie for him would make me happy.
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    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.
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