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    Bryce Harper MLB Debut Tomorrow

    We'll see how good the phenom will be.

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    Re: Bryce Harper MLB Debut Tomorrow

    I hate seeing guys rushed to the Big Leagues this way. Not to say he won't be able to hang with the competition. But used to, you had to earn it time and time again on each level. Look out for the Nationals, they mean business in 2012.

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    No one knows....worked for Arod, Jr, Pudge, Sheffield, Gooden, Ruben Sierra, Juan Gonzalez, Andruw Jones and others.....all while Edgar Martinez and Wade Boggs were stuck in the minors until their mid 20's tearing it up. Edgar was hitting .350 in the minors back when the Mariners were awful in the late 80's....never called him up.

    Sure many have struggled....but get this kid up to see what he's got. He's been the best player his age since he was 12....he'll be fine.

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    Re: Bryce Harper MLB Debut Tomorrow

    Álex Rodríguez spent 2 years in AAA but batted .341
    Iván Rodríguez spent 2 1/2 years in the minors but was hitting .274 when called up
    Gary Sheffield 3 years in minors hitting .320 in AAA
    Rubén Sierra 3 1/2 in minors hit .296 in AAA
    Juan González 5 years in minors hit .258 in in year #5 but with 29 HR and 101 RBI
    Andruw Jones 3 years in minors hit .339 in year #3

    Bryce Harper .250 in AAA this season 1 HR & 3 RBI PLUS .256 in AA last season with 3HR & 12 RBI


    Edgar Martinez was blocked by Jim Presley at 3rd base, Edgar showed little power in the minors. HR every 50 AB, and he was a horrible defender. While Presley had more power and was a much better fielder

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    Edgar Martinez showed no power in the minors.

    HR...ok but his career minor league slug% was over .570 and career OPS over 1.000. The Mariners sucked and Jim Pressley....was ok for some years...but what about DH? Maybe Edgar could've been a decent DH.

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    Pudge never played triple A and was called up without proving himself at every level.

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    Those guys were all ready but did not prove themselves at every level....but everyone KNEW they would be fine....as will Harper.

    How old was Juan Gone when he played in the minors? He was hitting HR for the Rangers at age 19.

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    Also....some of the thing here is this Harper's first call up.....guys like Sierra and Juan Gone were called up for short times and then played in the minors later on.

    Oh well.....thanks for the stats! Will be fun to watch.

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    3rd at bat he hit an upper letter 92 mph fastball on a line that hit the bottom of the CF fence before Matt Kemp could get about 3 steps in.

    It had Wily Mo line drive to it. Bat speed is scary.

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    Re: Bryce Harper MLB Debut Tomorrow

    Kid's got talent. Hopefully he grows up quickly so he can have something between the ears too.

    Otherwise I see him turning into a super talented but still unpopular player. Like A-Rod, but somehow more villainous.

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    Re: Bryce Harper MLB Debut Tomorrow

    Sick of hearing about this kid already. The Tim Tebow of baseball.

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    Bottom of the 7th with a 1-0 lead Harper fields a single to LF and threw a laser strike to home right into Wilson Ramos' glove.....Ramos swiped runner and ball fell out of his glove. It wasn't Rick Ankiel but it was at least Jay Bruce. Ramos screwed up the highlight.

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    GW RBI by Harper unless Nats blow the 2 run lead in the 9th.

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    Re: Bryce Harper MLB Debut Tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by joshua View Post
    Sick of hearing about this kid already. The Tim Tebow of baseball.
    Except that Harper is an actual talent.

    You'd be happy if Toothpick were the Nat manager. He'd keep playing Xavier Nady and his .140 average because "he has a family to feed" and Harper needs a few years to get ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm Chortleton View Post
    Except that Harper is an actual talent.

    You'd be happy if Toothpick were the Nat manager. He'd keep playing Xavier Nady and his .140 average because "he has a family to feed" and Harper needs a few years to get ready.
    Lol


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