Bryce Harper#34, RF, Washington
- 16 October, 1992
- Birth Place:
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Southern Nevada
- 2010 1ˢᵗ round (1ˢᵗ pick) by the Washington Nationals
— Player Notes
Advice: Fortunately, X-rays came back negative on Harper's left thumb, but Nationals manager Dusty Baker wants to give him another day. There's a chance he could play on Wednesday. Brian Goodwin will make another start in right field on Tuesday.
More: Chelsea Janes on TwitterTue, 27 Sep Rotoworld
Advice: Good news for Harper, who injured his thumb on an awkward slide into third base on Sunday. The swelling has gone down and the thought is that he could be ready to play again later this week. He should be good to go for the postseason.
More: Byron Kerr on TwitterMon, 26 Sep Rotoworld
Advice: Harper injured his left thumb Sunday when he was forced to make an awkward slide on a fake tag from Jung Ho Kang at third base. Rizzo hasn't seen Harper's X-rays yet, but we should have more clarity on the situation at some point in the next 24 hours.
More: Barry Svrluga on TwitterMon, 26 Sep Rotoworld
Advice: Harper injured his left thumb Sunday when he slid awkwardly into third base after a fake tag by Jung Ho Kang. He is scheduled to undergo X-rays at some point Monday. Brian Goodwin will start in right field and bat seventh in the Nationals' series opener against the Diamondbacks.Rotoworld
Advice: The Nationals don't believe that his injury is serious, but he'll head for precautionary X-rays on Monday to make sure. Harper sustained his injury during Sunday's game when he slid awkwardly into third base after Jung Ho Kang faked a tag.Rotoworld
Advice: Harper slid awkwardly into third base in the top of the third inning after Jung Ho Kang faked a tag and appeared to hurt his hand. He stayed in and wound up scoring a run but was then removed before the bottom of the frame. The Nationals should provide an update on Harper shortly.Rotoworld
Advice: This impromptu discussion came soon after the second report from SI.com's Tom Verducci, in which Verducci again stated that Harper is playing through serious neck and shoulder discomfort. That story featured many intimate details, including a quote from one source stating that Harper "could barely throw the ball 40 feet" at one point this summer. "Bryce said it didn’t come from him," Baker told the Washington Post on Wednesday. "Nobody really knows where it comes from because it’s not on the injury report. The trainer said no." Whatever the case, the proof is in the pudding that Harper isn't anywhere close to 100 percent. The reigning National League MVP is batting just .172 in September and .223 since the beginning of July.
More: Washington PostThu, 22 Sep Rotoworld
Advice: "I don't know where he's getting that from," said Dusty. This feels like deja vu, as Baker and Nationals GM Mike Rizzo also had to refute a similar story from Verducci back in early August. Harper is toting a .180 batting average in September and doesn't look anywhere close to 100 percent, but he is starting in right field and batting third for the Nats on Tuesday night against Marlins ace Jose Fernandez. The defending NL MVP refused to address the Verducci report (linked in a previous blurb) when probed about it on Tuesday afternoon.
More: Byron Kerr on TwitterTue, 20 Sep Rotoworld
Advice: Harper was given the night off Monday and Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated reported Tuesday afternoon that the 2015 NL MVP is still struggling through shoulder and neck discomfort. But it's something Harper is going to continue to try to play through. He will start in right field and bat third Tuesday versus Marlins ace Jose Fernandez.
More: Chelsea Janes on TwitterTue, 20 Sep Rotoworld
Advice: The Nationals previously denied a report on Harper's shoulder back in August, but manager Dusty Baker told Verducci last weekend that "the shoulder thing" has indeed bothered him. In fact, one source close to Harper told Verducci that at one point, the defending NL MVP "could barely throw the ball 40 feet." Verducci also relays a tidbit about Baker asking Harper why he played curiously shallow in right field over the weekend. After showing a bit of a resurgence at the plate last month, Harper is batting just .180 with three extra-base hits (including one homer) and a .613 OPS in 63 plate appearances this month.
More: SI.comTue, 20 Sep Rotoworld
Wednesday, 28 September
7:05 PM EDT FSAZ, MASN2
Head-to-head vs. Arizona
|Career vs. ARI||21||71||14||24||8||0||1||8||13||13||1||2||.338||.430||.493||.923|
|Home (this year)||66||220||41||51||10||1||12||41||49||53||12||3||.232||.370||.450||.820|
|Night (this year)||95||341||49||83||16||1||12||54||64||71||16||4||.243||.358||.402||.760|
|Last game vs. ARI||5||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200||.200||.400||.600|
|Career vs. Shelby Miller||17||5||2||0||1||4||1||4||0||0||.294||.333||.588||.922|