Bryce Harper 34 | Left Field

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Apr 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: After being removed prematurely in Saturday's contest, Harper returned to the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, going 1-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base in the win. Impact: Manager Matt Williams cited Harper's "lack of hustle" as the reason for Saturday's early hook, but he showed plenty of speed Sunday in claiming his first steal of the season. Harper batted in his usual second spot in the order Sunday, so consider Saturday's punishment just a one-time deal for the young outfielder.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Apr 20, 2014
News: Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle. He is scheduled to bat second in the lineup against the Cardinals. Impact: In the sixth inning on Saturday, Harper hit a comebacker to the mound and was easily thrown out at first base. The two-time All-Star was replaced in left field the following inning. Following the eventual 4-3 loss, Nationals first-year manager Matt Williams cited "lack of hustle," for removing Harper. "That's why he came out of the game," Williams said. "He and I made an agreement, this team made an agreement, that when we play the game, that we hustle at all times."(STATS, 12:25pm)
Apr 20, 2014
News: A day after being removed by manager Matt Williams for lack of hustle, Harper is in the lineup for Sunday's game against St. Louis, batting second. Impact: Williams said that was going to be the extent of Harper's penalty, and he kept his word. Harper is batting .295 with a .775 OPS through 61 at-bats, but he's been slow out of the gate in the power department with one homer and five RBI.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 19, 2014
News: Harper left Saturday's game against the Cardinals after six innings, William Ladson of reports. Impact: Harper was replaced by Kevin Frandsen in left field to begin the top of the seventh inning. A reason for his removal has not been given, but Harper has been dealing with left quad tightness in recent days and may very well have aggravated the muscle.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 19, 2014
News: Harper has been pulled early from a game after Washington manager Matt Williams said the young outfielder didn't hustle Saturday. Impact: The 21-year-old Harper is a two-time All-Star known for his aggressive play. But in the sixth inning, he hit the ball to the mound, jogged to first and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the basepath. (STATS, 5:50pm)
Sat. Apr 19, 2014
News: Harper was removed from Saturday's game for a "lack of hustle," according to manager Matt Williams, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports. Impact: Owners can take comfort in knowing that Harper's removal was unrelated to the quad tightness he's been nursing in recent days. Williams decided to make a statement to his team by removing Harper for not hustling down the first base line in the sixth inning, but this likely isn't something that could affect his long-term playing time.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 17, 2014
News: Harper (quadriceps) will return to lineup Thursday against the Cardinals, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports. Impact: Harper needed just one day out of the lineup to get over the left quad tightness that resulted in him being scratched Wednesday. Harper was starting to heat up prior to dealing with the injury, recording a hit in eight straight games to pump his average to .340 on the season.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 16, 2014
News: Harper has been scratched from the Washington Nationals' game at Miami because of tightness in his left quadriceps. Impact: Harper was replaced in the lineup Wednesday by Tyler Moore. The Nationals were already without three injured starters. Harper had playing despite the ailment since last Friday, and he left Monday's game in the seventh inning after he slipped running the bases. Even so, he has been on a tear at the plate lately, batting .483 over the past eight games.(STATS, 6:58pm)
Wed. Apr 16, 2014
News: Harper was scratched from the lineup Wednesday because of left quad tightness, the Washington Post's James Wagner reports. Impact: He has been playing through the pain in his quad since Friday, and will get the night off Wednesday. The Nationals have a series against the Cardinals coming up on Thursday, and while we wouldn't expect Harper to miss much more time, owners should check his status before lineups lock.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 16, 2014
News: Harper is a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup, the Washington Post's James Wagner reports. Impact: Tyler Moore will replace Harper in the outfield, and Anthony Rendon will bat second with Nate McLouth leading off. There's no word as to whether his quad issues from a couple days ago are related to him sitting out, but owners should make sure he's out of their lineups Wednesday.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Harper (quad) is in the Nationals' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins. Impact: Of course, it's worth monitoring the Nats' lineup closer to game time to ensure that he remains a part of it, but Harper's presence in the initial lineup suggests he'll be ready to go again Tuesday night after an early departure from Monday's game.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Harper went 1-for-4 with a run Tuesday against Miami. Impact: He left Monday's game in the seventh inning with a tight quad, but he was back in the lineup Tuesday, and accounted for one of the Nationals' five hits against the Marlins. He should be considered healthy moving forward.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Harper had his fourth multihit performance in six games Monday, going 3 for 4 against the Marlins with two doubles and a triple. Impact: Harper is picking it up after a slow start out of the gates. Four of his five extra-base hits this season have come over his last two games.(STATS, 5:31pm)
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Harper left Monday's game in the seventh inning due to a tight quad but is still expected to be in Tuesday's lineup, according to James Wagner of the Washington Post. Impact: The quad has reportedly been bothering Harper for the last few days, yet he went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple during Monday's game, and now has 12 hits in his last 21 at-bats. We wouldn't expect any stolen bases over the next few days, but Harper should otherwise be productive, assuming he's in the lineup.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Harper was 2 for 2 and walked twice Sunday against Atlanta. Impact: Harper is 10 for 21 during a six-game hitting streak after starting the season 3 for 21.(STATS, 6:40pm)
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Harper went 2-for-2 with a double and two walks Sunday. Impact: His cold start is ancient history, as Harper now has a six game hitting streak and a .310/.383/.405 line through 42 at-bats.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Harper had three hits in a 7-6 loss in 10 innings to Atlanta on Friday. Impact: The Washington Nationals star, batting .270 this season, is 7 for 16 (.438) with four RBIs in his last four games.(STATS, 7:54pm)
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Jayson Werth hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning off Carlos Marmol after Harper's upper-deck, three-run homer started a comeback from an early deficit, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-7 Wednesday night. Impact: Harper, who also singled, is 3 for 8 in the last two games after going 3 for 21 in his first five.(STATS, 6:31pm)
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Harper went 2-for-4 Wednesday against the Marlins, hitting his first home run of the season and driving in three. Impact: It was just a matter of time before Harper's bat woke up. His .207/.233/.310 line and 1:13 BB:K still look ugly, but it's only been seven games. The young outfielder should be just fine going forward.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Harper will bat seventh in Wednesday's lineup against the Marlins, CSN Washington reports. Impact: Harper carries a .160 average into Wednesday's game and may remain in the bottom half of the order until he shows some signs of busting out of his slump. Even players of Harper's considerable talent level are prone to lengthy dry spells on occasion, so this would seem to be a great time to buy low on him if his fantasy owners are panicking.(RotoWire, )
Bryce Harper
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 229  Age: 21
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 10/16/1992, Las Vegas, Nevada
College: Southern Nevada
Debut: 2012
Salary: $2,150,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury