Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 27 (October 16, 1992) | 6' 3" | 220lbs. | Bats: Left OF-152 RF-152 DH-2 PH-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS A 2011 72 258 49 82 44 61 17 1 14 46 19 5 .318 .417 .554 15 20 .372 n/a
WAS AA 2011 0 129 14 33 15 26 7 1 3 12 7 2 .256 .329 .395 10 18 .294 n/a
WAS AFL 2011 25 93 17 31 11 22 6 2 6 26 4 1 .333 .404 .634 11 21 .385 n/a
WAS AAA 2012 21 74 8 18 9 14 4 1 1 3 1 1 .243 .325 .365 11 17 .288 n/a
WAS NL 2012 139 533 98 144 56 120 26 9 22 59 18 6 .270 .340 .477 9 20 .310 45/23/33 24 23
WAS A+ 2013 2 4 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .600 1.50 20 20 .500 n/a
WAS AA 2013 2 7 3 2 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 .286 .444 .571 22 33 .500 n/a
WAS NL 2013 118 424 71 116 61 94 24 3 20 58 11 4 .274 .368 .486 12 19 .306 47/20/33 23 21
WAS A+ 2014 2 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .750 .833 1.50 33 0 .667 n/a
WAS AA 2014 3 10 4 6 3 1 1 0 3 7 2 2 .600 .692 1.60 23 8 .500 n/a
WAS NL 2014 100 352 41 96 38 104 10 2 13 32 2 2 .273 .344 .423 10 27 .352 44/22/35 13 12
WAS NL 2015 153 521 118 172 124 131 38 1 42 99 6 4 .330 .460 .649 19 20 .369 39/22/39 43 42
WAS NL 2016 147 506 84 123 108 117 24 2 24 86 21 10 .243 .373 .441 17 19 .264 40/17/42 25 23
WAS NL 2017 111 420 95 134 68 99 27 1 29 87 4 2 .319 .413 .595 14 20 .356 40/22/38 28 28
WAS NL 2018 159 550 103 137 130 169 34 0 34 100 13 3 .249 .393 .496 19 24 .289 40/22/38 29 28
PHI NL 2019 157 573 98 149 99 178 36 1 35 114 15 3 .260 .372 .510 15 26 .313 38/24/38 30 28
Career 8yrs 1084 3879 708 1071 684 1012 219 19 219 635 90 34 .276 .385 .512 15 22 .317 n/a
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Peter and I have him for $45 in the inflation-riddled PCL. I want to keep him. Peter's inclined to trade him.

So, if you're in the PCL, and you read this...

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 4

Philly was good for his auction value - 41 in CBS.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 3

Harper more than anything has to play team baseball, the Phillies love their stars. He'll put up monster numbers in the ballpark, but for him to take off, a team game needs to be played. In Washington, they never really seamed like a team, more individuals than anything else

Joseph Lannon Comett
Mar 2

Yes, 13 years in Philadelphia sounds like a death sentence.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Mar 2

Why commit 13 years to anything, especially from Harper's perspective? I get why pitchers want length, given the assumed risk of their careers. Harper should command a healthy check his entire career. Maybe he feels he can force a move if the marriage dissolves. He can obviously do what he wants, but I would have gone much shorter in his spot. 

scott pianowski ballfour
Mar 2

C'mon.  I'm in DC; Harper was iconic HERE, but not anywhere else.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Mar 1

Collusion was it?

Not at all, says Tyler Kepner in the Times today.

Harper has one M.V.P. award, from 2015 with the Washington Nationals, who drafted him first over all in 2010. He has made six All-Star teams, and he recovered from a slow start last season to hit .249 with 34 home runs, producing career highs in runs batted in (100) and walks (130). But poor defensive metrics in right and center field β€” the result of a 2017 knee injury, Boras said β€” gave him just 1.3 wins above replacement, according to Baseball Reference.

Boras called Harper β€œthe most iconic figure in the game,” but said the low WAR, more than any other factor, complicated the pursuit of the kind of contract Harper sought.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 1

I think Vlad Jr. has all the hit skills to take the world by storm, but watching him play is worrisome. His body is weird and unathletic, though his play is smartly athletic now, with good hands and an easy gait. Still, I think you have to worry whether that body is going to fail or impede him when youth turns to less youth. I don't know what the future value of $45M is in 20 years, but my guess is it will be too much.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 1
Records are only there for a short while anyway.  I think Mookie Betts leapfrogs everyone with an extension very soon.  Then, Trout does the same.  But, you want to know what the best possible team friendly deal would be IMO, the Blue Jays make a 20 year offer to Vlad Jr. for $500MM.  It would be a career-length deal.  It would buy out his arbitration years and through the peak of his career it would be peanuts.  Sure, it's crazy, but he's a generational talent. And, he could start the year in the Majors because his service time would be irrelevant.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 1

I agree Eugene.  And if I put myself in Harper's shoes today I am truly disappointed with my deal compared to Machado's.  It looks to me like Boras made the best deal for, well, Boras.

If the Dodgers offered 5 years at $40 million AAV as I am reading, I personally think Harper made a REALLY poor decision based on Boras' ego.  Or his own.  Or both.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Mar 1