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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All is right with the world.  Harper got the record deal, but took less AAV to get more years.  He's not as good as Machado because of the positional factor and defensive value.  He's got a higher single season upside, but his overall value is lower.  And, he's got a contract for the rest of his career, whereas if Machado wants to keep playing to the age of a normal Hall of Famer, he will have to sign another deal for a few years to end his career.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 28

They now have Herrera, Quinn, Williams and Alther to fill CF and the bench.  Kingery can be a 5th OF if need be.

I wouldn't be surprised if they traded any one of the above 4, whichever brings back the most agreeable return.

I also wouldn't be surprised to see the Phillies make a run at Keuchel.  Why stop now? 

Gary Cruciani Megary
Feb 28

And dominos? Think the Phillies try to trade Nick Williams or Roman Quinn?

Keith Prosseda andypro
Feb 28

ESPN's Jeff Passan hears that it will be a 13-year, $330 million contract with no opt-outs, a new North American sports record for overall dollars committed to one player. There was a last-minute push by the Giants and Dodgers, but reports have pegged the Phillies as the highest bidder for weeks now and they've finally got a signature from the 26-year-old superstar. Harper should rake at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park.

Frank Smith Pancho
Feb 28

Heyman is tweeting Harper to the Phillies for 330 million.  No other details.

Gary Cruciani Megary
Feb 28

Rotoworld is reporting (via NBC Sports Bay Area) that the Giants are now offering 10 years.

I'm hoping he goes there, because their OF depth chart looks like the Bad News Bears depth chart before they acquired Kelly Leak.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Feb 28

If Harper signs with LA or SF then four of the five NL West teams will have players on their team on contracts with AAV of $30M or more.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Feb 27

Harper's "record deal" is not something he deserves in terms of being the best player among those who are signing these record deals.  Machado has been consistently better than Harper except the MVP season and Arenado has been better than both in recent years.  (His age affects contract length).  That said, when Harper sets his record, I suspect it will be short lived.  I expect the Angels to lock Trout up before he reaches free agency.  Trout's contract expires after 2020.  He's making $34MM the next two years, more than the AAV of Arenado and he made $34MM last year, which would have otherwise been his first year on the free agent market.  Giancarlo Stanton's contract peaks at $32MM.  Machado's contract peaks at $32MM also. Grienke's contract peaks at $35MM.

I can see Trout signing a 10 year $400MM contract to stay in Anaheim.  That would essentially be a 12 year deal if he signs it soon.  12 years at $468MM.  Might as well add an extra year and make it 13 at $500MM.  Not only would it be significantly more than anyone else's deal, it would also take him to a significantly later age than any of the other deals.  He'd be signed through age 39 whereas everyone else seems to end at age 36.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 26

Latest rumors is that Philly has offered 10yrs and at least 300$M.

However, there is supposedly another 10 yr deal on the table.

Add in Arenado getting 32.5 per season and it might delay Bryce another week.

However, the good news is that the "unknown" factors are disappearing (Machado, Arenado).


Kent Ostby Seadogs
Feb 26

Harper is $31 in The Guide with 3 pans (price and hype rarely meet results).

Yelich is $35 in The Guide with 4 pans (regression!) and 1 pick (which reads more like a pan).

I believe the pans have a legitimate argument.  But for NL Onlies (assuming Harper stays in the NL, maybe Philly, SF, Was, LA) who would you feel more comfortable spending low $30's on?

I say Harper, unless he ends up in SF.  And maybe even then.

Gary Cruciani Megary
Feb 24