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Is Bryce Harper finished?

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by glasspusher, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. bluefenderstrat

    bluefenderstrat Member SoSH Member

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    .432/.548/.824 for a 1.373 OPS in April after yesterday's 4 for 4. Betteridge's law of headlines at work!
     
  2. ledsox

    ledsox Member SoSH Member

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    Before this year, he amazingly only had two 4 hit games in his career. None were 4 for 4. This April he's had three 4 for 4 games.
     
  3. B H Kim

    B H Kim Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Highest OPS in MLB history for March/April:

    Ruth
    Williams
    Bonds
    Harper
    Foxx
    McGwire
    Hornsby
    Gehrig

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=31678

    (And this was as of Tuesday. He's moved closer to Bonds since then, if he hasn't already passed him.)

    EDIT: Just checked and he passed Bonds last night.
     
  4. sean1562

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    not so funny now, is it? the injury spiral has begun! please don't derail his season, Washington sports fans really need a win
     
  5. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

    DeJesus Built My Hotrod Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    .385/.511/.750 after tonight's 2-3 with a HR, BB, run scored and two RBI.
     
  6. IdiotKicker

    IdiotKicker Member SoSH Member

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    Pretty much a perfect copy of 2015 right now in terms of peripheral stats as well. GB/LD/FB is pretty much the same, HR/FB is around the same as well, but going to the opposite field much more often. There's going to be some BABIP regression as his .423 is just not realistic, but a healthy Harper has shown the ability to be in the .330-.350 range pretty consistently there. 18 XBH vs 23 K right now is also pretty impressive.
     
  7. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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  8. loshjott

    loshjott Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    And he celebrates with a walk off homer against the Phillies.
     
  9. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

    DeJesus Built My Hotrod Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  10. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    His on base percentage fell below .500
     
  11. Soxfan in Fla

    Soxfan in Fla Member SoSH Member

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    And they rewarded him by giving him a 21 million contract for 2018? Stupid.
     
  12. B H Kim

    B H Kim Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Even before the first inning home run today, he was on pace for 181 runs scored for the season (which would be the most since 1894). Ruth and Gehrig are the only players since 1900 with more than 160 in a season.
     
  13. glasspusher

    glasspusher Member SoSH Member

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  14. InstaFace

    InstaFace MDLzera

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    Fun stuff. Most runs scored since 1937:
    152, Jeff Bagwell, 2000
    150, Ted Williams, 1949
    146, Craig Biggio, 1997
    146, Rickey Henderson, 1985
    146, Sammy Sosa, 2001

    And while we're at it, Harper has 34 RBI in 34 games. Anyone remember who has the most RBI in a season since 1938?
    165, Manny Ramirez, 1999. Of the 14 seasons ahead of him on the all-time list, all but 1 were between 1921 (Ruth) and 1938 (Foxx), and 4 of them were by Gehrig.
     
  15. glasspusher

    glasspusher Member SoSH Member

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  16. Hagios

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    This is a bit off topic, but since their legacies are linked it seems appropriate to point out that this season, Mike Trout's hittting has been Harper-esque.
     
  17. E5 Yaz

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    You mean Trout's finished, too?
     
  18. soxhop411

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    Harper has now homered in every NL park

    “@MarkZuckerman: Bryce Harper has now homered in every NL park in his career, per #Nats PR department.”
     
  19. bosox79

    bosox79 Member SoSH Member

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    I guess he is finished.
     
  20. Lowrielicious

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    We're on to the American League
    /Harper
     
  21. loshjott

    loshjott Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    He already has:

    BOS
    TOR
    KCR
    SEA
    NYY
    TBR
    BAL
     
  22. grimshaw

    grimshaw the new rudy SoSH Member

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    He has what, maybe one more good year in him? Doubt any team lets him hang on for some silly personal goal.
     
  23. mt8thsw9th

    mt8thsw9th anti-SoSHal SoSH Member

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    He'll have plenty of chances once he signs with the Yankees after next season.
     
  24. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    I'm not as sure about this as I was before Judge started playing like this. I'm not sure if either of them makes sense anywhere besides RF, I think Judge might be better defensively and it seems extraordinarily silly to pay someone $400M or so to DH. I think as of this second, Machado is a more likely target for NY, of course things can change in a flash and there is still a year and a half to go.
     
  25. sean1562

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    Machado with the yankees might be enough to really jump start the rivalry. i imagine everyone in baltimore would immediately hate him as well.
     
  26. mt8thsw9th

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    If Judge is that much better defensively, why wouldn't he replace Gardner in LF? Anyhow, I think it comes down more to Harper wanting the Yankees, and them being able to make space for him.

    And I can't believe you're the one poo-pooing the idea now. :)
     
  27. jon abbey

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    Barring trades, NY should have Frazier and Rutherford for LF, and none of these guys are really cut out to play CF defensively (NY has Fowler for that already also). There are ways to make it work, all I'm saying is that I think Judge's emergence, if it proves to be for real, makes it a harder fit.
     
  28. InstaFace

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    Every time this thread is bumped and the reason is not in order to catalogue the latest Bunyanesque feats by Harper, I get a little sad.
     
  29. Hagios

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    I will not mention the fact that you yourself bumped the thread and did not catalog the latest of the Bunyanesque feats by Harper. Instead I will link to a video of the 450 foot home run he hit off an 81 mph changeup.

    https://t.co/XAZblmDymI
     
  30. DrewDawg

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    Maybe, but at the end of the day, no team is going to say "Well crap, I guess we can't sign Harper, because he and Aaron Judge are blocked in LF by kids that haven't been to the majors yet."
     
  31. DrewDawg

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    And also, he's 0 for 2 stealing bases, so, yeah FINISHED.
     
  32. biff_hardbody

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    Is Bryce Harper finished stealing bases?
     
  33. InstaFace

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  34. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    He just charged the mound and failed at landing some punches, so if he is finished he can become a boxerand maybe get better.
     
  35. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    He'll be finished soon enough he keeps punching like that.
     
  36. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

    DeJesus Built My Hotrod Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yeah, he looked good if he was in a slap fight.
     
  37. Comfortably Lomb

    Comfortably Lomb Koko the Monkey SoSH Member

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    Posey wanted no part of that fight:

     
  38. NDame616

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    The most impressive thing about the brawl is where he ended up throwing his helmet from 10 feet away
     
  39. Dummy Hoy

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  40. sean1562

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    Or in other words, Bryce Harper "slumping" has a higher OPS than Xander and Mookie this year.
     
  41. jon abbey

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    I decided to look up their ages just out of curiosity, did you know all three were born within 16 days of each other in Oct 1992?
     
  42. Dummy Hoy

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    Sure.
     
  43. glasspusher

    glasspusher Member SoSH Member

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    Are you suggesting the ash from Mt. PInatubo had something to do with this? I like where you're heading.
     
  44. sean1562

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    Harper now with an OPS higher than Judge after his HR and 2b
     
  45. bosox79

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    Puts his Post April OPS over 1.000 too. Before today's game, .316/.418/.578 since May 1st.
     
  46. loshjott

    loshjott Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    He's also half a year younger.
     
  47. DanoooME

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    He might be now. Knee went out running to first and he could not put weight on the leg per MLBN.
     
  48. JCizzle

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    Holy shit that was ugly. Hope he's OK, but damn that didn't look good... I've never seen someone fall like that. The Nats are gonna fire someone for choosing to play him tonight after this long ass delay.
     
  49. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Yup, looked awful. Been raining in DC all day, so the surface is slippery.
     
  50. Ed Hillel

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