As you can see, Washington Nationals prospect Bryce Harper was ejected from last night’s game against the Richmond Squirrels . The 18-year-old has been struggling since his promotion to the Harrisburg Senators, hitting just .250/.314/.396 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 30 games. In comparison, Harper had hit 18 home runs in 72 games at Single-A Hagerstown.
This incident will likely cause a stir, as Harper already has a stigma for having a negative attitude. We’ve seen a few explosions already this year from him, and while it’s not really indicative of anything, it certainly is off-putting. That’s not to say that a hot head can’t be an MLB star, but when was the last time you saw Ryan Zimmerman have a tantrum like the one above?