When we last left Bryce Harper, he was batting an astonishing .420/.514/.864 with eight homers and 32 runs scored on the season. To be honest, I thought for sure this would be the high point, that the league would finally catch up to the 17-year-old slugger playing junior college ball. Instead, Harper went out and had the best weekend of his young college career.
In back-to-back double-headers on Saturday and Sunday, both against the College of Eastern Utah, Harper went 7/14, hit four homers and scored seven runs. This brought his season totals to .431/.528/.931 with 12 home runs, 35 RBI, and 39 runs. His slash’s combine for an outrageous 1.459 OPS.
Harper again showed his defensive versatility, and with it perhaps taunting scouts with his unique talent and draftability. Harper played two games at catcher and two in centerfield this weekend, and is quickly showing he’s not the best catcher in the draft, but arguably the best position player.
HARPER VIDEO VS. COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH