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Quote:The Bryce Harper era in Washington is upon us. The Washington Nationals announced in a press conference Friday afternoon that baseball's top prospect has been promoted to the majors, as a corresponding move to Ryan Zimmerman being placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.
Harper, 19, has been famous since he was a 15-year-old phenom. He was then the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Nationals. So far in 2012, Harper was hitting .250/.333/.375 with one homer, three RBI, eight runs and one stolen base in 20 games for Triple-A Syracuse.
The Nationals have some options as to where Harper fits with the big-league club. One thing isn't an option: He'll surely be playing everyday. But where is the question. With Michael Morse still on the shelf, left field is a bit of a hole. Center field -- where Rick Ankiel and Roger Bernadina have been covering -- has long been a hole the Nats wanted to fill, too. When Harper was demoted to the minors in spring training this season, the Nationals said it was so Harper could learn center field. But he's played 12 games in center, six in right and two in left.
(04-28-2012 07:25 AM)iconms Wrote: wow I'm kinda surprised....figured they'd wait longer for that whole "super 2" status thing and also because he's struggled at AAA. He didn't even do well at AA!