Author Topic: The Bryce Harper Watch  (Read 90953 times)

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Offline GMUTrkstar

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #200: April 22, 2010, 02:53:55 PM »
K. Goldstein has write up about B. Harper on Baseball Prospectus. Your able to read some of it but the rest is subscription only. Here's some of the part that I could read since I don't have a subscription.

The Makeup: This should not be underrated. It's impossible to find any talent evaluator who isn't blown away by Harper's ability on the field, but it's equally difficult to find one who doesn't genuinely dislike the kid. One scout called him among the worst amateur players he's ever seen from a makeup standpoint, with top-of-the-scale arrogance, a disturbingly large sense of entitlement, and on-field behavior that includes taunting opponents. "He's just a bad, bad guy," said one front-office official. "He's basically the anti-Joe Mauer." How this plays into the negotiation or future evaluation is yet to be determined, as history has shown us that the bigger talent a player is, the more makeup issues teams will deal with. Bench players can't afford to be problems, but plenty of teams happily put up with difficult superstars.