Author Topic: The Bryce Harper Watch  (Read 89343 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline HalfSmokes

  • Posts: 14568
Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #350: May 17, 2010, 02:25:54 PM »
I'm not concerned about the character issues, but I'm interested to see how he reacts the first time he gets a 95 MPH fastball blown by his ear for his antics.  Regardless though, he is the best talent in the draft, I agree that picking him is a no brainer at this point.

I think the herion addiction route is pretty rare. I'd be more worrid about his skills maturing (always a risk), than his attitude. In football a high first rounder can sign one contract and have a reasonable expectation that that will be the largest one they will ever see. In baseball, the number 1 over all may get a $10 million signing bonus, but they will make more than that over the course of their arb. years if they keep on working, and the big reward may be a decade off, i.e. there is a lot less incentive in baseball to be Ryan Leaf.