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Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #75: February 05, 2010, 01:49:36 PM »
I'd love for the Nats to draft him...in 2013...at the end of the first round.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #76: February 05, 2010, 05:13:25 PM »
Jameson Taillon has committed to Rice University ... as a Rice student, I hope he comes here (even if the Nationals draft him!).
:shock: Dude... :lol:

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #77: February 05, 2010, 05:41:44 PM »
:shock: Dude... :lol:

Dude, if the #1 high school baseball player in America committed to your university, you'd feel proud too. Next year I'd rather see Taillon winning the CWS in Omaha for my Owls than having a 1.35 WHIP in Hagerstown.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #78: February 05, 2010, 06:06:43 PM »
Harper hit a HR tonight.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #79: February 06, 2010, 09:58:15 PM »
What do you think of them shutting him down for even stuff like autographs at this point?

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #80: February 06, 2010, 10:01:55 PM »
Can Harper clear snow?

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #81: February 06, 2010, 10:02:35 PM »
What do you think of them shutting him down for even stuff like autographs at this point?

You gotta remember he's only 17, and he was getting buried in requests, hounded by paparrazi sports reporters, not to mention autograph hounds, half of which are in it for profit. 

Apparently his performance fell off significantly last fall when he was exposed to the crush of interest, so they're trying to put enough distance between him and the distractions so he can actually breath, as well as focus on his game.  He might never become the player he should if not allowed to develop.

So I'm okay with it.  There's no right to an autograph, particularly from college kids.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #82: February 08, 2010, 05:24:43 PM »
Stats so far through 8 games.

Hitting -

.323/.405/.677/1.082

10/31, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 5/4 BB/K, 2 SB, 1 CS

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #83: February 08, 2010, 05:27:10 PM »
Pitching? You sure that's not his brother?

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #84: February 08, 2010, 05:32:39 PM »
Pitching? You sure that's not his brother?

Heh, so it is.

I didn't even know the kid had a brother.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #85: February 08, 2010, 06:47:53 PM »
Stats so far through 8 games.

Hitting -

.323/.405/.677/1.082

10/31, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 5/4 BB/K, 2 SB, 1 CS


Geez, and that's after moving up to college ball and having to deal with all the notoriety.

Has anyone gone straight from jr. college to the major league level yet?  He could be the first.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #86: February 09, 2010, 04:10:39 PM »
Has anyone gone straight from jr. college to the major league level yet?  He could be the first.

Nonsense

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #87: February 09, 2010, 09:30:08 PM »
For comparison, Albert Pujols played 1 year at Maple Woods Community College, batting .461 with 22HRs and 80 RBIs (hitting a grandslam off Mark Buerhle and turning an unassisted triple play in his first game.  He played one full season in the minors going from A to AAA (skipping AA).

If Harper is everything they say he is, and we assume he's signed next August, he should be on the field to start the 2012 season.


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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #88: February 13, 2010, 07:12:33 PM »
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Bryce Harper is 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, a home run, and 6 RBIs so far in Game 1 of the doubleheader.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #89: February 13, 2010, 07:14:16 PM »
Harper's got an annoying habit of stepping out of the box after every pitch, and going through a lengthy ritual of glove adjustments and other garment tuning that seems more extensive than what Ryan Church used to do.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #90: February 13, 2010, 07:19:01 PM »
Does he have a habit of scratching his balls like Julio Lugo?

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #91: February 13, 2010, 08:12:12 PM »
Harper's got an annoying habit of stepping out of the box after every pitch, and going through a lengthy ritual of glove adjustments and other garment tuning that seems more extensive than what Ryan Church used to do.
If he's the next Albert Pujols or Joes Mauer, I'll live with it.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #92: February 13, 2010, 08:30:10 PM »
If he's the next Albert Pujols or Joes Mauer, I'll live with it.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #93: February 13, 2010, 09:48:12 PM »
Harper's got an annoying habit of stepping out of the box after every pitch, and going through a lengthy ritual of glove adjustments and other garment tuning that seems more extensive than what Ryan Church used to do.

worse than Pedroia?

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #94: February 13, 2010, 10:15:41 PM »
I don't think anyone will ever touch the pre-pitch routine of Nomar.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #95: February 13, 2010, 10:32:37 PM »
I don't think anyone will ever touch the pre-pitch routine of Nomar.

Exactly what I was thinking. Is he still using a wooden bat? I recall reading that he was using one, correct me if I'm wrong please.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #96: February 13, 2010, 10:41:32 PM »
Here's a link to Harper seeing a few pitches before a homer.



After each pitch,
step out of the box
grab the barrel of the bat
reset velcro on left glove
reset velcro on right glove
take full practice cut
take half cut
take another half cut (optional)
step back in for next pitch.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #97: February 13, 2010, 11:08:38 PM »
Meh, I've seen a lot worse. 

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #98: February 13, 2010, 11:10:16 PM »
Also, I'm sure after a while the umps would be on him with the mandate to speed up play in the pros.

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Re: The Bryce Harper Watch
« Reply #99: February 13, 2010, 11:44:06 PM »
Does he have a habit of scratching his balls like Julio Lugo?

Lifetime achievement win.