Author Topic: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2012)  (Read 139044 times)

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Offline LostYudite

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #500: June 04, 2012, 03:59:43 PM »
You can't love the guy and then get upset when he does that. That is a part of his game. That's why he got a double on a bloop infield hit. It's why he stole home. If he dials it back and plays conservative, he won't be doing those things.

Fine line between being aggressive and reckless.  I'm not saying dial it back - I'm saying know there's a line and know when to cross it.  Hard skill to learn and a sign that he's still a rookie.  And yes, I admit, this is completely arbitrary.  If he's safe, I love the play.  Thing is, I think he goes for it no matter who's batting 3-4-5 and no matter how they happen to be playing at the moment.  This is who he is.