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Re: Send Bryce Down Until He Grows Up
« Topic Start: August 27, 2012, 01:40:38 PM »
Made this point in the "Bryce Harper Compendium" thread:

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Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium
« Reply #1451: Today at 08:52:38 AM »

 It is kind of amazing to compare Bryce's age 19 season to A-Rod's.  A-Rod was brought up in early May, held SS until mid-August, then Pinnella (I think he was the manager) benched him in favor of Luis Sojo. He had spot duty in the rest of August and September.  After a good May, his slash line next peaked on 8/4 at .256 / .275 / .453. 
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?id=rodrial01&t=b&year=1995

Benching him did not do much to harm him in the next year, when he was runner up for MVP.