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Follow the Prospects: Bryan Harper, P
« Topic Start: July 16, 2013, 01:21:09 PM »

Born: 12/29/1989
Birthplace: Las Vegas, NV
College: South Carolina Columbia
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 205
Bats: L
Throws: L

Selected in the 30th round of the 2011 draft by the Washington Nationals.

His brother is pretty good.

"Drafted three times (WAS in '08, CHC in '10), the elder Harper brother finally signed at the deadline and put in two scoreless appearances for the G-Nats in '11. Features a FB/CV/CU arsenal (low-90s FB) but has struggled with his control at all three collegiate stops (Cal State Northridge, College of Southern Nevada and University of South Carolina) with a combined BB/9 of 5.26 over 118IP innings, pro and college combined." - Luke Erickson, Nationals Prospects (@nats_prospects)

"One reason Bryce Harper decided to graduate early and attend CC of Southern Nevada was to play along side his older brother, sophomore Bryan Harper. Bryan's prospect status was not in the same realm as Bryce's, but he did offer intriguing size and a couple of average pitches from the left side. Ultimately, he decided to fulfill his commitment to South Carolina rather than signing in 2010 as a 27th round pick by the Chicago Cubs. He was used as a middle reliever for the Game****s, and struggled mightily with his control. His presence on the mound seemed suited for relief work, and that will likely be where he's kept in pro ball. Controlling his stuff will be the key to becoming more than org guy." - Jeff Reese, Bullpen Banter (@ioffridus)

"Long been known in baseball circles as Bryce’s big brother, Bryan has talent in his own right, pitching two successful seasons at the CC of Southern Nevada as a teammate with Bryce. Rather than entering professional baseball as expected in 2010 like his brother, Bryan attended the University of South Carolina in 2011, with rather underwhelming results, allowing him to slip to the 30th round. However, prior to South Carolina, Bryan showed an 88-91mph fastball with some movement and a fringy breaking pitch, making his ceiling a potential LOOGY or middle reliever."  - Ryan Sullivan, NatsGM (@natsgmdotcom)