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Bryce Harper (Buckeyes Fan, Philadelphia Phillies)

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by EDDIE GGGG27, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Edge of the OF grass maybe.

    We all know metal bats in MLB = dead MLB players but I'd pay money to watch them used in a HR derby.
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Harder than Juan Uribe? Impossible.
  3. AmeriBuck007

    AmeriBuck007 Honey, Frank the Tank is not coming back

    How could the greatest utility infielder of all-time slip my mind?
  4. morbitzerker

    morbitzerker Putting in PDX

    What are you getting at? You wanna watch Hamilton swing high on crack? Actually on second thought...

    Natural lefty, so I'd be playing first base. It'd probably be out of the infield anyway. Look, I'm not arguing that Gary Sheffield isn't a decent pick, or someone I'd want to watch; more that I'd prefer to see other players than Sheffield. I'd like to see MLB players swing metal bats in a Home Run Derby, or some exhibition event only. Never in the real game. It's bad enough college players are using them.
  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Nobody currently hits them farther with a wooden bat than Adam Dunn, (sorry if mentioning his name offends some), so watching him in a HR derby with an aluminum bat would be a sight to see.
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  6. AmeriBuck007

    AmeriBuck007 Honey, Frank the Tank is not coming back

    Regardless of all this Harper has a sweet, sweet swing. A 110+ mph swing with an aluminum bat as a 15 year old still equates to a pretty damn fast swing with a wooden bat. Baseball is just the hardest sport to be able to project someone as a superstar, and getting drafted shortly after he gets his drivers license probably wont turn out too well. Which means that we should look for the Indians to take him with the 1st pick of the 2010 draft.
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  7. morbitzerker

    morbitzerker Putting in PDX

    Agree completely. Time will tell how this player develops mentally, emotionally, and physically from adolescence to young adulthood while being in such a spotlight, much less his playing ability.

    EDDIE GGGG27 Muck Fichigan

    E:60 has a story on Bryce tonight.

    EDDIE GGGG27 Muck Fichigan

    I call BS on that 570 Ft HR. You cant even see where they said it landed from the field.
    [ame=""]YouTube - E:60 "The Natural" Bryce Harper[/ame]
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  10. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Chance to shine on National TV. Not a bad first 10 days for the kid.

    HBP and stole home already tonight (not on the same play...THAT'D be impressive! :wink2:).
  11. darbypitcher22

    darbypitcher22 Sophmore

    Kid is putting on quite a show to this point
  12. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

  13. CentralMOBuck

    CentralMOBuck Senior

  14. jarv

    jarv Freshman

    Man this kid is talented...but I can't stand him simply because of the media hype. Every time he gets a hit it's all over twitter, and commentators and highlight shows act like even the most mediocre defensive plays are Maysesque. I guess the media decided MLB needed their own Tebow. Don't get me wrong, I realize how fast he's progressing and that he's having a killer season...but even if he is is obviously outperformed by Trout or Frazier at the end of the year hes going to be voted ROY. Whenever I even see Nats highlights I change the channel because its become absolutely nauseating. I even have to avoid some of my favorite non-team specific baseball forums because its gotten so bad. But damn the kid has a hell of a swing.
  15. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

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