Finally, 691 days after Bryce Harper became the first pick in the 2010 amateur draft, today is the day.
Given the Nationals’ lack of offense, I’m looking forward to Harper’s bat. And I’m a fan of his arm, although I’ve seen the canon misfire a few times.
But more than anything, I love this kid for his energy. Harper does everything 110%, except when goes for 120%.
He’s a hotshot and there will be bumps in the road, but I think fans will embrace Bryce. Not just because of his talent and potential, but also because he plays so hard.
I know I’m cheering for Harper to take the world by storm. Congratulations Bryce!
Photos: (1) Bryce Harper on first after hitting a single in the 2012 spring opener against Houston; (2) Harper at bat in an exhibition game against the Georgetown Hoyas; and (3) Harper runs out the play for a single.