Bryce Harper (Come up)

Noah Kesner

Bryce Aron  Max Harper (born October 16, 1992) is an American professional baseball right fielder and designated hitter for the Major League Baseball Philadelphia Phillies (MLB). Prior to joining the Phillies, Harper was a member of the Washington Nationals from 2012 to 2018. He earned his GED in his junior year, reclassifying and making him eligible for the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft in June 2010. Harper, then 17, was a catcher for the College of Southern Nevada in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s West Athletic Conference (SWAC) (NJCAA). Bryan, a Las Vegas High School teammate, pitched as a starter for the Southern Nevada Coyotes, and the brothers frequently worked as a battery. In conference play, the SWAC, like MLB, uses wooden bats, which gave Harper an advantage in his eventual transition to MLB. In 66 games, he had 31 home runs and 98 RBIs while hitting.443 with a.526 OBP and a.987 SLG. Harper’s 31 home runs in 2010 set a new record and earned him the SWAC Player of the Year award.