He led all of baseball in on base percentage and slugging percentage, while leading the National League in homers and runs. Well, we've only had one 50 homer season in the last five years (Chris Davis, 53 in 2013) so there's that.
There is also the fact that new Nationals manager Dusty Baker brought Davey Lopes on board to coach first base.
Birthdate: 10/16/1992 (25 y, 2 m, 14 d) Bats/Throws: L/R Height/Weight: 6-3/215 Position: OFDrafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 1, Overall: 1, Team: Washington Nationals Contract: $13.6M / 1 Years (2017)Extension: $21.6M / 1 Years (2018) Profile: Had it not been for Mike Trout, Bryce Harper's rookie season would have been a much bigger national story.
While it was just one year, Harper is on track to be among some of the game's best players.
He's a strong candidate to improve next season, and could be one of the best fantasy outfielders.
Profile: It's hard to argue that Harper was a disappointment this year after posting strong weighted offense numbers, but injuries limited him to just under 500 plate appearances, and he failed to deliver that major breakout that many fantasy owners were hoping for.
Harper also saw a 5% drop in his line-drive rate, which may have contributed to his .264 BABIP and, in turn, his .243 average.