‘Bro,’ adding 10 pounds of muscle, Bryce Harper will become a superstar for the ages as a Washington National

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Bryce Harper is a budding icon in “The District.”

Adding 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason, Washington wunderkind Bryce Harper is determined to dominate the diamond and help lead the Nationals to the “World Series” this autumn.

“There are [personal] goals in my head, but I’m not going to share them,” said Harper, 20, who Washington selected out of the College of Southern Nevada with the first overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. “People will think I’m crazy.”

The 6-foot-3, 230 pound Harper, an All-Star and National League Rookie of the Year winner in 2012, has batted .270 with 22 homers and 59 RBI in 139 games since debuting as a National last April against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine.

Many onlookers, pundits and critics consider Harper to be a cocky and malignant muff destined to implode.

Unfortunately for those detractors, Harper, a “Sin City” native who earned the 2010 Golden Spikes Award as the best amateur baseball player, will thrive in “The District” for more than the next decade.

“Bro,” Bryce Harper will become a superstar for the ages and anyone thinking otherwise is “a clown.”

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