Harper, a 20-year-old who Washington selected out of the College of Southern Nevada with the first overall pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, was an All-Star and National League Rookie of the Year winner in 2012.
The 6-foot-3, 230 pound Harper has batted .270 with 22 homers and 59 RBI in 139 games since debuting as a National last April.
Harper, who added 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason, is considered a cocky and malignant bitch by many onlookers, pundits and critics.
Such faultfinders are intent on making the “Sin City” native, who captured the 2010 Golden Spikes Award as the best amateur ballplayer, look like a “clown.”
Harper is determined to thrive on the diamond and such passion is admirable and will earn recognition.by