(NEW YORK) — The future is now for the Washington Nationals. The team has called up super-prospect Bryce Harper from Triple-A.
Harper is just 19-years old, but the hype has been building around him before he was even drafted first overall by the Nationals in the 2010 amateur draft. Harper is considred he best prospect in all of Major League Baseball and projects to be an All-Star caliber outfielder. Harper’s promotion came with a price though, he’s replacing third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.
“Suffice it to say, this isn’t the coming-out-party for Bryce that we had in mind,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said. “This isn’t the optimal situation developmentally.”
The Nationals have a 14-6 record and are in first place in the NL East division. Despite their strong record, they are just 24th in runs scored going into Saturday’s games.
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