Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 29 (October 16, 1992) | 6' 3" | 210lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-1 OF-139 CF-3 RF-48 DH-2 PH-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS NL 2018 159 550 103 137 130 169 34 0 34 100 13 3 .249 .393 .496 19 24 .289 40/22/38 29 28
PHI NL 2019 157 573 98 149 99 178 36 1 35 114 15 3 .260 .372 .510 15 26 .313 38/24/38 30 28
PHI NL 2020 58 190 41 51 49 43 9 2 13 33 8 2 .268 .420 .542 20 18 .279 36/18/46 35 32
PHI NL 2021 141 488 101 151 100 134 42 1 35 84 13 3 .309 .429 .615 17 23 .359 41/22/37 38 35
PHI NL 2022 34 131 29 40 11 33 14 1 9 27 6 1 .305 .361 .634 7 22 .337 29/30/41 12 11
Career 11yrs 1317 4688 879 1313 844 1222 284 23 276 779 117 40 .280 .391 .527 15 22 .320 n/a
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He did seem to leave his bat in Clearwater after slugging .970 in 33 spring training AB. 

Bryce Harper (OF) PHI - Apr. 13
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=11036

Harper went 1-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the Mets.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: His ninth-inning shot off a 100 mph Edwin Diaz fastball, sent the other way down the left-field line to clank off the foul pole, didn't impact the final result but did give Harper his first homer of the year. The reigning NL MVP has had a bit of a slow start to 2022, but Harper is more than capable of going on a tear at the flip of a switch.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 14

How come the Yomiuri Giants don't take Bryce up on his offer? Surely he jests but the buzz alone would sell a lot of tickets.

And then there's the AL MVP.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 3

So the glossary -- on the Savant's page, no less -- is simply wrong?

I thought it had to be.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 13

 Homers and strikeouts count in xBA. They take an average of the likelihood balls in play will be hits based on exit velocity and launch angle and direction, home run balls are 100 percent likely to be hits, and then add in actual strikeouts. The idea is to take away real-world fielding results.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 13

Perhaps I should have checked the glossary at Baseball Savant last week before I posted the comment for Bryce Harper (and many others).

Seems we're talking about expected BABIP, which is very different from expected batting average.

On the other hand, was Harper's actual BABIP really 50+ points higher than his expected, based on the Statcast measurements? He hits the ball awfully hard; I'd thnk his expected BABIP, if anything, would be higher than the actual.

I just don't picture him getting too many dink hits.

Here's something curious in the Savant's percentiles for Harper.

K% 43

Whiff% 11

For most batters, these two rate stats are close; not redundant but close (Acuna 34, 30; Soto 90, 80; Freeman 86, 74). Not so with Harper.

Compared to others, he swings and misses at a lot of pitches. But, again compared to others, he doesn't strike out that often.

It would seem he shortens up and battles with two strikes. He still loses the battle often enough (57% of batters whiff less often). But very few batters swing and miss as often as he does (89% at least get a piece of the ball more often).

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 13

Statcast xBA: .301, ninth in the majors.

2021 HardHit% has been corrected.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 6
2020: EV 92.3 HardHit 49% Barrel 17% HR/FB 20% LA 16.7 Pull 39% Cent 34% Oppo 27%
2021: EV 92.5 HardHit 49% Barrel 18% HR/FB 27% LA 13.3 Pull 38% Cent 34% Oppo 28%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21