Born In: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Bryce Harper is a well-known American baseball right-fielder who plays for the Washington Nationals of the Major League Baseball. He was chosen by the team during the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. In his stint with them so far, he has proved his worth as an efficient player. He was ranked as a top-3 prospect by the prospect watchers, such as Baseball America, MLB.com, and Prospectus. He also got selected for the 2012 All-Star Game, which made him the youngest position player to have ever been selected. He was awarded the ‘NL Rookie of the Year’ the same year. Over the course of his career, he has also won other awards such as the ‘NL Hank Aaron Award’ and the ‘Silver Slugger Award’. In 2022, he was named the NCLS MVP as he helped the 'Phillies' reach the World Series. Standing 6 feet and 3 inches tall, he is quite good looking and has a huge fan base. He is married to Kayla Varner. His brother Bryan Harper is also a pitcher for the Washington Nationals.
Also Known As: Bryce Aron Max Harper
Spouse/Ex-: Kayla Varner (m. 2016)
father: Ron Harper
mother: Sheri Harper
siblings: Bryan Harper
Born Country: United States
City: Las Vegas, Nevada
U.S. State: Nevada
Bryce Aaron Maz Harper was born on October 16, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Ron and Sheri Harper. He has an older brother named Bryan.
In the West district finals of the 2010 NJCAA World Series, he performed well, scoring 6-for-7 with 5 RBIs and hit for the cycle. On June 2, he was ejected from a National Junior College World Series Game, after a third strike was called by home plate umpire Don Gilmore.
In the 2010 MLB Draft, Bryce Harper was drafted by the Washington Nationals as the number one pick. They eventually agreed to a 5-year contract worth $ 9.9 million. He was next selected to take part in the Arizona Fall League as a member of the Scottsdale Scorpions. This made him the second youngest player in the history of the league. He batted .343 and slugged .729 and led the Scorpions to a victory in the 2010 Arizona Fall League Championship.
During the opening day of the 2013 season, he hit two home runs in a game against the Miami Marlins. At the age of twenty, he became the youngest major league player to have hit two home runs in his team’s first game of the season.
During the 2014 season, he suffered a thumb injury which disabled him for some time. He made his return in June, and played in 100 games throughout the season. He batted .273 with 13 home runs and 32 RBI. After the 2014 season, it was stated that he would travel to Japan to take part in the 2014 Major League Baseball Japan-All Star Series. However, he withdrew later.
During the 2015 season, he hit the longest home run of his professional career: a 461-foot home run to centre field in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. In another game against the Miami Marlins, he hit three home runs for the first time in his career. He was awarded the Player of the Month Award in the month of May. The same year, he was also named the 2015 National League Most Valuable Player, making him the first player of his team to win the honor.
Bryce Harper married his girlfriend Kayla Varner in 2016. In 2019, the couple welcomed a son named Krew. Their second child, a daughter named Brooklyn Elizabeth Harper was born in November 2020.
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