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Published: Monday, Aug. 27 2012 9:59 a.m. MDT

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Archer
Salt Lake City, Utah

I am eager to follow the trajectory of this lad's career.

Penguin Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah

This kid blasts those balls from here to Timbucktoo. Go get 'em, Harp!

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

Harp is way over-hyped!

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

@ Y ask Y

If you think he is over-hyped! Then you must not understand the game. I know at times this kid can get a little hot headed and some times portrays himself as a bad seed. But he is young, he'll grow. But this kid has all the skills to become the greatest baseball player that ever played the game. He is 19 yrs old, and plays with the determination of Pete Rose, hits with power like Griffey and has a very comparable swing. Plays defense like the best. This kid when he doesn't hit a home run, turns singles into doubles, doubles into triples, and for that produces runs for his team. Oh and by the way, walks become doubles. I would be honored to have this guy as a teammate. He plays with passion and that is what I love. This kid may make the big dollars but plays because he loves the game, not for the dollar. I respect that. I can only wish this kid mounds of luck in his career that injuries don't rear their ugly head. I would gladly buy a ticket to see this kid play.

Osgrath
Provo, UT

He is playing in the big leagues as a starter for a team in first place in its division, played in the all-star game as a 19-year-old, won the highest honor that any college player can win while high school age, and you feel he's overhyped? Oh well.

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

UtahBruin,

I will put my knowledge and experience in the game up against yours any day of the week. I've been on the field with this guy. He is good, but not that good. He is one-dimensional and arrogant.

Harper is over-hyped. Period.

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

@Y Ask Y

Yep, lets go ahead and put my knowledge and experience and your knowledge up against each other. No disrespect to you or what you may even know. But I am sure my college career in So. Cal, my 1 year playing in the Texas Rangers organization and my 4 years in the Mariners organization and my one year scouting experience for the Diamondbacks means nothing. I am just here commenting about things I know nothing about. I have not been on the field with this guy as you claim to have been. But arrogance doesn't change the athletic ability of a player, and as I said he is young and will mature. And "one-dimensional"? So you say this guy has no depth. Let's see, hits for power, takes pitchers into deep counts, has speed, accuracy, arm strength, baseball knowledge and awareness, and yet you say he is one dimensional. His only downfall is his mental ability to think quick under pressure, this will change as he matures and grows. So it is any day of the week, don't claim you know everything until you understand who you are talking too.

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

@Y Ask Y

Your knowledge and experience is not boding to well for you when you reference Mr. Harper as a "One- Dimensional" player and "Over-Hyped". I am not sure you understand what "One-Dimensional" or "Over-Hyped" really means. And if you were on the field with this kid, it must have been when you were playing in High School, or you played with or competed against him at So. Nevada. I am doubting that you are commenting on the DesNews while playing for the Nationals. If you did play with him at the before mentioned times, not that you were much more mature, but this kid was 15-16 years old while playing in high school, and 16-17, maybe early 18 years old while playing in college. You are going to pass judgement on a kid that young with that talent and judge him as "Over-Hyped" and "One-Dimensional". I think most kids with his athletic ability at his age would have been a bit arrogant. Your wrong in your judgment, and my scout sheet suggest future Hall of Famer, any day of the week. Period. Jealous?

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

UtahBruin,

Not even close.

I stand by my evaluation of Bryce.

Overhyped.

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

Overhyped huh? Two homeruns last night in one game, a tantrum to go with it. Stats on the same lines as Griffey as a 19 year old, in fact they are better than Griffeys. And he is still somehow overhyped. Was Griffey then overhyped? It appears that the game of my knowledge against your knowledge has a decisive winner, and I hate to say it. But it was not you. My post are right on track with this weeks performance of Bryce, from struggles to triumph to tantrum. Ever need any advice, let me know. I am happy to help. Yep, I wasn't even close, because I was dead on accurate.

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

UtahBruin,

Harper's stats don't look very good, despite the Nationals' victories.

Tsk. Tsk.

Overhyped, I say.

And as for his being "down to earth"?

"Harper owns a customized Mercedes-Benz CLS, outfitted with a low-light glow bat enclosure in the trunk and Nationals curly "W" insignia on the rear of the car replacing the Mercedes logo."

That's just "regular guy" stuff, right?

Y-Ask-Y?
Provo, UT

OK, OK, I give up. I have repeatedly declared Bryce Harper to be overrated. But I was wrong. The kid has game! I am a believer. Maybe even a fan.

Please deliver my crow barbecue style, with a side of wild asparagus. I will eat it in my room, thanks.

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