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In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper bats during a game against the New York Mets, in Washington. Harper, who signed a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history, with the Philadelphia Phillies in the offseason, was named the league's most overrated player in a survey of fellow players.

SALT LAKE CITY — Is Bryce Harper the most overrated MLB player?

What happened: A new survey from The Athletic asked players across Major League Baseball about their favorite players, potential rule changes and who they view to be the most overrated player in the league.

For the second year in a row, Harper topped the list as “most overrated” in the league by the players.

  • "I don’t really know what to say," Harper told USA Today on Monday. "I mean, I have no answer. I have no idea.”
  • "I knew ESPN did (a similar poll) a couple years back, and I won MVP the next year. So I don’t know. Maybe we’ll do that again this year. We’ll see."
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He’s not wrong: ESPN’s anonymous survey of players in 2014 and 2015 ranked Harper as the “most overrated.” He ended up winning the National League MVP award for those years.

By the numbers: Harper , who will wear new ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions contact lenses this season, has been voted to six All-Star Games in seven seasons for the MLB season. He averaged 32 home runs and 91 RBI per year. He signed a 13-year deal worth $330 million over the summer, the AP reports.

Sports Illustrated called Harper “baseball’s chosen one” when he was 16 years old.