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."
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.