Bryce Harper is an American professional baseball player. He is a left-handed right fielder and designated hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is one of the heavily touted draft players in recent history. Before joining the Philadelphia Phillies, Harper played for the Washington Nationals from 2012 through 2018.
Bryce was born on October 16, 1992 at Las Vegas, Henderson, Nevada. His father is Ron Harper and mother is Sherilyn Harper. His father is an ironworker in Las Vegas. Ron is a very hard worker which influenced Bryce. He learned his work ethic from watching his father.
He has an older brother Bryan, who also plays baseball for the Washington Nationals organization.
Bryce Harper and his wife Kayla Varner were married at the San Diego California Temple in December 2016.
Both have two young children, first child is son Krew Aron who was born in Las Vegas on August 22, 2019, and a daughter Brooklyn Elizabeth who was born in November 2020.
Harper started playing baseball at a very young age. He has played for his high school at Las Vegas and also played for college team of Southern Nevada. He was an outstanding player in his college also gave wonderful performance in school.
Bryce Harper is also one of the team member of 2023 World Baseball Classic From USA
Bryce wife Kayla was a decorated athlete in her former school and college. She was a soccer player at Green Valley High School, Kayla held the Nevada state record for career assists, she had led her college team to a state championship title and was a national All-American.
Career Growth And Achievements
- In May 2009, Sports Illustrated featured Harper in their cover story, comparing him with LeBron James
- In 2010 he won Golden Spikes Award, which is given to the best amateur baseball player in the nation
- In 2010 at the age of 17 Harper enrolled at the College of Southern Nevada of the Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), where he was a catcher.
- In 2010, out of 66 games, he hit 31 home runs (98 RBIs, hitting .443 with a .526 OBP, and a .987 SLG) and the school’s previous record of 12. As a result he was named the 2010 SWAC Player of the Year.
- Harper has started his professional career in 28 April 2010. He was first pick by Washington Nationals in the 2010 MLB Draft.
- His first contract with the Washington Nationals was $9.9 million for five years. During His stay in Nationals he was named to several all star teams and won many awards.
- In 2012 Harper was selected for All-Star Game, becoming the youngest position player.
- In 2012 he won the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year Award
- In 2015 he tied for the National League lead in home runs.
- In May 2015 at the age of 22, he made three home runs in a game and broke record made in 1969
- In 2015 he was named the NL Most Valuable Player at the age of 22.
- He signed for the Philadelphia Phillies for 13 years for a whooping $330 million. Which is the richest contract in the history of North American sports in MLB history in the 2018-19 offseason.
- In 2021 he won his second NL MVP award
- Name: Bryce Harper
- Nickname: Bam Bam, Harper, Mondo, The showman
- DOB: October 16, 1992
- Education: Las Vegas High School, College of Southern Nevada
- Father: Ron Harper
- Mother: Sherilyn Harper
- Brother: Bryan Harper
- Wife: Kayla Varner
- Son: Krew Aron
- Daughter: Brooklyn Elizabeth
- Height: 6’3″ (1.98m)
- Weight: 220 lbs
- Playing Position: Right Field, Designated hitter
- Teams: Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies
- Net Worth: $70 millon
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How old is Bryce Harper when he got drafted?
Ans. Harper is 29 year old. Harper has started his professional career in 28 April 2010. He was first pick by Washington Nationals in the 2010 MLB Draft.
2. Why did Bryce thumb broken?
Ans. Bryce Harper left thumb broken, when he was struck by a pitch from the San Diego Padres’ Blake Snell on Saturday night
3. What is Harper’s net worth?
Ans. Harper’s net worth is $70 million
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