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Bryce Harper helps Scottsdale Scorpions to AFL crown

Nov 21, 2010, 9:55 AM EDT

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Bryce Harper is a winner!  Or something.

From MLB.com comes word that the 18-year-old outfield prospect led his Scottsdale Scorpions over the Peoria Javelinas Saturday in the championship game of the Arizona Fall League.  Harper drove in a run in the 3-2 victory, capping off a truly impressive fall campaign in the prospect-packed AFL.

Harper finished up with a .343 batting average, .410 on-base percentage and .629 slugging percentage over 35 at-bats.  He hit three doubles, two triples and a home run, also stealing a base and drawing four walks.

The Nationals were hesitant about sending Harper to the desert this fall because they were worried he might flop against a steep level of competition.  But he proved more than capable and should be allowed to kick off the 2011 season at a high level of Single-A.

If all goes according to plan, Harper should be able to climb his way to Double-A by the end of the new year.

  1. oldtimefamilybaseball - Nov 21, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Bryce Harper also swung at thirteen of the fifteen pitches he saw yesterday. A real patient man, that Harper.

  2. hardjudge - Nov 21, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    What level were you playing at at 18?

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