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No. 1 prospect Bryce Harper hits first pro homer at Single-A

Apr 14, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

Bryce Harper AP

I wrote yesterday about consensus No. 2 prospect Mike Trout’s hot start at Double-A as a 19-year-old, so it’s only fitting to note that consensus No. 1 prospect Bryce Harper hit his first pro home run last night at Single-A as an 18-year-old.

Harper smacked a two-run homer off 19-year-old Astros left-hander Ruben Alaniz. And he went opposite field with it.

Even with the homer Harper is off to a slow start, going 6-for-28 (.214) through seven games.

  1. b7p19 - Apr 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Is it time to panic in Washinton?

    • natstowngreg - Apr 14, 2011 at 1:45 PM

      Only for those who (1) demand instant gratification (Harper in Washington TODAY) or (2) have already written Harper off as a bust. Fortunately, such fans are few.

  2. explodet - Apr 14, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Both Keith Law and Jonathan Mayo of have Trout ahead of Harper (Mayo actually has Harper 3rd) and John Sickels has both behind Domonic Brown, so I wouldn’t really call it a “consensus”.

  3. Chris Fiorentino's Rash - Apr 14, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    fap fap fap

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