According to this tweet I saw this morning from James Wagner of the Washington Post:
Bryce Harper says he was asked to participate in the home run derby. Hasn’t given answer yet. Wouldn’t tip his hand. Will answer tonight.
— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) July 7, 2013
I’ve always wanted to see a guy like Adam Dunn in the Home Run Derby, and I’m probably never going to get to see it. I hope Harper decides to take part in it; because it’s about the fans and it doesn’t necessarily mean he has to get into the contest and wreck his body and his swing.
By merely entering in it, he could treat it as his daily batting practice session and excite a few fans with it. He doesn’t have to put on a show like Josh Hamilton did at Yankee Stadium, though that would be cool to see.