Bryce Harper is right on track for another pretty monster power season. Below, you’ll see that he recently launched home runs number 18 and 19 of his 2016 season. Now, each one of these smarts a little bit. I really hate not owning Bryce Harper in fantasy baseball. When he’s on – and it looks like he’s about to get ‘on’ – he’s better than anyone in the game. It’s looking like he’s on track for a monster second half.
These two figured to be absolute gimmes. Lay-ups, if you will.
The first took place in a matinee in D.C., off former decent pitcher Matt Garza. Harper displays some opposite field gap power for number 18:
The second comes off his old friend, Bartolo Colon. When guys throw strikes, Harper makes hay. Bartolo Colon throws a lot of strikes. It also comes against the Mets who Harper just annually murders. Here’s number 19:
So, he’s getting going. I have zero doubts number 20 comes this weekend at Citi Field in New York before the All Star Break which Harper will once again be starting in.
However; if Harper is so concerned with making baseball fun again, why doesn’t he enter the Home Run Derby? It’s kind of a cop out we think. A few less pictures of breakfast and designer clothing and a few more Home Run Derby’s would do just fine!