All-Star Voting: The Case for Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper

By Harry Floyd
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All-Star voting ends tomorrow, July 3 at 11:59 PM.

That gives Washington Nationals fans one more day to vote for OF Bryce Harper.

Harper missed much of the first half of the season due to a thumb injury. He bounced back this week in his debut, getting one hit, one run, one RBI, and one walk. Prior to his injury, Harper was hitting .289 and was a crucial part of the Nationals’ outfield.

He rounds out the Nationals’ outfield, supporting his fellow All-Star candidates Denard Span and Jayson Werth. Harper might not have the at-bats to support his case for making the team, but his impact is undeniable. Having him in the lineup allows the Nationals to put together their regular infield and helps round out the team as a whole. Harper has upped his batting average to .290 as of July 3 thanks to a double in the team’s final game in a series against the Colorado Rockies.

The Nationals continue to trade the first place spot in the National League East with the Atlanta Braves. Harper played a major role in the team’s success prior to his injury and they will need him to produce in the second half of the season if they intend to win the division. Look for Harper to play a major role in the Nationals’ lineup for the remainder of the season.

Harper is already a two-time All-Star, making the National League All-Star team in both of his first two seasons in the majors. This should be his third year making the team and Nationals’ fans have just one more day to make it happen.

Harry Floyd is a Washington Nationals/MLB writer for Follow him on Twitter @floydhe, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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