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Nationals | Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg claimed

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:43:12 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper and SP Stephen Strasburg were claimed off waivers, but the team has decided to pull both players off waivers.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale

Nationals | Bryce Harper won't be demoted

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:06:51 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper, who has struggled at the plate since coming back from thumb surgery, will not be demoted to the minors, according to manager Matt Williams.

Fantasy Tip: You have to wonder if Harper's thumb is responsible for his poor performance since his return from the DL. It's entirely plausible. The Nats won't send Harper down, but if his struggles continue, perhaps they give him more days off. For now, if you have the luxury, consider benching him until we see some life from his stick.

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Nationals | Matt Williams wants Bryce Harper to swing away

Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:14:26 -0700

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams wants OF Bryce Harper to bunt less frequently for base hits and would rather see him swing away. "It depends on a lot of things, health, how his thumb is feeling," Williams said. "It depends on what the situation dictates for that particular game. More often than not, I would like to see him swing the bat. Because he just has the opportunity to do something special. If he feels like the guy's playing him back far enough that he can do that and get on base, given the right situation, okay. But then again, there's times where I want him to swing, too." Williams added that he had already discussed this with Harper.

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Nationals | Bryce Harper back in lineup

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:14:36 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (rest) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22. He is batting sixth. Harper made a pinch hit appearance Monday, July 21, which resulted in a strikeout.

Fantasy Tip: It was a routine day off for Harper Monday, and he is beginning to show signs of breaking out. Get him in your lineups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman

Nationals | Bryce Harper tweaks stance

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:42:19 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper has been using a new since the All-Star break. He is standing more upright with less bend in his knees and is holding his hands at chest level.

Fantasy Tip: The sample size is still small, but Harper has gone 5-for-10 in three games with his new stance.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner

Nationals | Bryce Harper not in lineup Saturday

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:29:13 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper is not in the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, July 12. The team is facing left-handed SP Cole Hamels.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore

Nationals | Bryce Harper close to getting back on track

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:22:03 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper, who is 4-for-28 with one extra-base hit, four walks and 11 strikeouts since returning from the disabled list, said he knew it would take time to get his timing back. Manager Matt Williams has noticed Harper being jumpy at the plate. "He's close," Williams said. "He popped that ball up (Wednesday) night. He was right on that one. He's right on the other pitches, too. His second at-bat last night was a first-pitch changeup. His path was good. His timing was good. It was just a changeup. It's coming. I know he doesn't want to hear that but he really is coming."

Fantasy Tip: Harper should remain in your starting lineups, as he could start to break out at any moment.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner

Nationals | DL returnees suffering power outage

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:27:59 -0700

Washinton Nationals OF Bryce Harper, 3B Ryan Zimmerman and C Wilson Ramos have combined for just three home runs in 306 plate appearances since their respective returns from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Ramos and Harper should begin to see a few more balls clearing fences, as they get a few more at-bats and gain confidence and comfort at the plate. Zimmerman's shoulder injury has zapped his power in the past, so fantasy owners should begin to be a little concerned about him going forward.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Thomas Boswell

Nationals | Bryce Harper slumping since return

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:12:42 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper has four hits in his first 21 at-bats since returning from the disabled list Monday, June 30. Harper has struck out nine times and was walked twice.

Fantasy Tip: Harper should have all the rust shaken off by now. Start him with confidence going forward; he has OF1 potential.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore

Nationals | Bryce Harper moved to No. 2 spot

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:39:18 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper was moved to the No. 2 spot in the lineup Friday, July 4, and 2B Anthony Rendon was moved to the No. 6 spot. Manager Matt Williams said the move was based on the pitching matchup.

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