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AmazinJason
08-14-2012, 11:41 PM
Lol at this poverty phaggot. Why he was ever compared to Trout is beyond me.

endofdays89
08-14-2012, 11:43 PM
He'll probably be a .290/25/80 hitter for most of his career

TTexasTT
08-14-2012, 11:43 PM
Im sure he will improve (nowhere to go but up lol) as time goes by. Probably shoulda stayed in the minors this year.

BenadrylBandit
08-14-2012, 11:45 PM
Wouldn't say he's a bust yet, but he looks far from the GOAT he was expected to be. Trout looks years better then him, the comparison is only based off hype and age, Trout is by far a better player right now.

cor030
08-14-2012, 11:50 PM
LMFAO at the posts itt. Posting in troll bread.

taxe91
08-14-2012, 11:50 PM
enough with the Trout comparisons. i mean its not like Harper is a year younger, was drafted a year later, spent 2 years less and had 600 less at bats in the minors than Trout.



oh wait

Phil9
08-15-2012, 12:00 AM
More hype than play so far but he was doing decent at the all-star break. Has really declined in the past 2 months though.

AmazinJason
08-15-2012, 12:07 AM
The Nats should forget about shutting down Strasburg. They should shut down Harper and let him get his mental sh*t together.

TranceOfPeace
08-15-2012, 12:08 AM
Go look at Matt Kemp's rookie numbers.

Hell, 2 years ago Kemp looked like sh*t and was considered a bust.

gottk2x
08-15-2012, 12:10 AM
He's no Machado

dan213
08-15-2012, 12:15 AM
How can a 19 year old be a bust?

northnorth35
08-15-2012, 12:16 AM
he just needs to mature

mentally that is

VonCheesington
08-15-2012, 12:17 AM
Tyler Moore and Roger Bernadina need to get more playing time. Harper didn't really prove himself in the minors.

cor030
08-15-2012, 12:35 AM
Marky Mark Trout 2011, his first year in the bigs: .220/.281/.390

fuk why am I posting srs in here.

AFiers
08-15-2012, 12:45 AM
Bust? Can't be serious...

Trout was AWFUL over his first 40 games in the bigs to the tune of a .220/5hr/16rbi/4sb

Bryce isn't doing that much better, but Trout also had 600 or so more minor league ABs...give it another 2-3 seasons of major league experience and then see if this is a topic to start asking

F.A.M.E.
08-15-2012, 12:46 AM
Go look at Matt Kemp's rookie numbers.

Hell, 2 years ago Kemp looked like sh*t and was considered a bust.

This. He'll be aight.

melanimal_old
08-15-2012, 12:47 AM
buuuuuust

newtmiscer
08-15-2012, 12:49 AM
not a bust but he was called up too early (which is what i said for a while), people were just on his nuts when he was hitting over .300 cuz he's 19



lmfao how can any A+ prospect be a bust at such a young age? BRB Trevor Bauer is a bust, BRB Trout was a bust last year, BRB Anthony Rizzo's last year

LostOne287
08-15-2012, 12:55 AM
Pretty obvious they brought him up way too early. I said it at the time and it's even more true now. They brought him up expecting to be their savior when he hadn't even mastered Double A pitching.

Too late to send him back down now and they might've even fuked up his development by rushing him.

Bucher15
08-15-2012, 05:42 AM
Pretty obvious they brought him up way too early. I said it at the time and it's even more true now. They brought him up expecting to be their savior when he hadn't even mastered Double A pitching.

Too late to send him back down now and they might've even fuked up his development by rushing him.

I agree with the argument that pitchers can be brought up too early in a lot of cases as pitchers need much more fine tuning before coming up. And I think that all players should spend some time in the minors but I don't think everyday position players need nearly as much time. IMO facing better pitching early on is only going to speed up the development process. Hitting and fielding aren't things that just go away. The kid knows how to hit whether it's in the majors or at AA. And I don't think the Nats need a "savior" with the best record in baseball.

And for the record.....Machado>Harper.....Go O's

PitBillSoxFan
08-15-2012, 05:44 AM
Yup, plenty of 19 year old rookies can be considered busts after their first 93 games in the majors. They should just DFA him. Because he's so bad, I can't imagine any team taking him.

btw:
"bust" 19-year old Bryce Harper: .733 OPS in rookie year, .251 BA
2011, 32 year old Jayson Werth, signed to a a $17M year, 7 year contract: .718 OPS; .232 BA

PitBillSoxFan
08-15-2012, 05:57 AM
Pretty obvious they brought him up way too early. I said it at the time and it's even more true now. They brought him up expecting to be their savior when he hadn't even mastered Double A pitching.

Too late to send him back down now and they might've even fuked up his development by rushing him.

you're wrong.

he's 5th on the Nats in OPS and 3rd in OBP....as a 19-year-old rookie. Maybe they "rushed" him because he's probably their best CF/RF option?

Most 19 year olds are finishing off their freshman or sophomore year in college, or maybe down in low A ball. He's in the major leagues.

Dustin Pedroia was 23 when he won his RoY/MVP. Harper will be in year 4 of professional ball. Verlander was 23. Ryan Howard was 25.

Harper and Trout are freaks by coming in and producing at ANY level at 19/20. Granted, Trout is having a much better year, but this thread is insane.

cor030
10-03-2012, 07:07 AM
bump

Dodgers bake status denied

Harper will finish the year with the following:
-best OPS in the NL
-best WAR by a pretty large margin for ALL rookies not named Mike Trout
-he is a plus defender at a premium defensive position
-he played a crucial role in a division winning team that could very well finish the season with the best record in all of baseball
-he will probably win NL ROY after dominating the month of September(and winning NL rookie of the month) with a line of .330/.398/.651/1.049(7HR's, too)

so yeah, what a BUST. also Dodgers missed the playoffs lolol

Greg1983
10-03-2012, 07:12 AM
bump

Dodgers bake status denied

Harper will finish the year with the following:
-best OPS in the NL
-best WAR by a pretty large margin for ALL rookies not named Mike Trout
-he is a plus defender at a premium defensive position
-he played a crucial role in a division winning team that could very well finish the season with the best record in all of baseball
-he will probably win NL ROY after dominating the month of September(and winning NL rookie of the month) with a line of .330/.398/.651/1.049(7HR's, too)

so yeah, what a BUST. also Dodgers missed the playoffs lolol

Wut?

Big_Spaz
10-03-2012, 07:13 AM
And don't forget NL Rookie of the Year at what ... 19 years old?


Bust? LOL






-Spaz

cor030
10-03-2012, 07:14 AM
Wut?

Meant as a rookie, my bad

dougefresh93
10-03-2012, 07:16 AM
Lol at this poverty phaggot. Why he was ever compared to Trout is beyond me.

Trout will be watching Harper playing come post season.

Greg1983
10-03-2012, 07:23 AM
Trout will be watching Harper playing come post season.

The Angels were 6-14 without Trout. The Nats were 14-6 without Harper.

cor030
10-03-2012, 07:32 AM
The Angels were 6-14 without Trout. The Nats were 14-6 without Harper.

Disagree with the idea that Harper was more valuable, but strong sample size.

Greg1983
10-03-2012, 07:33 AM
Disagree with the idea that Harper was more valuable, but strong sample size.

When responding to a stupid statement, a less stupid statement is sufficient.

Zuus
10-03-2012, 08:13 AM
guy is still high school age, cant even buy a drink yet. cant rule him off as a bust.

cor030
05-10-2013, 10:53 AM
http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1395613/brycekimmels.0_standard_730.0.gif

reinsdorfsucks
05-10-2013, 11:02 AM
http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1395613/brycekimmels.0_standard_730.0.gif

Quality thread bump.

airdog93
05-10-2013, 11:37 AM
well hes no mike trout

bmp010
05-10-2013, 11:46 AM
Op exposed as a wizard.

melanimal_old
05-10-2013, 12:50 PM
troll thread

ShweezyBTFO
05-10-2013, 03:04 PM
I agree with the argument that pitchers can be brought up too early in a lot of cases as pitchers need much more fine tuning before coming up. And I think that all players should spend some time in the minors but I don't think everyday position players need nearly as much time. IMO facing better pitching early on is only going to speed up the development process. Hitting and fielding aren't things that just go away. The kid knows how to hit whether it's in the majors or at AA. And I don't think the Nats need a "savior" with the best record in baseball.

And for the record.....Machado>Harper.....Go O's

lol.

tdnick
05-10-2013, 03:21 PM
Yeah I agree with OP

AmazinJason
05-10-2013, 04:12 PM
Strong timing of thread bump.

Harper's stats in May:

3/23, 4 runs, 1 hr, 3 rbis, 2 bb, 7 so, .130/.192/.261

Lol'd hard. He's coming back down to earth. Any random scrub could have a good start to the year. Remember Brandon Inge a few years ago? Or how about Emilio Bonifacio?

Meanwhile, the GOAT Mike Trout in May:

10/32, 6 runs, 3 hr, 6 rbis, 3 bb, 4 so, 1 sb, .313/.389/.719

I'll bump this thread again in 2 months when Harper is hitting a poverty .270 while Trout is GOATing at .350 on the way to another 30/30 season.

AmazinJason
05-15-2013, 01:56 AM
I love when people try to bump old threads to try to expose OP, but then get exposed themselves.

Mike Trout = GOAT status

Bryce Harper = Time for the DL

OutWorkedByNo1
05-15-2013, 01:57 AM
troll thread

^thiss.

TheRiggler
05-15-2013, 02:09 AM
Strong timing of thread bump.

Harper's stats in May:

3/23, 4 runs, 1 hr, 3 rbis, 2 bb, 7 so, .130/.192/.261

Lol'd hard. He's coming back down to earth. Any random scrub could have a good start to the year. Remember Brandon Inge a few years ago? Or how about Emilio Bonifacio?

Meanwhile, the GOAT Mike Trout in May:

10/32, 6 runs, 3 hr, 6 rbis, 3 bb, 4 so, 1 sb, .313/.389/.719

I'll bump this thread again in 2 months when Harper is hitting a poverty .270 while Trout is GOATing at .350 on the way to another 30/30 season.

Meanwhile in San Francisco

Marco Scutaro:

19/41, 9 runs, 1 hr, 5 rbis, 3 bb, 0 so, 0 sb .463/.500/.732

Grown ass men gonna be grown ass men.

Zylantypic
05-15-2013, 02:14 AM
I love when people try to bump old threads to try to expose OP, but then get exposed themselves.

Mike Trout = GOAT status

Bryce Harper = Time for the DL
Just give it a couple more weeks. Their stats will be identical after a terrible April by Trout.

taxe91
05-15-2013, 02:15 AM
Strong timing of thread bump.

Harper's stats in May:

3/23, 4 runs, 1 hr, 3 rbis, 2 bb, 7 so, .130/.192/.261

Lol'd hard. He's coming back down to earth. Any random scrub could have a good start to the year. Remember Brandon Inge a few years ago? Or how about Emilio Bonifacio?

Meanwhile, the GOAT Mike Trout in May:

10/32, 6 runs, 3 hr, 6 rbis, 3 bb, 4 so, 1 sb, .313/.389/.719

I'll bump this thread again in 2 months when Harper is hitting a poverty .270 while Trout is GOATing at .350 on the way to another 30/30 season.

yep those 10 days are surely going to define Harper's career.

ShweezyBTFO
05-15-2013, 02:24 AM
Strong timing of thread bump.

Harper's stats in May:

3/23, 4 runs, 1 hr, 3 rbis, 2 bb, 7 so, .130/.192/.261

Lol'd hard. He's coming back down to earth. Any random scrub could have a good start to the year. Remember Brandon Inge a few years ago? Or how about Emilio Bonifacio?

Meanwhile, the GOAT Mike Trout in May:

10/32, 6 runs, 3 hr, 6 rbis, 3 bb, 4 so, 1 sb, .313/.389/.719

I'll bump this thread again in 2 months when Harper is hitting a poverty .270 while Trout is GOATing at .350 on the way to another 30/30 season.

trout has 10 more at bats. My dog is smarter than AmazinJason Crew checking in

cor030
05-15-2013, 02:29 AM
Thread was bumped to expose you as an effing idiot for thinking he was a bust, not to compare his stats to Trout(who btw is clearly not as good a hitter as Harper is).

I mean just lulz. LA fans, for any sport, are the absolute worst.

LostOne287
05-15-2013, 08:38 AM
Thread was bumped to expose you as an effing idiot for thinking he was a bust, not to compare his stats to Trout(who btw is clearly not as good a hitter as Harper is).

I mean just lulz. LA fans, for any sport, are the absolute worst.

http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/6/62/Facepalm-shame.gif

AmazinJason
05-24-2013, 12:25 AM
Lol @ Bryce Harper being afraid of the outfield wall.

On the other hand, Trout is out there doing this:

http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/mlb/photogallery/081112-mike-trout.gif

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/3952900/mike-trout-amazing-catch-o.gif


Mike Trout = premier defender at the 3rd most important position (after catcher and SS).

Bryce Harper = afraid of the wall at a non-premium position.


My prediction from earlier is well on its way to becoming true:


I'll bump this thread again in 2 months when Harper is hitting a poverty .270 while Trout is GOATing at .350 on the way to another 30/30 season.

Trout now at 302/378/582.

Zylantypic
05-24-2013, 12:49 AM
Trout: .302/10 HR/35 RBIs with a .960 OPS

Harper: .288/12 HR/23 RBI with a .994 OPS

9 more games till May is done for the Angels and by then Trout will surpass Harper in almost every statistic category. See how stupid it was basing April off of the entire season? Brb GOAT month of May.