Bryce Harper, born October 16, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, is an American professional baseball outfielder with the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.
Harper was selected by the Nationals with the first overall pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He won the 2010 Golden Spikes Award, awarded annually to the best amateur baseball player.
Going into the 2012 season, baseball prospect-watchers, including Baseball America, MLB.com, and Baseball Prospectus routinely ranked Harper as a top-3 prospect.
He made his MLB debut with the Nationals on April 28, 2012. Harper was selected for the 2012 All-Star Game, becoming the youngest position player to ever be selected.He has been touted as a “five-tool player”.
Harper’s swing has been compared to that of Babe Ruth.