Originally posted on SportsBlooded  |  Last updated 5/4/12

19-year old phenom Bryce Harper is feeling mighty comfortable is is new Washington Nationals gear these days. Since being selected with the first pick of the 2010 MLB Draft, we all knew that Harper was going to be in the big leagues in a hurry, but the start that he’s put together in his first 5 games has been amazing. He’s currently batting .375 with 0 HR’s and 3 RBI and has played both CF and LF for the Nats. Harper was initially brought up to add some much needed pop to the lineup after Nats 3B Ryan Zimmerman went down with a shoulder injury.

Initial thought around the league was that this would be a temporary stay for Harper, to give him a small taste of the bigs. After showing the ability to attack Major League hitting, Harper should be here to stay. His stats are solid but what makes him must see TV is the way he plays the game. He plays with the intensity and hard-nose mentality that we haven’t seen in a long time. With Harper in the outfield and Stephen Strasburg going 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA in 5 starts the Nationals are on the rise.

Check out the highlights from Harper’s game winning hit last night against the Arizona Diamondbacks...

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