Found March 12, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
Already having represented the red, white and blue in the 18-and-under Pan American Junior Championships in Venezuela and the 2008 16-and-under Pan Am Youth Championships in Mexico, Washington Nationals wunderkind Bryce Harper is determined to compete for USA Baseball in the next World Baseball Classic. “In four years, absolutely I want to play, 100 percent,” said Harper, 20, who Washington selected out of the College of Southern Nevada with the first overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. “They can write my name down right now. I’m all for USA. I’m all for playing in the WBC and the Olympics, … Continue reading →
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

The best of the NL East

Welcome to our annual series of ‘best player by position’ per division across all of Major League Baseball. Our goal in this set of articles was to set forth the player from each position that is the best in the division right now. No weight was given to a player’s glorious or dubious past. These are our opinions as to who is most likely to represent the division in top-tier...

Harper already psyched for 2017 WBC

Here is good news for American baseball fans and bad news for the rest of the world: Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals' emerging superstar, doesn't plan to miss the next World Baseball Classic. "In four years, absolutely I want to play, 100 percent," Harper said Monday. "They can write my name down right now." Harper, 20, already has represented...
COMMITTING EARLY

Harper wants to play in next WBC

Bryce Harper is not on this year's Team USA roster for the World Baseball Classic, but he reportedly said he wants to play in the next one.

Strasburg to start on opening day for Nationals

Stephen Strasburg will make his second opening day start for the Washington Nationals when the National League East champions open the season at home against the Miami Marlins on April 1. Strasburg went 15-6 with a 3.16 ERA last season before he was shut down after 159 1-3 innings. The Nationals did not want to tax his arm in his first season back from Tommy John surgery. The decision...

How the Nats are welcoming Span

  Welcome to the Nationals, Denard Span, and enjoy your new corner outfielders, Bryce Harper in left and Jayson Werth in right.   “They got their own sign language out there,” Span, the Nationals’ new center fielder, said Monday morning. “I’m trying to pick up on it, just the communication part of it, what they like to do, what they like to say to each other.”   Sign...

Strasburg to start on Opening Day

Stephen Strasburg will make his second Opening Day start for the Washington Nationals when the National League East champions open the season at home against the Miami Marlins on April 1. Strasburg went 15-6 with a 3.16 ERA last season before he was shut down after 159 1-3 innings. The Nationals did not want to tax his arm in his first season back from Tommy John surgery. The decision...

Rays trim their spring roster 54 players

MIAMI (AP) -- Gio Gonzalez munched on chicken wings and shrimp scampi at a sports bar in his hometown as he watched Team USA rally to stay alive in the World Baseball Classic. The next game he'll take in from the mound. The Washington Nationals' left-hander will start for the United States in its opener of round two Tuesday night against Puerto Rico. The U.S. team rallied...

US beats Puerto Rico 7-1 in WBC

Gio Gonzalez gave Team USA its best start yet, and David Wright provided a big finish.

Fantasy baseball breakout prospects

Is there a Mike Trout or Bryce Harper among the prospects that will debut in 2013? It's unrealistic for fantasy owners to expect a statistical season from a prospect similar to the one Trout had last season, but there are farmhands who will undoubtedly impact fantasy squads this season. This is the first of a two-part series that will examine a few prospects that could greatly...

Can Jurickson Profar Live Up To The Hype?

Thanks in large part to both Mike Trout and Bryce Harper taking baseball by storm last season, this 2013 class of rookies will have a ton of pressure on them to succeed right away. Leading the way as the most likely start is Jurickson Profar. Can the talented shortstop for the Rangers really match the level of those two just a season ago? Profar made an immediate splash in the majors...
Nationals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.