Jeff Passan’s MLB Awards column lays out how truly awesome Bryce Harper is playing down the stretch for your Washington Nationals:
“[Harper’s] OPS bottomed out at .718 on Aug. 15. In the 156 at-bats since, Harper is hitting .327/.387/.667 with 12 home runs. By the way, Mr. Might-Be-MVP[, Miguel Cabrera] is .319/.395/.652 with 13 homers over the same time.”
So, Harper is actually hotter than the guy who is absolutely tearing it up on his way to the first Triple Crown in forever. Got it. This is why people are talking about him winning MVP next year at age 20.
As for this season, Passan has Harper winning NL Rookie of the Year.