Harper's stock and sleeper batteries
May, 6, 2010
By Jason A. Churchill | ESPN.com
Josh Holmberg /Icon SMIYou can still rise up, sir. Just maybe not in terms of actual draft number...Bryce Harper has spent the past five months proving to almost everyone that he's more than just hype and deserving of the No. 1 overall pick in this year's First-Year Player Draft. The 17-year-old enters the final weekend of the regular season hitting .417/.507/.899 with 21 home runs, 16 doubles and a 31-31 BB/K ratio in 51 games. The Washington Nationals, owners of that prized selection, have all but said publicly that Harper will be the choice on June 7.
Is there anything left for him to prove? Can he actually improve his stock if he's already the odds-on favorite to be the top pick?