Confidence will help Harper succeed
April, 28, 2012
By Jim Bowden | ESPN Insider
Kim Klement/US PresswireEven if he struggles, Harper's mental toughness will help him make adjustments and learn.
It’s only fitting that Washington Nationals prospect Bryce Harper will make his major league debut basking in Hollywood’s shadow, because the 19-year-old’s story is cut from a movie script.
By now everyone knows his background as the baseball wunderkind who amazed YouTube viewers with Paul Bunyan-like hitting feats. As a Las Vegas-area high schooler, he graced the covers of national magazines and even graduated early and enrolled in junior college because he needed the upgrade in competition. He hits tape-measure home runs, throws in the mid-90s and runs like a gazelle.
And he unveils it all at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night.