Harper's stock and sleeper batteries
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?
The answer to both questions is undoubtedly yes.
Good discussion on Harper after the jump. Plus -- remember Tony Sanchez and Matt Hobgood last year? Highly-picked C/P who people didn't have so high? Who could be them this year? Jason gives choices. Draft is in a month and a day; it's about time, if you're interested in these topics, that you hop on the Insider train.