This offseason the Phillies picked up one of the biggest hitters in Major league baseball, Bryce Harper.
Harper signed a 13-year, 330 million deal with the Phillies this spring, and so far his popularity hasn’t wavered one bit. According to Espn, Harper’s jersey ended a two-year reign for Aaron Judges No. 99 jersey. Harper’s new No. 3 Phillies jersey set a professional sports record for most jerseys sold in 24 to 48 hours. According to online retailer Fanatics, Harper’s jersey has been number 1 since January 1st.
Harper overtook Judge, the New York Yankees’ 6-foot-7 slugger. Above all, he had topped the list since his breakout rookie season in 2017. Reigning American League MVP and World Series champion Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox are third, two-time AL MVP Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is fourth, and veteran St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is fifth in figures released Thursday.
MVP? Booed in Philly? Predicting Bryce Harper’s first year with Phillies
Overall, going into Harper’s debut in his new home, we put our experts on the spot with over/under for his 2019 numbers and asked them to call the dates for big Bryce milestones.The Chicago Cubs are the only team with two players in the top 10: Javier Baez at seven and Anthony Rizzo at nine.Furthermore, Phillies fans are excited for this season more than any other season, basically because of Harper’s signing. On March 21st against the Blue Jays, Harper hit his first two home runs of spring training to help the Phillies to a 13-6 win. Harper has 184 career home runs with 521 RBIs.
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