Minor leaguer Bryce Harper, the overall #1 pick of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft and prized prospect of the Washington Nationals, is probably done for the season. He supposedly has a hamstring injury.
Hamstring injuries are funny things. They can’t be diagnosed with an MRI or an x-ray. A player is diagnosed with a hamstring injury when they say their hamstring hurts.
Personally, I find it a little suspicious that Harper has injured his hamstring. It’s not like he’s destroying the ball in Double-A. In 37 games with the Harrisburg Senators, Harper is hitting .256 with only 3 home runs. It’s probably the first time in Harper’s baseball career that he has struggled so badly.
I imagine he’s not used to it.
He’s always been the best player on his team. It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if he faked a very fakable injury to end his crappy season just a little bit quicker. That’s the kind of player he is.
This is the same player that talked about not being focused his final 20 games here in Hagerstown and just wanting to get out. How focused is he in Harrisburg? Considering that he’s only hitting .256, I would guess not too much.