NATS PROMOTE HARPER TO AA

OF Bryce Harper, the number one overall pick of the 2010 first year player draft, has been promoted by the Nationals to AA Harrisburg. In his AA debut today Harper collected two hits and scored a run to help Harrisburg to an 8-1 win over Erie.

The 18-year old feasted on lo-A pitching this season with a .318 average and 14 home runs in 72 games. Harper will be skipping high A ball in this move straight to AA.

Today’s game saw Harper in a new position defensively, playing left field for the first time as a professional.

HOTSTOVEHEAT on TWITTER