- Date of Birth:
- October 16, 1992
- 6' 2"
- Las Vegas
Bryce Harper (born Bryce Aron Max Harper on October 16, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American professional baseball player. Bryce grew up in Las Vegas. He earned his GED as a high-school sophomore, making him eligible for the June 2010 Amateur Draft to jumpstart his professional baseball career. At 17-years-old, Bryce enrolled at the College of Southern Nevada to play in the National Junior College Athletic Association. He found success, hitting 31 home runs in 66 games. He was named the conference’s 2010 Player of the Year. The Washington Nationals drafted Bryce in the 2010 MLB Draft. Though Bryce played catcher, the team shifted him to outfielder. At 18, he was the second youngest player in history. Bryce played in the minor leagues from 2011 until he made his major league debut on April 27, 2012. On May 6, 2012, Bryce, at age 19, was the first teenager to steal home plate in a MLB game since 1964. Eight days later, Bryce hit his MLB home run. He was named the National League Rookie of the Year. He continued to develop as a home run slugger, making the MLB All Star Games in 2012, 2013 and 2015. In 2015, Bryce hit the longest home run of his professional career. That year, he also hit three home runs in a single game, the youngest player to do so since Joe Lahoud in 1969.
Best Known For:
Bryce Harper is best known as a professional baseball outfielder and slugger, playing for the Washington Nationals.
Bryce’s older brother, Bryan Harper, is also a professional baseball player, pitching for the Washington Nationals’ minor league team. Bryce was romantically involved with Ohio State soccer player, Kayla Varner.