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Nationals prospect Bryce Harper, the first overall pick in last year's draft, obliges autograph seekers at the Class A Hagerstown Suns' home opener Friday. Harper's season is off to a 9-for-39 start with 12 strikeouts in 12 games.

DREW ANGERER/THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nationals prospect Bryce Harper, the first overall pick in last year's draft, obliges autograph seekers at the Class A Hagerstown Suns' home opener Friday. Harper's season is off to a 9-for-39 start with 12 strikeouts in 12 games.

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