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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) warms up as he gets ready to bat as the Washington Nationals play the Georgetown Hoyas during a spring training exhibition game at Space Coast Stadium, Viera, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) runs to second base in the second inning as the Washington Nationals play the Houston Astros during spring training at the Osceola County Stadium, Kissimmee, Fla., Saturday, March 3, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) warms up as he gets ready to bat as the Washington Nationals play the Georgetown Hoyas during a spring training exhibition game at Space Coast Stadium, Viera, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34), left, Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11), second from left, Washington Nationals left fielder Jason Michaels (12), third from left, and Washington Nationals third baseman Mark Teahen (30), right, watch as Washington Nationals first baseman Michael Morse (38), second from right, takes batting practice during spring training at Space Coast Stadium, Viera, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) and Washington Nationals infielder Mark DeRosa (7) wait their turn for batting practice next to hitting coach Rick Eckstein (4) during spring training, Viera, Fla., Tuesday, February 28, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) poses for a portrait during photo day at spring training, Viera, Fla., Tuesday, February 28, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) signs autographs for fans before the Washington Nationals play the Houston Astros during spring training at the Osceola County Stadium, Kissimmee, Fla., Saturday, March 3, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) runs to second base in the second inning as the Washington Nationals play the Houston Astros during spring training at the Osceola County Stadium, Kissimmee, Fla., Saturday, March 3, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) signs autographs for fans before the Washington Nationals play the Houston Astros during spring training at the Osceola County Stadium, Kissimmee, Fla., Saturday, March 3, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Bryce Harper's 2011 season was limited to 109 games between Single-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg because of a hamstring strain. (The Washington Times)

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The Washington Times Nationals prospect Bryce Harper's demeanor has left some fans concerned about the 19-year-old outfielder.Richmond Times-Dispatch via Associated Press Nationals prospect Bryce Harper has said he would like emulate the lifestyle of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath.

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Bryce Harper is one of many promising major league prospects that has the Nationals organization poised to produce contenders for years to come. (AP Photo/The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer)

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Right fielder Bryce Harper, 19, playing for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League, already wows coaches and other player personnel with a devastating swing. But his outfield instincts and base running could use some refining. (Rick Scuteri/Special to The Washington Times)

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Scottsdale Scorpions right fielder Bryce Harper in the eighth inning during a Fall League baseball game against the Mesa Solar Sox on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, in Mesa. (Rick Scuteri/Special to The Washington Times)

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Scottsdale Scorpions right fielder Bryce Harper in the second inning during a Fall League baseball game against the Mesa Solar Sox on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, in Mesa. (Rick Scuteri/Special to The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Harrisburg Senators' Bryce Harper follows through on a grounder back to the pitcher during the second inning of a baseball game against the Richmond Flying Squirrels in Richmond, Va., on Thursday, July 21, 2011. (AP Photo/The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer)

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Bryce Harper, who was chosen by the Washington Nationals with the top pick in last year's draft, waits in the dugout during the first inning during the Harrisburg Senators' Double-A baseball game against the Richmond Flying Squirrels in Richmond, Va., on Thursday, July 21, 2011. (AP Photo Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer)

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Potomac Nationals outfielder J.R. Higley chases after a ball in right field, where top prospect Bryce Harper would have played. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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With Nationals' top prospect Bryce Harper bypassing High A Potomac for Double A Harrisburg, the Potomac Nationals didn't experience the spike in attendance and merchandise sales like Low A Hagerstown did with Harper on the team. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Pfitzner Stadium. which opened in 1983, has received much criticism for its condition and Nationals' top prospect Bryce Harper went straight from Low A Hagerstown to Double A Harrisburg. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)