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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)

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USA left fielder Bryce Harper swings for a strike against the World team during the second inning of the All Star Futures baseball game Sunday, July 10, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Harrisburg Senators' Bryce Harper signs autographs before a baseball game against the Erie SeaWolves, Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at Metro Bank Park, in Harrisburg, Pa. Harper's impressive stats earned the teenager a Fourth of July promotion Monday, moving on to Double-A as part of the Washington Nationals' measured approach with last year's No. 1 overall draft pick. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Chris Knight)

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In this July 4, 2011 photo, Harrisburg Senators' Bryce Harper throws from the corner of left field during the third inning of a baseball game against the Erie SeaWolves at Metro Bank Park, in Harrisburg, Pa. Harper's impressive stats earned the teenager a Fourth of July promotion Monday, moving on to Double-A as part of the Washington Nationals' measured approach with last year's No. 1 overall draft pick. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Andy Colwell)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Nationals prospect Bryce Harper was unqualifed hit in his first pro stop, Single-A Hagerstown. Now he's at Double-A Harrisburg and remains in demand with the fans because of his booming bat and cannon-like arm. And he won't turn 19 until October.

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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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Bryce Harper stops to sign a few autographs for fans after the Hagerstown Suns' home opener against the Lakewood Blueclaws at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Md., on Friday, April 15, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Bryce Harper tries to beat out a ground ball during his first home at-bat during the Hagerstown Suns' home opener against the Lakewood Blueclaws at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Md., on Friday, April 15, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)