Superstar with 8 years left on his $44.8 billion contract

Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper, 32, has expressed his desire to sign another extension with the Phillies.

“Bryce Harper has eight years remaining on his 13-year, $330 million contract that he signed in 2019,” MLB.com reported on April 19. He said he would like to extend his contract.”

Harper is one of the most dominant home run hitters in Major League Baseball. He was highly touted as a college prospect and was drafted by Washington with the first overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. After seven years with the Nats, in which he batted .3306 (922-for-922) with 184 home runs, 521 RBI, 610 runs scored, 75 doubles, and a .900 OPS in 927 games, Harper became a free agent after the 2018 season and signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies. In five years with the Phillies, Harper has lived up to his big contract, 카지노사이트 batting .2078 (591-for-278) with 122 home runs, 368 RBI, 387 runs scored, 58 doubles, and a .931 OPS in 581 games.

After missing time last year due to injury,

Harper was still hot at the plate, batting .293 (134-for-457) with 21 home runs, 72 RBI, 84 runs scored, 11 doubles, and a .900 OPS in 126 games. In 1508 career major league games, Harper is batting .281 (1513-for-5384) with 306 home runs, 889 RBI, 997 runs scored, 133 doubles, and a .912 OPS. He is the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year, a seven-time All-Star (2012-2013, 2015-2018, 2021-2023), three-time Silver Slugger (2015, 2021, 2023), and two-time MVP (2015, 2021).

“I definitely want to be here for a long time,” Harper emphasized, “but we’ll see what happens. I don’t think I’m going to go back to right field. I don’t think so. But I never say never,” he laughed. “The Phillies said in November that they don’t just see Harper as their starting first baseman this season, but as long as he plays for the Phillies until the end of his contract in 2031 (when he’ll be 38) or until he’s in his early 40s,” MLB.com reported, suggesting that Harper could be the Phillies’ starting first baseman for a long time.

Harper started at first base last year in place of an injured Rhys Hoskins.

He played 36 games (303 innings) at first base last year, mostly as a designated hitter. “The Phillies believe Harper can win a Gold Glove at first base,” MLB.com explained.

Harper, who spoke with President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski after the 2023 National League Championship Series, said, “I think we had a good conversation. Me and Dombo sat down and he said, ‘I think this would be good for our team. 메이저사이트 And I said, ‘Okay.’ I wanted the team to know that I was willing to do whatever they wanted me to do. I said, ‘I’m willing to play first base,’ whether it’s right field or first base,” he said.

Harper’s agent, Scott Boras, said at the Winter Meetings in December that Harper wanted an extension. Harper, who has a tidy contract with no opt-out, said, “I haven’t really thought too much about the opt-out. I want to be on this team for a long time, I want to play into my 40s, that’s the most important thing to me. That’s the most important thing to me. That’s why I want to do it (sign an extension),” he said.

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