Wednesday 23rd January 2019,

Bryce Harper to Skip Home Run Derby

harperhomerunderbyThe Home Run Derby seems like fun and games, but it can really take a hitter out of his groove. Bobby Abreu with the Phillies several years back may be the posterchild for this, when he was barely able to hit a home run the second half of the season. There’s some data that suggests this is an actual swing.

Because of this fear, and largely because he father won’t be able to throw to him, Bryce Harper has decided to skip the derby.

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