Courtesy of Bryce Harper's Twitter account, @BHarper3407
MLB Team: Washington Nationals
One year of tweets and over 25,000 followers later, Bryce Harper is the top Major League Baseball prospect and number one prospect on Twitter to follow.
When the first overall 2010 MLB Draft pick first began using the site, many users thought the account was fake because it had never been verified and still doesn't have the little blue check mark next to his name—but it is the 19-year-old phenom.
Since Harper is in the spotlight for being the next big thing in baseball, the 6'3", 225-pound outfielder may want to think twice before clicking the button to make his 140-character messages visible. After all, the machine is proven to be a good tool to helping athletes become fan favorites.
He recently announced his favorite teams on Twitter with none of them stemming from the D.C. sports area, so fans back lashed a bit at him. Fans also scrutinized him when he asked music artist Wale for a shout out in one of his upcoming songs.
Whether it's tweeting about his puppy named Swag or using his profile to promote companies he is affiliated with, Harper is a fun and entertaining account to follow. He will never deliver a Marlins' Logan Morrison-type feed, but will most likely become one of the most followed and sought-after accounts on the site once he reaches the big leagues.