Bryce Harper has one of the fastest bats that many fans will ever see. His tremendous power to go along with his speed is the recipe for a lot of hits and long home runs. Throw in a flamethrower pitching to him and you have a matchup that will have everyone watching.
The excitement will grow furthermore next season when interleague games are mixed into the everyday schedule. With the possibility of facing any team in the majors at anytime, it opens up the whole league for potential matchups.
Harper will have an opportunity this season to take on the best teams in the American League East if he is called up by early June. The Nats have a stretch from June 8th-21st in which they face the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays.
Some of the matchups will be all about the fastball, but others are about more than that. The delivery, the rest of the arsenal, when the matchup would happen in a ballgame... A lot goes into it but it all starts with the flamethrower on the mound.
Harper will be facing the best pitchers in the world, but which pitchers will we be most excited to see him face at the big league level? The first two are his teammates, so it's unlikely that we'll we get to witness that matchup anytime soon.