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He's young, talented, and fun to watch. He's Bryce Harper, bro.
The 19-year-old phenom made his major league debut with as much hype surrounding him as Ken Griffey Jr. upon his arrival to the bigs.
And he has delivered, much in the same manner that Junior did. Harper leads the Washington Nationals in batting average with his .280, while he is second in runs (41) and third in home runs (eight).
While other rookies have come along and performed better than Harper this season, the Nats phenom has performed exceedingly well considering the immense pressure placed onto his shoulders ever since the day he was drafted.
As a rookie, Griffey played in 127 games for the Mariners, put up a .264/.329/.420/.748 batting line with 16 home runs, 61 RBI and 61 runs.
Through his first 59 games, Harper has a .280/.354/.478/.832 batting line with eight home runs, 23 RBI and 41 runs.
Comparable? I think so.