Bryce Harper left the Washington Nationals’ 3-1 win versus the San Francisco Giants on Saturday in the very first inning after slipping on very first base, and it’s unidentified what does it cost? time he may miss out on. He’s 4th in the majors in punching portion (.614), 5th in batting average (.326) and OBP (.419) and connected for ninth in crowning achievement (29).
Exactly what would an extended injury mean for the Nationals?
Considering that Harper made his MLB launching on April 28, 2012, the Nationals have the second-most regular-season wins in baseball (they’re 526-397), behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.
However they’re simply 5-9 in the playoffs and still have not won a postseason series considering that the 1981 National League Department Series, when they were the Montreal Expos (the just postseason series win in franchise history).
Harper has actually been on the handicapped list just two times in his profession: In 2013, he missed out on 31 video games with left-knee bursitis, and in 2014, he missed out on 57 video games after having surgical treatment on his left thumb. As kept in mind in the chart, the Nats have actually been typical when Harper has actually missed out on substantial time.
The Nationals are 45-43when Harper is on the DL.
Who would change Harper in best field and in the lineup? Washington does not have a great deal of alternatives, with 11 gamers presently on the DL, which is connected for second-most in the majors (the Dodgers have 12).
That consists of the Nationals’ Opening Day beginners in left field (Jayson Werth) and center field (Adam Eaton), a gamer who has actually notched 66 video games in center field (Michael Taylor) and a gamer who has actually played 22 video games in left field (Ryan Raburn).
And the gamer who changed Harper in the lineup on Saturday, Andrew Stevenson, went into the video game with 15 profession big league at-bats.