Video above (clip by jmhsports) shows Bryce Harper absolutely crushing a baseball for his 12th home run of the season Wednesday night in a 14-12 Suns loss to the Greenville Drive. Jump to the 1:45 mark.
Mike Rizzo acknowledged that Harper would be promoted from Hagerstown eventually...just not yet:
"He's having a terrific season there. I like the setup he has there - he's very comfortable in his surroundings and has a great staff around him. But I don't see him staying there for the entire season. He'll be moved at some time. We're just not at the point where he's ready to move yet."
(Mike Rizzo, via MLB.com, 6/1/2011)
Davey Johnson tells MASN's Byron Kerr that he sees Harper sticking around for half the season:
"I see him being there probably, for sure, through the half season. I am not a big believer in moving guys during the season. Let them put the numbers up so they have an idea of what they are probably required to do every year."
(Davey Johnson, via MASNSports.com, 6/1/2011)