Above, video of the absolute bomb Bryce Harper hit last night in Arizona Fall League action, his 5th home run and 17th RBI in his last 8 games.
In an interview on 106.7 The Fan's Mike Wise show with Holden Kushner on Wednesday, Davey Johnson left open the possibility that Harper could start the 2012 season in Washington:
Kushner: "Are you going to give him [Harper] a legit shot to make the major league roster, or is something where he needs more development?"
Davey: "Guys, I'm going to go north with the best group of guys I can lay my hands on, okay? I'm gonna keep an open mind and I said that once before...I said that to Rizzo, about a guy named Dwight Gooden. I said just keep an open mind going into spring. ...No, you're not reaching at all. A lot depends on if we can pick up ...a center fielder, a frontline center fielder. And I dont' see us doing that on the free agent market."
Given the way Harper has been hitting in the Arizona Fall League, doesn't seem like such a stretch...
Listen to the complete interview yourself right here.