The shear power of Bryce Harper was startling. The late comeback by the Washington Nationals? Yep, that was shocking, too.
Game Lawrence Guy Jersey Harper hit an eye-popping, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning that sent the Nationals past the New York Mets 8-6 Monday night.
Barreled it pretty good, Harper said. It just broke and kept going.
Harper hit his major league-high eighth home run, and his 33 1/2-inch, 31 1/2-ounce Marucci bat paid the price. It cracked into two pieces, but the ball still flew an estimated 406 feet to right-center field.
The lumber shattered just above his hands, and the barrel helicoptered into the high, protective netting behind home plate on the first base side. The five-time All-Star trotted most of the way to first holding the few inches of the handle that remained after connecting in the first off Jacob deGrom.
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On his way back to the dugout, Harper playfully pulled up his sleeve to show his biceps.
The 25-year-old former NL MVP has hit 158 home runs so far. Anything like that?
However, the majority of the league is going to fall into that gray area somewhere in between the two extremes. They’ll have good weeks followed by bad weeks, and while not all player pendulums will swing as wildly — or end up settling at the same level of overall performance — most will end up in the same general neighborhood of fantasy production.
This is why I’m always ready to zig when a large portion of fantasy managers decide to zag. Overreaction is always going to be a part of fantasy baseball. Sometimes, these rash decisions actually prove out to be the correct ones, but more often than not — well, we Shane Ray Jersey call them rash decisions for a reason.
Let’s take a look at two of the players who were among the most added/dropped from the past seven days.
Asdrubal Cabrera was added to a whopping 47.1 percent of leagues over the past week. With the New York Mets playing solid baseball, and Cabrera putting up solid stats April 5-10 (8-for-21, 3 HR,.381/.435/.857, 25 fantasy points), it’s easy to see why folks were drawn to him like moths to a flame. And, of course, from April 11 to April 15, the story for Cabrera was quite different: 3-for-13,.231/.231/.308, four fantasy points.