Bryce Harper is at an elite 162-game pace

Bryce Harper of Philadelphia Phillies # 3 reacts after hitting an RBI double in the first innings against the New York Mets at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 5, 2022.
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Some MLB sluggers are really capable of hitting .300 with 40 homers and 100 walks in a 162-game season.

You can probably count them with one finger: Mike Trout, Juan Soto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Bryce Harper.

Add to that 15 stolen bases and Harper will probably be able to meet the only criteria.

The Philadelphia Phillies slugger is currently not 100 percent healthy due to a partially torn UCL, but he won the National League Player of the Week award with a great hitting performance.

It seems that the injury will not have much effect on his injury.

In the best shape of his life

In fact, you can see in his 162-game pace that he is in the best form of his life.

“#Philis Bryce Harper is batting .314 / .417 / .633 including 122 runs, 181 hits, 54 doubles, 2 triples, 42 home runs, 105 RBIs, 105 balls base and 19 stolen bases have played his last 162 games, ”said MLB analyst. Ryan Spader tweeted.

Some video-game numbers from one of the league’s true best hitters.

That 162-game performance will rival the best sluggers of the steroid era: it’s just an amazing feat for Harper, who looks set to win his third MVP award this season.

Perhaps more than personal admiration, Harper wants to take his Phillies to the post-season, but it will be extremely difficult to achieve in the landscape of a highly competitive National League.

Now that he has the help of Kyle Schwartz and Nick Castellanos, plus Alec Bohm, Jean Segura, Rees Hoskins and Jetty Realmuto, Philadelphia has a good chance if the rotation can perform as expected.

Harper will be in charge there.

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