As crazy as it might be to believe, Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper just completed his first full season in the big leagues.
True, his rookie season was pretty extended for most, but this was the first full season for Harper as a Major League Baseball player and he took full advantage, despite injuries that kept him out of the lineup far too often as Harper only played in 118 games. However, when he did play, Harper produced.
Now, with the offseason ahead of him, sore with disappointment after the Nationals failed to make the postseason, Harper plans to workout endlessly this Winter and says he will be ‘as big as a house’ come Spring Training.
Per the Washington Post:
Harper, eventually, plans to lose himself in offseason weight lifting and to arrive at spring training “as big as a house.” His immediate plans are to do nothing for a month but spend time at home in Las Vegas with his family and his girlfriend. “I’m just going to settle down and lay on my couch and hang out with my dog,” Harper said.
Adding muscle rapidly isn’t always the best thing for athletes as it has been known to mess with mechanics, though, an already strong Harper getting that much stronger? A scary thought for National League opponents.