Pitchers and catchers for teams are starting to report to their Spring Training complexes, with position players reporting within the next week or so.
The Washington Nationals are looking to get back on top of their respected division after coming in second behind the Atlanta Braves and failing to make the post-season. The Nationals finished the 2012 season with the best record in the league with the Cincinnati Reds right behind them.
Now franchise player Bryce Harper underwent knee surgery some in October and wasn’t sure if he was going to be ready by Spring Training. But according to NatsInsider.com, Nationals skipper Matt Williams says that Harper will be a “full-go” for Spring Training.
He may start off with some light work and get a couple pinch hit appearances for the first week or two. The 21 year old outfielder finished the 2013 campaign with 20 home runs, 58 RBI’s and a batting line of .274/.368/.486 through 118 games.
If he’s able to stay healthy, I see this kid hitting at least 31-32 home runs and at least 70-75 RBI’s.