Harper went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer Sunday against the Braves. After hitting .286 in April, Harper has failed to reach the .260 mark since July 7, and he's slashing .246/.386/.459 on the year. Despite the unexpected production from the fifth-year player, he's at least posting the second-best on-base percentage of his career.
Haper went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a pair of runs scored as the Nationals fell to the Rockies 12-10. The homer was Harper's first since July 20th, a stretch of time over which he has been mired in a miserable slump. He's hit just .190/.326/.352 over his last 30 games, but may be snapping out of it, hitting .333/.433/.625 over his last seven. The home run was Harper's 21st of the year, nine of which he hit in April. It's easy to forget that Harper is still just 23 years old, having had such high peaks in his career, winning an MVP award in 2015. Fantasy owners should stay hopeful with someone as talented as Harper, who has shown the ability to put up big flurries of offensive output in short stretches of time.
Harper went 3-for-3 with two walks, two doubles and an RBI in Monday's win over the Rockies. He's returned to the lineup from his neck issue with a vengeance, going 4-for-6 with three doubles and three walks over the last two games. If Harper is truly 100 percent again, don't be surprised if he goes on a tear over the final weeks of the season.
Harper (neck) went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Braves. In his first game action since Aug. 6, Harper was able to hit the ball with some authority and he appears to be over the neck stiffness that was keeping him sidelined. The right fielder has been alternating big months with terrible ones this season, so coming off a .176/.303/.319 July he seems due to go on a tear. With the Nationals starting a series in Coors Field on Monday, Harper couldn't have picked a better time to return.
Updating a previous report, Harper (neck) will be added to the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Washington's original lineup featured Brian Goodwin in right field, but the entire order will be reshuffled following the addition of Harper into the three-spot. Harper underwent an MRI Saturday, and the results came back clean, but it was initially suspected that Washington would continue to take a conservative approach. His health must have taken a turn for the better, as Harper's pregame routine must have been sufficient to convince team trainers that he was capable of starting. His progress will certainly be monitored closely, and any indication of discomfort could result in his removal, but until further notice, look for Harper to return to his regular role.