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Bryce Harper Takes Batting Practice (Video)

Bryce Harper will finally make his highly anticipated television debut on Saturday afternoon, as the Scottsdale Scorpions take on the Peoria Javelinas for the Arizona Fall League Championship.  The Scorpions will attempt to derail the Javelinas, who are seeking their second consecutive title and are lead by the 2nd overall pick in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft, Dustin Ackley.

In a game that is loaded with some of the most exciting young players in all of baseball, all eyes will inevitably be on the 18-year old Harper, who is now in today’s starting lineup. Despite the skepticism surrounding the Nationals’ decision to send their 1st overall selection in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft to the AFL, Harper has continued to show that he can handle virtually every situation, on and off the field.

In just 35 at-bats over nine games as a member of the Scorpion’s taxi-squad, Harper has hit .343/.410/.629 (1.039 OPS) with three doubles, two triples, a home run, and seven RBI.   Equally impressive is Harper’s absurd 1.375 OPS — .375, 5 runs, 2 doubles, a triple, and 5 RBI — with runners in scoring position.

The Arizona Fall League Championship can be found on both the MLB Network and, with first pitch scheduled for 3:08 PM ET.

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