Bryce Harper is a professional baseball player. Harper graduated from high school early so that he could attend the College of Southern Nevada, where he won the 2010 Golden Spikes Award.
He played in MLB for the Washington Nationals from 2012 through 2018. He has been touted as a "five-tool player." The Nationals selected Harper as the first overall pick in the 2010 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut with the Nationals on April 28, 2012, at 19 years old. Harper was selected for the 2012 All-Star Game, becoming the youngest position player to perform in an All-Star Game. Harper won the NL Rookie of the Year Award in 2012 and tied for the NL lead in home runs in 2015. He was named the NL Most Valuable Player for 2015 by unanimous decision of the Baseball Writers' Association of America; at age 23, and became the youngest MLB baseball player to win the award. As a free agent during the 2018–19 offseason, he signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies, the richest contract in the history of North American sports at the time until being eclipsed shortly after by Mike Trout.
As of 2021, Harper is still a right fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies.Harper is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has spoken publicly about his decision to abstain from alcohol.