Bryce Harper, the left fielder for the Washington Nationals, is one of the most exciting young players in baseball. The 2012 Rookie of the Year at the tender age of 19 (his 2012 is one of the best seasons for a 19 year old in baseball history), Harper is a special player, a thrill to watch. At least he’s supposed to be. Unfortunately for Nat’s fans and baseball fans in general Bryce injured his left hand this week sliding into third base after a bases clearing triple.
9 Most Hated Players In The MLB: Bryce Harper, Nationals. So young, yet so hated. At 22 years old, the media is already treating the young player like a legend. So naturally, he acts like he is one. While Harper groupies may try to justify Harper’s “I am the Baby Jesus of baseball” attitude with his young age, Harper has repeatedly argued with umpires, blown kisses at pitchers during runs and compares himself to Hercules.