Bryce Harper, the first overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft, was recently promoted to Double-A Harrisburg. He was playing for Single-A Hagerstown, but the recent promotion now has him playing Double-A ball for the Harrisburg Senators.â†µ
The future Washington Nationals outfielder made his debut on Monday against the Erie SeaWolves, the Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Harper had two hits and a walk, and on Tuesday he will go up against future Tigers pitcher Jacob Turner in a battle on former top 10 picks.â†µ
Turner was the ninth overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft and is considered the best pitching prospect in the Tigers' farm system. He spent 2010 with the West Michigan Whitecaps and Lakeland Flying Tigers. Both of those teams are Single-A affiliates, and Turner moved up to Double-A Erie in 2011. So far this season he is 3-2 in 14 starts. He has pitched 93.2 innings and has an ERA of 3.07.â†µ
In Single-A Hagerstown, Harper had 82 hits, 14 home runs and 46 RBI in 72 games.â†µ
UPDATE: Turner's final line: 7 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, and the L. Bryce Harper was 0-for-4 with an RBI.