Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Glove Stories’
While he has not been the ‘poster boy’ for defense in 2014, Bryce Harper still had a fantastic season in the field, it was just interrupted by injuries.
Harper had a career low in errors in 2014 with just 4 over the span of the full season. His fielding percentage of .976 is solid, and he is still learning about how to play all of the different fields around the National League.
I fully expect Harper to get even better. I am just a little concerned with how the rotation of outfielders shakes out in Washington as it is going to be crowded if Ryan Zimmerman makes that transition a permanent one in 2015.
Still, Harper is a superb athlete. And with his speed and arm strength, I think he could contend for a Gold Glove Award if he consistently plays in the same spot throughout the course of the year.
I love how he is depicted on this card from the 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball card set:
I hope he makes the cut in 2015 again!