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Bryce Harper Takes Batting Practice, Impresses

Later this afternoon, Bryce Harper will be introduced to the media as an official member of the Washington Nationals. Before that, though, he took batting practice and wowed the assembled crowd with some towering home run balls. 

MASN's Ben Goessling described the scene:

Dressed in Nationals workout gear and sporting a mohawk, Harper has already knocked one off the facing of the third deck, and then put one in the third deck. He hit back-to-back shots into both bullpens, has put several balls in the second deck and is consistently driving the ball out of the park to right center. You can tell Harper's natural power gift by the way the ball jumps off his bat; it looks like it's heading out of the park as soon as he makes contact.    

Not that we needed any more confirmation of Harper's natural ability, but that's good to hear.

SB Nation D.C. will have full coverage of Harper's press conference starting at 5:45.