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Bryce Harper Will Not Be Among Nationals' Latest Roster Cuts

Let me start this article with a quick warning. Do not get too excited about this. Bryce Harper will not be making the Major League roster out of Spring Training this year. He won't be making the AAA, or even AA roster for that matter. By all accounts, he will still be starting his first professional season in Class-A ball.

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Having said that, Bryce Harper is making such a good impression on the Nationals brass this Spring Training that they want to get an extended look at him. According to Ben Goessling at MASN, Bryce Harper won't be part of the latest round of roster cuts that will take place later today.

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But the fact Harper is staying in major league camp means two things: The Nationals are comfortable letting him see major league pitching a little longer, and he'll continue to get enough at-bats to develop.

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Harper is hitting .375 in 16 at-bats this Spring, and seems to be getting even more comfortable as time goes on. Again, and I can't make this clear enough, Bryce Harper will not be on the opening day roster. But the fact that the Nationals are comfortable keeping him around longer than they have to is an extremely positive sign.

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