Dan Mullen ESPN.com
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler spoke glowingly about Bryce Harper when asked if he still thinks the free agent ranks among the very best players in the game: "Bryce Harper does a number of things well, but one of the things I found most fascinating about him last year was even through the times of his struggles, he still worked an incredible at-bat.
So it wasn't like rolling over to the second baseman on the first pitch when he was struggling, although that happened from time to time. But when he struggled he still put together a quality at-bat. He still worked the pitcher. He still made the opposition uncomfortable. And sometimes he'd end that at-bat with a walk, which I think there's a lot of value in that.
Now, when he's going good, he's one of the more difficult players to get out in the game. And I love the way he plays. I think there's so much to like about what Bryce Harper brings to the table.
His play on the field and then also what he brings to a clubhouse environment."