Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will likely start for the National League in the 2018 MLB All Star Game, but thus far it has been a season he’d love to forget about.
While Harper’s 21 home runs will help put him in the Home Run Derby, the 25-year-old has struggled to collect base hits. In fact, Harper’s 2018 struggles have already helped him blow past a previous mark from last season.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Washington’s All-Star outfielder has gone hitless in 39 of his 84 games this season. In 111 games last season, Harper finished with only 29 hitless games.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 5, 2018
As the All-Star Game approaches, Harper certainly might need the days off during the week to try and get back on track. His .215 batting average would be a career-worst mark and come at an awful time with free agency looming this offseason.