Bryce Aron Max Harper who is popularly known as Bryce Harper is an American professional baseball player who plays as a right fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He kicked off his professional career with the Washington Nationals and stayed through with them for six years. Harper is quite knowledgeable with the game of baseball and has gathered a lot of experiences while being at it. In fact, he is often hailed as a five-tool player. While as a student-athlete, Bryce was the winner of the 2010 Golden spikes Award. As a professional baseball player, he was the youngest player to perform in an All-Star game in 2012 and ever since then, has bagged a lot of accolades to his name.
Bryce Harper – Biography
The baseball player was born on the 16th of October 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada and was named Bryce Aron Max Harper. He was opportune to be raised in a middle-class home and also never lacked anything as a growing lad. His father who worked as an ironworker was his drive. He often supported his son and helped him raise his shoulders towards achieving his dreams. Bryce has a younger brother named Bryan. Bryan is also on the same career course as his elder brother. He is a pitcher for the Washington Nationals.
Bryce Harper was a scholar at Las Vegas High School and had his college days at College of Southern Nevada. While as a student at both schools, he was actively involved with the game of baseball. Aron was a one-time Baseball America High School player of the year 2009.
Having learned the tricks behind the game of baseball and with his experience, Bryce Harper’s qualifications to join the Washington Nationals in 2010 was not really a surprise to many. He was drafted as an outfielder but subsequently played as a catcher; a position he also used in garnering fame. Ever since he joined the Washington Nationals, the baseball player’s dream has grown bigger. He proved his athletic stints with the team for almost a decade before he signed a contract as a free agent. Meanwhile, with the Washington Nationals, Bryce’s achievements are countless, he was often noted for his excellence as well as his dedication to his team.
Family – Dad and Wife
As aforementioned, Bryce Harper’s father has stood by him ever since the inception of his career. He raised his boys (Bryce and Bryan) to be strong men and today, he is reaping the fruits of his labor.
When it comes to the professional baseball player’s relationship status, he is unavailable. He is married to Kayla Varner. The duo met while they were high school student and kicked off a relationship in 2012. After their relationship began, they faced a few tussles, got engaged and subsequently called it off. They came back stronger in 2016 and sealed their union in an elaborate wedding ceremony on December 16, 2016.
Interestingly, Kayla is also an athlete. Born in 1992, she was a soccer player both as a high school and college student.
Like Bryce, Kayla is also committed to the Mormon Church and it was there, the two exchanged their vows. In fact, non-Mormon members were not allowed to grace their wedding. Currently, the couple is yet to be blessed with children.
Bryce Harper’s Net Worth
In 2016, it was in the news that Bryce Harper bought a house worth $2.7 million. A two-story building located in Nevada. Then in 2017, there were rumors that the baseball player would earn almost half a billion dollars for his next contract as a free agent. As the speculations went, he signed a 13-year deal worth $330 million contracts with the Philadephia Phillies. From our findings, we also realized that Bryce has other properties apart from his house at Nevada. In all of these, his net worth is pegged at $25 million.
Height and Weight
Most athletes are blessed with heights and Bryce Harper is no exception. He stands at 6 feet 3 inches and has maintained a weight of 97Kg. His physique is proof that he is a regular at the gym and of course, watches his meals. We wouldn’t forget to add that the baseball player is well endowed with abs and packs. For the other details regarding his body measurements, they are yet to be revealed.