Bryce Harper is a freak. An athletic, muscle-dense, flow-donning freak. Nobody disputes this fundamental truth of existence.
But still, I did not see this coming:
— #Statcast (@statcast) April 16, 2018
That wasn’t even just a barely-made-it homer. That was a broken-bat, 406-foot shot.
How. How is that possible. HOW. I AM NOT INCLUDING QUESTION MARKS BECAUSE IT’S JUST HOW.
In all seriousness, Harper had already transferred his swing’s force into the ball by the time it snapped, thanks to his strong wrists. But still, it had to be the impact of the pitch and the swing that initially cracked the bat, and yet it still went out. Way out. I’m extremely blown away right now.