Bryce Harper might want to tone it down once he finally makes it to the major leagues.
The star prospect in the Washington Nationals system hit a home run last night in a Class-A game and admired his feat by staring at the ball as he walked towards first base in admiration of his great talents. Harper took about eight steps before he began jogging around the bases.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, Harper wasn’t done entertaining the crowd.
After rounding third base, and halfway to home plate, Harper turned his head and blew a kiss to the pitcher who allowed the home run.
During his next at-bat, Harper was brushed back by a relief pitcher for Greensboro, ESPN reported.
Harper’s home run came on the same day that Major League Baseball held its annual draft. Harper was selected with the first pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, one year after the Washington Nationals selected pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg in the same spot.
As the right fielder for the Hagerstown Suns, Harper is currently batting .342 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI.
Harper was first introduced to the sports world in 2009, when Sports Illustrated put the 16-year-old on their cover for a story titled: “Baseball’s Lebron.”