Phillies’ Bryce Harper named as finalist for Hank Aaron Award

Bryce Harper is one of seven finalists for the Hank Aaron Award.
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Phillies’ star outfielder Bryce Harper has been named as one of the seven finalists for the Hank Aaron Award, given annually to the best overall offensive player in each league as voted on by the fans.

Harper slashed .268/.420/.542 for a .962 OPS with 13 home runs, 33 RBI, and a league-leading 49 walks in 58 games this season.

Over a normal 162-game season, Harper’s pace would have seen him play in 156 games with 34 home runs and 88 RBI.

Harper’s competition for the award is as follows:

Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves: 60 games, .341/.462/.640, 1.102 OPS, 13 HR, 53 RBI

Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers: .307/.358/.585, .943 OPS, 15 HR, 41 RBI

Dominic Smith, New York Mets: .316/.377/.616, .993 OPS, 10 HR, 42 RBI

Manny Machado, San Diego Padres: .304/.370/.580, .950 OPS, 16 HR, 47 RBI

Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals: .304/.417/.466, .883 OPS, 6 HR, 21 RBI

Juan Soto, Washington Nationals: .351/.490/.695, 1.185 OPS, 13 HR, 37 RBI

Fans looking to vote can visit MLB.com/hank-aaron-award#vote

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