Bryce Harper is one of the most successful players in the sport and he currently plays in Major League Baseball for the Washington Nationals.
Somehow, he stayed in the public eye mostly through his games, and a few times through his personal life. Here’s everything you need to know about him.
Bryce Harper Biography
The Washington Nationals star was born on October 16, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nevada as Bryce Aron Max Harper. He was raised in a working-class family and, like so many successful people, his first and foremost influence was his hard-working father, who is an ironworker.
He was raised alongside his brother, BryanHarper who also happens to be a baseball pitcher in the Washington Nationals and a mentor to young Harper when they were growing up according to their father. For his studies, Bryce Harper went to high school in Las Vegas and from there he went to the College of Southern Nevada. He played baseball in both high school and high school, winning Baseball America ‘s High School Player of the Year in 2009.
While he grew up loving and playing the sport, it was in 2010 that he turned pro after being drafted by the Washington Nationals as an outfielder, when he was more popular as a catcher.
From then on, his career continued to be on the fast rise as he was then brought in to play for the United States in the 2011 All-Star Futures Game. He would stay with the Nationals until 2017 when at which he was awarded a contract to earn over $21 million for the 2018 season, after which he is expected to be a free agent.
His career has been exemplified by numerous accomplishments and awards, including 5-Star Most Outstanding Player, 2015 NL MVP, 2015 ESPN MLB Personality of the Year (2016), Player of the Year SWAC, and many others.
Wife or girlfriend, is Bryce married?
The Washington Nationals right fielder is married to Kayla Varner. The two tied the knot in 2016 after dating high school sweethearts since 2012. Although Varner is the only woman the baseball player has been linked to, their relationship didn’t seem to be going as planned as they got engaged in 2014, with hopes of being husband and wife by 2015. , they called off the engagement before getting engaged again. This time, the knot was tied on December 16, 2016.
Curiously, Kayla Varner who was also Born in 1992, Harper is like her husband, an athlete. She played football in both high school and college. Apart from that, she also has a lot of other things in common with Bryce. For example, the two are members of the Mormon church and it was in the San Diego Mormon temple that they exchanged their vows.
Their wedding was classic with Bryce Harper wearing a jacket designed with Kyla’s photos. The couple’s friends and families attended the ceremony, but non-Mormon members were not allowed to attend the ceremony.
At the moment, the young couple does not yet have children.
Height, weight and body measurements
When it comes to body build, Bryce Harper is one of those people who doesn’t stand tall but is also well built. Athletic in size, he stands 190cm tall and weighs 97kg. Other details of his measurements have yet to be confirmed.
There was speculation in 2017 that baseball’s right fielder could hit half a billion dollars when it comes to his contract or at least $400 million when he becomes a free agent.
It has also been speculated that if he is able to secure a 15-year contract, considering that 2018 would only see him at 25, in the range of $35-40m a year, he could reach $600m. dollars.
If the deal is reached, it would help him become the highest-paid player in MLB history. At the moment, however, his net worth is over $13 million. It’s like he is on an annual salary of $13.62 million in 2018. Apart from his games, he has earned money from other commitments, including his endorsement deals.
He bought a $2.7 million home in a community in Nevada in 2016. This two-story home is one of the luxury properties owned by The Gamblers.