Late in the 2013 season Bryce Harper made a statement about his plans for the winter, putting it bluntly how he wanted to "get as big as a house." It was his way of saying he wants to bulk up for 2014 and gain weight. Now Harper has a specific weight in mind. He told ESPN this week he hopes to report to spring training at over 240 pounds. Harper weighed around 218 pounds near the end of 2013 according to the same article. "I want to go into spring training about 240, 245," he said. 240 pounds? That's bigger than anyone currently on the Nationals besides Ross Ohlendorf who is an inch or two taller than Harper. If he were to reach 245 pounds that would put him at Michael Morse's size, at least based on his Baseball Reference page.
Harper expects to weigh 245 pounds by spring
CSN Washington | Jan 4