Is Bryce Harper worth $330 million? | The Tylt
Bryce Harper's free agency has reportedly ended, signing a 13-year, $330-million contract from the Philadelphia Phillies. Based on his star power, and the numbers he has produced so far, many feel he is worth the investment. Others look at his playoff record and don't think he's worth the money he got. What do you think? ⚾
Is Bryce Harper worth $330 million?
Harper is one of the biggest stars in the league with his marketability and must-watch talent. When he's in the zone, he's one of the most electrifying players in the league.
The six-time All-Star managed to drive in 100 RBIs despite being walked 130 times by opponents. And at age 25, he hasn't even hit his peak yet. The former MVP will bring in way more than what any team ends up paying him. He's worth the money.
Harper is talented, but he's not as automatic as everyone likes to think he is. Injuries have slowed his career and dependability is a huge factor in receiving that kind of money.
After his MVP season, Harper has only topped 4.0 WAR once. He's a good player, but $330 million is too much for a player who couldn't top 1.5 WAR two of the last three seasons.