“I love big talent. I am a baseball fan,’’ Rodriguez told George King of the NY Post. “To be 19 years old and doing what he is doing . . .”
Harper is just 19, but he has a .303/.384/.548 line through his first 41 games as he has helped lead the Nationals to first place in the NL East. He’s so good and so young that he has drawn many comparisons to the Yankees own Mickey Mantle.
For those of you wondering when the Yankees might have a chance to land Harper. He’s 19 now and will only be turning 26 when he becomes a free agent after the 2017 season. But that’s getting way ahead of ourselves.
The Yankees will not be facing the Nationals other phenom, pitcher Steven Strasburg, in this series.