Brandon Harper

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Brandon Harper
Catcher
Born: (1976-04-29) April 29, 1976 (age 41)
Odessa, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 9, 2006, for the Washington Nationals
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2006, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
Batting average .293
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 6
Teams

Brandon Scott Harper (born April 29, 1976) is a former American Major League Baseball catcher, who played 18 games with the Washington Nationals in 2006.

Personal life[edit]

Harper was born in Odessa, Texas on April 29, 1976.[1] He went to high school in Hobbs, New Mexico.[1] He attended Dallas Baptist University. He was the Florida Marlins' 4th round selection and 126th overall selection of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft.[1]

He is not related to Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, although he does have a younger brother named Bryce.[2]

Harper now lives in Colorado with his wife and works for Edward Jones.[2]

Career[edit]

Harper spent 11 years in the minor leagues, battling a number of injuries that kept him out of big-league action.[2]

He played for both the Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers minor league system. He made his debut with the Washington Nationals on August 9, 2006.

Both of Harper's home runs came on the same day, in an August 20 game against the Philadelphia Phillies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Brandon Harper". thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d Wagner, James (September 13, 2012). "Brandon Harper: A former National with similarities to Bryce Harper". The Washington Post. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 

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