Steve-o wrote:The sheen has kinda worn off him lately hasn't it? There are some serious questions about his ability to hit for average, his ability to find a position, his makeup, and his timetable. His ceiling is incredible because of the plus plus power, but his floor is Brandon Wood. He doesn't make an impact until 2013, and probably doesn't play a full season in MLB until 2014.
I'd be suprised if 2014 is his first full season. If he doesn't strike out 200 times this year, I can see a Sept callup in 2012 and a spring invite with a 50-50 shot at a full time job in 2013. It wouldn't be overly optimistic considering his potential; Strasburg got a callup last year when he was still 21 and he's a pitcher. I know there are alot of "ifs" involved, but as long as Harper's producing in the minors he won't require the same coddling that pitchers like Strasburg got.