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01.05.2019 14:46
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Greater Western Sydney are confident classy midfielder Dylan Shiel will return from a groin injury in Saturdays AFL clash with West Coast.Shiel missed the Giants eight-point win over Gold Coast last Saturday.The 23-year-old has played every other game for GWS this AFL season, helping push the expansion club to fourth spot on the ladder and a maiden finals campaign.Nike Air Max Ireland Sale . The Redskins announced Monday that the quarterback who led the team to the Super Bowl championship in the 1987 season will serve as a personnel executive. Air Max Clearance Online . Vettel was 0.168 seconds faster than Red Bull teammate Mark Webber around the Suzuka circuit. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was two tenths of a second off Vettel. "The car balance is decent, but I think we can still improve," Vettel said. . Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. Nike Air Max Online Ireland Air Max Ireland Outlet . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games.Youve heard of counting your chickens before they hatch? Well, putting Bryce Harper anywhere near the top 100 -- let alone at No. 85 -- is counting your chickens before the eggs are even laid.Look, I get it. Harpers potential is huge. His ceiling is higher than the one in Yao Mings bedroom. Last year, as a 22-year old, Harper put up one of the greatest offensive seasons for a player his age. Im not going to regurgitate the numbers for you here because by now youve heard them plenty and seen them plenty. Suffice it to say, when you become the youngest unanimous MVP in the history of baseball, youve done OK.But just because a guy has one good year at the office (OK, one really, really good year) doesnt mean hes going to keep doing it over and over again. Sure, if you look at the roster of players who won MVPs at a young age, youll see lots of legendary names -- guys like Johnny Bench, Stan Musial, Cal Ripken, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron. As youd expect, every one of those greats cracked the top 100, and with plenty of breathing room. But that same list of precocious players also contains names such as Don Mattingly and Fred Lynn, both very good players in their own right, but neither of whom even sniffed our rankings because their flames didnt burn eternal -- they werent good enough for long enough.I know what youre thinking (and by you, I mean our top-100 polling posse): Mattingly and Lynn werent blue-chip prospects like Harper. Donnie Baseball was a 19th-rounder. And although Lynn was a second-rounder, its still not the same thing as being the top overall pick, which Harper was in 2010. Combine the prime pedigree with the historic 2015 season, and presto, youve got a legend in the making. Or so it seemed.(Sound of needle scratching on record.)In case you havent noticed, the legend of Harper isnt going according to plan in 2016. Oh, he started the season well enough in defense of his MVP crown. Sure, you could argue that he didnt deserve to be named National League Player of the Month for April (see: Arenado, Nolan). But you cant argue that Harper -- with his 9 home runs, 24 RBIs and 1.120 OPS during that first month -- didnt come out of the gate mashing.dddddddddddd But that was then, and this is now.Since April 27, Harper is hitting just .231 with a .378 slugging percentage. His average ranks 149th out of 159 qualified major leaguers over that time, and his slugging ranks 130th. Even when Harper isnt getting hits, his prolific plate discipline -- he set a franchise record with 124 walks last season and walked 45 times in his first 39 games this year -- has a huge impact on the game. But since May 19, he has drawn a relatively human 27 free passes in 50 games. During that time, his .347 on-base percentage puts him firmly in the middle of the pack (38th out of 82 NL players).On one hand, maybe its just a slump. A really extended, nearly half-season slump thats about to end. Maybe Harpers on the verge of busting out and going on a tear that will have his average north of .300 come October, and well all look back and say, See, we knew it was just a matter of time.On the other hand, maybe what were seeing this year is the real Bryce Harper. Maybe the .270-something that he hit in each of his first three seasons is more like the rule, and last years video game numbers were the exception. If thats the case, then the slash line were seeing offensively from Harper in 2016 (.252/.394/.477) is roughly equivalent to what we can expect in the years to come. For the record, its also roughly equivalent to what?Joey Votto?is doing this season. And with all due respect to Votto -- who, like Harper, is a former MVP -- his name doesnt appear anywhere on our top-100 list.Just because Harper put up one monster year doesnt mean we should automatically grant him the keys to the kingdom. Slow your roll. Let him do it a few more times before we exalt him to top 100 in the history of a sport that has been in existence for nearly two centuries status.After all, hes still only 23 years old -- well within the parameters of whats known in the poultry biz as a spring chicken. Its way too early to start counting him. ' ' '

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