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23:50  27 march  2019
23:50  27 march  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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And for the second consecutive year, Bryce Harper was voted the " most overrated " player in the league by the surveyed players . He was voted " most overrated " in a poll of anonymous players conducted by ESPN in both 2014 and 2015, when he won the National League MVP award.

Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper is trying to look on the bright side after being named the most overrated player in the league by his peers. Harper earned 62 percent of the vote when players were asked by The Athletic who the most overrated player in baseball is .

For a second consecutive year, The Athletic surveyed players across Major League Baseball on a variety of subjects, from their favorite managers to potential rule changes.

And for the second consecutive year, Bryce Harper was voted the "most overrated" player in the league by the surveyed players.

Harper's reaction?

"I don’t really know what to say," the Philadelphia Phillies outfielder told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. "I mean, I have no answer. I have no idea.

Phillies legend Mike Schmidt offers high praise for Bryce Harper

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The poll asked MLB players to vote on 20 different items, including the “ most overrated ” player . According to The Athletic, about one-third of the league’ s players participated, which is a pretty good representation. Harper received a whopping 62 percent of the vote for “ most overrated

A recent poll found that players voted Bryce Harper as the most overrated player in baseball. There' s only one problem: He' s underrated, not overrated . Quite a few baseball fans and talking heads are in agreement. An anonymous NL executive called Harper “ overrated ” last year as well.

"I knew ESPN did (a similar poll) a couple years back, and I won MVP the next year. So I don’t know. Maybe we’ll do that again this year. We’ll see."

Harper spoke to USA TODAY Sports as part of an endorsement deal with Acuvue Oasys with Transitions, new transition contacts lenses that he is wearing this season. The lenses have technology that is designed to adapt to changing light.

The scrutiny is nothing new for Harper, who was billed as "baseball's chosen one" on the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was just 16 years old and drafted No. 1 overall in 2010. He was voted "most overrated" in a poll of anonymous players conducted by ESPN in both 2014 and 2015, when he won the National League MVP award.

Now 26, Harper has been voted to six All-Star Games in his seven big-league seasons, averaging 32 homers and 91 RBI per year. He signed a 13-year, $330-million deal with the Phillies last month after starting his career with the Washington Nationals.

Harper gets 1st hit after 0-for-9 start in spring training

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Phillies slugger Bryce Harper was left speechless after learning he had been voted the most overrated player in baseball. While some players must feel he’ s not worth the price tag, Harper already has set jersey records, according to Fanatics. His No. 3 Phillies jersey set 24- and 48-hour

MLB players think Bryce Harper is overrated — in overwhelming fashion. According to The Athletic, 62 percent of the poll respondents voted Harper as the most overrated player in baseball. Harper ’ s was the only name that came up more than half the time in any of the poll questions asking players

Contact Tom Schad at [email protected] or on Twitter @Tom_Schad.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Bryce Harper responds to being voted MLB's 'most overrated' player

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