Last Updated on May 14, 2023 by Matt Musico
After getting Tommy John surgery following the 2022 World Series, nobody expected to see Bryce Harper on the field in 2023 for the Philadelphia Phillies until mid-season. But he returned from that injury as fast as anyone we’ve ever seen. He may not be playing the field yet, but he’s hitting, so we knew it was necessary to start keeping tabs on his power with our 2023 Bryce Harper Home Run Tracker.
All he missed was a little over a month once he officially made his season debut on May 2nd. He went 0-for-4 in his return against the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, Harper followed that up with a three-hit night and he’s been rolling ever since.
Below, you’ll find all the pertinent information you’d want to know about his 2023 tanks. This includes the date and opponent, along with the distance and exit velocity for each dinger.
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2023 Bryce Harper Home Run Tracker
Home Run No. 1: May 6th vs. Boston Red Sox
BRYCE HARPER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2023! pic.twitter.com/0WeNA4akEr
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 7, 2023
Distance: 396 feet
Exit Velocity: 106.6 mph
Home Run No. 2: May 13th vs. Colorado Rockies
A friendly reminder that Bryce Harper is coming off a significantly early return from Tommy John surgery pic.twitter.com/RHIggTZ2HE
— Casey Drottar (@CDrottar19) May 14, 2023
Distance: 439 feet
Exit Velocity: 110.2 mph
The 2023 campaign is Harper’s fifth with Philadelphia since coming over via free agency. He’s already climbing up the franchise’s all-time home run list quite quickly, among other things. Harper won his second NL MVP Award in 2021 after racking up his fourth 30-homer performance.
He slugged 35 that season, which is the same number he hit in 2019 during his first year with the club. The left-handed hitter’s career-high for a single season is 42. That came in 2015, which was his first NL MVP performance. His personal record is probably safe for now. But, he returned from the Injured List early enough to make hitting 30-plus again within the range of possibilities.
As Bryce launches each ball over the fence this season, we’ll continue to update this article. So don’t you worry — all you’ll need to know about his eventual 2023 destruction will be in one place.
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