Bryce Harper Opens Up About His Defensive Shortcomings Last Season March 11th, 2019, SIS Featured CLEARWATER, Fla. – Bryce Harper knows his defense last season wasn’t good enough. The advanced defensive metrics are flawed and sometimes inaccurate, but practically all of them showed that Harper in 2018 was a worse outfielder than he had been in his previous six major-league seasons. According to Sports Info Solutions, Harper was worth minus-26 defensive runs last season. The previous three seasons, he was worth plus-26 defensive runs saved. Clearly, something was amiss in 2018. Click here to read the rest of the article at NBCPhiladelphia.com.