The only really surprising thing from the Nationals' announcement that #1 pick Bryce Harper was that he would be an outfielder, not a catcher, the position he has played up till now.The rationale goes like this: Harper's main tool his his bat, more specifically his power. His other premier tool is his arm. Catching involves a heck of a lot more than throwing, so if the team made him a catcher, it would take at least an extra year or two to get him to the majors than if they put him in right field.Scouts say he's athletic enough that he could stick behind the plate, however, depending on how his body develops, and as a catcher he'd be a significantly more valuable player. Simply because there are so many fewer guys who can play catcher than outfielder, a premier bat at the catcher...

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