Shorebirdfan wrote:Watching them up close the last two nights, funny how two kids who are so talented and have so much in common can at the same time be so different. Both play at 100% all the time. They never pass on running out a simple grounder like they can beat it out. They have never seen a ball hit that they don't feel they can get to. Its really amazing to watch that drive that separates them from other toolsy kids. At the same time, their approach seems very different. Harper comes off very cocky, full of himself. He is quick to argue a call, give a dirty look to his hitting coach and appear to become frustrated with his teammates when they fail to execute. Machado on the other hand seems to always have a smile and be enjoying himself. He takes a leadership role on the field at 18, while Harper seems to avoid interaction with others. I feel that both will have long exceptional careers in MLB, but I feel that both will be looked at very differently in the public eye.
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