June 7, 2011
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina junior left-handed pitcher Bryan Harper was selected in the 30th round of the 2011 MLB Draft as the No. 907 overall pick by the Washington Nationals. Harper is the seventh current Gamecock to be drafted this year. Jackie Bradley Jr. was selected in the supplemental round yesterday by the Boston Red Sox with Matt Price a sixth round selection by the Arizona Diamondbacks and Scott Wingo an 11th round selection by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Peter Mooney was selected in the 21st round by the Toronto Blue Jays with senior right-hander John Taylor selected in the 22nd round by the Seattle Mariners and Adam Matthews in the 23rd round by the Baltimore Orioles.
Harper for the season is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA. He has 18 strikeouts in 18.1 innings pitched and 22 appearances with a save as well. Opponents hit just .250 against him.
HARPER’S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2011 – Struck out lone batter he faced in 11-1 win over Charleston Southern (5/11) … First career win as a Gamecock with season-high 2.1 scoreless innings and three strikeouts in 8-3 win over College of Charleston (4/19) … 1.2 scoreless innings of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 2-0 loss at The Citadel (4/12) … First career save with game-ending strikeout with the bases loaded in 4-1 win over Kentucky (4/3) … Made first career start at Florida (3/27); allowed three runs on three hits in two innings of work … One scoreless and hitless inning of relief with a strikeout in 17-8 win over Rhode Island (3/23) … Struck out lone batter he faced in 8-3 win over Georgia (3/20) … Allowed two runs on two hits in an inning of work in 8-4 win over Wofford (3/16) … Allowed one run on two hits in 1.2 innings of work, struck out two batters as well in 5-2 win over CSU Bakersfield (3/12) … Struck out lone batter he faced in 5-4 win over Clemson (3/8) … Struck out lone batter he faced in 6-3 win vs. Clemson (3/4) … 0.2 scoreless innings with a strikeout in 4-0 win over Southern Illinois (2/26) … Hurled 1.2 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts in 2-1 win over Santa Clara (2/19).
JUNIOR COLLEGE – 2010 MLB Draft Selection (27th round/Chicago Cubs) … 10-1 record as a sophomore in 2010 at College of Southern Nevada; 88 strikeouts in 57.2 innings, a 2.18 ERA … Helped lead College of Southern Nevada to 2010 NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. … Rated No. 16 best junior college prospect in nation by Baseball America … Rated No. 98 best junior college prospect in nation by PG Crosschecker … Rated No. 264 best prospect for 2010 MLB Draft by PG Crosschecker … Played one season at Cal State Northridge (2009) before transferring to College of Southern Nevada … Played on same junior college team with younger brother Bryce, who was the first overall choice of the 2010 MLB Draft.
HIGH SCHOOL – 2008 MLB Draft Selection (31st round/Washington Nationals) … Two-time all-state selection in Nevada (2007, 2008)