Gabe Kapler and Bryce Harper

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MLB players: Harper most overrated, Kapler disliked

Andrew Porter
March 26, 2019 - 2:44 pm
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Well, it seems like players around Major League Baseball are not fond of Bryce Harper or Gabe Kapler. 

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The Athletic anonymously polled MLB players from all 30 teams and the results came in unfavorable for the Phillies. 

62-percent of the players voted Harper as the "most overrated." The runner-up was Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman, receiving just 4.1-percent of the vote. 

Harper also received votes for "dirtiest player," won by Manny Machado (a retired Chase Utley came in second), and "most intimidating hitter," won by Mike Trout with 40-percent of the vote. 

As for Kapler, he was voted the manager players would "least want to play for," receiving 18.3-percent of the vote. 

Kapler, an already controversial second-year manager among Philly fans, is facing a ton of pressure entering the 2019 season, as the Phillies added three all-stars in Harper, J.T. Realmuto, and Jean Segura this offseason, not to mention Andrew McCutchen and David Robertson.

Harper, of course, signed a 13-year deal worth $330 million contract and now calls Philadelphia his home. Needless to say, the pressure is on him as well. 

The Phillies open their season on Thursday (3:05pm) against the Atlanta Braves. You can hear the game live on 94.1 WIP-FM.