Dodgers: Measuring Kershaw Against (Possible) Future Hall of Famers

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 07: Bryce Harper
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 07: Bryce Harper /

Bryce Harper- .056/.056/.222

Love him or hate him, Bryce Harper is one of the best talents in all of the sport. For all of the hype surrounding him before his big call up in 2012, Harper has more than lived up to it.

In six seasons at the big league level, Harper is hitting a combined .286 and averages about 24 home runs a season, which he has already eclipsed for 2017 despite his injury. He plays with fire and passion, so naturally only his home team loves him. But you don’t have to be lovable to be a Hall of Fame player (looking at you Pedro).

As a Dodger fan, this is probably my favorite stat of them all. Kershaw has all but owned Harper, holding him to just one hit in his career, albeit the one hit was a solo home run.

Ignoring that one blemish, Kershaw has struck him out 12 times in 18 at-bats. It’s safe to say Harper has not quite figured out the sure-fire Hall of Famer.

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