Bryce Harper taking BP at Nationals Park

Bryce Harper is taking his first round of batting practice at Nationals Park this afternoon, with plenty of Nationals executives, coaches and his agent Scott Boras looking on, and he’s putting on a show.

Dressed in Nationals workout gear and sporting a mohawk, Harper has already knocked one off the facing of the third deck, and then put one in the third deck. He hit back-to-back shots into both bullpens, has put several balls in the second deck and is consistently driving the ball out of the park to right center. You can tell Harper’s natural power gift by the way the ball jumps off his bat; it looks like it’s heading out of the park as soon as he makes contact.

Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is also watching BP with Boras, and the dozen or so reporters in the press box are watching each Harper swing with great interest. Not a normal day at Nationals Park.