No. 1 overall pick Bryce Harper, who began his Nationals career nearly two weeks ago when he reported to the team's first instructional league workout in Viera, Fla., is off to a good start, general manager Mike Rizzo said.
"He's been very good," Rizzo said. "He's been working hard, fitting in extremely well and performing."
Harper hasn't homered yet, but had two hits, including a triple, on Friday, Nationals hitting coordinator Rick Schu told MASNSports.com's Byron Kerr.
(Update: Byron Kerr just reported, Harper connected on his first home run in an instructional league game against the Atlanta Braves today from Viera, Florida.)
The Nationals have yet to decide if Harper will be on their Arizona Fall League roster, and on Tuesday, Rizzo was in no hurry to make, or at least reveal, a decision.
"I'm going to decide at my own pace," Rizzo said. "I have until the (Fall League) season ends (in November)."