[Best of Vegas 2016]

Readers’ Choice—Best Local Athlete: Bryce Harper

Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper, right, is greeted by third base coach Bob Henley, left, after hitting a solo-home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Atlanta.
Photo: John Bazemore / AP

The unanimous choice for 2015 NL MVP was also your runaway winner in this category. Harper’s numbers might be down from last year’s lofty heights, but he’s got his Washington Nationals in first place, and he’d surely take that tradeoff.

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