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16-Year-Old Phenom Skipping High School, Eyes MLB Draft

Published by on June 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Every now and again you hear a story that is so remarkable, it just blows you away.  This is one of those stories. It is every father's dream, but every mother's nightmare.  Having a son that is so gifted, that he has considered dropping out of high school to pursue his passion.

A month ago, a high school junior was skipping his senior year to play pro basketball in Europe. This time around the sport is baseball, and the kid is merely sixteen years old.

Bryce Harper is only sixteen but has already been labeled the "next big thing" for baseball. The athlete plays catcher and is a towering 6'3". Did I mention that he is only sixteen?

For an athlete to even consider this mo...

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