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Why rush phenoms through minors?

What Bryce Harper and others may lack when they reach the majors -- coping skills

Updated: June 20, 2012, 6:08 PM ET
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

There are players that come around once in a generation. We know it. We can feel it. And we can tell it when we see them. Bryce Harper is one of those players. He was called up for his "impact bat," and we soon found that to be an understatement -- he has an impact on just about every aspect of what happens on the field. He runs, he hits, he has power and he has a cannon for an arm -- and you cannot help but watch what he does whenever he is in action.

If it was only left up to what ...

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