5 MLB Stars You'd Never Guess Are Older Than Bryce Harper

Believe it or not, Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper turns just 25 years old Monday. At this point, it seems Harper is a seasoned veteran after six big league seasons, especially considering he's a five-time All-Star and a former MVP. 


However, he's still a young man in the game and hasn't even hit his prime yet.


To prove how young he really is, here are five MLB stars you'd never guess Bryce Harper is YOUNGER than.

5. Nolan Arenado (26 years old)

Nolan Arenado has really made a name for himself over the last three seasons, becoming one of the best all-around players in the game. When Arenado broke out in 2015 at the age of 24, Harper, at the age of 22, was on his way to winning an MVP. Yeah, that's just nuts.

4. George Springer (28 years old)

In 2017, Houston Astros outfielder George Springer really found his niche and is now one of the faces of the team at the prime age of 28. Wait, what? Springer is already that old? Yup. The electric outfielder is a late-bloomer when you compare him to Harper, who already has 150 career home runs, as opposed to 99 for Springer.

3. Kris Bryant (25 years old)

It wasn't that long ago when Kris Bryant was being named NL Rookie of the Year back in 2015, the same year Bryce Harper was being recognized as the best player in the National League. 


Harper may have three more years of big league experience than Bryant, but the Cubs star is older by about nine months. Harper may be a veteran compared to the Cubs third baseman, but at least Bryant can say he's a World Series champion.

2. Jose Altuve (27 years old)

Yes, even little Jose Altuve is older than Bryce Harper by over two years. The Astros second baseman and front-runner for this year's AL MVP came up in 2011 but played his first full season in the big leagues the same year as Harper. I figured Harper was younger than Altuve, but never thought it was by that wide of a margin.

1. Aaron Judge (25 years old)

Yup, this year's slam dunk AL Rookie of the Year, Aaron Judge, is older than Bryce Harper. When the Nationals phenom was breaking into the big leagues back in 2012, Judge was still at Fresno State hoping to become a first-round draft pick. When Harper went No. 1 overall back in 2010, Judge was selected that year in the 31st round by Oakland before deciding to play college ball. How insane is that?

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