By all accounts that sounds ridiculous to play a game of baseball.
The 26 year old Harper could set a record for the largest free agent contract in any of the four major American sports this year.
Bryce Harper had a monster year in 2015 when he unanimously won the National League MVP award and had a very high Wins Above Replacement of 10.0.
That was his age 22 season.
Andrew McCutchen was a rookie in his age 22 season so Harper had a 3 year head start on compiling career MLB stats.
Let's look at the two players WAR and DRS (defensive runs saved) from their age 22 to 25 seasons.
One had a WAR of 18.5 and the other had a WAR of 17.5 during those 4 seasons. One signed a 6 year extension for $60million at age 25 and the other is looking for 10 years over $300 million.
Cutch had the higher WAR and went on to post his highest single season WAR of 7.9 during his age 26 season.
It will certainly be interesting to see what Harper gets in free agency, but it is very likely that the latter part of the contract won't be worth the money he gets paid in his age 30+ seasons.
Where do you think Harper signs and how much do you think he will sign for?