Harper doesn't care about analytics: 'I don't understand any of that'

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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper has had some of the league's best stats since he debuted in 2012, but he doesn't really care about the numbers.

"I don't really like stats. I don't really like any of that stuff," Harper said Tuesday, according to John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Statistical trends also don't mean much to the 28-year-old, even though Harper owns one of the 13 top exit velocities in the league.

"Exit velocity - I don't care about that, either," Harper said. "I'm more of exit hits. I want guys to get hits. I want guys to perform. ... I don't understand any of that stuff. I'm a GED guy."

The 2015 National League MVP admitted he knows a little bit about two of the game's most important stats, though.

"I know if you get on base, your on-base percentage is high, that's good," Harper said. "If you hit homers, that's good, too."

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