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Williams: Harper 'a great student of the game'

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VIERA, Fla. -- One thing that has surprised Nationals manager Matt Williams is that outfielder Bryce Harper loves to talk. Harper often comes into the coaches' room to talk baseball.

It would be easy for a young player to go into their own world, but Williams said Harper wants to learn and get better. Harper is known to ask a lot of questions.

"He talks more than I thought he would. He talks a lot," Williams said. "He comes in the coaches' room and sits down and talks the game. I think he is a great student of the game. He pays attention to those types of thing. It's refreshing."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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