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Q&A: St. Lucie's Brett Harper

After a winter of perfecting his swing with his father, former big leaguer Brian Harper, St. Lucie Mets first baseman Brett Harper is reaping dividends from those long, sweaty hours. Harper - who homered again Thursday and now leads the Florida State League with 12 homers - joined Inside Pitch's Bryan Hoch for a Q&A from Port St. Lucie, where the Mets take on the Lakeland Tigers Friday night:

You're off to a great start for St. Lucie this season, having already hit 12 home runs by the first week in May. Do you have any kind of explanation for the power surge? Hard work. I've been working my butt off right from the end of last season, doing a lot of working out and extra hitting in the cages. I'm trying to perfect myself at a power position, and I took a good look at my situation... Recommended Stories