Bryce Harper is the first player to announce his candidacy for the cover of MLB 13: The Show having done so on Twitter and through an article on Kotaku.
This is the first year in which The Show has involved fans in the selection of a cover athlete. Other players will be revealing their involvement in the process throughout the month that will almost certainly make Harper a long shot to actually win. Regardless it’s remarkable that a rookie season could catapult a player into such a discussion.
Harper was not one of the initial five players released in screenshots earlier this month accompanying the announcement of the planned cover vote. Many assumed that group of five players would end up being the candidates so it’s wide open at this point as to who will be involved. Voting on the cover will begin on January 7 and will need to be resolved in quick fashion.