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Linking Bryce Harper and Michael Morse

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals prepares to

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals prepares to hit in the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park. (May 24, 2013) Credit: Getty

It is one of those rare statistical treats in baseball, the guy whose home run total is more than half of his RBI total.

Of the top 100 players on MLB's home run leaderboard through games of May 29, only the Nationals' Bryce Harper and the Mariners' Michael Morse have accomplished this feat.

Harper: 12 home runs, 23 RBI (52.2 percent)

Morse: 11 home runs, 21 RBI (52.4 percent)

It doesn't happen much beyond the first few days of a season when you get those silly "he's on pace for . . . " comments when a guy homers twice on Opening Day, or something to that effect.

But two months into a season, if 50 percent or more of a player's runs batted in are himself, that says something about something. What that something is remains up to you. But here's another thing to help shape your something: the Mariners are 25th in MLB in runs scored with 192 while the Nationals rank 26th with 190.

The Mariners' .237 team batting average is 27th among 30 MLB teams. The Nationals rank 28th with a .233 team average.

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