Photography by ESPN magazine
ESPN Magazine’s annual Body issue arrives on newsstands July 10, but images from the cover shoot are out and preventing us from doing anything but staring. Bryce Harper, the hunky 22-year-old outfielder for the Washington Nationals, has snagged a coveted cover. Oh, yeah. And if you didn't notice, he’s naked.
The baseball superstar stares out at us dressed in a rugged beard, a layer of dirt, and nothing else. Who knew dirt could be sexy?
In his interview for the cover story, Harper tells ESPN that his body “feels pretty unbelievable” but is still unhappy with some things. “I wish my abs were a little bit better,” he told the magazine. “God gave me a great body, but I think my abs could be better than they are.”
While we’re sure that’s true, we feel like we should feel his body too, just to be sure.
Joining Harper in the Body Issue are Olympic gymnast Ali Raisman, out WNBA star Brittney Griner, and several others.
Check out Harper’s promo video — where he gets in the batting cage naked and does a lot of flexing — below: