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Ryan Harvey | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox released RHP Ryan Harvey.
Harvey, who was signed to a minor league deal last December, had been at extended spring training as he worked on his conversion from outfielder to reliever. Evidently the Sox weren't too impressed with what they saw and have decided to abandon the experiment. Fri, May 27, 2011 08:21:00 AM

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Red Sox signed RHP Ryan Harvey to a minor league contract.

Harvey was a first-round draft pick of the Cubs back in 2003 and spent the first six years of his professional career in the outfield. He always had a strong throwing arm and has turned himself recently into a reliever. It remains to be seen if the conversion will work.
Thu, Dec 16, 2010 04:05:00 PM

Cubs released OF Ryan Harvey, LHP Mark Pawelek, RHP Grant Johnson and LHP Edward Campusano.

The Cubs have purged their system of the sixth overall pick in the 2003 draft, the 20th overall pick in 2005 and the 66th pick in 2004. Harvey finally made it to Double-A in his sixth year in the system, but hit just .216/.276/.360 in 111 at-bats there. He had a sub-.300 OBP in his nearly 1,800 at-bats in the Cubs system. Pawelek, the 2005 first-rounder, was a complete bust after a promising start. He had throwing just 42 1/3 innings over the last two seasons, and the Cubs were never pleased with his conditioning and attitude.
Thu, Apr 2, 2009 01:53:00 PM

Ryan Harvey homered Thursday in his first game back at Single-A Daytona.

Micah Hoffpauir's return to Triple-A Iowa's lineup resulted in the demotion of Jake Fox to Double-A, which subsequently resulted in Harvey's return to Daytona. The sixth overall pick in the 2003 draft was hitting .216/.276/.360 witt 39 strikeouts in 36 games in his first attempt at Double-A.
Fri, May 16, 2008 02:47:00 AM

2003 first-round pick Ryan Harvey homered twice Thursday for Single-A Daytona.

Harvey shows major league power on occasion, but he's still best at striking out and getting hurt. He's batting .230/.253/.391 in 87 at-bats this season, and he's in danger of seeing his career OBP fall under .300 if he doesn't improve in the second half.
Fri, Jul 13, 2007 03:27:00 PM

2003 first-round pick Ryan Harvey hit four homers Friday for Single-A Daytona.

Harvey had a three-homer game last season and he had already had a couple of two-homer games this month. Still, four in a game is pretty special. While Harvey is batting just .234/.268/.421 in 359 at-bats, he has taken a big step forward in July, hitting nine of his 16 homers. If he keeps this up, he could earn a promotion to Double-A to bring 2007. Just 21 years old, he still has plenty of potential.
Sat, Jul 29, 2006 03:45:00 PM

Ryan Harvey went 4-for-7 with two homers and eight RBI in a doubleheader for Single-A Daytona on Sunday.

He also had a two-homer game on Thursday, so maybe he's finally starting to figure out the Florida State League. The 2003 first-round pick is batting .223/.262/.387 in 318 at-bats.
Mon, Jul 17, 2006 04:37:00 PM

2003 first-round pick Ryan Harvey hit a pair of solo homers Thursday for Single-A Daytona.

With a .214/.255/.359 line and 85 strikeouts in 304 at-bats, Harvey is in the midst of a disappointing season. His 35-homer potential means the Cubs certainly won't be giving up on him anytime soon, but it looks like he'll need to spend a second year in the Florida State League in 2007.
Fri, Jul 14, 2006 04:23:00 PM

Ryan Harvey hit his his first two homers of the year for Single-A Daytona on Thursday.

Despite striking out 10 times in 22 at-bats, Harvey is hitting .318/.348/.591. It's hard to imagine that he'll be able to keep his average up unless he brings down the Ks. The 2004 first-round pick fanned 137 times for low Single-A Peoria in 2005 and finished at .257/.302/.484 in 467 AB.
Fri, Apr 14, 2006 03:47:00 PM

Ryan Harvey hit a home run and doubled twice in the second game of Single-A Peoria's doubleheader yesterday.

Harvey, who missed time with a back injury this season, is batting .258/.318/.462 in 221 AB. The 60/16 K/BB ratio needs work, but at least he's showing more power.
Mon, Jun 27, 2005 02:45:00 PM

2003 first-round pick Ryan Harvey homered twice and drove in four runs for Single-A Peoria yesterday.

Harvey, who missed a couple of weeks this month due to a back injury, is batting .268/.323/.439 in 123 AB. His 38/7 K/BB ratio needs work, but the 20-year-old has a great deal of potential.
Mon, May 30, 2005 02:36:00 PM

Single-A Peoria's Ryan Harvey went 3-for-5 with a walk yesterday in his fifth game back from the disabled list.

Harvey missed a couple of weeks with a back injury.
Tue, May 24, 2005 02:21:00 PM

2003 first-round pick Ryan Harvey was placed on the DL at Single-A Peoria with a back injury.

Before getting hurt, Harvey was hitting .280/.344/.500 with five homers in 21 games.
Tue, May 10, 2005 03:14:00 PM

Ryan Harvey went 4-for-5 with three homers and seven RBI yesterday for Single-A Peoria.

So much for his early-season slump. Harvey, the sixth overall pick in the 2003 draft, hit .264/.327/.481 with 14 HR, 43 RBI, 78/20 K/BB, 2 SB in 231 AB for short-season Single-A Boise last season.
Tue, Apr 19, 2005 03:06:00 PM

Single-A Peoria's Ryan Harvey has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.

In case you were wondering why his name wasn't in the minor league box scores. Harvey was the sixth overall pick in the 2003 draft.
Mon, Apr 11, 2005 04:13:00 PM

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