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Matt Harvey | Starting Pitcher | #32

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (7) / NYM
Contract: view contract details
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Matt Harvey pitched decently in Friday's loss to the Pirates, surrendering three runs on four hits over his five-plus innings of work.
Harvey walked two and struck out two on the evening. The Pirates scratched out a run against him in the second inning, then Harvey kept the Bucs at bay until the sixth where the right-hander allowed the first two hitters to reach then turned the game over to his bullpen who would surrender both of the runs entrusted to them. While he has been better in his time with the Reds, Harvey still owns a disappointing 5.92 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season and should be nowhere near fantasy lineups. He'll try for better when he does battle against the Cubs at home on Thursday. Jun 15 - 10:23 PM

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Matt Harvey was hit hard for five runs in six innings and was lucky to escape with a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.

He allowed just four hits but three of them sailed over the wall. Jose Martinez got him twice and Yairo Munoz got him once. Harvey struck out five and walked three in the rough outing. He showed signs of turning his miserable season around when he was first traded to the Reds but this was his third poor start in a row. He is 1-4 with a 5.97 ERA and 1.40 WHIP combined between the Mets and Reds this year.
Jun 9 - 12:21 AM

Matt Harvey couldn't take advantage of a pedestrian Padres offense Saturday, allowing five runs -- four earned -- on six hits over five innings in a loss.

Not only did Harvey not dominate a forgettable Padres lineup, the Friars got the best of the matchup. Those looking for positives might note that of their six hits, five were singles and the one extra-base hit was a double, but we should be past looking for silver linings at this point. It's clear that Harvey isn't what he once was, or even a shadow of what he once was, and fantasy owners hoping a move to Cincinnati would jumpstart the right-hander should cut bait if they haven't already. Harvey will carry a 5.79 ERA and 1.42 WHIP into Friday's meeting with the Cardinals.
Jun 2 - 11:44 PM

Matt Harvey allowed nine hits and four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rockies on Sunday.

Harvey ran into trouble out of the gate, giving up a solo homer to David Dahl before surrendering a two-out, two-run shot to Carlos Gonzalez. He settled down after that, giving up hits but no runs before the Rox got to him for one more in the sixth. The outing was his worst as a member of the Reds -- he'd allowed just four runs in his first 14 innings combined -- and perhaps some of that can be chalked up to Coors Field, but his 5.63 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the year tell the story of a guy still searching for some consistency. A light-hitting Padres team could offer some help in that department, and his Saturday start is at least worth considering for those seeking streaming options.
May 27 - 6:18 PM

Matt Harvey spun six innings of one-run ball against the Pirates on Tuesday in the Reds' 7-2 win.

Harvey had to escape a bases loaded, one-out jam in the first inning and gave up a solo home run to Colin Moran in the fourth. In the other four innings combined he surrendered just an infield single. In three career starts at Great American Ball Park, Harvey now holds a 1.77 ERA and 19/3 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings. Harvey wasn’t great his last time out but now holds a 2.57 ERA over his first three starts as a Red. His next outing will come at Coors Field.
May 22 - 11:48 PM

Matt Harvey allowed three runs over four innings while striking out five in a no decision against the Giants on Wednesday.

Harvey gave up two runs in the first inning, but he settled down over the final three of his start before leaving with 77 pitches -- 55 of those pitches going for strikes. Since being acquired from the Mets, Harvey has an ERA of 3.75 in his two starts with Cincinnati, and he's struck out seven. We'll see the right-hander back on the mound on Tuesday when he faces the Pirates.
May 16 - 6:27 PM

Matt Harvey impressed in his Reds debut, pitching four scoreless innings against the Dodgers.

Harvey, who was on a pitch count since he's being transitioned back to the rotation, allowed just one hit, walked none and struck out two while throwing 55 pitches. He was the Reds pitcher deserving of the win tonight -- and he left with a 5-0 lead, but since MLB won't update an archaic rule, the victory was credited to Austin Brice, who allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings in relief.
May 12 - 2:04 AM

Updating an earlier report, Matt Harvey will start Friday night's game against the Dodgers.

To make room for Harvey, the Reds are optioning Brandon Finnegan to Triple-A. Because he hasn't started in over two weeks, Harvey will be on a strict pitch count when he takes the mound Friday for his Reds debut. Harvey is winless with a 6.00 ERA in four starts this season and fared even worse during his brief stint in the Mets' bullpen (10.50 ERA over four appearances). The Dark Knight can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
May 10 - 7:42 PM

According to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic, Matt Harvey will start one of the Reds' games this weekend in Los Angeles.

The Reds haven't said which game it will be, though an announcement should be coming shortly. Harvey was an utter disaster in New York earlier this year but could benefit from a change of scenery. Obviously the stakes will be much lower in Cincinnati, where the Reds hold the NL's worst record at 10-27. When Harvey faces the Dodgers this weekend, it will be his first start since April 19.
May 10 - 7:22 PM

Reds acquired RHP Matt Harvey from the Mets for C Devin Mesoraco and cash.

It's a nice change-of-scenery swap all around, as Harvey had worn out his welcome in Queens and Mesoraco had fallen behind 2017 Gold Glove-winning catcher Tucker Barnhart on the depth chart in Cincinnati. Harvey was moved to the Mets' bullpen last month, but he figures to get another crack at starting with the Reds, who have one of the worst rotations in baseball. The 29-year-old right-hander owns a 7.00 ERA in 27 innings (four starts, four relief appearances) this season.
May 8 - 6:18 PM

Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports that the Reds are closing in on a trade for Matt Harvey.

It's unclear what the Mets will receive in return. Recent reports had them seeking a catcher, one who is MLB-ready. Harvey was designated for assignment by New York last week after posting a 7.00 ERA over four starts and four relief appearances to open the 2018 season. He's due around $4.5 million, but the Mets figure to pick up most of that.
May 8 - 6:14 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Padres are among the teams with interest in trading for Matt Harvey.

The Rangers, Giants, Orioles, Mariners, and White Sox have also been linked to Harvey since he was designated for assignment by New York last week. Puma says the Mets are "telling interested teams they want a catcher" in return for the 29-year-old right-hander, who has registered a 7.00 ERA in four starts and four relief appearances this season. The Mets are expecting to find a trade partner within the next few days.
May 8 - 5:44 PM

Andy Martino of SNY TV reports that the Giants are showing "very strong" interest in Matt Harvey.

The report comes on the heels of ones earlier Monday from ESPN's Jerry Crasnick and The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal that discussed the Giants' interest. The Mariners have also been connected to Harvey, and Martino says the Reds are in the mix, too. It seems like the Giants are the most fervent suitor here, though, which makes sense after they lost Madison Bumgarner (finger) and Johnny Cueto (elbow). Rosenthal says the Mets are "confident" they'll be able to trade Harvey rather than release him and are willing to pick up the "vast majority" of the roughly $4.5 million remaining on his contract.
May 7 - 9:39 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mets are "confident" they'll be able to find a trade partner for Matt Harvey.

Rosenthal says that the Mets are willing to pick up the vast majority of the roughly $4.5 million remaining on Harvey's contract so that they'll be able to get something in return. He adds that 4-5 teams are interested in the right-hander, including the Giants, which had been previously reported by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. The Mariners and Rangers have also been connected to Harvey, although Texas general manager Jon Daniels on Monday dismissed the possibility of trading for the righty.
May 7 - 9:31 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in an interview on 105.3 The Fan on Monday that the team has no interest in trading for Matt Harvey.

Daniels did not comment on the club's potential interest if/when Harvey becomes a free agent. The Rangers were connected to Harvey via trade rumors over the winter, likely in large part because assistant pitching coach Dan Warthen was the Mets' pitching coach from 2008-2017 (and also because they really need rotation help).
May 7 - 5:59 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tucker Barnhart
2Curt Casali
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jose Peraza
3B1Eugenio Suarez
2Alex Blandino
LF1Jesse Winker
2Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
RF1Scott Schebler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Luis Castillo
2Tyler Mahle
3Sal Romano
4Matt Harvey
5Anthony DeSclafani
6Rookie Davis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3David Hernandez
4Amir Garrett
5Jared Hughes
6Homer Bailey
7Wandy Peralta
8Dylan Floro
9Jackson Stephens