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Matt Harvey | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (7) / NYM
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Mets manager Mickey Callaway announced Saturday that Matt Harvey will be moved to the bullpen.
With Jason Vargas returning to the rotation, the Mets had to move somebody out, and Harvey and his 6.00 ERA are the choice. The move wasn't entirely out of the blue, as Callaway said his spot would be reassessed after he allowed six runs in six innings in a loss to the Braves on Saturday. Injuries have dimmed his bright future, and while he could be an effective reliever, his days of being a frontline starter are likely over. Apr 21 - 4:05 PM

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Mets manager Mickey Callaway said the team hasn't decided if Matt Harvey will make his next start.

Harvey took it on the chin Thursday in Atlanta, allowing eight hits and six runs in his six innings of work. The right-hander is winless on the year and may be in danger of losing his rotation spot, particularly with Jason Vargas (hand) on the comeback trail. When asked if he'd be comfortable with a move to the bullpen, Harvey responded, "I am a starting pitcher. I have always been a starting pitcher." Harvey hasn't looked the same since peaking during the Mets' World Series run in 2015.
Apr 19 - 11:56 PM

Matt Harvey allowed eight hits and six runs over six innings Thursday, suffering the loss to the Braves.

Harvey gave up three runs in the first inning, including a two-run homer to Kurt Suzuki, and three more runs in the third before tossing three scoreless frames to end his night. After a debut in which he yielded just one hit over five scoreless innings, the 29-year-old has now given up eight runs on 17 hits over 10 innings in his last two starts. Assuming the Mets stick with him -- which isn't a given -- Harvey will take a 6.00 ERA and 1.43 WHIP into a start Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Apr 19 - 11:39 PM

Matt Harvey allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Brewers.

Harvey was undone by a pair of home runs on Saturday, the big blow coming in the form of a three-run dinger by Jonathan Villar in the second inning. Jett Bandy would later knock him for a solo shot in the fourth. The loss put an end to the Mets' nine-game winnings streak. It's been an up-and-down start to the year for Harvey, who opened throwing five innings of shutout ball against the Phillies, but has since surrendered four runs in back-to-back starts. He will carry a 4.80 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 13/3 K/BB ratio (15 innings) into a road showdown with the Braves next time out as he looks to shave down that earned run mark.
Apr 14 - 10:36 PM

Matt Harvey wasn't sharp in a no-decision against the Nationals on Sunday night, allowing four runs on nine hits over his five innings of work.

The right-hander walked one and struck out two on the night. The biggest blow against him came on a two-run blast from Bryce Harper in the first inning. With as mediocre as he was, he did leave the game in line for his second straight victory, though his bullpen was unable to hold on for him. Harvey will carry a 3.60 ERA and 1.20 WHIP into Saturday's matchup against the Brewers.
Apr 9 - 12:16 AM

Matt Harvey pitched five innings of one-hit ball as the Mets shut out the Phillies 2-0 on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, there was no win for Harvey. That went to Jerry Blevins, who got one out in the top of the sixth before the Mets scored both of their runs in the bottom of the inning. Harvey threw 86 pitches in his five frames and was due up in the bottom of the fifth, so removing him seemed to be the right call. He's not quite looking like the Harvey of old at the moment, but everything since the beginning of spring has been pretty encouraging. He's not a bad choice to have stashed away in mixed leagues.
Apr 3 - 10:17 PM

Monday's game between the Mets and the Phillies was postponed due to snow.

The game will be made up on July 9 as a doubleheader. It was supposed to be the season debut for New York starter Matt Harvey, who was going to be going up against Ben Lively. The Phillies might choose to name a new starter for Tuesday's game, but expect to see Harvey remain the starter for the Mets when they take the field on Tuesday against Philadelphia.
Apr 2 - 1:08 PM

Matt Harvey allowed one run over three innings and struck out three Monday as the Mets beat their Triple-A club 3-1.

Technically, it was the Mets versus the 51s. In truth, though, this was an intrasquad game, as both teams had an assortment of major leaguers and used them for most of the game. Harvey was outpitched by Jacob deGrom, but he did fine, getting through three innings without a walk. We wouldn't want him active in mixed leagues initially this year, but with the way he's throwing right now, it looks like he'll be at least an adequate starter for the Mets.
Mar 26 - 3:47 PM

Matt Harvey will open the season as the Mets' fourth starter in the rotation.

Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom will start the first two games of the season, to no one's surprise. It was widely assumed coming into the spring that Harvey would be be next in the rotation, but that instead goes to Steven Matz. While he hasn't been a disaster this spring, his 4.50 ERA in the Grapefruit League doesn't exactly inspire believe that he'll be the pitcher we saw just a few years ago. He's a very risky proposition in fantasy circles.
Mar 25 - 2:45 PM

Matt Harvey limited the Cardinals to one run in 5 1/3 innings in the Mets' 8-7 win Tuesday.

Harvey struck out five and walked one. Paul DeJong's homer was the only damage against him. Harvey has a 4.50 ERA and an 18/6 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. We're not expecting any significant mixed-league value early on, but there's some reason for optimism that he'll get back there eventually.
Mar 20 - 5:07 PM

Matt Harvey fanned eight while allowing three runs over five innings in a loss to the Marlins on Thursday.

Eight strikeouts looks nice, but Harvey still took a loss to a lineup that totaled two major league home runs last season (both from Lewis Brinson). While his velocity has been OK this spring, he still needs to find more consistency with his all of his pitches. It's probably going to be a while before he's a candidate to be used in mixed leagues.
Mar 15 - 6:20 PM

Matt Harvey was knocked around for five runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Yankees on Saturday.

It was his first clunker of the spring. He struck out two and walked one while allowing six base hits, including a two-run dinger by Giancarlo Stanton that precipitated his exit from the game in the fifth inning. Harvey's fantasy owners are just happy he is healthy enough to pitch and has shown good velocity this spring. The former elite ace limped to a 6.70 ERA in 92 2/3 innings last year.
Mar 10 - 6:35 PM

Matt Harvey tossed three innings of shutout ball Monday in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Tigers.

Harvey was up in the mid-90s today, and he seemed pleased while being interviewed afterwards. He ended up allowing two hits, walking one and striking out one. There hasn't been anything discouraging to come out of his spring so far, but we haven't seen a whole lot of reason for increased optimism, either.
Mar 5 - 4:39 PM

Matt Harvey surrendered one run and two hits over two innings Wednesday against the Braves.

Harvey's stuff was OK, and it resulted in a pretty average outing. That's fine for his spring debut, but he'll need to show something before the end of the month to be worthy of a pick in mixed leagues.
Feb 28 - 4:09 PM

Mets and RHP Matt Harvey avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.625 million contract.

Harvey received a $500,000 raise in his final year of arbitration eligibility before hitting free agency next winter. The right-hander is coming off a rough 2017 campaign that saw him post a 6.70 ERA across 18 starts and one relief appearance.
Jan 12 - 8:34 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Jason Vargas
6Zack Wheeler
7Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Corey Oswalt