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Matt Harvey | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: North Carolina
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Harvey was named the 2015 Comeback Player of the Year in the National League.
Harvey missed the entire 2014 season following Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He hit some bumps in the road in 2015, and was the center of a very public and sometimes very nasty innings-limit controversy, but the 26-year-old right-hander registered a stellar 2.71 ERA in 29 regular-season starts and then pitched four times in the playoffs. Harvey should be among the top fantasy starters in 2016. Nov 5 - 10:45 AM

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that he doesn't expect to trade any of his young core starting pitchers.

The first question from the media during Wednesday's press conference was about whether Matt Harvey will be traded since he's arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. Alderson immediately downplayed the possibility as speculation and nothing more. The Mets clearly need to upgrade their lineup, so dealing one of Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, or Steven Matz would go a long way toward accomplishing that, but there's nothing to indicate that it's a consideration right now.

Matt Harvey did his part to extend the Mets' season on Sunday, scattering just five hits over eight-plus innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Royals in Game 5 of the World Series.

The right-hander racked up an impressive nine strikeouts on the evening while walking two. He had thrown 102 pitches through eight innings, but there was no way that he was going to let manager Terry Collins take him out of the ballgame. He proceeded to walk Lorenzo Cain and surrender an RBI double to Eric Hosmer though, before giving way to Jeurys Familia who allowed the inherited runner to score. Harvey finishes the season with 216 total innings, the most for any pitcher ever in his return from Tommy John surgery.
Nov 2 - 12:35 AM

Matt Harvey said he's thrown his innings limit "completely out of the window."

There was concern before the postseason that Harvey's agent Scott Boras didn't want him throwing more than 180 innings in his first season back from Tommy John surgery. Obviously New York's postseason run has changed the equation. It appears Harvey will have no restrictions going forward. He's lined up for Game 5 and should be available out of the bullpen if the series reaches a Game 7. Harvey has pitched a combined 208 innings this year across 32 starts.
Oct 31 - 4:34 PM

Matt Harvey was charged with three runs over six innings of work and received a no-decision in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

The Mets pushed their lead to 3-1 in the top of the sixth inning, but Harvey yielded two runs in the bottom of the frame and that was it for him on the evening. He gave up just two hits and two walks, but he also struck out only two and his velocity was a bit down throughout the evening. Harvey will get the ball again in a potential Game 5 at Citi Field.
Oct 28 - 1:45 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins announced his starting rotation for the World Series on Saturday, and it will be Matt Harvey getting the ball in Game 1 against the Royals in Kansas City on Tuesday.

He'll be followed by Jacob deGrom in Game 2, Noah Syndergaard in Game 3 and Steven Matz in Game 4. The decision for the Game 1 start came down to Harvey and deGrom, with Harvey seemingly getting the nod because he seems more fresh at the moment. Harvey owns a 2.84 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 16/4 K/BB ratio through his first two postseason starts.
Oct 24 - 3:56 PM's Anthony DiComo reports that Mets manager Terry Collins "sounded very much like" he planned to start Matt Harvey over Jacob deGrom in Game 1 of the World Series.

ESPN's Buster Olney reported earlier Friday that it would be deGrom in Game 1. Collins has officially refused to reveal his choice for Game 1 so far, but DiComo says the skipper indicated that deGrom could use some rest and Harvey might be more capable of making three starts in the series, if needed. We should find out Collins' official selection sometime over the weekend.
Oct 23 - 2:21 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that Matt Harvey (triceps) feels "much, much better."

Collins still isn't ready to officially commit to Harvey starting a potential NLCS Game 5, but it's pretty obvious that the right-hander will be ready. Harvey played catch without issue on Monday and afterward said he'd be "good to go" for Thursday. He'll throw a bullpen session Tuesday.
Oct 20 - 4:57 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that agent Scott Boras bought insurance on Matt Harvey's arm at the end of the regular season.

Harvey's workload became a major controversy toward the end of the season and Boras secured the insurance once it was obvious that he wasn't being shut down. It's unclear how much Harvey is insured for, but the policy has two tiers, with one payout if there's a loss of earnings based on ineffectiveness and another payout if his career ends early. It should provide some peace of mind at the very least. Harvey is under team control through 2018 and will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 20 - 10:58 AM

Matt Harvey (triceps) said Monday that he's "good to go" for a potential NLCS Game 5.

Mets manager Terry Collins expressed some concern earlier Monday about Harvey's potential availability. However, after that the right-hander played catch without any apparent issues and it appears he'll be ready to roll if there's a game on Thursday. Harvey held the Cubs to two runs over 7 2/3 innings on Saturday in Game 1.
Oct 19 - 5:30 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that Matt Harvey (triceps) is "pretty sore and pretty swelled up."

Collins said that Harvey, who was hit in the right triceps by a line drive in NLCS Game 1, is still currently in line to start Game 5 (if there is one). However, there appears to be a bit of concern about whether he'll actually be able to take the ball Thursday. A big tell obviously will be whether he winds up throwing his regular between-starts bullpen session on Tuesday.
Oct 19 - 4:42 PM

Matt Harvey (triceps) said Sunday that he's fine physically, just a little sore, and he expects there to be no issues with him making his scheduled start in Game 5 of the NLCS.

Harvey was struck by a line drive off the bat of Dexter Fowler in Saturday's Game 1 victory. While his triceps is bruised, it doesn't appear to be a major issue, and it doesn't look like it will impact the right-hander from taking the hill in Game 5.
Oct 18 - 6:03 PM

Matt Harvey said his triceps was "dented" after getting hit by a line drive Saturday in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cubs.

Harvey was struck by a line drive from Dexter Fowler in the sixth inning. He recovered to make the out at first and quickly waved off the training staff. Harvey said he felt fine, though he was probably running on adrenaline. He acknowledged there was some swelling after the game. It doesn't sound serious but it's something the Mets will have to keep an eye on as Game 5 creeps closer. The Mets haven't announced a starter for that game, though Harvey would seem like the obvious choice if healthy.
Oct 18 - 12:05 AM

Matt Harvey allowed four hits and two runs with two walks and nine strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings Saturday in the Mets' win over the Cubs in Game 1 of the NLCS.

Harvey cruised through the first four innings, striking out six without allowing a base runner. He ran into some trouble in the fifth but did a nice job of limiting the damage to just one run. Yoenis Cespedes bailed him out in that frame by gunning down Starlin Castro at home plate. Harvey took a line drive off his right shoulder in the sixth inning but stayed in the game. Kyle Schwarber’s eighth-inning homer was a no-doubter but it was one of the few blemishes in an otherwise brilliant outing. Harvey’s status is up in the air for the rest of the series but if he does pitch again, it will probably be in Game 5.
Oct 17 - 11:21 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that Matt Harvey isn't guaranteed more than one start in the NLCS.

The same goes for the World Series, should the Mets make it. Harvey is starting Game 1 on Saturday, setting him up to take the ball again in Game 5. However, the Mets have the right-hander's workload to consider in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. It's hard to believe Harvey won't be ready to go for Game 5 with what's at stake, but the whole saga has been unpredictable and poorly handled. For what it's worth, Harvey indicated Friday that he expects to start a couple times during the NLCS.
Oct 16 - 4:34 PM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
2Michael Cuddyer
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Darrell Ceciliani
4Brandon Nimmo
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Jon Niese
6Logan Verrett
7Zack Wheeler
8Rafael Montero
9Josh Smoker
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Hansel Robles
4Carlos Torres
5Sean Gilmartin
6Erik Goeddel
7Dario Alvarez
8Jenrry Mejia
9Jeff Walters
10Josh Edgin
11Stolmy Pimentel