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Matt Harvey | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 closed his nightmare season by allowing four runs over four innings Friday against the Phillies.
Harvey allowed seven hits, including a two-run homer to Maikel Franco. He walked three and allowed a run to score after balking with the bases loaded. It’s an appropriate way to end what has been a season to forget for the 28-year-old. He’ll finish with an unfathomable 6.70 ERA in 92 2/3 innings. That’s the highest ever for a Mets pitcher with at least 15 starts in a season. The Mets plan to tender him a contract this winter, but he’ll enter 2018 as a complete wild card. Sep 29 - 10:07 PM

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According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Mets will tender a contract to Matt Harvey for next season.

There has been plenty of chatter about Harvey's future amid his struggles and continued injury issues, but Mets general manager Sandy Alderson recently indicated that the Mets were strongly leaning in that direction. The 28-year-old has a miserable 6.60 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 17 starts and one relief appearance this season, but Heyman hears that the Mets are encouraged by his recent velocity. He's likely to see only a small raise from his $5.125 million salary via arbitration, so it's a worthy gamble to bring him back for his walk year.
Sep 26 - 1:50 PM

Matt Harvey pitched four innings in relief of Noah Syndergaard on Saturday, allowing three runs against the Nationals.

With the Mets trying to get Syndergaard some work before the end of the regular season, Harvey came in to start the second inning instead of making his scheduled start. He gave up a pair of homers among four hits allowed, also walking two while striking out two before exiting. The 28-year-old should get one more start before closing the book on this nightmare of a season, in which he's posted a 6.60 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 18 appearances. That final start should come against the Phillies on Friday.
Sep 24 - 1:07 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Friday that the team plans to tender Matt Harvey a contract this offseason.

There had been some speculation that the Mets could non-tender Harvey rather than pay him over $5 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility following an awful 2017 campaign. However, it appears that Harvey will come back for another year and the Mets will hope he can improve as he's further removed from thoracic outlet surgery. Harvey holds a 6.59 ERA over 17 starts this season.
Sep 22 - 4:00 PM

Matt Harvey will remain in the Mets' rotation.

Mets manager Terry Collins hinted late Monday that the club might consider shutting Harvey down early or moving him into a mop-up role, but it's not going to happen because there aren't any better options on the roster. Harvey allowed seven earned runs over four-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Marlins and holds a brutal 6.59 ERA in 17 total starts this season. The 28-year-old right-hander will be arbitration-eligible this winter.
Sep 19 - 5:15 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated after Monday's game that the club could discuss Matt Harvey's status for the remainder of the season.

Collins initially said there's nothing to lose by continuing to start him, but he left the door open for a change. "We’ll talk about other options," Collins said. "But we don’t have a lot." Harvey was rocked for seven runs over four-plus innings Monday against the Marlins and now owns an ugly 6.59 ERA through 17 starts this season. For Harvey's part, he wants to keep pitching. "Yeah, this is my job," said Harvey. "This is what I’m supposed to do. You have to keep pushing, and go back out there and do everything you can to be better. Obviously, that’s not working, so you have to figure something else out."
Source: Newsday
Sep 19 - 9:48 AM

Matt Harvey was hammered for seven earned runs over four-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Marlins.

Harvey issued two walks and gave up a dozen hits, including a three-run homer to Giancarlo Stanton in the bottom of the fourth inning. The former front-line starter is sitting on 62 strikeouts and 62 earned runs allowed through 17 outings this season. What an incredible fall from grace.
Sep 18 - 10:35 PM

Mets sources tell Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News that it's "highly unlikely" the team will non-tender Matt Harvey this winter.

Harvey has posted a wretched 5.82 ERA in 77 1/3 innings this season while continuing to battle right shoulder problems, but it sounds like the Mets are hopeful the 28-year-old can rebound with a full winter of rest and rehab. Harvey is earning a $5.13 million salary in 2017, his second year of arbitration. He is due a raise in 2018 despite the poor results.
Sep 14 - 10:21 AM

Matt Harvey was roughed up for five runs in just 3 1/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

He walked in a run and was responsible for the first four of the 11 walks issued by the Mets' pitching staff in this game. He struck out two batters and allowed seven hits in the brief outing. Harvey drove in a run with a suicide squeeze in his only plate appearance. He falls to 5-5 with a woeful 6.14 ERA and 1.57 WHIP after 16 starts in another injury-plagued season for the former ace.
Sep 14 - 1:03 AM

Matt Harvey earned the win Thursday in his second start since being activated, allowing two runs over five innings against the Reds.

Harvey got shelled by the Astros in his return last weekend, but against a more favorable Reds lineup he managed to avoid a similar fate Thursday. That's not to say he was great -- he still struck out just one while allowing five hits and a walk in his five innings -- but he was certainly better. It's been a year to forget for the 28-year-old, who is 5-4 with a 5.82 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 15 starts while battling a stress reaction in his right shoulder. He'll try to salvage what's left of it by closing strong, but a start against the Cubs at Wrigley on Wednesday doesn't help that cause.
Sep 7 - 10:02 PM

Matt Harvey's next start has been pushed back to Thursday against the Reds.

Harvey was going to pitch on short rest in Wednesday's series finale against the Phillies, but the Mets have decided against what would have been a risky move. Mets manager Terry Collins has yet to announce a starter for Wednesday, telling reporters late Tuesday night that he doesn't "have the faintest idea" who will get the nod.
Sep 5 - 10:30 PM

Matt Harvey will start on short rest against the Phillies on Wednesday.

That's, well, interesting. Harvey threw 70 pitches over two innings while giving up seven runs in his return from the disabled list Saturday against the Astros. Mets manager Terry Collins said he wanted to get him back on the mound as soon as possible after the nightmare outing, but it doesn't sound like the best approach with a pitcher who has had all sorts of physical issues in recent years.
Sep 4 - 11:12 AM

Matt Harvey was blasted for seven runs in just two innings and took a loss to the Astros in his return from the disabled list on Saturday.

He gave up eight hits, including a two-run bomb by George Springer. It was a rude welcome back to the big leagues for Harvey, who had been out since mid-June with a shoulder injury. His ERA took a beating today, climbing to 5.97 with an equally poor 1.52 WHIP in 14 starts. He has a mediocre 57:35 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 32 1/3 innings.
Sep 2 - 5:59 PM

Mets activated RHP Matt Harvey from the 10-day disabled list.

He'll rejoin the Mets' rotation on Saturday against the Astros in Houston. Harvey wasn't sharp in 11 2/3 innings on his minor league rehab assignment and exhibited diminished velocity, so I'm sure returning to face a high-powered Astros' offense in their return to flood-ravaged Houston will go well for him.
Sep 2 - 12:00 PM

Matt Harvey (shoulder) is lined up to start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Astros.

Harvey will be allowed to throw in the neighborhood of 80 pitches in the contest. A stress reaction in his shoulder has sidelined him since the middle of June. During his rehab assignment, he pitched to a 4.63 ERA in 11 2/3 frames while throwing with diminished velocity. It is not reasonable to expect much out of Harvey in his first outing back.
Aug 30 - 4:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Dominic Smith
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jose Reyes
3Gavin Cecchini
SS1Amed Rosario
2Phillip Evans
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Matt Reynolds
3David Wright
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Taijeron
3Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Michael Conforto
RF1Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Seth Lugo
7Rafael Montero
8Chris Flexen
9Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Jerry Blevins
4Paul Sewald
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Chase Bradford
9Kevin McGowan
10Jamie Callahan
11Jacob Rhame