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Matt Harvey | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Harvey (elbow) is likely to make his regular season debut on April 9 in Washington against the Nationals, the third game of the regular season, according to Kevin Kernan of the New York Daily News.
Harvey should also be good to go for his next turn on April 14 at home against the Phillies, Kernan added. The right-hander is nearly fully recovered from his October 2013 Tommy John surgery. Expect the Mets to take their foot off the gas with Harvey often throughout the season. Innings aside, though, the sky remains the limit for the talented youngster, who finished the 2013 season with a 2.27 ERA and 191/31 K/BB ratio in 178 1/3 innings, good enough for fourth in NL Cy Young Award balloting. Mar 3 - 8:22 AM

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Matt Harvey (elbow) is expected to make his first Grapefruit League start on March 6.

It's a home game in Port St. Lucie, Florida against the visiting Tigers. Harvey is 16 months removed from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and should be a full-go when the 2015 regular season opens, though the Mets will probably limit his workload in some fashion after he missed all of 2014. Harvey can still be a top-tier fantasy starter even if he only logs 160-170 innings this summer. The 25-year-old right-hander owns a fantastic 2.39 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 261/57 K/BB ratio in 237 2/3 major league frames.
Feb 26 - 9:23 AM

Matt Harvey (elbow) will throw his first batting practice session Friday.

Harvey recently incorporated curveballs and sliders into his throwing sessions as he continues to progress from Tommy John surgery. Now he's ready to make the next step. As of now, the Mets are planning on Harvey being a full-go when the season begins. We wouldn't be surprised if it takes the Mets' ace some time to get back to his usual dominant self, as we have seen with other pitchers in the past, but it's worth noting that he is 16 months removed from surgery.
Feb 25 - 11:36 AM

Matt Harvey threw curveballs and sliders Sunday for the first time since having Tommy John surgery.

He could also have another "first" later this week when he possibly faces hitters. Harvey's rehab has progressed as hoped to this point and he's expected to open the season in the Mets' rotation. General manager Sandy Alderson said recently that Harvey could throw as many as 200 innings should the Mets make the playoffs.
Feb 22 - 12:55 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Saturday that Matt Harvey will open the season in the Mets rotation and he will make his debut within the first five games.

Collins also noted that there is no plan to skip any of Harvey's starts, which gives traction to general manager Sandy Alderson's comments from yesterday that it's possible Harvey could reach the 200 inning plateau in 2015. While expectations should be tempered on the talented young right-hander as he returns from Tommy John surgery, it appears as there will be no limitations on his workload.
Feb 21 - 1:31 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that it's possible Matt Harvey will get to 200 innings in 2015, "including (the) playoffs."

The club will monitor the right-hander's workload as he returns from Tommy John surgery, but it sounds like the innings limit won't be too strict. Harvey is now 16 months removed from the operation, so it's not as if the Mets are being reckless here. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect Harvey to regain his previous form right away, but it's certainly good news that he'll have a relatively substantial workload.
Feb 20 - 11:41 AM

Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that "no decision has been made yet" on whether Matt Harvey will be held back to make his 2015 debut on April 13.

It's been the speculation for a while, as the move would help conserve Harvey's innings as he returns from Tommy John surgery and also put him in line to start the Mets' home opener. While the club might not be ready to make the decision official, it ultimately makes too much sense and remains likely to happen.
Feb 19 - 6:34 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) threw his first bullpen session of the spring on Tuesday.

Harvey said there's "still a lot of work to do" as he makes it back from Tommy John surgery, but he was satisfied with the session. "Realizing it was my first one of a healthy spring training, that’s pretty cool," said Harvey. "With that, it was good to get started and everything couldn’t feel better." As part of an effort to conserve his innings, the Mets are expected to hold back his first start of the season until the team's home opener on April 13. It might take him a little while to get back to his old form, but his upside in fantasy leagues remains immense.
Feb 11 - 3:53 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) has arrived two weeks early to Mets camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Harvey is excited to get going after missing the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The Mets are likely to limit his innings in some fashion this year, but he should still have considerable fantasy value. Harvey registered a 2.27 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 191 strikeouts across 178 1/3 frames in 2013.
Source: Newsday
Feb 9 - 3:42 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins told the New York Post that in order to conserve innings, Matt Harvey might not pitch until the team's first home game.

The Mets' home opener falls on April 13th. Harvey's recovering from Tommy John surgery, having missed the 2014 season. While he's expected to be fully healthy for the 2015 campaign, the team would like to limit his innings and keeping him under wraps until the home opener would work toward that cause. It's also possible that they skip a few starts throughout the season. In 2013, Harvey struck out 191 in 178+ innings while posting a 2.27 ERA.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 09:01:00 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Matt Harvey will open next season in the club's rotation.

The Mets intend to ease Harvey's workload in some way in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, but the plan apparently will not include holding him back at the start of next season. Look for them to either give him a few weeks off during the season and/or simply shorten many of his outings.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 01:05:00 PM

The Mets are having internal discussions about how to handle Matt Harvey's workload in 2015.

The team would like to avoid a late-season shutdown a la Stephen Strasburg a few years ago, but a number of alternative options exist. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said those discussions, which could include giving him a few weeks off during the season or shortening his starts, are "in process." Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, said the decision ultimately lies with Harvey, and the 25-year-old was outspoken about his desire to pitch near the end of 2014. It will be a situation worth monitoring.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Mets activated RHP Matt Harvey from the 60-day disabled list.

Harvey, of course, missed the 2014 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He should be ready to roll at the beginning of spring training before breaking camp as a part of the Mets' rotation.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) threw a couple simulated innings off the Citi Field mound on Monday afternoon.

A batter stood in the box but did not attempt to swing. Everything has gone smoothly so far with Harvey's recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He should have a normal offseason and be 100 percent heading into spring training next February.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 03:09:00 PM

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that Matt Harvey (elbow) will throw three more bullpen sessions before being shut down for the season.

Harvey had declared earlier this season that he wanted to make it back before the end of the year, but as it turns out he won't even throw a pitch at full effort until spring training. "That is the point we want him to get to and then he will stop," Ackert's source said. "However long it takes for him to get there, but he will be done by the end of this month." Harvey will be ready to roll next spring.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:40:00 PM

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3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
2Matt den Dekker
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
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S1Matt Harvey
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6Dillon Gee
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
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R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Sean Gilmartin
8Buddy Carlyle
9Scott Rice
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez
12Jack Leathersich
13Akeel Morris