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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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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

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that the club is inclined to keep Matt Harvey.

Harvey's name has circulated in rumors over the past 24 hours, with the Rangers and Orioles being mentioned most prominently, but Alderson said the club isn't ready to give up on him. "All I’m weighing right now are the opinions of Mickey Callaway and Dave Eiland," said Alderson. "And they don’t want to lose him." The Mets couldn't possibly sell any lower on Harvey and the health of the other members of the rotation remains a concern, so there's a strong argument to keep him around even if there's only a small chance he can show some of his old form.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 03:48:00 PM

Andy Martino of SNY TV reports that the Cubs "have shown some interest" in Matt Harvey.

Martino notes that it's "unclear how serious" the Cubs' interest is at this point. The Orioles and Rangers have also displayed interest in Harvey, but Newsday's Marc Carig and others have expressed doubt that the Mets will wind up trading the right-hander for fear of depleting their rotation depth. Harvey could potentially be the Cubs' backup plan for Alex Cobb, who looks to be their top pitching target at the moment.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 09:13:00 PM

Newsday's Marc Carig was told by a person with knowledge of the Mets' thinking that it's "doubtful" the team trades Matt Harvey.

There's been some early buzz at the Winter Meetings about the Mets discussing Harvey in trades, with the Orioles and Rangers being two teams to have inquired. However, Carig writes that the club is hesitant to move Harvey because they're "concerned about pitching depth after injuries wrecked the starting rotation last season." Harvey posted a 6.70 ERA in 18 starts and one relief appearance in 2017 after returning from thoracic outlet surgery and will be a free agent after the 2018 season.
Source: Newsday
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 08:39:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Orioles are discussing trading a reliever to the Mets for Matt Harvey.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports first mentioned earlier Monday that the O's were seen as one club that could make a play for Harvey. Rosenthal mentions that Harvey and Brad Brach are projected for similar salaries in their final arbitration years and that Darren O'Day is owed $18 million over the next two seasons. There's been a decent amount of smoke the last few days about the Mets listening to offers for Harvey.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets "would probably need to get more" than Jurickson Profar from the Rangers in a trade for Matt Harvey.

Meanwhile, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News hears that the Rangers won't deal Profar for a player with one year of control. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported earlier Monday that the two teams had discussed a Harvey-for-Profar swap, but it doesn't appear this one has any legs. Harvey posted a 6.70 ERA in 18 starts and one relief appearance in 2017 after returning from thoracic outlet surgery and will be a free agent after the 2018 season.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 04:13:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that the Mets and Rangers have discussed a Matt Harvey-for-Jurickson Profar swap.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News speculated on a potential match early Monday morning while Mike Puma of the New York Post reported Monday afternoon that the two sides were talking. It would be the ultimate change-of-scenery deal, as Harvey has seen his career go off course over the past two years due to injury and there's no clear spot for Profar on the Rangers' roster. Heyman notes that there's "nothing firm" between the two sides, but they at least discussed the scenario. Harvey is due to become a free agent after 2018 while Profar still has three years of team control remaining.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 03:41:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Orioles are seen as one team that could consider a trade for Mets right-hander Matt Harvey.

We know that the Mets have already discussed a potential trade for Harvey with at least two clubs. The Orioles hope to add multiple starters this offseason and could aim to buy-low on Harvey. The 28-year-old is coming off a brutal 6.70 ERA in 92 2/3 innings this past season and has one more year of team control remaining.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 08:43:00 AM

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets have discussed Matt Harvey with at least two teams this offseason.

According to Ackert, the Mets were attempting to flip him for a reliever and were much more inclined to move Harvey than Robert Gsellman or Seth Lugo. Harvey is entering his third and final year of arbitration and is coming off of a troublesome season where he posted a cringe-inducing 6.70 ERA in 92 2/3 innings.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 11:17:00 PM

The Mets are telling rival clubs they're open to trading starting pitching, a source tells Marc Carig of Newsday.

Top-of-the-rotation guys Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom are off limits, but the implication is that starters Matt Harvey, Steven Matz and Zach Wheeler, among others, would be fair game. How much interest those guys might draw is another matter -- all three have had high highs, but more recently have fallen on hard times due to injury and ineffectiveness -- but there would presumably be a few teams willing to take a chance on talent, if the price is right. With the Mets on the prowl for a second baseman, perhaps some of these names start getting tossed around at next week's Winter Meetings.
Source: Newsday
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 11:49:00 PM

The Mets tendered a contract to arbitration-eligible starting pitcher Matt Harvey on Friday.

There was some conjecture that Harvey might be non-tendered due to poor performance, questionable health and rising salary. He is projected to earn $5.9 million in his third shot at arbitration. Harvey struggled to recover from thoracic outlet syndrome and finished the season with a 6.70 ERA in 18 starts and one relief appearance in 2017. Only Chris Tillman, Ubaldo Jimenez and Travis Wood finished with higher ERAs than Harvey this year (minimum 90 innings).
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 07:07:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:07:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 01:50:00 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.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 01:07:00 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.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 04:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Jose Lobaton
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Dominic Smith
3T.J. Rivera
4Phillip Evans
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Gavin Cecchini
3Ty Kelly
SS1Amed Rosario
2Phillip Evans
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Matt Reynolds
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Zach Borenstein
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Seth Lugo
7Rafael Montero
8Chris Flexen
9Robert Gsellman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Jerry Blevins
4Paul Sewald
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Jamie Callahan
8Jacob Rhame
9Matt Purke
10Tyler Bashlor
11Gerson Bautista