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33 Matt Harvey SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/217 | Birthdate: 3/27/1989 | Birthplace: New London, CT | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 45/1 | Average Draft Position: 39.59
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Mets' Matt Harvey in 'compete mode' after facing live hitters


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey told reporters he didn't hold back when he faced batters Friday for the first time since undergoing elbow surgery in October 2013. Hitters were instructed to track the pitches and not swing.

"I was in 'compete mode,'" Harvey said, per Newsday. "I wasn't holding back."

Harvey, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, is scheduled to make his spring debut March 6 against Detroit. It will be his first game action since Aug. 14, 2013.


Mets ace Matt Harvey to make spring debut March 6


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) The Mets announced Thursday starting pitcher Matt Harvey, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, will make his spring debut March 6 against the Tigers. It would be his first game action since Aug. 24, 2013.

Harvey is slated to face batters Friday for the first time since undergoing elbow surgery in October 2013. However, batters mostly will just be tracking the pitches and not swinging.

"How these things usually go is guys will stand in and kind of watch, monitor and track pitches -- which guys did last year," Harvey said, per ESPN. "I think once they start really getting the counts and have somebody behind there, I think that's when [the significance] will start." 


Mets SP Matt Harvey to throw live BP on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is expected to throw live batting practice to hitters on Friday, according to Marc Carig of Newsday on Wednesday.

Harvey threw his first official bullpen session of the 2015 spring training season on Sunday. The right-hander is approximately 16 months removed from Tommy John surgery. He went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 191:31 K:BB in 178 1/3 innings in 2013.


Mets P Matt Harvey throws first bullpen session of spring training


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey was pleased following his first official bullpen session of the 2015 spring training season.

"The elbow feels great," Harvey said, via MLB.com. "Picking up the ball, it's like I never left. I honestly forget that something happened."

Harvey is back on a regular throwing program following a 16 months of recovery following Tommy John surgery.

"It doesn't look like he missed much of a beat," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "Watching the command of his fastball, he was working both sides of the plate like he's hardly missed anything. Great mechanics. So it's going to be exciting to see Matt when he starts to compete, because that's what makes him special. For me, that's what separates Matt from other guys with great stuff, is that competitive nature that he has."


Mets' Matt Harvey to throw batting practice Thursday or Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey said he will throw batting practice Thursday or Friday, reports ESPNNewYork.com.

It will be the first time Harvey has pitched against live batters since undergoing Tommy John surgery, which cost him the entire 2014 season.


Collins: Mets won't skip Matt Harvey in rotation


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey is returning from Tommy John suregery that kept him out all last season, but the team won't bring him back slowly. 

Manager Terry Collins told NJ.com's Mike Vorkunov that the Mets won't skip Harvey's turn in the rotation during the early season to avoid wear and tear on the arm. Collins still isn't sure if Harvey will get the call to start the home opener, however. 


Alderson: Matt Harvey might get 200 IP with Mets, not 215


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Mets RHP Matt Harvey is returning from Tommy John surgery that kept him out all last season. 

Meeting with the media on Friday morning, team GM Sandy Alderson said the team didn't plan to baby Harvey in his return to the rotation. 

Alderson said that Harvey wouldn't pitch 215 innings this season, but it was possible he'd reach 200, "including the playoffs". 

Harvey's career high was 178.1 innings, in 2013, the year of his elbow injury.


Mets unsure about Matt Harvey's 2015 debut


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) The Mets have not made a decision regarding Matt Harvey's 2015 debut, according to ESPN.

Harvey is coming off Tommy John surgery, but the team isn't going to hold him back due to injury. It appears the Mets are trying to determine whether Harvey should make his debut during the team's home opener. If that's the case, Harvey wouldn't make a start until the seventh game of the season. It's unclear how the team would compensate, though it's assumed Dillon Gee would make a spot start in order to keep the other starters on normal rest. 

The 25-year-old Harvey posted a 2.27 ERA over 178 1/3 innings in 2013. 


Report: Dillon Gee 'could be traded' by Mets in spring


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) Mets RHP Dillon Gee was the subject of offseason trade rumors. That's understandable, since he arrived at spring training as one of six established starting pitchers on the Mets' staff. 

The other candidates for the Mets' rotation are: LHP Zack Wheeler, 41-year-old RHP Bartolo Colon, LHP Jon Niese , RHP Jacob deGrom, who won last season's NL Rookie of the Year award and RHP Matt Harvey, returning after missing last year with arm surgery.

A source told ESPN New York that, although there wasn't much trade talk on the first day of camp, Gee "could be traded" during the spring, if the right deal came along.

Colon is also a candidate to be traded to clear the logjam in the starting rotation.  

If the team keeps all six pitchers, Gee is the leading candidate to be sent to the bullpen for long relief and the occasional spot start. 

Gee was 7-8, with a 4.00 ERA in 22 starts for the Mets last year. In his five MLB seasons, all with the Mets, he's 40-34, 3.91. His last relief appearance was in 2011. 


Mets' Matt Harvey says team has 'realistic' shot at World Series title


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/15/2015) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey was not shy in expressing his expectations for the upcoming season. Harvey spoke to reporters Saturday and said the goal is to compete for a World Series title, reports the New York Daily News.

"I think it's very realistic," Harvey said. "I think we're looking forward to it and we're gonna do everything we can."

Harvey missed the entire 2014 season after having Tommy John surgery and said he's looking forward to regaining his old form.

"It's been a long wait, something I've been looking forward to for a long time," he said.


Mets SP Matt Harvey has impressive first bullpen session


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey threw 29 pitches, fastballs and changeups, in his first bullpen session Tuesday, impressing both Mets senior adviser Guy Conti and catcher Thomas Nido, the New York Post reports.

"Anything he tried to throw, he hit the spot," Nido, who caught with the Brooklyn Cyclones in 2014, said. "It looks like he has been here the whole time. It was really impressive and fun to catch."

Harvey is recovering from Tommy John surgery, which caused him to miss the entire 2014 season. He'll begin throwing curveballs and sliders once pitching coach Dan Warthen arrives for the official start of camp.

"Biggest thing is that Matt kept repeating his delivery perfectly, said Conti, who works with the team's rehabbing pitchers. “His timing is right on, and by timing I mean when that front foot hits, that arm has to be up in position and his was perfect."

Harvey went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 191:31 K:BB ratio in 178 1/3 innings in 2013.


Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow): 'I'm right where I need to be'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) Mets starting Matt Harvey, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, arrived at the team's spring complex Monday for his first pre-camp workout with the team, according to the New York Post. Harvey did some light throwing Monday.

“I’m excited,’’ Harvey said after the one-hour workout. “I’m healthy. I’m right where I need to be, and I’m excited about getting started. The big test will be once hitters get in there and facing them. I’ve been throwing bullpens and everything is right where I want it to be. It’s an exciting spring training for me.

“My goal is to be ready for opening day, regardless what is decided [about his debut start]. Looking towards performance is right now kind of an unrealistic thing to look at. I want to make it through spring training. My arm feels great. Now it’s about getting used to facing hitters again.

“There is a scar there, but as far as moving forward, when I throw and when I work out, there are no hesitations. I’m not worried about anything at this point.’’


Mets SP Matt Harvey may make season debut in home opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2015) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated that starting pitcher Matt Harvey may not make his season debut until the team's home opener, which comes on the seventh game of the season, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Harvey missed all of 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The team is expected to limit his innings this season and may continue to find ways to give him time off throughout the year in order to have him available to pitch late in the season. He went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 191:31 K:BB ratio in 178 1/3 innings in 2013.


Mets' Alderson: Innings limit for Matt Harvey will be 'soft number'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Mets continue to strategize ways to limit starting pitcher Matt Harvey's innings coming off Tommy John surgery in order to have him available late in the season. One way the Mets could make that happen is by placing Harvey on the disabled list during the season.

"If he's a little ouchy, then that's always a possibility," general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday, per The Associated Press. "Fatigue can manifest itself in ways that warrant a disabled list. ... We'll just have to see how he does."

Alderson reiterated there will be an innings limit for Harvey, who missed the 2014 season, but it's not a strict number at this point.

"I think that we have to have something that we can vary from, but I think we'll have a soft number," Alderson said, "and we'll have to manage it from start to start."


Matt Harvey 'not likely' to throw 200 innings during regular season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, told reporters Wednesday it's "not likely" he will throw 200 innings during the 2015 regular season.

Harvey said he plans to resume throwing off a mound in about two weeks and hopes to face batters around the start of February. As of now, he said he is throwing at Citi Field from Monday through Saturday.

"The way the baseball is coming out, the way everything feels, it's completely normal. Maybe even better," he said, per MLB.com.


Mets' Alderson not worried about ace Harvey's celebrity status


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) During a breakout 2013 season, Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey's celebrity profile took off and he continued to stay in the limelight in 2014 despite missing the entire season recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson offered his thoughts about Harvey's celebrity status during an interview this week with MLB Network Radio, and indicated he feels Harvey will be able to balance his celebrity and professional lives.

"I think you have to recognize that there are pluses and minuses associated with that kind of celebrity," Alderson said, per NJ.com. "First of all, if the player can handle it's great for the player, it's great for the franchise. It brings a certain amount of attention that wouldn't otherwise exist. All of that can be positive. The key is for Matt or any player to handle it well.

"I remember years ago I cautioned a player 'You've become a celebrity but don't forget you're a baseball player first and that the celebrity is predicated on that.' I think Matt is very able to handle it. Based on what I've seen in the offseason, he's focused on getting back to where he was. And obviously when you have that kind of celebrity you put yourself on the line. To maintain that celebrity status he needs to perform back to previous levels. We're all hopeful that will happen."


Mets SP Matt Harvey eager for the start of spring training


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey, who missed the 2014 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, said "spring training can't come quick enough" during a radio interview Tuesday with WFAN.

"My whole goal is to be able to face hitters in February as soon as I get down to Florida," Harvey said, per NJ.com. "I haven't faced any hitters. I haven't done any batting practice."

Harvey, who was an All-Star in 2013, is 12-10 with a 2.39 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 36 career starts. He is also striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings.


Mets will not hold back Matt Harvey at start of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said starting pitcher Matt Harvey, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, will be in the rotation at the start of the season and not begin the season late to conserve innings, according to ESPN.

The Mets are trying to formulate a plan for Harvey as he makes his return to the mound in 2015. The Mets are expecting to be in contention next season and might skip some of Harvey's starts during the season, so he is available late in the year.


Mets' Collins indicates Matt Harvey might skip starts in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Manager Terry Collins said Thursday the Mets might have starting pitcher Matt Harvey skip some starts in 2015, as the right-handed hurler returns from Tommy John surgery after missing the entire 2014 season.

"We have no set number [of innings] to put on Matt, but certainly we might skip him here and there once in a while, just to save him," Collins said, per Newsday. "That will all be explained to him and there'll be arguments and he'll throw a tantrum in the office but it's all part of the job because he wants to pitch and he wants to win.

"He's dying to get on the mound. He'll be down in Florida in January ... You know him. The first bullpen, there's going to be 30 [reporters] standing around, TV cameras -- 'Matt, you don't need to throw 100 here. It's about getting in shape.' We'll have to rein him in on a daily basis. I know he's really excited because he feels great."


Mets negotiating Matt Harvey's workload


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) The Mets are in the process of negotiating Matt Harvey's workload for 2015, according to ESPN.

General manager Sandy Alderson said the team will work with Harvey and his agent, Scott Boras, in order to make sure all sides are on the same page. The Mets believe Harvey will need some restrictions on his inning coming off Tommy John. "His capacity over the season might be more limited than it would have been otherwise," Alderson said. "That’s something we have to decide." There's a sense that Harvey, who had been adamant about returning as soon as possible, will want to pitch as much as he can next season. 


Mets activate Matt Harvey, Bobby Parnell from 60-day DL


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Mets have activated Matt Harvey and Bobby Parnell from the 60-day disabled list Friday.

Harvey spent all of 2014 recovering after Tommy John surgery. He's expected to be 100 percent by spring training. Parnell underwent Tommy John surgery in April. 


Matt Harvey hits 95 in last mound session


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey threw a simulated game from the mound at Citi Field Monday -- the last throwing he'll do apart from his regular routine to get ready for 2015.

General manager Sandy Alderson told ESPN.com the right-hander was hitting 95 mph "pretty consistently" even while throwing at less than 100 percent. Harvey, who has spent all of this season recovering from Tommy John surgery, should be ready to go for the start of next season.

"Everything we were trying to accomplish this season has been accomplished," Alderson said. "From our standpoint, we want to make sure he was physically back to a level that would ensure he wasn't behind in spring training. And then, secondly, he needed to be back to a state mentally where he felt comfortable going into next season and the uncertainty has been eliminated. We feel we're at that point."

Alderson said the Mets plan to limit Harvey's workload in 2015, though they'll want to do some research this offseason before coming up with an exact plan.


Matt Harvey to be shut down after four 'pen sessions


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will toss four bullpen sessions before being shut down for the season in the coming weeks, the New York Daily News reports Thursday.

Harvey, who was not expected to pitch in games this season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, will get his first bullpen session Thursday at the team's spring training complex. He is expected to throw only fastballs through his first three sessions, and the team plans to monitor his velocity to ensure he is not yet throwing at max effort. He will then throw one session with all of his pitches before being shut down for the offseason.

"That is the point we want him to get to and then he will stop," a team source told the Daily News. "However long it takes for him to get there, but he will be done by the end of this month."

Harvey will not face batters or be cleared to throw at full effort until spring training in February, but is expected to progress through a normal spring throwing program with the rest of the pitchers. 


Matt Harvey to throw bullpen session Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will throw a bullpen session Thursday, according to the Record.

Harvey will toss a simulated game. He'll throw an inning, sit for a couple of minutes and then return to the mound. Harvey has missed all season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. 


Mets want Matt Harvey to slow down recovery pace


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) The Mets announced Wednesday that pitcher Matt Harvey threw a 27-pitch bullpen session at the team's spring-training complex, but Mets manager Terry Collins plans to talk to the pitcher Wednesday evening to get him to slow down the pace of his recovery, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

"Matt gets it and understands it, but the issue with Matt is that everything he does is max effort," Collins said. "So even if you're going to slow down the pace of getting him in a game, he's got to back off on the effort side, too. He's talked about how great he feels, and how well he's throwing. He's got to back off a bit."

The Mets said Tuesday that they will consider slowing down the pitcher's recovery to the point where he won't pitch in a game setting before next spring. Harvey is working his way back from Tommy John surgery.