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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%: 94/87 | Average Draft Position: 36.29
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Solid start for Mets' Matt Harvey


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Mets' pitcher Matt Harvey celebrated his 26th birthday with a solid start against the Cardinals. 

Harvey threw 80 pitches in four and a third innings, striking out five. He gave up a run on three hits and didn't walk a batter. 

"It’s all the process now," manager Terry Collins said. "He’s obviously healthy."

Harvey is returning from Tommy John surgery that cost him all of last season. 

"To know I can throw strikes with everything right now, I’m pretty happy," Harvey said, per the New York Times.

Harvey has a 1.45 ERA this spring with 17 strikeouts in 18 and two thirds innings.


Mets GM: Ticket sales a factor in choosing Harvey's spot in rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Tuesday having Matt Harvey slot into the third spot in the rotation was partly impacted by ticket sales for the team's first home series against the Phillies from April 13-16.

Harvey, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, is slated to make his second start of the season April 14, which would be the team's second home game. Reigning NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom is slated to start the home opener April 13.

While many factors went into choosing Harvey's spot in the rotation, having him pitch the second home game of the season will likely increase ticket sales, according to ESPN. Last season, the Mets drew 42,442 on Opening Day at Citi Field against the Nationals and 29,146 in the second game.

"Look, we take a lot of things into account," Alderson said. "I think the first and foremost is: Does any pitcher deserve to pitch in a game of that sort? And I think that was the primary focus. You're assuming people are more interested in seeing Harvey pitch than Jacob. That's probably true, but not something that I would acknowledge. There are lots of secondary considerations."

When asked if ticket sales were among those secondary considerations, Alderson said with a smile, "Could be."


Mets line up Colon, deGrom, Harvey for first three games


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins announced Monday that Bartolo Colon will draw the start for Opening Day on April 6 against the Nationals, while Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey will follow Colon in the rotation, The Star-Ledger reports.

The news confirms a report from Sunday indicating that Colon, deGrom and Harvey would face the Nationals in the first series of the season. Colon will become the oldest Opening Day starter in franchise history, surpassing Tom Glavine in 2007.


Report: Mets tap Bartolo Colon for Opening Day, set rotation


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) The Mets will start Bartolo Colon on April 6 in the regular-season opener against the Nationals, ESPNNewYork.com reported Sunday.

The team confirmed the report Monday. Colon is set to become the team's oldest Opening Day starter ever, surpassing Tom Glavine in 2007. He went 15-13 with a 4.09 ERA and 151:30 K:BB ratio in 202 1/3 innings.

Reigning NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom will start the team's second game of the season as well as the home opener against the Phillies. Matt Harvey, who was in the mix to pitch the home opener, will follow deGrom in both of the first two trips through the rotation.


Mets' Matt Harvey dominates Yankees in start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey pitched five and two thirds shutout innings against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing just two hits.

Harvey struck out four of the 18 batters he faced and retired 10 in a row at one point. Not only didn't he walk a batter, but he never went to three balls on anyone.  

After the game, manager Terry Collins said that Harvey would not start the home opener for the Mets, per ESPN's Adam Rubin


Mets pitcher Matt Harvey hoping to throw 75 pitches Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will start Sunday against the Red Sox and will hopefully reach 75 pitches, reports ESPN.com.

Harvey threw four scoreless innings Monday against Boston and has a 2.08 ERA through three starts so far this spring. Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013 and is being brought along slowly this spring.


Mets ace Matt Harvey: I'm ready to put 'whole staff on my shoulders'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) With Zack Wheeler likely destined for Tommy John surgery, Mets ace Matt Harvey, who is also working his way back from the procedure, told reporters he's ready to put the entire pitching staff on his shoulders, according to the New York Post.

"I don't look at it that way," Harvey said. "I just go about things the way that I do and the way that I know how. That's what I've always done. I kind of took over and took charge at North Carolina when I was a junior and had the whole staff on my shoulders there. So now it comes pretty natural. It's something I enjoy. I'm ready to do the same thing here."

Wheeler has looked sharp in his first spring training since Tommy John surgery, keeping his fastball in the 95-97 mph range. He has allowed two runs, struck out eight and walked one in 8 2/3 innings of work this spring.

"I do everything I can to win and lead by example on the field," Harvey said. "That's important to me. I never asked for it, but it's come and it's a great honor. It's something I take great pride in. We can't let this be something that ends our season."


Four shutout innings for Mets' Matt Harvey


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Matt Harvey threw four shutout innings for the Mets in a spring game against the Red Sox on Monday. 

Harvey allowed three hits and no walks, while striking out three of the 14 batters he faced. Harvey had a maximum pitch count of 60 and ended up throwing 53, 35 of them for strikes. 

Harvey kept his fastball in the 95-97 MPH range and pitched out of trouble after allowing extra base hits in the first two innings. 

"I felt great to the last pitch," he told ESPN's Adam Rubin. "So we're moving in a good direction."


Mets' Matt Harvey to go four innings, 60 pitches next Tuesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) In his next start next Tuesday, Mets starter Matt Harvey is expected to go four innings and throw 60 pitches, according to ESPN. 

On Wednesday, Harvey gave up two runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings against the Marlins. 

Harvey has now put two starts under his belt and said he isn't thinking about the Tommy John surgery he endured in October of 2013. 

"The idea of surgery is out of my mind," Harvey said, via MLB.com. "For me, it's getting guys out and working on pitches to get ready for the season."


Mets SP Matt Harvey not as dominant in second spring start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey made his second start Wednesday since undergoing Tommy John surgery in Oct. 2013. However, unlike Harvey's first spring outing, which was flawless, he wasn't as dominant in his second spring start against the Marlins.

Harvey had a fairly quick first inning. He allowed a one-out single to Christian Yelich, who he picked off first base. Harvey would face just three batters in the first inning.

In the second, however, the Marlins jumped all over Harvey, who allowed three singles and a walk to begin the inning. Harvey worked out of the jam by getting a double play and strikeout.

He went back out for the third, but he ran into more trouble. Yelich had another one-out single before Giancarlo Stanton tied the game at 2 with an RBI double. Harvey struck out Michael Morse before being lifted with two outs in the inning.

Harvey, whose fastball topped out at 98 mph Wednesday, was charged with two runs on six hits and one walks in 2 2/3 innings. He struck out two. His ERA rose to 3.86.


Matt Harvey slated to throw 50 pitches Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen told reporters that Matt Harvey is scheduled to throw 50 pitches on Wednesday when the Mets face the Marlins, according to the New York Daily News. Harvey, who made his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in Oct. 2013, threw two perfect innings during Friday's spring game.

Matt Harvey pitches like an ace in return to action for Mets


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitched in a game Friday against the Tigers for the first time in about 18 months, and the team couldn't have scripted a better outcome

Harvey, who made his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in Oct. 2013, threw two perfect innings during Friday's spring game and reached as high as 99 mph on the radar gun.

"I feel like I never left," Harvey said, per MLB.com. "I could tell the ball was coming out good. I think I let a few go, but for the most part I was really trying to stay loose and hit my spots, and I felt pretty confident with that."

Harvey began the game with a strikeout of Anthony Gose on a 98 mph fastball. He then broke the bats of Jose Iglesias and Rajai Davis on grounders. 

Harvey returned in the second inning with a flyout and two more strikeouts. He threw 25 pitches.


Mets' Matt Harvey to pitch for first time in 18 months on Friday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will make his return from Tommy John surgery on Friday after enduring over 18 months of rehab. 

Harvey last pitched in a game on Aug. 24, 2013 against the Tigers. Coincidentally, the Tigers will be Friday's spring training opponent for the Mets. 

That said, Harvey isn't looking at his Friday outing as anything more than a tune-up appearance. 

''It's March 6, so we can't put too much emphasis on the day other than it being 18-plus months since I've done something like that,'' Harvey said, via the Associated Press. ''It's still a preparation game and still have a lot of time to keep moving forward.''


Mets sign P Matt Harvey and 27 other pre-arbitration players


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) The Mets signed 28 pre-arbitration players on Thursday, according to the NJ.com. 

Included in this group are pitchers Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Jacob deGrom. Other pitchers signed include Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Vic Black, Rafael Montero, Erik Goeddel, Dario Alvarez, Hansel Robles, Steven Matz, Jack Leathersich, Cory Mazzoni, Akeel Morris, Gabriel Ynoa and Sean Gilmartin.

Also signed were catcher Anthony Recker, center fielder Juan Lagares, outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, catcher Travis d'Arnaud, infielder Wilmer Flores, utility player Eric Campbell, outfielder Matt den Dekker, second baseman Dilson Herrera, shortstop Wilfredo Tovar and outfielder Cesar Puello.


Reports: Mets eyeing third game of season for Matt Harvey's debut


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) It appears the Mets are leaning toward having starting pitcher Matt Harvey, who has not pitched in a regular season game since Aug. 2013 due to Tommy John surgery, make his season debut in the third game at Washington, several team sources told the New York Post.

The Mets are targeting the third game on the road, as opposed to the season and home openers, because they don't want Harvey to feel added pressure given the circumstances, particularly if he makes his first start in front of an exhilarated home crowd.

"All that has been discussed,’’ one source said.

“Things can change, but that schedule makes sense,’’ another source said.

Harvey seems fine with whatever the Mets have in store.

“Anything they want to do is good,’’ Harvey said.


Mets' coach Warthen: I would be skeptical of 200 innings for Harvey


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen doesn't think pitcher Matt Harvey is going to throw 200 innings in his first year back from an elbow injury.

"I would be very skeptical of 200 innings," Warthen told Newsday. "I don't think we're going to reach that number, but it would be very close. That's at the high, high end."

The Mets have discussed putting Harvey on a similar track to pitcher Adam Wainwright, who underwent the same procedure before the 2012 season. Wainwright pitched 198 2/3 innings that season.


Mets' Warthen: Matt Harvey could have pitched at end of last year


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen admitted Monday starting pitcher Matt Harvey could have returned from Tommy John surgery last season, per NJ.com. But the team kept him out all year because there was no point in activating him off the disabled list late in the year.

"I thought that he could have even pitched at the end of last year and I think that Matt thought he was ready," Warthen said. "I think that we made the right decision. It would have done us no good but he was ready to pitch then."

Harvey, who had Tommy John surgery in Oct. 2013, will make his spring debut Friday against the Tigers. He is slated to throw 35-40 pitches.

"That's the best possible time to a little bit longer," Warthen said of a 17 1/2-month timeframe for a return from Tommy John surgery. "And that has to draw into it as well because the guys that have waited for 17 and a half months have been able to go 200 innings and not been hurt the next year and go 200 the next year and the next year and the next year. So that was part of our thinking. And also, we weren't going anywhere. We weren't going to win anything. Don't take a chance."


Mets' Matt Harvey faces batters for the second time this spring


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (elbow) faced batters Monday for the second time this spring. He threw 26 pitches, while pitching to David Wright and Curtis Granderson, per NJ.com.

Harvey, who will make his spring debut March 6, has not pitched in a major-league game since Aug. 2013.


Mets not considering Matt Harvey for Opening Day


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins said the team is considering every pitcher a candidate to start Opening Day, except for Matt Harvey, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Harvey is working his way back from elbow surgery in October 2013 and has begun throwing live batting practice.


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.