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Mets | Matt Harvey dazzles in spring debut

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:34:25 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) retired all six of the Detroit Tigers hitters he faced Friday, March 6, and he topped out at 99 mph in his first game action in 18 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery. It was his first game since Aug. 24 of 2013. Harvey was consistently in the mid- to high-90s with his heater and shattered two bats during the outing. He threw a total of 25 pitches in the two-inning outing.

Fantasy Tip: Well then. That was impressive for his first outing. The high velocity is a great sign, especially since many starting pitchers face a period of decreased velocity when they return from TJS. Expect his price to trend upward in fantasy drafts after this performance. With everything we've seen from Harvey this spring, it makes sense that he'll now be overvalued coming off elbow reconstruction.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to throw curve more?

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:48:00 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) focused in particular on his curve ball during a batting practice session against live hitters Monday, March 2. Harvey, who used a curve ball primarily in college, said he has started throwing it more because it's been easier to throw after his elbow surgery. "I always threw sliders," said Harvey, who threw approximately four of them for every three curves in 2013. "It's nice having that develop." Harvey will face opposing hitters for the first time Friday, March 6, against the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey comes at an injury discount in 2015 after coming off Tommy John surgery. His spring outings will be under close scrutiny by fantasy baseball players. Temper your expectations for Harvey out of the gate, as starters often face a period of lower velocity and suspect control after TJS, but news on a sharper curve for Harvey makes him even more intriguing in the middle rounds.

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Mets | Matt Harvey unlikely to hit 200 innings

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:46:04 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) probably will not pitch 200 innings this season but could pitch around 180 to 190 innings, according to pitching coach Dan Warthen.

Fantasy Tip: The Mets could take Harvey out of game earlier than they usually would during the early part of the season since he is coming back from his elbow injury. Harvey likely will be an option in the middle rounds of mixed league drafts if he does not suffer any setbacks during spring training.

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Mets | Matt Harvey throws batting practice

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:38:09 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) threw 26 pitches during a live batting practice session Monday, March 2. Harvey is scheduled to play in the spring training game Friday, March 6, and is targeted for 35 pitches but will not throw more than 40 pitches during the appearance.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey appears to making good progress, but owners will know more about his status once he starts pitching in games. Harvey may be able to pitch in April if he does not have any setbacks and could be a solid draft choice in the middle rounds of mixed league drafts.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to throw 35 pitches Friday

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:36:48 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will target 35 pitches for his outing Friday, March 6, over two innings. He'll throw 40 pitches at the most.

Fantasy Tip: A lot of eyes will be on Harvey as he makes his first spring outing against the Detroit Tigers Friday. So far, all reports on his right elbow have been glowing out of camp. If he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Harvey could be ready to pitch early in April. It's hard not to want to take a chance on him with an injury discount in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.

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Mets | Matt Harvey feels great in BP session

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:14:11 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) threw a total of 40 pitches to teammates Friday, Feb. 27, and he said he felt great during the session. "It was awesome," Harvey said. "Obviously throwing a bullpen on the '10-pack' with nine other guys is a different feeling than facing basically our 'Core Four,' or whatever you call it. You step in the box and you have David in there, it's a good feeling to have that and be back. I couldn't feel better. It was a good day." Manager Terry Collins estimated Harvey's final pitch of the session registered 94-95 mph.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to take much away from Harvey's 40-pitch BP session in late February, but the most important part is that his right elbow is completely healthy. At his reduced price in 2015 in the middle rounds, Harvey could be well worth the price. Just keep in mind that he could get off to a slow start as he works to maintain his velocity and control while returning from TJS.

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Mets | Matt Harvey's first start scheduled

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:17:21 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will see his first spring start March 6 after returning from Tommy John surgery, and he'll face the Detroit Tigers in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Harvey will face batters for the first time this spring Friday, Feb. 27, although the hitters won't be swinging at pitches.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey's reduced price in this year's drafts may very well be worth it. However, you may want to temper your expectations, since starters often face a period of adjustment when they return from TJS surgery, meaning he could be in for a slow start. A middle-rounds price is hard to pass up for this recovering superstar.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to debut March 6

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:48:36 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will make his spring training debut against the Detroit Tigers March 6.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is a risky SP2 with a large reward potential.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to throw BP Friday

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:50:49 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will throw his first batting practice session this spring Friday, Feb. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is a solid SP2 candidate, but it's important to remember that most pitchers struggle with control upon returning from Tommy John surgery. He has a lot of risk with a lot of reward mixed in.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to begin season on time

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:25:26 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will begin the season in the starting rotation, and he'll make a start within the team's first five games, according to manager Terry Collins.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is a hot name in fantasy circles, but it's imperative to remember that pitchers often struggle with control once they return from Tommy John surgery. He's likely to be overdrafted in a lot of traditional leagues, but he's a high-end SP2 with ace talent.

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