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Mets | Matt Harvey rebounds, tosses gem

Mon, 30 May 2016 14:58:10 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey bounced back in a big way with his performance Monday, May 30, against the Chicago White Sox. The right-hander tossed seven shutout innings, scattering just two hits and one walk. He also struck out six.

Fantasy Tip: It turns out Harvey was right in not wanting to have his Memorial Day assignment skipped, as this was actually his best outing of the season. It's a huge step in the right direction for The Dark Knight, who had surrendered five runs or more in each of his past three starts. This should at least restore some of his confidence, which will allow him to return to his usual form. Owners who benched him might want to get Harvey back in starting lineups right away.

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Mets | Mechanical flaw detected with Matt Harvey

Sun, 29 May 2016 07:09:48 -0700

The New York Mets have reportedly detected a mechanical flaw with SP Matt Harvey's delivery. He stops or pauses with his arm during the windup, which causes him to lose command.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is still scheduled to make his next start against the Chicago White Sox Monday, May 30, and he is going through the worst season of his MLB career. The 27-year-old right-hander is 3-7 with a 6.08 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP in 10 starts, with eight home runs allowed over just 53 1/3 innings. He should be avoided in all fantasy formats for now.

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Mets | Matt Harvey tosses modified side session

Fri, 27 May 2016 14:50:02 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey had hitters in the batter's box during his side session Friday, May 27. He is still scheduled to face the Chicago White Sox Monday, May 30.

"His sides have been out of sight," manager Terry Collins said Friday. "It's when the games have started that there's some things that are getting changed (mechanically). So we just wanted to put some hitters in there. Basically, it's a side (session) with a hitter in the batter's box, because there are some things we're seeing when the hitters are in there that need to get fixed."

Fantasy Tip: Harvey has been a mess on the hill, and while there is plenty of reason to be optimistic about a bounce back, he cannot be started with confidence in any fantasy format. Despite his career-best 24.4 soft-hit percentage, Harvey has a career-high .374 BABIP, so there is some tough luck baked into his current struggles. Testing the trade market as a buyer and seller isn't a bad idea.

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Mets | Matt Harvey will make next start

Wed, 25 May 2016 08:07:54 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey will not have his next start skipped, and he's pegged to start Monday, May 30, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is 3-7 with a 6.08 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. He's borderline unusable right now except in NL-only leagues.

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Mets | Matt Harvey yields five runs again

Tue, 24 May 2016 20:33:58 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey once again had an off outing Tuesday, May 24, versus the Washington Nationals. He went five innings, giving up five runs on eight hits, including three home runs. He also walked two and struck out only one.

Fantasy Tip: If there was a positive to take away from this outing, it's that Harvey was actually doing fine in the beginning, before falling victim to the long ball in his last two innings, when the Nats supplied their three dingers off the right-hander. Other than that, his struggles continued, and his recent drop in strikeouts has to be considered alarming. Even so, he's way too talented to simply drop and owners are pretty much forced to ride this out until he can get into a groove again. He'll figure it out.

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Mets | Matt Harvey not backing down

Tue, 24 May 2016 09:14:55 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey was given the option of skipping a rematch with the Washington Nationals this week, but he turned that down. Harvey will start against the Nationals Tuesday, May 24, despite allowing a career-high nine runs in a career-low 2 2/3 innings last Thursday. "I'm not a quitter. I'm not going to just quit and put the ball down. It's a fight. It was good for me to do that," Harvey said.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey's career high in innings last year on the way to a World Series run could be the main culprit for his bad start in 2016. He's sporting a 5.77 ERA heading into Tuesday to go along with a 1.65 WHIP. You'd be wise to hold him out today to see if he can rebound before trusting him in your lineups moving forward.

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Mets | Matt Harvey looks good in sim game

Sat, 21 May 2016 20:41:25 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey threw a simulated game Saturday, May 21, and manager Terry Collins said his velocity, arm slot and movement all looked good.

Fantasy Tip: Until Harvey starts to show some positive results when it counts, he is going to be a risky starting option in all formats.

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Mets | Matt Harvey making next start vs. Nats

Fri, 20 May 2016 13:13:14 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey will make his next start against the Washington Nationals, the organization announced Friday, May 20. He might be pushed back a day, though.

Fantasy Tip: The velocity drop from Harvey is concerning, and he should be viewed as a risky fantasy start in all formats until he turns it around on the bump. It's too early to completely rule out a bounce-back run, though. He is inducing a career-best 23.6 soft-hit percentage, yet he has a allowed a .385 BABIP. There are some issues here to work out, but there is also positive regression ahead. It isn't out of the question to pursue him as a buy-low candidate. Just know, he might not be a set-and-forget lock in your starting lineup.

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Mets | Matt Harvey carrying extra weight?

Fri, 20 May 2016 11:51:47 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey, who has a 5.77 ERA through nine starts, looks to be carrying extra weight this season, according to the New York Post's Mike Vaccaro and ESPN's Buster Olney. Olney writes: Harvey is in good shape, but he looks like he has put on pounds that don't help him. For some pitchers, extra weight doesn't seem to matter, like CC Sabathia, or Harvey's teammate Bartolo Colon. But perhaps Harvey would be better served by veering onto the same path of preparation as Kershaw, Arrieta and Scherzer -- a place that probably isn't as far removed as it might have seemed last night, as he was jeered off the mound.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey has no answers right now, and the Mets are considering skipping his next start. A decline in velocity this year may be the sign that he was overworked coming off Tommy John surgery last year, and skipper Terry Collins has even hinted at such. A urinary-tract infection in spring training could've also set him back. The bottom line is that Harvey stinks right now and may take some time to work out the kinks. While he does, you should stay away from him unless the matchup is too good to be true.

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Mets | Matt Harvey's secondary pitches tanking

Fri, 20 May 2016 11:05:05 -0700

Updating earlier reports, New York Mets SP Matt Harvey is struggling with his secondary pitches as well as his fastball. The batting average on his slider before this season was .168, and it's .365 this year. The average on his curveball has gone from .196 to .250. The average on his changeup has gone from .221 to .333. His fastball is being hit to a tune of .336, up from .231.

Fantasy Tip: It's an oddity to see an elite pitcher struggle with everything. It makes you wonder if he has been tipping his pitches. Harvey is 3-6 with a 5.77 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. Three starts ago, he struck out 10 Padres and allowed two runs in six innings. So there is reason to believe it's just a rut he's in. Bench him for now if you can, and wait for him to turn it around.

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