Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:32:29 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) is frustrated he is not moving to the next level of his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery. Harvey was originally scheduled to throw off a mound in June. Harvey said he feels good, and he is happy with his results, but he understands he does not make decisions about his timetable.
Fantasy Tip: Harvey is a stash candidate in all keeper/dynasty formats, especially if you're already retooling for next season.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:44:13 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) said he expects to throw off a mound at some point in July. Harvey has been throwing on flat ground from distances up to 120 feet.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:12:07 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) has been throwing on flat ground, but the team has not given him a date for when he will start throwing off a mound. He was expected to start throwing off a mound last week, but the front office decided to push that activity back. General manager Sandy Alderson recently said Harvey will not pitch in a game until Sept. 22 at the earliest and that pitching in the fall instructional league is more preferable.
Fantasy Tip: Owners that were holding onto Harvey this season in hopes he would be able to pitch at some point can drop him since it appears he will miss the season. Harvey should only be owned in keeper leagues.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:32:16 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will not pitch in the majors within 11 months of his Tommy John surgery, which occurred Oct. 22 of last year. That means he would only have the final six games of the regular season to make a start this year before the team's season ends Sept. 28. General manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets could allow Harvey to pitch in the instructional league instead. New York is unlikely to have him pitch in minor league games, either, unless the team is in postseason contention.
"I don't know why we would rush him for any other reason," manager Terry Collins said. "... I'd love him to pitch this year, because I think it means we're in the hunt. But I don't find it drastically important, because the one thing we do not want to have is some type of major relapse because we came too fast and this guy sits out 2015. That ain't happening."
Fantasy Tip: Those holding onto Harvey this year in hopes that he'd make some sort of impact down the stretch can officially move on. Harvey should only be on rosters in non-redraft leagues.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:09:54 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins doesn't envision SP Matt Harvey (elbow) pitching this year if the team is not in playoff contention come September.
Fantasy Tip: Even if the Mets are hanging around the playoff picture at that point, it might be doubtful that Harvey will make a handful of starts in the majors. The Mets will continue to be ultra-cautious with him.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:07:22 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will be pushed back after originally being scheduled to throw off a mound for the first time Monday, June 9.
Fantasy Tip: Harvey hasn't had any sort of setback, but it's just another reminder that the Mets are proceeding with the utmost caution. Don't expect Harvey to pitch in the big leagues this year.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:09:06 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will not throw Tuesday, June 10, but has not suffered a setback. The team consulted with Dr. James Andrews and has decided to ease his rehab back a little bit.
Fantasy Tip: It just sounds like they're being cautious, which is the wise thing to do.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:11:35 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) is slated to throw off a mound for the first time since having Tommy John surgery Monday, June 9. He's been throwing on flat ground at 150 feet in Florida. Harvey said earlier that he wants to make five to seven major league starts this year, although the team plans to be more cautious with him.
Fantasy Tip: Harvey's progreess is good to see, but there remains virtually little chance that he'll actually make any starts at the major league level this season.
Tue, 20 May 2014 15:26:39 -0700
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson doesn't appear comfortable with allowing SP Matt Harvey (elbow) to return 10 months after his Tommy John surgery to pitch later this season. "Not being a medical doctor and not really faced with that decision previously, I'll reserve judgment. But the one thing we don't want to do is be put in a situation where someone -- Matt, or anyone else -- has a setback because we've pushed the natural recovery processes further than we should have," Alderson said.
Tue, 20 May 2014 11:37:05 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) plans to be back on a mound June 10, and he's also aiming to make five to seven starts this year for the team. "I feel great. I don't feel any soreness now. The ball is coming out of my hand great," Harvey said. He also said he'll back off the intensity of his fastball and slider during his bullpen sessions in between starts, and he's planning to pitch at a heavier weight when he returns.
Fantasy Tip: Right now, that's all talk, and it's unlikely the Mets will unleash Harvey if they don't feel he's completely ready. What's more realistic is that they have Harvey make a few rehab starts in the minors later this year. Don't expect him to make an impact for your fantasy squad down the stretch.