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Matt Harvey (SP)

New York Mets - 99% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

On Saturday, Matt Harvey had a difficult outing in what was a loss to the Pirates 8-2. Harvey went four innings, allowing seven runs on six hits, while walking two, and striking out four. (Source: MLB)

Fantasy Impact: Harvey showed in this outing that he, like all of us is human. Harvey has been almost untouchable this season, but today it was a combination of missed pitches and lack of offensive support that cost the Mets the game. But don't panic, he has a 2.91 ERA, with 56 strike outs this season. And it's still the beginning of the season, and Harvey just had a rough outing. Harvey is still the ace that he has been all season, and if you can pick him up I would he would be a great asset for a team struggling with their pitching.


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Matt Harvey pitched eight shutout innings against the Cardinals on Monday night, leaving with a 1-0 lead. Jeurys Familia blew the save, but Harvey had nine strikeouts and one walk for his seventh quality start in eight starts this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harvey has 56 strikeouts and eight walks this season, posting a 0.91 WHIP, .213 opponent's batting average, and 1.98 ERA. Harvey has struck out seven or more batters in six of his eight games this season and has four starts where he has not allowed an earned run. Matt Harvey is on target for another outstanding outing against his scheduled opponent on Saturday, the Pirates, as current Pirates are 3-for-23 against Harvey with only one extra base hit and six strikeouts.


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Although Harvey registered a quality start, he was out-pitched by Cole Hamels and the Mets lost 3-1 to the Phillies last evening. In six innings, Harvey gave up six hits, one walk and three ERs. Harvey also struck out four.

Fantasy Impact: Harvey will try to get back in the win column in his next scheduled start against the Cubs at Wrigley Field during the week. He should be active in all fantasy formats.


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Harvey (4-0) went 8.2 IP against the Yankees yesterday, striking out seven and yielding only 2 ER. In yet another quality start for Harvey, he only gave up five hits and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Despite a mild ankle sprain reported earlier in the week, Harvey wasn't slowed down at all. Continue to roll with Harvey in all formats. His next start is scheduled against the Nationals at home later this week.


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Harvey was diagnosed with a mild ankle sprain but will not miss his next start. He is scheduled to face the Yankees on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. (Source: Mike Puma on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Continue to roll with Harvey with no reservations.


Terry Collins stated that Harvey was "extremely sick" today but wanted to pitch. Despite not having his best stuff due to the illness, Harvey managed to go six plus innings, striking out seven, while giving up eight hits and four ER (no walks). The Mets defeated the Marlins 7-6, completing a four-game sweep. The Mets have now won eight straight.

Fantasy Impact: Harvey is a top-tier SP and should be active in all fantasy formats whether healthy, sick or whatever. If he's pitching and you are lucky enough to own him, he better be in your active lineup.


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In six innings against the Phillies tonight, Matt Harvey struck out eight and yielded only five hits (0 BB) while giving up three ER. It was Harvey's second straight quality start to open the 2015 season.

Fantasy Impact: Harvey's next start will be against the Marlins at home. This top-tier SP should be owned and started in all formats.


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Matt Harvey dominated in his first regular season start of 2015, and his first start coming off of Tommy John surgery after missing all of 2014. Working on a soft pitch count limitation of about 90, in six innings of work against the Nationals, Harvey yielded only four hits, one walk and struck out nine (91 pitches total). Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, through his first five innings, his fastball averaged 95.8 mph, which was the same as his average fastball velocity in 2013.

Fantasy Impact: Any questions regarding Harvey’s health coming into this season have been answered by virtue of a dominant spring training and now this first impressive regular season start. Harvey is a top-tier SP and is back to his 2013 form already. Harvey Day will next take place at home against the Phillies this upcoming Tuesday.


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Matt Harvey threw another 4 shutout innings today against the Cardinals to close out his very successful spring training. He finished the spring with a 1.19 ERA, 21 Ks and only 1 BB. Harvey also went his last four spring starts without walking one batter.

Fantasy Impact: There were some questions about Harvey coming into spring given that he was returning from TJ surgery. A 1.19 spring ERA and 21:1 K-to-BB ratio should answer any questions or apprehensions about his health. He projects as a top-tier SP in all Roto formats and could certainly finish as a Top-3 SP in 2015.


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Matt Harvey continued his great spring this afternoon against St. Louis going 4.1 IPs, allowing only 3 hits and 1 ER while striking out 5. His spring ERA is currently 1.45.

Fantasy Impact: Harvey, coming off of TJ surgery, has picked up right where he left off before his injury in 2013. He has a current FantasyPros ECR of 64 and is a top-15/20 mixed league SP. Assuming he has no setbacks in his recovery, he can certainly finish as a top-5 mixed league SP in 2015.


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Matt Harvey pitched exceptionally well this afternoon finishing with final line of 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K against the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Harvey's strong spring continued today and he projects as a Top 15-20 mixed league SP with a much higher ceiling. Pre-season expectations have been slightly tempered due to the fact he is returning from TJ surgery. That said, these "lower" expectations may be misplaced given his consistent success this spring.


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New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey tossed four scoreless innings today against the Red Sox. Facing what could be the Red Sox Opening Day lineup, Harvey struck out three and allowed three hits. He was consistently clocked between 95 to 97 mph.

Fantasy Impact: This was Harvey's best start of the spring and its good to see his velocity is back to where it was before Tommy John surgery. All reports say his slider was also very sharp. He might have to knock off some rust once the season starts but Harvey has the chance to become a fantasy ace again this year. .


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Harvey yielded 6 hits, 1 BB and 2 ERs in 2 and 2/3 IPs on Wednesday against the Marlins. Harvey also struck out two batters.

Fantasy Impact: While this outing was not as dominant as his first start of the spring against the Tigers last week, Harvey suffered no TJ surgery setbacks this afternoon. There were also no concerns with his fastball velocity. Harvey is projected to be a top 20 SP in mixed leagues with the potential to finish much higher.


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New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey threw two impressive innings in his first start in over a year today against the Tigers. Coming off Tommy John surgery, Harvey consistently hit between 96-98 mph and got as high as 99mph. Harvey threw 25 pitches and retired all 6 hitters he faced striking out 3 while breaking 2 bats.

Fantasy Impact: Today was a very encouraging start for Harvey as you never know how a pitcher will come back after TJ surgery. Even if it was just spring training and only 2ip if today's start was any indication of what might come, Harvey will be back to being a top starter like he was before the injury.


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It has been speculated that Matt Harvey will be held back until the Mets' home opener (7th game of the season) as a means to limit his innings early in the season. To date, there has been no word from the Mets confirming this plan for Harvey coming off of Tommy John surgery. (Source: Adam Rubin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While the Mets haven't yet confirmed Harvey will be held back until Game 7, Adam Rubin indicates this is the likely plan. Holding Harvey back the first week of the MLB season will impact his value in H2H leagues for the first week of the season so owners should set lineups accordingly. Otherwise, his fantasy value in roto formats (or value in subsequent weeks in H2H formats) won't be impacted by the potential early season inning limitation.


Adam Rubin of Espn New York, reported today that Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins are considering holding starting pitcher Matt Harvey's 2015 debut back to start the Mets home opener. The start would come on April 13th and it would be the seventh game of the season. (Source: Adam Rubin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Harvey will have had almost 18 months of recovery time from Tommy John surgery when the season starts, the plan is for the Mets to be extra cautious with their young ace. There has already been talk of a 180-200 innings limit for Harvey this season and pushing his start back would suggest that.


The New York Mets front office intends to limit Matt Harvey's innings to 200 in 2015. Harvey, coming off of Tommy John surgery, is the Mets top SP and is, essentially, the future of the organization. The front office obviously wants to insure he remains healthy and isn't over-worked coming off the injury. Harvey is reportedly on board with this limitation. (Source: SNY on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mets GM Sandy Alderson recently said Harvey will likely start the season in the rotation, but have his starts monitored to reduce innings early in the season. Irrespective of the innings limitation, and despite any uncertainty regarding recovery from TJ surgery, Harvey projects as a top 20 SP in all formats, with top 10 (and even top 5) upside.