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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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Mets | Matt Harvey lacking velocity

Fri, 20 May 2016 10:12:00 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey's fastball is averaging 94 mph in 2016, after he averaged 96 mph in 2015. Opponents are hitting .435 on fastballs 94 mph or slower and .208 against fastballs higher than 94 mph.

Fantasy Tip: 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. There are no indications that he's injured. Pitchers periodically go through dead-arm phases where they can't bring the velocity consistently. That could be what Harvey is going through. Bench him for now if you can, and wait for him to turn it around.

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Mets | Matt Harvey not a DL candidate

Fri, 20 May 2016 09:35:20 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey isn't being considered for the disabled list, and there's still a chance he makes his next start.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is 3-6 with a 5.77 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. He's fighting it right now, but three starts ago, he struck out 10 Padres and allowed two runs in six innings. It's just a matter of time for him to figure it out. If you have the luxury, bench him until signs of optimism emerge. He's a decent buy-low candidate as well.

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Mets | Matt Harvey could skip starts

Thu, 19 May 2016 21:07:54 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey could be temporarily pulled from the rotation, manager Terry Collins said Thursday, May 19. Collins said that Harvey's struggles could stem from his workload last season, but he also said that Harvey hasn't seemed the same since dealing with a urinary-tract infection in spring training and could undergo medical testing.

Fantasy Tip: It's officially time to hit the panic button with Harvey, but all fantasy owners can do is stash him and hope he regroups and figures things out.

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Mets | Matt Harvey shelled for nine runs

Thu, 19 May 2016 19:58:39 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey allowed a career-high nine runs, six earned, on eight hits while walking two and striking out two in 2 2/3 innings in a loss to the Washington Nationals Thursday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: After showing some signs of life a couple of starts ago, he has been hit hard in back-to-back starts. You have to hang on to him if you drafted him, but it might not be a bad idea to leave him on your bench while he tries to turn his season around.

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Mets | Matt Harvey strikes out 10 in win

Sun, 08 May 2016 19:45:26 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey allowed two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out 10 over six innings in a win over the San Diego Padres Sunday, May 8.

Fantasy Tip: While the strikeouts are encouraging, Harvey continues to throw a ton of pitches and has yet to pitch past the sixth inning. His owners have no choice but to hope he rounds back into form, but his high pitch counts are capping his ceiling.

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Padres | Derek Norris resting on Sunday

Sun, 08 May 2016 12:27:28 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the lineup on Sunday, May 08, against New York Mets SP Matt Harvey. C Christian Bethancourt will draw the start behind the plate instead and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Norris is really struggling through 97 at-bats in 2016, batting .175 with two homers and four RBI. Bethancourt isn't putting any heat on him, however, with only four hits in 23 at-bats so far. Even at a perilously thin position in fantasy, both San Diego backstops can be avoided in most leagues.

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