Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:01:10 -0800
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (shoulder) is healthy entering spring training and said he enters camp with a lot of confidence.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:29:44 -0800
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey avoided arbitration Friday, Jan. 13, by agreeing to a one-year, $5.125-million deal.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:49:01 -0800
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Monday, Nov. 7.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:38:26 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (shoulder) has been transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:49:51 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (shoulder) underwent surgery to repair his thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder in St. Louis Monday, July 18.
Fantasy Tip: Harvey is a case-by-case consideration in keeper/dynasty settings, but if you're not in the running to win in 2016, he is likely worth stashing for 2017. There's a chance his underwhelming showing this year was the result of the injury, and he could bounce back in a big way next year. Stay tuned for updates over the coming months as he recovers from the injury and prepares for next season.
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:41:52 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (shoulder) is expected to be fully ready for the 2017 season after undergoing season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, according to his agent, Scott Boras. Boras said Harvey's recovery will be six months. "He's felt this way since spring training, but he wanted to gut it out, try to do it, until finally he's going, 'Look, I'm just feeling like I don't feel the baseball the same.' Once we heard that, I was like, 'Maybe we have a TOS situation,' and got him over to Dr. Thompson," Boras said. General manager Sandy Alderson said there is a chance Harvey will not return to All-Star form, but Boras was more confident.
Fantasy Tip: You can drop Harvey in all seasonal leagues, but the upside remains in Harvey's arm if he can bounce back, so he must be retained in keeper/dynasty formats. It's a serious operation, so there'll be a lot of mystery as to how he'll fare in 2017, making him a risk-reward pick in spring drafts. Keep an eye on his recovery throughout the offseason.
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:24:49 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (shoulder) will undergo season-ending surgery in St. Louis to address thoracic outlet syndrome. Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, said the injury is the reason his client underperformed this year.
Fantasy Tip: Such a procedure typically involves removing a part of the player's rib to alleviate pressure on the nerves around the shoulder. It's a surgery that can create a lot of unknown, so there's no guarantee Harvey will return in 2017 to his former ace-like self. He disappointed with a 4-10 record, 4.86 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and career-low 7.4 K/9. You can safely drop him in redraft leagues, but keep him stashed in keeper formats. Logan Verrett will take over the rotation spot but is really only a matchup option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, and the Mets may look outside the organization for another starter.
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:21:46 -0700
New York Mets SP/RP Logan Verrett will start in place of SP Matt Harvey (shoulder) Saturday, July 9, versus the Washington Nationals.
Fantasy Tip: Verrett has actually been better this year as a reliever (2.81 ERA, 1.29 WHIP in 18 appearances) compared to as a starter (5.32 ERA, 1.73 WHIP in five starts), so owners might want to exhibit caution as a result, especially since the Nats have a tough lineup to contend with. However, he could be worth monitoring if he shows progress like he did in his last assignment. Should Harvey have to miss significant time, Verrett would be his likely replacement.
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:49:37 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (shoulder) has been diagnosed with "symptoms consistent with thoracic outlet syndrome" and is considering having season-ending surgery. He could also opt for a non-surgical injection and is currently weighing all of his options.
Fantasy Tip: However you slice it, this is terrible news for Harvey and his fantasy owners. It seems inevitable that he'll need surgery, and it could explain why his dominance was down in 2016. With a timetable unknown for a return, you'll have to stash Harvey everywhere until we know more. Stay tuned.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:09:28 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (shoulder) will be examined for suspicion of thoracic outlet syndrome.
Fantasy Tip: Thoracic outlet syndrome can be debilitating for pitchers, and the fix typically involves removing a portion of the player's rib to alleviate pressure on nerves in the shoulder. It would set Harvey back for a considerable timetable, and he might not be the same again. It would explain his drops in velocity and strikeout rate this year, though. For now, hold Harvey in all formats as we learn more about the severity of his injury.