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Mets | Matt Harvey wins second straight start

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:42:10 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey won his second straight start Wednesday, April 27, against the Cincinnati Reds, allowing two earned runs, seven hits and a walk over six innings with seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey lost his first three decisions, but now he is pitching how fantasy owners expected. It also helped that he faced the weak hitting Braves and Reds.

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Mets | Matt Harvey falls apart later

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:12:29 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey is scheduled to start Wednesday, April 27, against the Cincinnati Reds. Batters are hitting .200 (11-for-55) against him through the first four innings this season, they're hitting .353 (6-for-17) against him in the fifth inning and .714 (10-for-14) in the sixth frame.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is a must-start fantasy option in NL-only leagues and mixed formats despite his struggles. He will get it going eventually and start going deeper into games. Be patient.

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Mets | Matt Harvey making adjustments

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:05:14 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey is attempting to make some mechanical adjustments from the stretch because he hasn't been as effective with runners on base. In fact, when the bases are empty, hitters have recorded just a .189/.250/.189 slash line, while with men on, opposing batters have tagged him for a .464/.500/.643 line.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey hasn't been as bad as his 5.71 ERA might suggest; he's just been much more vulnerable later into his outings. For instance, in his last start, he sat down the first 13 hitters he faced against the Cleveland Indians before they finally got to him in the fifth. His assignment opposite the Philadelphia Phillies was similar, as they delivered the majority of their damage off Harvey in the sixth. It's also possible this is just a mental issue. Whatever it is, Harvey has established himself as an upper echelon pitcher and should overcome it.

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Mets | Matt Harvey unravels

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 16:39:08 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings in his loss to the Cleveland Indians Saturday, April 16. Harvey had a perfect game going into the fifth inning before faltering.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey falls to 0-3, and his ERA rose to 5.71. It's too early to be alarmed, and he remains an SP1 option.

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Mets | Matt Harvey off to slow start

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:50:30 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey has struck out three or fewer hitters in consecutive games to start the year for the first time in his career. However, manager Terry Collins is "not concerned" about Harvey. Harvey is 0-2 with a 4.63 ERA to begin the 2016 season.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey's tough start may be attributed to his bladder issues at the tail end of spring training. The lack of strikeouts will be concerning if it continues, so keep an eye on that. Otherwise, it's still too early to be panicking, and Harvey should remain a fantasy ace.

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Mets | Matt Harvey had food allergy

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:33:13 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey recently discovered a food allergy to eggs that had given him stomach issues throughout his life. He has since dropped eggs from his diet and noticed "big time changes in my energy level, in my sleep."

Fantasy Tip: Harvey didn't look like himself in his opening night start last Sunday, but he should be much better than that for most of the season. Cutting eggs from his diet should only help him achieve fantasy ace status again in 2016.

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Mets | Matt Harvey limping into season

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:36:54 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (bladder) allowed a three-run home run to Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman Wednesday, March 30, while working two innings in a spring game. Harvey finished Grapefruit League play with a 7.50 ERA. He is scheduled to return on short rest to face the Kansas City Royals Sunday, April 3.

Fantasy Tip: There's zero reason to pay up for Harvey in daily games on opening night after his bladder issue and struggles this spring. While Harvey certainly can be a fantasy ace for owners this year, it's another reminder that he's on the low end of the ace spectrum, and if you can secure him as your No. 2 starter, you're looking great.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to pitch Wednesday

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:19:08 -0700

Updating previous reports, New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (bladder) will pitch two innings Wednesday, March 30, as a tune-up for his opening day start Sunday, April 3. Harvey said a bladder infection created a clot in his bladder, and he had a procedure done Tuesday, March 29, to ensure his bladder was clear.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey seems to be good to go to start the season. He looked great deep into last season, but questions linger about his durability because he lacks a track record. You'll likely have to draft him as a low-end SP1 to secure him in fantasy.

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Mets | Matt Harvey overcomes bladder issue

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 06:08:18 -0700

Updating previous reports, New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (bladder) said he passed blood clots in his bladder Tuesday, March 29, but he intends to make the opening day start.

Fantasy Tip: It wouldn't be a shock to see the team push him back as a precaution. Harvey still has something to prove before there's comfort with him as your low-end SP1. That's where you'll likely have to take him, though.

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Mets | More Matt Harvey details

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:52:21 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (undisclosed) could return to New York and require further examination for a non-orthopedic injury after experiencing a symptom prompting medical attention, general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday, March 28. Alderson noted starting opening day still hasn't been ruled out for Harvey, but Harvey will not pitch again during the exhibition season.

Fantasy Tip: The good news is Harvey isn't dealing with an orthopedic injury, and until more details are released, there is no reason to overreact or make hasty decisions. Harvey's fantasy stock is likely to take a hit, and he likely carries more risk than most of the high-end pitchers being selected in the early rounds. However, when healthy, he has proven to be an elite arm, so don't cross him off your draft lists. Continue to check back for more details and updates on Harvey's status.

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