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Mets | Matt Harvey dominant again

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:05:19 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey lost his 9 2/3-inning spring scoreless streak against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, March 27, but he finished with three hits, one run and five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Harvey's Grapefruit League ERA is no2 1.45 after the 80-pitch effort, and his fastball ranged between 95-98 mph. He didn't allow a walk and has walked just one hitter in 18 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery, so his control and velocity gains are only mildly surprising. But his excellent spring has surely eliminated him from coming at an injury discount in fantasy drafts. There's plenty of evidence to suggest that taking him as your No. 2 fantasy pitcher will pay big dividends in 2015.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to start Friday

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:46:35 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will have an 80-pitch limit in his next spring start against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, March 27, in his fifth Grapefruit League start. Harvey currently has a 1.26 ERA and 9 2/3-innings scoreless streak. He's scheduled to make his season debut April 9 against the Washington Nationals. Harvey has walked just one hitter in 14 1/3 spring innings.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) has displayed great velocity and control this spring in his return from Tommy John surgery. The excellent results have him rising quickly up fantasy draft boards. He will no longer come at an injury discount like he did early in spring. Even though he has a tough matchup in the Nats in his first outing of the year, it'll be very tempting not to go with him at FantasyScore in a matchup against Stephen Strasburg.

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Mets | Manager sets front of Mets' rotation

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:05:24 -0700

New York Mets SPs Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey will pitch the first three games of the season against the Washington Nationals, according to manager Terry Collins.

Fantasy Tip: Colon ($5,600, 11.2% of cap), deGrom ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) and Harvey ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) are risky options for FantasyScore players with the Mets visiting the high-powered Nationals in their season-opening series. Still, deGrom and Harvey have the strikeout upside to offset some of the risk of a potent line, Colon, though, doesn't.

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Mets | Matt Harvey ready for season

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:49:37 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) has a 1.26 ERA in four Grapefruit League starts and held the New York Yankees to just two hits in 5 2/3 innings Sunday, March 22. He has walked just one in 14 2/3 frames and has a streak of 9 2/3 scoreless innings going. Manager Terry Collins thinks Harvey is ready to pitch in the regular season after he builds his pitch count a bit. Both Harvey and Collins are impressed with the control that Harvey has had this spring with all of his pitches.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey has bounced back really well from Tommy John surgery. Not only is his velocity at pre-surgery levels, but his command has been on point. It's just more reason to draft him as your No. 2 fantasy pitcher this year with upside for plenty more.

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Mets | Matt Harvey scheduled to pitch Sunday

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:10:53 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) is scheduled to start Sunday, March 22, on an extra day of rest against the New York Yankees.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey has pitched well this spring, and his velocity has reportedly consistently been in the mid- to high-90s. It appears he'll be ready to start at the beginning of the year -- as expected -- but the cost of owning him will likely rise with every successful spring start. Harvey can be drafted as an SP2 with SP1 upside.

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Mets | Matt Harvey makes third start

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:47:59 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) made his third Grapefruit League appearance against the Boston Red Sox Monday, March 16, tossing four scoreless innings while throwing 35 of his 53 pitches for strikes. His velocity consistently sat in the 95-97 mph range. Harvey dominated in his first start before having some difficulty in his second outing against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey's velocity staying consistently in the mid-90s is a great sign after coming off Tommy John surgery. Despite a subpar outing by his standards in his second spring start, Harvey appears to be on track to be ready to make his 2015 debut in early April. As he continues to impress this spring, his draft day price is only going to rise. Consider him an excellent selection in the early middle rounds this year.

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Mets | Matt Harvey allows two runs

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:23:55 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) allowed two runs in 2 1/3 innings in his spring outing against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, March 11, after pitching two perfect and electrifying innings in his first start last week. Harvey tossed 49 total pitches and touched the upper-90s with his fastball. He topped out at 98 mph.

Fantasy Tip: The excitement around Harvey was at an all-time high after his outing last Friday against the Detroit Tigers. He falls a bit down to earth in this one, but his draft stock probably will continue to rise now that he's showing he's fully healthy following TJS and displaying plenty of velocity on his heater. Harvey remains a great selection in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts, and he could be your staff's X-factor in 2015.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to approach 200 IP?

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:31:36 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) has rehabbed from Tommy John surgery for 17 1/2 months. The Mets' studies of pitchers who returned to action roughly 16 to 18 months following surgery have given them confidence Harvey should have no issues approaching the 200-inning mark. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson did provide an important caveat, "It's not science."

Fantasy Tip: Harvey has spent more time rehabbing from Tommy John surgery than many pitchers who have underwent the procedure before him. Talk of him possibly nearing the 200-inning mark is great for his fantasy value. Alderson's cautious remark, however, is a reminder not every pitcher recovers the same and the innings cap could be fluid. That said, Harvey is an early middle-round target in drafts with SP1 upside.

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Mets | Matt Harvey to pitch Wednesday

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:25:30 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will throw 45 to 50 pitches over three innings in his Grapefruit League start against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, March 11, according to pitching coach Dan Warthen. Harvey was at 96 to 98 mph on the radar gun in his first spring outing last Friday in which he threw 25 pitches.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey looked to be in midseason form in his first outing last week. We remind you to temper your expectations in spring, however, but it's hard not to be exciting with Harvey's progress after recovering from Tommy John surgery. Remember, Harvey has had more time than normal to recover from elbow reconstruction, which makes him even more of a worthwhile gamble in the middle rounds in 2015.

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Mets | Matt Harvey's mechanics sound in return

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:45:35 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey's (elbow) mechanics were not compromised by throwing his fastball as high as 99 mph Friday, March 6, according to pitching coach Dan Warthen. Warthen added he did not think Harvey overthrew, and Warthen was pleased Harvey only threw two sliders. Harvey will next pitch Wednesday, March 11.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey could easily pitch any potential injury discount away this spring. In fact, he could even begin entering overvalued territory. Typically, there are control issues accompanying pitchers when they return from Tommy John surgery, and although everything checks out right now for Harvey, he only threw 25 pitches Friday. Be careful not to overreach for him in drafts.

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