Matt Harvey
SP CIN
3 days ago

Harvey (1-5) took the loss Friday, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks over five-plus innings while striking out two as the Reds fell 3-2 to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander was actually in line for the win after the fifth inning, but Harvey gave up consecutive singles to begin the sixth then had to watch as the Cincinnati bullpen let them both come around to score. He'll carry a 5.92 ERA into his next outing Thursday at home against the Cubs.

Matt Harvey
SP CIN
1 week ago

Harvey didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 7-6 extra-inning loss to the Cardinals, coughing up five runs on four hits -- including three home runs -- and three walks over six innings while striking out five.

EDGE Analysis

A ninth-inning Reds rally took the right-hander off the hook for his fifth loss of the season, but Harvey was still far from sharp. He's now surrendered 13 runs and five home runs in his last 16.1 innings, and he'll carry a 5.97 ERA into his next outing Friday in Pittsburgh -- assuming that Cincinnati doesn't use its two off days this week to skip the beleaguered pitcher entirely this time through the rotation.

Matt Harvey
SP CIN
4 weeks ago

Harvey (1-2) allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings in a win over the Pirates on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

This was a fine performance from Harvey, if not exactly dominant. He touched 96 mph with his fastball several times in the first inning, but ended up generating just six swinging strikes on 93 total pitches. Harvey now has a 2.57 ERA and 12:2 K:BB in three starts for the Reds. He will face his toughest tough yet with his new club this weekend in Colorado.

Matt Harvey
SP CIN
1 month ago

Harvey allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out five over four innings in Wednesday's win over the Giants. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Like in his debut start with Cincinnati last week, Harvey only made it through four innings as he continues to get stretched out to a full workload following a bullpen stint while still with the Mets. It was a bit of a mixed bag in this one, as Harvey displayed strong command (55 strikes on 77 pitches and no walks), but he allowed four extra-base hits including a home run. He could be worth monitoring going forward, but it's still too early to know which version of Harvey has arrived in Cincinnati. He'll take his next start Tuesday against the Pirates.

Matt Harvey
SP CIN
1 month ago

Harvey will join the Reds' rotation and start Friday against the Dodgers, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The newly acquired Harvey won't have to wait long to make his Reds debut as he'll toe the rubber just days after being sent over from the Mets. Harvey pitched his way out of the Mets' rotation earlier this season after notching a 6.0 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP through four starts, and his time coming out of the bullpen didn't net positive results, either. Harvey's fastball velocity has also tailed off this season, dropping from nearly 94 miles per hour in 2017 to 92.6. He'll be making his Reds debut in a pitcher-friendly park against a Dodgers' lineup that's been inconsistent to start the year.

Matt Harvey
SP CIN
1 month ago

Reds GM Dick Williams said Tuesday that he expects Harvey to join the rotation, but no final decision has been made, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

After the Mets DFA'd Harvey, the Reds swung a deal to bring the right-hander to Cincinnati. It's an ambitious reclamation project for the Reds, who will hope to rebuild Harvey's value over the next two and a half months and get something for him at the trade deadline. Harvey threw a 60-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and could theoretically start a game this weekend in Los Angeles. Brandon Finnegan seems the most likely candidate to lose his rotation spot if Harvey does indeed step into a starting role.

Matt Harvey
SP CIN
1 month ago

Harvey was traded from the Mets to the Reds on Tuesday in exchange for Devin Mesoraco and cash.

EDGE Analysis

Harvey has found a new home after being designated for assignment by the Mets over the weekend. The 29-year-old struggled as both a starter and reliever this season, compiling an unsightly 7.00 ERA and 1.56 WHIP across 27 innings (eight appearances, four starts). He's expected to join the Reds during their upcoming road trip against the Dodgers this weekend. Cincinnati will likely start him out in the bullpen, though there's a chance he works his way into the rotation if he pitches well in relief.

Matt Harvey
SP CIN
1 month ago

Harvey was designated for assignment Saturday, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Harvey was cast off the roster after refusing an assignment to the minors. His ERA sits at 7.00 through 27 innings, though some team will likely take a chance on him in hopes that he can recover some of the talent that made him an ace in the first three years of his career before he was struck with thoracic outlet syndrome.

Matt Harvey
SP CIN
1 month ago1 Comment

Harvey will be designated for assignment Saturday after refusing an assignment to the minors, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's all gone wrong for Harvey this season. He was demoted to the bullpen after a rocky first four starts and now has a 7.00 ERA, in line with the 6.70 figure he posted last season. His 4.52 xFIP suggests that he's getting unlucky, but even if his ERA fell down to that number he wouldn't be a particularly valuable pitcher. He exercised his right to refuse a further demotion and will now presumably end up with a new organization within a few days, either as a result of trade or a waiver claim. If he finds an organization willing to let him start, he may have enough left in the tank to be an effective back-end starter, but his fantasy value has likely never been lower.

Matt Harvey
SP CIN
2 months ago

Harvey coughed up five runs on three hits and three walks over two innings of relief Thursday while striking out one in an 11-0 loss to the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The big blow was a three-run homer by Ozzie Albies, but Harvey had trouble just getting the ball into the strike zone, much less hitting his spots, as he threw only 18 of 39 pitches for strikes. The right-hander had been mentioned recently as a possible replacement for one of the Mets' injured or ineffective starters, but Thursday's outing made it clear Harvey has a long way to go before he can be entrusted with a significant role on the staff again.